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The District of Columbia Court of Appeals Committee on Admissions (CoA) Seeks District of Columbia Attorneys Interested in Serving as Graders of the District of Columbia Bar Examination

The District of Columbia Court of Appeals Committee on Admissions (CoA) seeks District of Columbia attorneys interested in serving as graders of the District of Columbia bar examination. Openings for bar examination graders arise occasionally and the CoA is looking for experienced and qualified attorneys to be on a list of available graders when openings occur.

The Role of the Bar Examination Grader: A bar examination grader grades the written portion of the District of Columbia Bar Examination (the Multistate Essay Examination and the Multistate Performance Test) under the direction of a CoA Member.

Responsibilities: 
1. Adhere to deadlines set by the CoA during the two-month grading period immediately following the bar examination. Grading of the July exam is conducted in August and September. 
2. Attend a graders’ training meeting with the CoA. 
3. Adhere to guidelines for graders, provided by the CoA. 
4. Conduct a grader calibration procedure with an appropriate sample of answers per question. 
5. Be available for discussion with members of the grading team throughout the grading cycle. 
6. Maintain strict confidentiality in all aspects of the grading process. Graders will be required to review and sign a confidentiality agreement with the CoA prior to providing grading services. 
7. Ensure that exams are held in a secure and confidential location during the grading process. 
8. Maintain records as directed by the CoA throughout the grading process.

Qualifications: 
1. Must be admitted as licensed attorney in the District of Columbia. 
2. Must be in good standing with District of Columbia Bar. 
3. Must have at least five (preferably ten) years of experience in the active practice or teaching of law. 
4. Must be comfortable working in a collaborative team environment. 
5. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Word and Excel preferred.

Compensation: Graders are not regular court employees. Graders are considered contract employees with the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, retained to provide this service for a specified period of time. Graders are compensated based on an hourly rate TBD.

Application: Interested attorneys should submit a resume and letter of interest to:

Marie Robertson, Interim Director, Committee on Admissions

Attn: Grader Opportunity to vrobertson@dcappeals.gov

Any attorney interested in serving as a grader for the July 2017 bar examination should submit a resume and letter by June 23, 2017.

 



Seeking Washington, D.C. professionals to speak about their career to high school scholars

Organization: Catalyst Network Foundation Inc. (CNF)

Location: Howard University

Address: 501 W St. NW, Washington, DC 20059

Panel Session Time Frame: 12:45 – 1:45pm || Number of Panelists: 5

Audience: 15-25 CNF Fellowship Scholars, Education Programs Manager & Photographer

Week 1 (2016 Fellowship Cohort – rising high school seniors and college freshman)

Tuesday, July 25th: Journalist, TV Reporter, Anchor and, Media Personality

Wednesday, July 26th: Fraternity and Sorority

Thursday, July 27th: Community Activist and Social Innovator

Week 2 (2017 Fellowship Cohort – rising high school juniors and seniors)

Tuesday, August 1st: Business and Finance

Wednesday, August 2nd: Education, NGO, Social Worker, Psychologist, Government, and Nonprofit

Thursday, August 3rd: Tech, Fashion, Marketing, PR, and Entertainment

Week 3 (2017 Fellowship Cohort – Rising high school juniors and seniors)

Tuesday, August 8thLegal and Compliance

Wednesday, August 9th: Medical, Nursing, and Healthcare

Thursday, August 10th: Entrepreneurship

Potential panelists may email info@Catalyst-Network.org  or click here

Interested in sponsoring a lunch for our 25 Fellowship Scholars? By clicking this link and donating $250 you and/or your company will cover a day’s meal for our students during this three-week summer intensve program

 

Founded in 2011, CNF is a non-profit education initiative 501(c)(3) organization based in New York City and Washington, D.C.

CNF is focused on life enrichment and professional development, with a mission to engage high-potential youth with successful projects by providing the proper tools, network, and development opportunities.

CNF holds a Summer Intensive Program for rising high school juniors and seniors in New York City and Washington, D.C. Successful applicants are enrolled at a CNF partnership high school. Over 200 students have been admitted to the Fellowship Program and are CNFFellows (99% have graduated High school, and more than 90% of them have enrolled in college or a trade school).

The fellowship scholars are trained from day one: they tour corporate offices, pitch business ideas, and develop professional skills. CNF personnel assess the Fellows career aspirations, expose them to various opportunities, and foster intrapersonal growth. Each student receives individualized attention and internships in preparation for higher education and community service.

Through CNF’s Mentorship Program, Fellowship scholars are paired with a mentor that is a trailblazer in the profession or career field the fellows aspire to pursue. The CNF Internship Program secures CNF Fellows with internships at top startups, corporations, and medical institutions.

Since 2011, the Fellows have participated in corporate tours and create or pitched presentations about inner-city school challenges to several corporations, including: Google, Goldman Sachs, NIKE, LinkedIn, Morgan Stanley, HBO, Microsoft, Covington & Burling LLP, GAP, BET, Essence Magazine, NPR, Kaye Scholer LLP, Hughes Hubbard Reed LLP, Peebles Corporation, Infor, and NBC Studios.

The youth initiative also holds career and college preparatory workshops throughout the school year, educating over 800 high school students in the aforementioned metropolitan areas.

 



YOUNG LAWYERS NETWORK LEADERSHIP COUNCIL

CALLS FOR APPLICATIONS

[District of Columbia, May 15, 2017] – The Young Lawyers Network Leadership Council (YLN LC) offers younger attorneys an opportunity to further the goal of access to justice in our community by working with the DC Bar Foundation—the leading private funder of civil legal aid for the District’s poor and underserved. Members of the YLN LC serve as ambassadors who promote the Foundation’s mission and programs by engaging in regular meetings, grantee site visits, and quarterly networking dinners. The group is also actively involved in the organization’s fundraising efforts, through hosting an annual event that provides critical support to low-income DC residents in need of legal representation.
The DC Bar Foundation will add several new Young Lawyers Network Leadership Council members for a two-year term expiring September 30, 2019. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on August 8, 2017.

To qualify for consideration, individuals must be members of the District of Columbia Bar in good standing, under the age of 40 at the start of their term, either live or work in the District of Columbia, and commit to carrying out the responsibilities of the YLN LC. Staff of LRAP-eligible employers, or of organizations eligible to receive funding from the DC Bar Foundation, are ineligible for membership.

Interested applicants should submit a completed application form, résumé, letter of interest, and up to two letters of support that speak to their commitment to advance the District’s civil legal services network. Please send all materials to David Stone, Development Officer, at stone@dcbarfoundation.org. It is also important to include “Young Lawyers Network Leadership Council, [Your Full Name]” in the subject line of the email. Additional information about the YLN LC is available on the Foundation’s website at www.dcbarfoundation.org.

The DC Bar Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization established in 1977, is the largest funder of civil legal aid in the District of Columbia. Its mission is to fund, support, and improve legal representation of the poor, vulnerable, and otherwise disadvantaged in DC, and is committed to the vision that residents have equal access to justice, regardless of income. The Foundation provides grants and training and technical assistance to local nonprofit legal services organizations and awards loans to public interest attorneys to help with their educational debt.