Presidential Management Fellows Program application opens tomorrow!

The Presidential Management Fellows Program
The Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program Office invites interested applicants to join us for two upcoming
webcasts, conducted through Adobe Connect, to provide information for the Class of 2015 PMF application.
The Class of 2015 PMF application will open from October 1-15, 2014, and the announcement can be found at
www.USAJOBS.gov when it opens (simply search for “Presidential Management Fellows” during the open period).
To learn more about eligibility and how to apply, please review the “Become a PMF” section on the PMF website at
www.pmf.gov. In addition, the 2015 PMF Assessment Preparation Guide has been published to the website.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 from 3:00-4:30pm (Eastern Time): A one-time Applicant Information Session that will
focus on a general overview of the PMF Program, the 2015 PMF application, and a panel of current Fellows offering their
advice and experiences. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions throughout the presentation.
Wednesday, October 8 from 1:30-3:30pm (Eastern Time): A question and answer session where applicants may
submit questions regarding the 2015 PMF application cycle.
These webcasts will be conducted on-line through Adobe Connect and will have dedicated PMF Program Office staff to
answer questions. Applicants can connect at http://opm.adobeconnect.com/pmfapplicantchat/ and select “Enter as a
Guest.” Please note, the audio from the webcasts will be provided through your computer/device audio output.
Adobe Connect computer capability can be tested beforehand by going to
http://opm.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm. Adobe Connect is also supported on mobile
devices. For more information, please visit http://www.adobe.com/products/adobeconnect/mobile-meetings.html.
As a reminder, these webcasts are intended for applicants planning to apply to the 2015 PMF application.

Questions? Stop by or email the CPPO!

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Deadline to apply to Bridgestone extended!!!

Akron, OH – Intellectual Property Intern – Bridgestone Americas, Inc.
AkronLawJobs No. 5582 Overview: This position requires a law student with an interest in intellectual property law. This position offers hands-on experience in intellectual property with an in-house intellectual property group.
Qualifications: 2L or 3L, Familiarity and/or experience dealing with trademarks, patents, copyrights, trade secrets, and manufacturing operations is a plus. Strong written and oral communication skills and sensitivity to confidentiality issues is required.
How to apply: Send cover letter and resume to Lori Sullivan sullivanlori@bfusa.com
Deadline: October 10, 2014

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Interested in learning about a career as in-house counsel? CPPO has got the program for you!

A Day in the Life of In-House Counsel at a Small Legal Office…

Join the CPPO as we welcome Akron Law Alum Theresa Morelli, in-house counsel at Forest City, on Tuesday, September 23rd at 12:20 PM in Room 133.

Theresa will discuss her career path and her duties as in-house counsel and answer your questions in this informal setting and lunch will be provided!

All students are invited to attend!!!

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Judge Sam H. Bell Trial Advocacy – students invited to attend and observe for only $25!!!

The Third Annual
Judge Sam H. Bell Trial Advocacy Program
October 30-31, 2014
John F. Seiberling Federal Building & United States Courthouse
2 South Main Street, Akron OH
Register Now!

