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JOB OPPORTUNITY: Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, 2014 2L Summer Law Clerk Program

NOTE: This posting was originally sent via email by the National LGBT Bar Association.

2014 2L Summer Law Clerk Program
Liberty Mutual Insurance Group – A Fortune 100 Company!

The National LGBT Bar Association is pleased to partner with The Liberty Mutual Insurance Group Legal Department to provide an exciting opportunity for two enthusiastic 2L law students who are interested in making an immediate and valued contribution. As a Law Clerk you will provide technical support to staff litigation attorneys, perform legal research and assist in drafting and filing legal trial documents. The National LGBT Bar Association and Liberty Mutual will select one Law Clerk for Liberty’s Boston litigation office and one for its San Francisco litigation office for a 10-week clerkship offering competitive pay.

Responsibilities
— Performs legal research utilizing both written and electronic sources
— Assists attorneys in brief and opinion writing
— Prepares draft memos
— Gathers and compiles facts and relevant case information
— Drafts pleadings and motions
— Assists attorneys in preparing for depositions and trials

Qualifications
— Member of the National LGBT Bar Association
— Completed two years at an ABA accredited law school; graduation scheduled for spring 2016
— Excellent writing skills
— 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent
— Ideally some exposure to civil litigation

How to Apply
To apply, you must submit a cover letter, resume, three references, and a copy of your transcript to: libertymutual@lgbtbar.org. Please write “Liberty Mutual Law Clerk” in the subject line of the email. All materials must be received by 5:00 p.m. EST on February 14, 2014. Interviews will be conducted the week of February 23rd. Finalists shall be selected and notified on or before March 3, 2014.

Overview
Liberty Mutual believes strongly that commercial success can be achieved in a manner consistent with principles and ideals that bind us together as one company, that set us apart from our competitors, and that in the end will allow us to say we have succeeded commercially by doing the right thing the right way.

We believe that the Company’s success is inextricably linked to our employees’ satisfaction and success: satisfaction that they work for an industry leader committed to improving safety, satisfaction that they work for a company that does the right thing, and satisfaction that the company will reward them for their contributions and provide opportunities for personal growth and success.

We believe our employees take pride in knowing that they help people live safer more secure lives every day.

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So, it’s time to get some experience.

It is officially that time of year — the bittersweet season where we return to school and resume our search for summer clerkships/internships (or, for some of us, post-graduate employment!).

Understandably, this is a stressful process. But Allies & Advocates is committed to helping where we can. As we become aware of LGBTQ-related job opportunities, we will be posting descriptions and details for 1Ls, 2Ls, and 3Ls under the “Careers” category of our blog. We will also keep students up-to-date on upcoming funding deadlines, including dates for the Nebraska Fund for Clerkships in the Public Interest (NFCPI) and Americorps funding. While we plan to update our Facebook page often, feel free to check back for new postings and updates. We wish you the best in your legal endeavors!

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Support Prairie Pride 2014 on Kickstarter

This year, Lincoln’s own independent LGBTQ film festival, Prairie Pride, is moving to July 2014! However, putting on an entire film festival isn’t easy or cheap. The festival needs your support to continue bringing these great films to Nebraska. Learn more about Prairie Pride and how to support them on Kickstarter:

To back the project, follow the link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1599405685/prairie-pride-film-festival/pledge/new?clicked_reward=false.

We really hope you take a minute to support the arts and LGBTQ awareness in Lincoln. The Kickstarter account closes on December 15th. Every dollar counts! And, of course, we hope to see you all in July for the festival.

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Ally Awareness Day at Nebraska Law

Today, nearly 100 members of the Law College community wore a rainbow ribbon in honor of Ally Awareness Day. Additionally, over 70 of those individuals let us know why they identify as allies:

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We have an amazing community here at Nebraska Law and we would like to thank students, staff, and faculty for coming out as allies and showing their support of the LGBTQ community.

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Allies & Advocates Letter to the Editor in the Omaha World Herald

Allies & Advocates submitted a letter to the editor last week regarding Russian laws and the Winter Olympics. Read about what we have to say in today’s Omaha World Herald.

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“Civil Rights Battles & Marriage Equality: Will It Ever Happen in Nebraska?”

Just a friendly reminder that today, the American Constitution Society and Allies & Advocates will be hosting Susan Herman, President of the Board of Directors of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). She will be giving a talk at noon in the Welpton Courtroom, entitled:

“Civil Rights Battles and Marriage Equality: Will It Ever Happen in Nebraska?”

Lunch will be provided by Mr. Goodcents. We look forward to seeing you there!

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