2010 Honors Paralegal Intern Program

January 14th, 2010

2010 Honors Paralegal Intern Program

Paralegal Specialist Position

U.S. Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division

Washington, DC

www.usdoj.gov/enrd

The Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD) is a 700 person organization with approximately 400 attorneys and nearly 300 legal support and administrative staff.  As the largest environmental law firm in the country, ENRD has represented virtually every federal agency in courts nationwide.  ENRD has primary responsibility for litigation on behalf of the United States regarding:

  • Prevention and Clean Up of Pollution
  • Wildlife Protection
  • Environmental Challenges to Federal Programs and Activities
  • Acquisition of Property for Federal Needs
  • Native American Rights and Claims
  • Stewardship of Public Lands and Natural Resources

We are hiring paralegals for our 2010 Honors Paralegal Intern Program.  Positions will be located in Washington, D.C. and Denver.  Program participants in this two year program will receive both formal and on-the-job training, and be mentored by an attorney.  Duties of the paralegal include:

  • Administrative case preparation
  • Trial support
  • Cite checking
  • Legal research utilizing Lexis-Nexis, Westlaw, etc.
  • Freedom of Information requests

We are looking for 2009/2010 college graduates, with an overall GPA of at least a 3.0, who are organized, analytical, have strong research and writing skills, and can work both independently and collaboratively, starting on or about July 19, 2010.  (U.S. Citizenship, security clearance and drug test are required.)

The starting salary for a GS-7 is approximately $41,000. In addition to salary, the federal government offers a comprehensive benefits package and a transit subsidy for individuals who utilize public transportation.  The Division is conveniently located within walking distance of major museums, restaurants, sporting venues, and theaters.  Interns who successfully complete the program will be eligible for a permanent position in ENRD.

To apply please visit following link: https://applicationmanager.gov.  After establishing your userID and password, use 291592 as the Vacancy ID number, then follow the instructions to complete your application. The application process includes submitting a resume (be sure to include your GPA on your resume), an unofficial school transcript and completing an online questionnaire.

Note: If you experience difficulty uploading your documents, fax them to 478-757-3144.  Use the cover sheet found at the following website if you fax your documents: http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf.  Please enter PH291592 into the Vacancy Identification Number box on the cover sheet.

Application deadlines:

For early consideration please apply by December 31, 2009

All other applicants may apply by January 31, 2010

Gonzaga Law School

January 14th, 2010

Gonzaga Law School’s Thomas More Scholarship Program provides a unique opportunity for students to realize their commitment to serving the public interest through law.

Each year, a small number of entering first-year students are awarded full tuition Scholarships so that they may pursue careers in public service unencumbered by substantial law school debt.  Interested students and advisors should visit our website for application materials and to learn more about Gonzaga’s Thomas More Scholarship Program.  See:

http://www.law.gonzaga.edu/About-Gonzaga-Law/thos_more/default.asp.

Scholarship applications are due March 1.   School of Law applications should be submitted no later than February 1.

LSAT Prep During J-Term

January 14th, 2010

Brian Marohnic of High-End Test Prep will be conducting an LSAT prep course on campus during J-term.  The course is scheduled to begin Tuesday, January 4th and is designed to prepare students for the February/June LSAT.

Brian has worked with more than 10,000 students and has run classes everywhere from U.S. boarding schools (Hotchkiss, Kent, St. Paul’s, etc.) to U.S. colleges (UCLA, Middlebury, etc.) to cities around the world (Hong Kong, Bangkok, Florence, etc.).

The classes will meet on January 4th, 6th, 11th, 13th, 18th, 20th, 25th, and 27th.  Each session will run from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m..

The course fee is $645 ($545 for students on financial aid) and includes all the necessary materials.  Students who would like additional information or who would like to enroll in the course should contact Brian Marohnic either via e-mail at highendtestprep@yahoo.com or cell at 802-233-7732.”