News and information useful to Cleveland-Marshall College of Law students, faculty and staff.


“Getting Ready to Clerk” Seminar Tomorrow

image of superhero womanThe Getting Ready to Clerk Law Library Legal Research Seminar is tomorrow, Tuesday, April 4th, 4:50pm-5:50pm, in Law Library Room A059.  Pizza and beverages will be provided.

If you plan to be working this summer, this is a must see Seminar!  Legal practitioners will discuss research projects done by clerks and new associates – how projects are assigned, typical projects, and type of feedback to expect.

Speakers will be Margaret Kane, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Major Trial Unit, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Officer,  and  Holly Marie Wilson, Reminger Co., L.P.A., certified as an “Appellate law Specialist” by the Ohio State Bar Association.

This Seminar is worth 25 points toward a Legal Research Seminar Letter of Recognition.

The Getting Ready to Clerk Seminar is the last “live” Law Library Legal Research Seminar of the Spring 2017 semester.  However, there are two TWEN-based Law Library Legal Research Seminars, available through Friday, April 25th, that you can “attend” at your convenience:

    • TWEN – Scholarly Writing (21:51 minutes; 25 points)
    • TWEN – Research Management with Zotero (9:35 minutes; 8.5 points)

Here are key points about the Spring 2017 semester Law Library Legal Research Seminars:

  • We recently changed the name of our Seminars –  from “Research Certificate Seminar” to Legal Research Seminar.  No worries!  All of your past points carry over to our new Seminar series!
  • Law Library Legal Research Seminars are for C|M|Law students, including MLS/LLM students.
  • To access the TWEN-based Seminars, log onto Westlaw, then connect to TWEN, then click the “Add Course” button to display the C|M|Law Library Legal Research Seminars course in your “My Courses” list.
  • You do not need to register to take a live Seminar –  simply come to the Seminar(s) you want to attend.  We take attendance at each live Seminar, to be sure you are credited points as you earn them.
  • You earn 12.5 points for attending a live 30-minute Seminar, and 25 points for attending a live 60-minute Seminar.  You earn points for “attending” a TWEN-based Seminar by correctly answering at least 3/4 of the questions on that Seminar‘s quiz.  Your Seminar points are good for the entire time you are here at C|M|Law.  [You cannot earn points for attending the same Seminar twice.]
  • When you earn 100 points, you are awarded a Legal Research Seminar Letter of Recognition, and you can earn multiple Letters of Recognition.
  • If you earn a Letter of Recognition within the 2016-2017 academic year, you will be entered into a drawing for a $150 Amazon gift card!

Questions?  Contact Laura Ray, Outreach & Instructional Services Librarian, 216-687-6880, l.ray@csuohio.edu.

4/4 “Getting Ready to Clerk” Seminar

image of superhero womanThe Getting Ready to Clerk Law Library Legal Research Seminar is Tuesday, April 4th, 4:50pm-5:50pm, in Law Library Room A059.  Pizza and beverages will be provided.

If you plan to be working this summer, this is a must see Seminar!  Legal practitioners will discuss research projects done by clerks and new associates – how projects are assigned, typical projects, and type of feedback to expect.

Speakers will be Margaret Kane, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Major Trial Unit, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Officer,  and  Holly Marie Wilson, Reminger Co., L.P.A., certified as an “Appellate law Specialist” by the Ohio State Bar Association.

This Seminar is worth 25 points toward a Legal Research Seminar Letter of Recognition.

The Getting Ready to Clerk Seminar is the last “live” Law Library Legal Research Seminar of the Spring 2017 semester.  However, there are two TWEN-based Law Library Legal Research Seminars, available through Friday, April 25th, that you can “attend” at your convenience:

    • TWEN – Scholarly Writing (21:51 minutes; 25 points)
    • TWEN – Research Management with Zotero (9:35 minutes; 8.5 points)

Here are key points about the Spring 2017 semester Law Library Legal Research Seminars:

  • We recently changed the name of our Seminars –  from “Research Certificate Seminar” to Legal Research Seminar.  No worries!  All of your past points carry over to our new Seminar series!
  • Law Library Legal Research Seminars are for C|M|Law students, including MLS/LLM students.
  • To access the TWEN-based Seminars, log onto Westlaw, then connect to TWEN, then click the “Add Course” button to display the C|M|Law Library Legal Research Seminars course in your “My Courses” list.
  • You do not need to register to take a live Seminar –  simply come to the Seminar(s) you want to attend.  We take attendance at each live Seminar, to be sure you are credited points as you earn them.
  • You earn 12.5 points for attending a live 30-minute Seminar, and 25 points for attending a live 60-minute Seminar.  You earn points for “attending” a TWEN-based Seminar by correctly answering at least 3/4 of the questions on that Seminar‘s quiz.  Your Seminar points are good for the entire time you are here at C|M|Law.  [You cannot earn points for attending the same Seminar twice.]
  • When you earn 100 points, you are awarded a Legal Research Seminar Letter of Recognition, and you can earn multiple Letters of Recognition.
  • If you earn a Letter of Recognition within the 2016-2017 academic year, you will be entered into a drawing for a $150 Amazon gift card!

Questions?  Contact Laura Ray, Outreach & Instructional Services Librarian, 216-687-6880, l.ray@csuohio.edu.

2010 Fall Interview Handbook

Office of Career Planning

Fall Interview Program 2010

The Fall On-Campus Interview Program is upon us.  For those of you participating, take a moment to peruse the Fall Interview Program Handbook.  The Office of Career Planning also has some other handbooks…overview of the services our office provides, resume and cover letter tips and interviewing skills.  Hard copies are also available in our office.

Tips for Associates to Avoid

Law.com recently published an article, offering some tips on what associates should avoid.  Some suggestions…keep romance out of the office, use the internet for work not play, your attitude should be one of eagerness.

3Ls/4Ls – Start Preparing Your Federal Judicial Clerkship Application Now

Sue Altmeyer, Electronic Services Librarian, sue.altmeyer@law.csuohio.edu | April 30, 2008 – 16:00

According to SoYouWanttobeaLawClerk.com, 3Ls and 4Ls need to start planning now for your federal clerkship application. You can apply to judges who do not use the OSCAR system now. Check Clerkship Vacancies on the SYWTBALC site to see which judges do not use OSCAR. OSCAR system applications are due September 3, 2008, but you need to ask professors now to write a recommendation letter for you. You will need to submit electronic requests for recommendation letters and OSCAR will electronically invite the people you specify to log onto the system and create and upload letters of recommendation. Be sure to gather up your transcript, cover letter, etc. and upload them to OSCAR before the deadline.

Also see Judicial Clerkship Handbook (MS Word File) from our Career Services Office, which has information on federal and state clerkships.

For information about federal judges, take a look at the Almanac of the Federal Judiciary, in the first floor reference area of the library, KF8700.A19A4, which contains attorneys’ evaluations of the judges and other biographical information.