"Compelling Conversations with Colleagues" is a series of audio podcasts that examines different lawyer positions within the public sector.
Better Legal Writing: CLE Webinar July 25, 2019 @ 1:00 PM Eastern
A well-written legal document is one of the most important tools in a lawyer’s arsenal. The goal is to create a clear and concise document that is easily understood. This session will teach five vital tips for improving writing including planning and organizing, being succinct, eliminating legalese, avoiding passive voice, and reading, reviewing, and revising. To access the registration form in PDF, click the arrow directly below.REGISTER ONLINE - NOW!
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Each podcast contains a wealth of information for young lawyers or law students who are interested in a career in the public sector.
Colleagues Under the Influence: Licensure and the Impaired Lawyer
Substance abuse and addictions affect attorneys and their licenses. Learn how to recognize a legal professional with an impairment and the resources available to them and their colleagues.
Managing High Profile Litigation: Best Practices for Government Lawyers
When public entities are sued, their actions are not only scrutinized in the litigation process but often in the media and the public eye. This presentation will provide tips for how lawyers who represent public entities can best manage the litigation process both internally and externally, set against the backdrop of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct including Model Rules 3.6 (trial publicity); Model Rule 3.8 (f) (special responsibilities of a prosecutor); Model Rule 8.2 (criticism of judges), and Model Rule 8.4 (c) and (d) (misconduct).Access the - recording
FOIA 101: Understanding the Freedom of Information Act
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a federal statute that governs which federal agency records are releasable to the public. This primer provides an overview of the federal FOIA and the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016, and will help those within and outside of the government understand the requirements involved in the disclosure of public records.
Transitioning to Civilian Life: A Roadmap for Military Lawyers
The Division's Transitioning to Civilian Life: A Roadmap for Military Lawyers resource has been updated! Here you will find résumé, cover letter, interviewing and networking tips from military lawyers who have successfully made the transition to civilian lawyer.