Judge Bell was a member of Akron Law´s Class of 1952 and was the first Akron Law alumnus to serve on a federal district court. Appointed in 1982 by President Reagan, Judge Bell served on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. He never retired or resigned from the federal bench and remained a federal judge in inactive status until the day he died on December 23, 2010. With the exception of the U.S. Supreme Court, Judge Bell sat on every level of the state and federal court systems by election, appointment or assignment. Judge Bell also served on the Board of the Federal Judges Association.
This year´s Judge Bell Trial Advocacy Program is the third annual major advocacy training program/CLE in honor of Judge Bell. Modeled on the Inns of Court, which were so important to Judge Bell, this program will bring together federal and state court judges, experienced trial lawyers and more junior lawyers for intensive practicum experiences. This year’s program will focus on effective communication by attorneys during opening statements and closing arguments.
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A unique and interactive opportunity to refresh and reinvigorate your trial advocacy skills
Made possible by The Honorable Sam H. Bell (’52) Fund for Advancement for Legal Advocacy
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2014
7:15 a.m. Registration and Contintental Breakfast
(B3 Conference Room in the Federal Courthouse)
8:00 a.m. Welcome Remarks
William S. Jordan, III, Associate Dean
The University of Akron School of Law
Mrs. Jennie Bell
8:15 a.m. The Court’s Perspective
The Honorable Sara Lioi, Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
8:30 a.m. Panel Discussion: Effective Communication by Attorneys -
what works and what doesn’t work?
A candid conversation with recent jurors.
Moderator: Professor Emeritus J. Dean Carro, The University of Akron School of Law
9:45 a.m. Break
10:00 a.m. Featured Speaker: Theoretical Foundations of Effective Communication
David L. Jamison, J.D., Provost & Senior Vice President, Academic Affairs, and Professor of Communications, Robert Morris University
Moderator: Judge Steven D. Bell
11:30 a.m. Lunch
12:15 p.m. Practicum: Opening Statements
(See Special Program Note. Groups will be assigned to courtrooms in the Federal Courthouse)
2:15 p.m. Break
2:30 p.m. Practicum: Opening Statements Resume
4:30 p.m. Adjournment
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2014
7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast (B3 Conference Room)
Welcome Remarks
Matthew J. Wilson, Dean
The University of Akron School of Law
8:15 a.m. Practicum: Closing Arguments
(See Special Program Note. Groups will be assigned to courtrooms in the Federal Courthouse)
10:15 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. Practicum: Closing Arguments Resume
1:00 p.m. Adjournment
Special Program Note: This year’s Judge Bell Program requires attendees to actively participate in the program. Approximately one month prior to the program, all attendees will be given the same highly interesting fictional civil case for which they will prepare and present a 10 – 15 minute opening statement and closing argument. A panel of judges, experienced attorneys and jurors/lay people will offer feedback and critique for both the opening statements and closing arguments. Participating Judges (as of 9/12/2014)
• The Honorable Jeffrey J. Helmick, Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
• The Honorable Dan Aaron Polster, Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
• The Honorable Kathleen B. Burke, Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
• The Honorable James R. Knepp, Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
• The Honorable Nancy A. Vecchiarelli, Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
• The Honorable Jane Bond, retired Judge, Summit County Court of Common Pleas
• The Honorable Alison McCarty, Judge, Summit County Court of Common Pleas
• The Honorable Thomas Teodosio, Judge, Summit County Court of Common Pleas
Program Information
Program Fee: Includes CLE programming, breakfast, light snacks and beverages during breaks on both days, and lunch on Thursday. $350 per person for applications received by October 15, 2014; $500 per person for applications received after October 15, 2014.
Scholarships to attend the program are available. Scholarship requests should be directed to Shannon Aupperle at sfauppe@uakron.edu
CLE Credits: 11.50 CLE hours will be requested for Ohio. CLE credit requests for other states will be facilitated upon request. (NOTE: please include such requests on registration form).
Seminar Site:The entire program will take place in the courtrooms and conference room at the John F. Seiberling Building & United States Courthouse, 2 South Main Street, Akron Ohio. Parking is available in several nearby parking garages.
CONTACT INFORMATION:
Shannon Aupperle
The University of Akron School of Law
Akron, OH 44325-2901
330-972-7988 (Phone) • 330-258-2343 (Fax)
sfauppe@uakron.edu / www.uakron.edu/law

 

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U.S. Air Force JAG Information Session, Friday, September 19th at 12:20 – Room 133

Interested in learning about and exploring a career with the U.S. Air Force Jag Corp? A representative from the U.S. Air Force Jag Corp. will be here Friday, September 19th at 12:20 PM in Room 133 to talk to you and answer your questions. All students are welcome to attend! Summer internship and post-graduate opportunities!

 

 

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