Judicial Intern Opportunity Program

Articles

2019

It’s Time to Get Real about Marijuana and Professional Sports: Part 2
By Joseph M. Hanna – June 13, 2019
Marijuana is likely to move from a fringe issue to a main-stage debate in sports law.

Where's My Share?: Inheritance Rights of Posthumous Children
By Alea Roberts – June 13, 2019
In the interest of public policy, courts should not require that the surviving parent comply with every element of the statute.

JIOP Alumni Spotlight: Kelly M. Matayoshi
By Ricky Flores – June 13, 2019
A Judicial Intern Opportunity Program alum discusses how the program helped her career and what she'd say to students undecided about applying for an internship.

ABA Journal: Are Law Firms Committed to Disability Diversity?
By Angela Morris – originally published October 24, 2018
A handful of firms have taken action.

It’s Time to Get Real about Marijuana and Professional Sports: Part 1
By Joseph M. Hanna – February 25, 2019
Calls to remove marijuana from the list of banned substances have become more frequent, and players are openly advocating for legalization.

How to Avoid the Top Three Pitfalls of ADR When Your Client Is a Non-English Speaker
By Hon. Zuberi Williams and Shreya Patel – February 25, 2019
Lawyers should be mindful about ADR, especially when a language barrier exists.

From Clerkship to Practice: Leaning on Your Clerkship to Avoid the Problems of Private Practice
By Hon. Zuberi Williams and Gabriela Chambi – February 25, 2019
Regardless of the reason you choose to clerk, how you leverage the lessons you learned post-clerkship is key to early success as an attorney.

JIOP Alumni Spotlight: Aaron G. Clay
By Cristina Henriquez – February 25, 2019
A program alum offers his insights and tips on how to excel as an intern and use the lessons learned in your future practice.

Does a Diverse Bench Really Matter?
By Ruthe Ashley – February 25, 2019
"Justice" has many factors that influence outcomes, and the lack of diversity on the bench can lead to unjust results.

2018

Revenge Porn: How Tech Lawyers Are Helping Women
By Nova I. Levant – May 2, 2018
While the effects of revenge porn vary, the majority of victims experience extremely negative consequences. Learn how litigators in the tech industry are helping fight back.

Diversity and Inclusion in the Law: Challenges and Initiatives
By Allison E. Laffey and Allison Ng – May 2, 2018
The legal profession remains one of the least diverse of any profession. How can we change it?

Fact Witness Deposition Tips for Young Lawyers
By Natassia Kwan and Richard Tabura – May 2, 2018
The importance of learning the court-specific rules, investigating the witness, organizing the documents, and more.

How Universal Design Principles Can Improve Legal Accessibility
By Michael Iseri – May 2, 2018
Using the concepts of clarity, visibility, and structure to make legal information accessible to the public.

2017

When You Think You’re Done, You’re Not
By Tesha L. Williams – August 30, 2017
Writing well is one of the most critical skills in the legal profession.

The Road Less Traveled—Clerking as a Mid-Level Associate
By Dani Morrison – August 30, 2017
A judicial clerkship after first practicing as an attorney is a path not only worthy of consideration but worthy of becoming a “traditional” pursuit.

Summer Interns: Inspector Gadget Survival Guide
By Maritza Sanchez – August 30, 2017
The expectations set for you will not be simply related to your work performance.

Combating Medical Experts in Abuse and Neglect Cases under the Juvenile Court Act
By Rachelle Hatcher and Richard E. Gutierrez – August 30, 2017
Child protection work is tough, frustrating, and not for most, but diligence can mean the difference between a child being reunited with family and a family ripped apart.

JIOP Alumni Spotlight: Joseph M. Hanna
By Tracey Foglia – August 30, 2017
Joe is known nationally as a leading voice for diversity in law and business, as well as for community service.

From the Bench: Diversity in the Law
By Hon. Joseph A. Greenaway Jr.

A Federal Judge’s Guide to Chambers Etiquette
By The Honorable Barbara M.G. Lynn – January 23, 2017
Follow these practical tips for success as a judicial intern.

On Loving and Learning to Live a Life in Law with Balance
By Michelle Karinne Suarez – January 23, 2017
Achieving a work-life balance involves a positive attitude, finding your passion, surrounding yourself with the right people, and knowing when to choose you.

Pro Bono: Develop Your Personal and Professional Abilities
By Lakisha Davis – January 23, 2017
Pro bono service provides opportunities for improving client interactions, extensive litigation training, and exposure to a wide range of practice areas.

JIOP Alumni Spotlight: The Honorable Stephen Sebastian Everett
By Judge Stephen Everett with Shannon Ammon – January 23, 2017
A judge shares why he became an intern with JIOP and how the experience shaped his professional career.

2016

Tips for New Litigators: How to Prepare for Your First Superior Court Appearance
By Nancy Franco – June 6, 2016
Tips gathered from mentors and learned along the way.

Don't Let Law School Debt Overshadow Your Future
By Lakisha Davis – June 6, 2016
Simple suggestions for reducing and repaying your law school debt.

Tips for Effective Communication During Your Judicial Internship or Clerkship
By Funmilayo Akinmulero – June 6, 2016
Active listening may be the most important skill you develop during your time with your judge.

Judicial Internships: Making the Most of a Great Opportunity
By Karen McKenzie – June 6, 2016
Some critical skills are common to all judicial internships.

JIOP Alumni Spotlight: Michael Iseri ’13
By Danielle Dary – June 6, 2016
Michael’s experience fueled a passion for disability rights and advocacy.

