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Headlines for the Week of October 5, 2009

A2J Author Student Editorial Board

Opportunities available with A2J Author Student Editorial Board

The board is in need of students to volunteer, earn work-study money, or obtain independent study credit for creating interviews used by pro se litigants nationwide to assemble court documents. The board is run by Chicago-Kent students who gain legal research and writing skills along with substantive knowledge and a completed work product during the interview-crafting process. Students can choose from a variety of incentives in addition to gaining practical experience while devoting at least eight hours per month to the board (that's 16 minutes per day).

For more information, please visit or e-mail

Hispanic-Latino Law Students Association

October 7: 5th annual Judge's Night

We invite you to join us for our 5th annual Judge's Night! This year, we will be honoring the Honorable Ruben Castillo for his achievements and contributions to the legal and Latino communities. The event will be held on October 7 at 5:30 p.m. in the 10th floor event room. Food and drinks will be served.

Phi Alpha Delta

October 9: Phi Alpha Delta Boat Cruise

All of the Chicago law school chapters of Phi Alpha Delta are hosting a boat cruise on the Mystic Blue at Navy Pier! This event is open to all, NOT just law students or PAD members. The fee includes a top-shelf open bar (three bars on board) and buffets throughout the ship. There are also two dance floors and phenomenal views of the Navy Pier fireworks! This is a great way to get to meet your future colleagues from other area law schools.

Price: $55 PAD members, $65 general public
(Make checks out to Phi Alpha Delta Blackstone Chapter and submit to PAD's mailbox on the second floor, #219.)

Date: Friday, October 9 (next Friday)

Time: Board at 9 p.m., cruising from 9:30 to 11:30 p.m.

Where: Navy Pier


October 14: Professionalism Series Part 2: "Putting Your Best Face on Facebook--Social Networking Online"

As social networking options like Facebook, Twitter, blogging and LinkedIn continue to grow, so do the opportunities to use these sites to increase your own network of contacts in the legal world. Unfortunately, the long shelf life and informal nature of these sites also can lead to embarrassing and potentially self-sabotaging incidents. Have you done everything possible to protect your personal Web presence from the eyes of the general public, including prospective employers? On the flip side, have you considered creating a positive career-related blog or other online presence to enhance your chances of landing the best job possible after graduation? Curtis A. Linder, president of Linder Legal Staffing Inc. in Chicago, and Nancy Roberts Linder, CFO of Linder Legal Staffing Inc., will discuss how LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter are revolutionizing the way lawyers and law students can create career opportunities.

Date: Wednesday, October 14

Time: 3 to 4 p.m.

Place: Room 520

Co-sponsored by Phi Alpha Delta. Please RSVP via Symplicity to attend this program. To RSVP, please go directly to your Symplicity Center Management System account at and click on the "Events" tab, then select this event and click "RSVP." 1Ls, please note that although you will not have Symplicity access until November, you are still able to attend all programs.


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