November 2013 – February 2014
PI/PS Day Orientation
Learn what writing samples to send to potential employers from this workshop.
Santa Clara Law Career Services
Law Alumni and Development
The 4th Annual
Solo Practice Seminar
Followed by a Reception with Dean Lisa Kloppenberg
Friday, December 6, 2013
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Locatelli Center, Santa Clara University
Santa Clara, California
This is a reminder to please RSVP by
Friday, November 29, 2013.
Seating is limited!
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have your own law practice? Do you fear the unknown of what solo practice entails?
The Solo Practice Seminar will help you build the courage and confidence to succeed as a solo practitioner!
On Friday, December 6th, Law Career Services and Law Alumni and Development will host a seminar on how to build a solo practice. Whether you are a law student, just graduated, or you have been in practice for years and are thinking about transitioning out of a firm, this program is for you.
Don’t miss this 4th annual seminar! This year our topics include:
The Big Decision: Should You Go Solo?
The Logistics of Starting a Solo Practice
Legal Ethics for Solo Practitioners
Marketing and Getting Clients
Attendees are invited to attend a hosted Networking Reception immediately following this event. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity!
Attendees will be entered into a raffle to win fantastic prizes from our many sponsors, including gift cards, free classes, and free MCLE offerings!
This is a FREE event for current law students. A continental breakfast and lunch will be served.
MCLE hours, including Ethics, will be available.
Please direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (408) 554-4350. If you have a disability that requires an accommodation, please call (408) 554-4350 or e-mail at email@example.com at least 72 hours prior to the event.
*Attendance is on a first come, first served basis
SOLO AND SMALL FIRM LAW SECTION
The State Bar of California
Start the spring semester in a powerful and pro-active way! Learn skills that can enhance your effective professional communication and fine-tune your resume!
Presented by Kim Jenkins: Vice President of The Emerald Agency (SF & LA)
& Al Spector: Management Consultant, Operations, Supply Chain/Logistics, Strategic Sourcing for Resources Global Professionals
Wednesday, January 15th
12:00 to 1:00pm, Bannan Hall, Room 127
Ms. Kim Jenkins: Vice President of The Emerald Agency, LLC
Bio: As Vice President, and, later, Business Development Chair for The Emerald Agency, LLC, Attorney Search Division, Kim guided major law firms through the complex task of finding and partnering with qualified, profitable, and relevant legal talent. She also served as a trusted liaison to a distinguished variety of attorneys and law firms. Ms. Jenkins was formerly Director of Attorney Recruiting for Randstad Professionals (formerly The Mergis Group) – a $22.5 billion global provider of HR services and the second largest staffing organization in the world. As Director of Attorney Recruiting, Kim was responsible for directing and maintaining a national recruiting team that specializes in the placement of associates, partners, and practice groups, as well as, law firm mergers.
Mr. Al Spector: Management Consultant, Operations, Supply Chain/Logistics, Strategic Sourcing for Resources Global Professionals
Bio: Al Spector has combined a career in senior level corporate management with his vision and drive as a social entrepreneur. In addition to 13 years as a corporate lawyer, Mr. Spector’s business experience spans operations, supply chain/logistics, strategic sourcing, sales, and customer service. He has held posts at and/or consulted to several Fortune 200 global manufacturing/marketing/service organizations in the following industries: telecom, consumer electronics, industrial equipment/supply, and pharma/biotech. Mr. Spector’s posts and projects have included in-house legal counsel for WW Grainger’s industrial distribution network; international logistics management for Thomson Multimedia (RCA)’s North American operations; sales for Savi Technology’s RFID-based containerized cargo tracking solution, and a series of consulting assignments for national and global clients in various strategic sourcing and distribution/logistics matters, including advising Bayer HealthCare, Verizon, Kaiser Permanente, and AutoDesk,
Topic of Program: Ms. Jenkins and Mr. Spector will discuss strategies, tips and techniques to create and maintain a high performing, highly competitive “marketing package” for the legal market. Both Ms. Jenkins and Mr. Spector will provide their advice, insight, perspectives and expertise in these areas. Time permitting, a one-to one or in-depth question and answer period will take place after the formal presentation.
Join young attorneys from the ABA Antitrust Section for a discussion about exciting new career opportunities in advertising, consumer protection, and privacy law. This program will provide students and other junior attorneys with the opportunity to dialogue with young attorneys in the field about pathways into these emerging areas of the law. It will also include a broad overview of the relevant laws and agencies that operate within the fields. The discussion will conclude with an opportunity to ask questions about what led the speakers to these fields.
ABA Section of Antitrust Law
- Private Advertising Litigation Committee
- Consumer Protection Committee
- Privacy and Information Security Committee
Rachel A. Rubin, Oracle
Rachel Rubin is corporate counsel at Oracle Corporation, where she counsels on intellectual property, advertising, promotions, branding, and content regulation matters. She works closely with the brand marketing, advertising, and product teams. Ms. Rubin handles marketing, sponsorship, event, and intellectual property licensing agreements, and manages the company’s global trademark and copyright portfolios. Ms. Rubin previously practiced intellectual property litigation at Reed Smith LLP in Century City, California, where she focused on advertising, trademark, copyright, social media, and entertainment matters.