JIOP Specialty Courts: Sneak Peeks and Tips for Success from Insiders and Alumni
By Rachel A. Smoot, Tiffany A. Johnson, Neal D. Gidvani, Judith C. Aarons, and Carly A. Boyd – June 6, 2016
What to expect as an intern in intellectual property, bankruptcy, criminal, domestic relations, and juvenile courts.

5 Technology Apps for the Small Firm
By Philip Gommels – March 8, 2016
Technology allows us to get organized, communicate, and research on the go.

Tips on Crafting a Compelling Litigation Brief
By Cheryl Turner – March 8, 2016
Make your first (and perhaps only) impression great with a concise, persuasive brief.

4 Ways to Capitalize on Internships During Your 1L Summer
By Rachita H. Bhatt – March 8, 2016
Your 1L summer is a great time to gain a broader perspective of the legal field and explore your interests.

JIOP Alumni Advice: Tips on Securing a Judicial Clerkship
By Cheryl Turner – March 8, 2016
JIOP alumni share tips on standing out among the many judicial clerkship applicants.

JIOP Alumni Spotlight: The Honorable Zuberi Bakari Williams '02
By Aaron Clay – March 8, 2016
Maryland's youngest judge shares his experience with JIOP and advice to future applicants.

2015

Baker & McKenzie and Google Host Children's Rights Summit
By Amanda Kottke and Trenny Stovall – March 25, 2015
The inaugural summit addressed how disrupting barriers and innovating solutions can improve outcomes for vulnerable youth.

2014

Tips & Tricks for Snagging an Internship Early
By Erika Glenn – December 1, 2014
The early bird gets the worm.

Demonstrating Your Value
By C. Matt Alva – December 1, 2014
Is there a "right" way to ask for a raise?

JIOP Etiquette
By Ida Wahlquist-Ortiz – December 1, 2014
Good manners go a long way.

Things I Wish I Would’ve Known as a 1L
By Erika Glenn – December 1, 2014
Tips to help you survive your first year of law school and carry you through the remaining years.

How to Craft a Compelling Statement of Interest
By C. Matt Alva – December 1, 2014
Tips for telling your story effectively.

The Legal Fallout of Ferguson
By James D. Macri – October 8, 2014
A look at the repercussions of the Michael Brown shooting.

JIOP as a Springboard to a Career in Litigation
By Roberto Martell Jr. – August 22, 2014
The author looks back at how JIOP formed the path to his current career.

Balancing Work and School
By C. Matt Alva – August 22, 2014
Working law students face many challenges. Maximize your time and efficiency with tips from someone who’s been there.

Why Effective Retention Requires Attention to Our Implicit Biases
By Vernā Myers – June 12, 2014
Be aware of five implicit biases that create an environment for women attorneys and attorneys of color that causes them to be less productive, lessen their performance and/or make them leave prematurely.

Ask the Section: How Can I Recover from a Negative Evaluation or Capitalize on a Positive Review?
By William H. Knight – June 6, 2014
In either scenario, persistence and confidence are key for coming out on top after a review.

Prepping for the Bar Exam on a Time Crunch
By Cheryl Turner – May 30, 2014
While not ideal, preparing for the bar exam on a shortened time frame is doable. An alum who’s "been there, done that" shares her advice.

Success Stories Spotlight: Joseph "Joe" Hanna
By Cindy Tsai – May 28, 2014
Less than 10 years out of law school, the summer 2004 alum’s career trajectory is marked by slam dunks, including building a sports and entertainment practice from scratch, developing a reputation as an expert author and panelist, and launching his own nonprofit. Get to know Joe and be inspired!

Envision Your First Job
By C. Matt Alva – May 15, 2014
A successful hunt will require vision, excellence in the classroom, and a strong network.

The Bar Exam: The Big Bad Wolf
By Rachel E. Kelly and Bridgette L. Williams – May 5, 2014
Whether you are a first-time bar taker, a repeat taker, or an out-of-state taker, we offer firsthand advice for taming the bar monster.

Conquering Multiple Bar Exams
By Erika Glenn – April 30, 2014
Attorney Gabe Ozel shares his tips for successfully tackling three bars.

Alum Shares SAC 2014 Highlights
By Marcos A. Tapia – April 23, 2014
A personal account of a first-time attendee’s experience at the ABA Section Annual Conference —and why you should consider joining in on the fun next year!

Ask the Section: What Is the One Practice Tip You’ve Learned in Your Career that You Wish You Would Have Known in Your First Couple of Years Practicing Law?
By William H. Knight – April 1, 2014
We go "in-house" and ask our very own JIOP leaders to share the one lesson they wish they had learned early on.

Aha! Moment: Surviving the First Year
By C. Matt Alva – March 31, 2014
Candid advice for navigating your first job out of law school.

Tips on Crafting a Compelling Litigation Brief
By Cheryl Turner – March 8, 2016
Make your first (and perhaps only) impression great with a concise, persuasive brief.

Ten Interviewing Tips for Intellectual Property Applicants
By Kristopher R. Davis – February 11, 2014
We unveil trade secrets for successfully landing these coveted internships.

Ask the Section: How Do I Develop a Client Base and Proficiency in a Practice Area that Is Not Represented in My Firm?
By William H. Knight – February 7, 2014
Two Section leaders weigh in on how a young associate can grow his or her practice area from scratch.

When the Arbitration Forum Is Unavailable: What Happens Next?
By Christopher J. Karacic and Howard S. Suskin – February 6, 2014
When arbitration forums fail, should courts appoint substitute arbitrators or excuse parties from their obligations to arbitrate?

Tips for Acing Your Interview
By Erika Glenn and Cindy Tsai – January 16, 2014
Everything you need to know to conquer the stress-inducing rite of passage: the dreaded interview!