Spring Reunion Volunteers Needed – April 19-21, 2013

Student volunteers needed to help with Spring Reunions taking place on campus April 19-21, 2013. To officially sign up to volunteer please contact Tricia Woodward ( pwoodward at law.harvard.edu) with your preferred shift choice by Friday, March 29, 2013.

Listed below are the shift times we are looking for help with and a brief overview of the different types of roles that you might be assigned to as a volunteer.

Friday April 19

Morning Shift: 8am to 12noon

Afternoon Shift: 12noon to 5pm

Evening Shift: 5pm to 9pm

Saturday April 20

Morning Shift: 8am to 12noon

Afternoon Shift: 12noon to 4pm

Volunteer assignments will include the following types of roles:

Registration Assistance • Working with HLS Alumni Relations staff to greet guests, distribute registration materials, answer general questions, etc. Session Assistance • Work with session lead (usually a full time HLS staff member) to monitor the room. • Greet alums and guests as the arrive – stand at the door if possible, monitor the door during the session to make sure that it doesn’t slam or cause a disruption should someone need to leave or enter once the session has started • Help with any Q&A microphone duty if needed. Large event greeters/traffic guides – luncheons/dinners/plenary sessions • Provide assistance to alums and guests while positioned at a specific post (usually in front of large room doors like Milstein East, major traffic areas, etc.) • Answer general questions (where is the nearest bathroom, where is the parking garage, etc.) Group Photo Assistance • Work with the session lead and the photographers to get alums in place and organized.

Summer Public Service Fellowship Program – HLS Association of NJ

The Summer Public Service Fellowship Program of the Harvard Law School Association of New Jersey (“HLSANJ”) provides stipends to Harvard Law School students who take summer internships with public service institutions in New Jersey.

In previous years, the Association awarded fellowships to HLS students who interned at, among other organizations, Legal Services of New Jersey, Essex Newark Legal Services, the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office, the Attorney General’s office in Trenton, and the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey.

Selected Fellows may combine their fellowships with other sources of funding, including grants from Summer Public Interest Funding (SPIF) and employer stipends, as long as the total falls within the funding cap established by SPIF ($6,500 for 1L’s and $8,000 for 2L’s).

Who is Eligible? Current HLS 1L’s and 2L’s.

What are the terms of the fellowship? Students must work full-time for at least eight weeks in one or two traditional public service jobs in New Jersey.  Examples of such jobs include legal services organizations such as those listed above.  Not eligible are judicial clerkships, research assistantships for professors, and political campaign work. Students may split their summer between two public interest organizations. 

What does the application consist of? A resume; a cover letter that addresses: the type of public interest work you would like to pursue upon graduation (or not) and why you would like to work in New Jersey along with any ties to the state; the name of the employer(s) for which you will work this summer and the type of work (e.g., landlord/tenant, domestic violence; confirmation that you have received an offer from each employer for which you plan to intern, and if not, when you expect the offer(s)

The Association may require a phone interview as part of the selection process.

What are the selection criteria? The Association will make its decisions based on: Demonstrated commitment to public service; the type of work you wish to pursue; your commitment to and/or ties with New Jersey.

Where do I send my application? Please mail your application directly to the address below: Kenneth F. Oettle, Esq., Senior Counsel, Sills Cummis & Gross P.C. One Riverfront Plaza, Newark, NJ 07102

In the alternative, e-mail your application materials to Mr. Oettle at koettle@sillscummis.com.

His direct line at Sills Cummis is (973) 643-5462.

Applications should be postmarked or e-mailed by Friday, March 22, 2013.

If you have questions, please contact Ken Oettle by phone or e-mail or contact the SPIF office at the following phone number: 617-495-0643

More information: HLSA of NJ_Summer 2012 Public Interest