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What's going on?: October 20-24

Mizzou Law’s Pro Bono Month is in full swing.  ACS and EJLA will be co-sponsoring with the Career Development Office, Legal Aid Panel, on Wednesday, October 22nd at 1:00 p.m. in the Courtroom.  Michael Spillane, ’11, Staff Attorney for Legal Services of Southern Missouri; Michael Matthews, ’12, Volunteer Coordinator with Mid-Missouri Legal Services; Jim Guest, Direct of the Volunteer Lawyer’s Program for Legal Services of Eastern Missouri; and Stacy Schaub, Attorney for Legal Aid of Western Missouri will be here to answer your questions about working for a legal aid organization and volunteer opportunities that exist for law students and practicing attorneys.  Pizza will be provided and Career Component Credit is available.

Also, there will be a Student Pro Bono Panel on Friday, October 24th at 1:00 p.m. in the Courtroom, where current Mizzou Law students will discuss their involvement in pro bono activities in law school, the experiences they have had and how you can get involved.  Career Component Credit is available and pizza will be provided if you RSVP through Symplicity.

Upcoming Events:

Life of a Lawyer: Jennifer Schwendemann, Monday, October 27th at 1:00 p.m., Room 107.  Box lunch available if you RSVP through Symplicity, space is limited.

Boot Camp Part II: Job Search Strategies, Monday, October 27th, 1:00-2:15, Room 7

Boot Camp Part II: Dress for Success, Monday, October 27th,  2:30 – 3:00, Room 6 (Women) Room 7 (Men)

Boot Camp Part I: Cover Letter Workshop, Wednesday, October 29th, 1:00 – 1:30 p.m., Room 7

Boot Camp Part I: Resume Workshop, Wednesday, October 29th, 1:45-3:00 p.m. Room 7

Boot Camp Part II: Job Search Strategies, Friday, October 31st, 1:00 – 2:15 p.m., Room 7

Boot Camp Part II: Dress for Success, Friday, October 31st, 2:30 -3:00 p.m., Room 6 (Women) Room 7 (Men)

Have a great week!


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