2014 Rural Practice Committee Program
The Rural Practice Committee is
again preparing to place students with lawyers this coming summer throughout
the state and in particular with the long range hope of employment for them as
attorneys in rural communities. Last
year the timing for both student recruitment and placement was off. We are hoping to remedy this by the creation
of a website for Rural Practice on the Bar’s website and the student resumes
will be on that website. Lawyers will
have to be a member of the Bar to access the resumes.
Additionally, if lawyers care to submit a
brief description of their practice and other pertinent information that the students
can review, they can do so on the website or send to the schools to be posted
on Simplicity. Only students would be
able to access the lawyers’ resumes and only the lawyers will be able to access
the students’ resumes.
Additionally, we are hoping to have "Lawyer
For A Day” the first two weeks of the year of the new year. 2Ls and 3Ls will be able to submit resumes beginning
immediately. 1Ls cannot submit resumes
until the 1st of December which is close to finals. 1Ls will not have their grades until after
school resumes but we feel this is still a good time to get both lawyers and
students together not only to interview but to shadow and acquaint themselves
to the community.
immediately 2Ls and 3Ls can submit resumes through Simplicity and they might
want to include a geographical area they are looking for.
December 1st, 1Ls can submit resumes through Simplicity at their
schools who will forward to the Bar.
- Preference will be given to those submitted before January 2, 2014.
can contact 2Ls and 3Ls at anytime to make arrangements to interview, looking
in particular towards the first two weeks of the year to set appointments and
have the students spend the day with them.
Lawyers can contact 1Ls as soon as resumes are received.
can begin submitting resumes to the website by November 15th.
- There will be a Simplicity posting at each
school for student
Information as to where to send resumes, who
to contact, etc.
information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
or for Iowa students may contact Jessica Uhlenkamp at email@example.com
Creighton students contact Amanda Heims at firstname.lastname@example.org
, and Drake
students contact Jennifer Zwagerman at email@example.com