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2015 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.

  • Beginning immediately 2Ls and 3Ls can submit resumes through Simplicity and they might want to include a geographical area they are looking for.
  • Beginning 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.
  • Lawyers 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.
  • Lawyers 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.

For further information, contact or for Iowa students may contact Jessica Uhlenkamp at , Creighton students contact Amanda Heims at , and Drake students contact Jennifer Zwagerman at    

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