Ms. Rubin serves as a Vice Chair on the ABA Antitrust Section Private Advertising Litigation Committee. She volunteers as a mentor with YearUp Bay Area, and with Sierra Club Green Home on sustainability and green advertising. She is also an instructor at The Dailey Method. Ms. Rubin received her BA from the University of California, Berkeley with high honors, and her JD from University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where she was Editor in Chief of the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly.
Yan Fang, Federal Trade Commission
Yan Fang is an attorney with the Federal Trade Commission’s Western Regional Office in San Francisco, where she focuses on enforcing consumer protection laws related to advertising and privacy. Before joining the agency, Ms. Fang clerked for Judge Deborah L. Cook of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and for Judge Nancy F. Atlas of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. She earned her law degree from University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, where she was the managing editor of the California Law Review and a fellow with the Berkley Center for Law and Technology. She earned her undergraduate degree from Harvard College.
Meredith Osborn, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Claudia Maria Vetesi, Morrison & Foerster LLP
Claudia Vetesi focuses her practice on the defense of consumer class actions, and on complex commercial litigation, including unfair competition, false advertising, contract and licensing disputes, privacy issues, financial services litigation, and trade secrets misappropriation. She regularly counsels clients in the food, retail, financial, and technology industries. She also represents companies in false advertising disputes before the National Advertising Division (“NAD”) of the Council of Better Business Bureaus, Inc.
Recently, Ms. Vetesi successfully defended a class action lawsuit against a national bank on civil rights discrimination claims. She presented oral argument before the California Court of Appeal, and the case resulted in a published opinion. Ms. Vetesi is also currently defending numerous food manufacturers in class actions and other litigation involving food misbranding claims.
Ms. Vetesi has also handled arbitrations. Last year, she served as the Administrative Secretary assisting an International Chamber of Commerce (“ICC”) tribunal to decide a commercial dispute between Israeli and Chinese parties governed by UK law.
Earlier this year, she completed a secondment in the U.S. Commercial Law group of a major consumer electronics company.
Ms. Vetesi is active in the firm’s pro bono efforts, and has appeared in federal court numerous times on behalf of clients in various criminal matters. She is a recipient of the State Bar of California’s Wiley W. Manuel Award for public service.
Ms. Vetesi received her J.D. degree from Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall School of Law) in 2004, where she was a former associate editor of the Berkeley Technology Law Journal. She also competed twice in the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. During law school, Ms. Vetesi externed for the Honorable John T. Noonan, United States Court of Appeals Judge for the Ninth Circuit, and for Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero of the Northern District of California.
Ever felt frustrated, overwhelmed, or lost in your job search? Want to improve your networking and interviewing skills, so you can truly shine when you meet potential employers? In this interactive and highly practical session, you’ll learn how to reduce anxiety and boost confidence — and you’ll receive guidance on how, exactly, to network in a way that doesn’t feel fake or stressful. You’ll learn strategies and steps that you can implement now, that will make it easier to find a job and will serve you throughout your entire career.
Kim Nicol (JD ’05, BSC ’96) is a mindfulness expert who will help you shift your mindset and ignite your job search. She teaches meditation and mindfulness to top-performers. Her popular CLE program, Sustainable Success: Mindfulness for Lawyers, is available on demand through Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB). She helps high-achievers handle stress and shift their mindset, so they can enjoy more success, peace, and joy in every day life. She is based in San Francisco. Learn more about her at kimnicol.com
Have you considered all of the opportunities available to law school graduates with tax expertise in law firms, corporations, state and federal government, accounting firms, and investment banks? This presentation will identify job opportunities and discuss the pros and cons of specialized study programs. For students interested in an LLM program, Professor Lang will describe Chapman Law’s Tax program and ties to the tax community.
You mastered the job application and the employer invites you for an interview. You can increase your likelihood of getting the job offer and leapfrogging over people with more experience or better grades by following a few simple strategies. Mel Chan has recruited candidates for a large international firm and his own intellectual property firm.
The presenter: Mel Chan earned his B.S. in electrical engineering and computer sciences from the University of California, Berkeley. He earned a J.D. from McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific. Mel has been practicing intellectual property law since 1994. Mel began his career at and is a former partner of Townsend and Townsend and Crew. Mel is a member of the California bar and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Bring your own brown bag lunch.
Thinking about working for a judge after graduation from law school?
Join us on Monday, February 10, so you can hear first-hand from Professors Graham and Ball about their federal judicial clerkship experiences. A judicial clerkship is one of the most prestigious positions a law school graduate can get, but landing one is no walk in the park. The application process can seem overwhelming and burdensome. LCS can help you work through the process. Come learn about the benefits of a judicial clerkship and what it takes to get one.