Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Employment Delays

According to an article in yesterday's New York Law Journal, Weil, Gotshal & Manges will delay the start dates for some of its summer associates who receive employment offers this year until 2012. Associates who accept the deferment will receive a $75,000 stipend and health benefits and will be expected to complete 1,000 hours of public service.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Free PACER Dockets

FreeCourtDockets.com is a new website that offers free access to dockets that originate from PACER. Currently, dockets from the following courts can be accessed: U.S. District Civil and Criminal Courts, U.S. Bankruptcy Courts, Federal Court of Claims and International Court of Trade, and the U.S. Supreme Court. (The Supreme Court's docket is available through the its own database as opposed to PACER.)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Updated Resource for US Supreme Court Nominee

The Senate Committee hearing for U.S. Second Circuit Judge Sonia Sotomayer's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court bench can be viewed via webcast at the U.S. Senate Committee on Judiciary website.

Library of Congress and Social Networking

The Library of Congress has recently joined Facebook! You can also keep up-to-date with and follow the Library of Congress through Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, and iTunesU.

Monday, July 6, 2009

New West Programs

West recently announced two new programs that are aimed at supporting pro bono initiatives as well as supporting displaced attorneys seeking new employment or networking opprotunities.
Do Justice is a program that supports law firm pro bono initiatives by providing Westlaw access to firms engaging in pro bono work.
Between Cases is an online resource for unemployed lawyers that provides job search tools, legal education opportunities, and special Westlaw offers. Between Cases also offers displaced lawyers freee resources to engage in pro bono activities.