Career Counseling Project

This program is designed to provide students with a safe, confidential space where they can ask questions about job search skills, being out on your resume, in interviews and in the workplace, and other related issues.


In conjunction with the Lavender Law® Career Fair, students will have the opportunity to meet on-site with legal career service professionals. These legal career counselors are qualified to provide students with advice on resume, cover letter, and interviewing. Further, these counselors all have significant workplace experience in various legal sectors, including LGBT advocacy groups, big firms, and the government.

How will it work and how do I sign up for an appointment?

  • When students check-in at registration, they may sign up for a scheduled appointment with the counselor of their choice. Each of the scheduled appointments will be 30 minutes in length.
  • Some counselors will also be available on a “walk-in” basis for quick questions you may have in connection with the career fair itself.

Thursday, August 22, 2013 | 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Career Services and Job Search Strategies for Law Students
A panel of legal practitioners with experience working in government, non-profit, small and large firms guided by a law career services professional will discuss the tools, considerations and critical aspects to find, research and evaluate gay-friendly employers in each of these legal arenas.

Thursday, August 22, 2013 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

The Guerilla Guide to Gaining/Maintaining Employment/Business in the New Legal Services Paradigm

Established legal practitioners will discuss leveraging your personal diversity to gain employment. The workshop will be offered at lunch for all students attending Lavender Law. Speakers include Elaine Arabatzis, counsel at Dickstein Shapiro LLP; Jim Holmes, partner at Sedgwick LLP; and Jim Leipold, executive director of the National Association for Law Placement.