April 27, 2011
2011 Summer Associate Seminar, Court Success: Become a Supreme Researcher
The Legal Research and Information Resources Committee will present its 2011 Summer Associate Seminar, Court Success: Become a Supreme Researcher, on Friday, June 3rd , from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Ohio Judicial Center, 65 South Front Street, Columbus Ohio. Don’t miss this opportunity for free instruction for your first- or second-year law students who are summer associates at law firms, courts, or government offices in Columbus.
This year’s seminar will feature Samuel H. Porter, Esq., Partner, Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP., with Keys to a Successful Experience as a Summer Associate and Lawyer. Shawn Beem, Associate Director for Professional Development, Capital University Law School, will follow with practical tips on how to adapt to the business environment, based on feedback he has received from law firms and government agencies. Columbus law librarians will then offer breakout sessions with concurrent programs designed to enhance the legal research skills of the students, focusing on Ohio legal research. Julie Helmreich, will offer a session on Legal Writing. A session on professional responsibility, presented by Kent Shimeall of the Office of the Ohio Attorney General, will also be offered.
The seminar will also include panels of practicing attorneys, who will share their insights on working and succeeding in the real world. The students can choose to attend a panel with attorneys from law firms or government agencies and courts.
The seminar will conclude with a session on cultural competency presented by Neal Semel of Diversity Matters.
There is no charge to attend this seminar; however, because of the format, pre-registration is required. Due to the temporary change of venue this year, registration is limited to 90.
To register your summer associates, please have each associate complete the registration form, selecting the session they would like to attend. Send all forms to Jonathan Chagat, Ohio Attorney General Library, 30 E. Broad Street, 15th floor, Columbus, OH 43215-3428 no later than Friday, May 27, 2011. If preferable, fax forms to Jonathan Chagat at 614/728.8680 or email a registration request and selections to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For specific questions regarding the seminar or registration, contact Jonathan Chagat at 614/387.0534.