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Summer Networking Opportunities Abound

Posted By Kimberly Thomas, Jun 18, 2009

Below are some summer networking opportunities in various cities. These are great opportunities that enable students to meet representatives of firms and organizations.

Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area (AABA) Summer Law Clerk Reception

When: Thursday, June 18, 2009 from 6:00-9:00pm
Location: Yank Sing Restaurant - Rincon Center (101 Spear Street, San Francisco)
RSVP: RSVP not required.
Flyer: Asian American Bar Reception 2009

Last year, over 200 attorneys and law students attended the event, making it a great success. As one of AABA's most popular events, the Summer Law Clerk Reception creates an ideal social setting for Bay Area attorneys, summer associates in firms and in-house positions, and law clerks in government and public interest sectors to get to know each other. Additionally, the reception recognizes each year's AABA summer grant recipients for their dedication to community service and client advocacy.

African American Partners and Associates Reception

When: Thursday, June 25, 2009 from 5:30-7:30pm
Location: Hanson Bridgett LLP at 425 Market Street, 26th Floor in San Francisco
RSVP: Please RSVP to by June 19, 2009 (specify the name of the event in your RSVP).
Flyer: African American Reception 2009 

The Bar Association of San Francisco, Bay Area Black Partners Group, Charles Houston Bar Association, and California Association of Black Lawyers invite you to attend the African American Partners and Associates Reception.

Goodwin Procter Reception for Class of 2011

When: Various dates and times in June and July
Location: Boston, New York, Washington DC, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Palo Alto
RSVP: Please RSVP to
Flyer: Goodwin Procter Reception 2009 

Goodwin Procter will be hosting receptions this summer for rising 2Ls (the Class of 2011) at schools where they interview on-campus or through job fairs -- this is a great way for you to get to know them (and vice versa) before the busy fall recruiting season.

Legal Services of Northern California (LSNC) and the Voluntary Legal Services Program (VLSP)

When: Tuesday, July 7, 2009 at 12:00 Noon
Location: Downey Brand, Sacramento
RSVP: Please RSVP to Nanette Aubut
Flyer: LSNC Summer Intern Luncheon 

Each year, Legal Services of Northern California (LSNC) and the Voluntary Legal Services Program (VLSP), two of the best legal service providers in Northern California, have a lunch to help summer clerks get acquainted with their organizations. With the help of LSNC board member, Jeff Galvin, the law firm of Downey Brand in Sacramento, one of the premier law firms in Northern California, has expanded this luncheon to all law students. They have a room at Downey Brand that holds about 100 people reserved for July 7 at noon. Lunch will be provided.

Diverse Paths: Diversity Efforts during a Downturn

When: Tuesday, July 14, 2009 from 11:30am-1:30pm
Location: Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco
RSVP: RSVP required. Students should RSVP with their full name and law school to Marina Feehan at by Tuesday, July 7. Space is limited.

The Bay Area Legal Recruitment Association (BALRA) cordially invites you their Diverse Paths: Diversity Efforts during a Downturn. This program will explore the effect of a recession on the Legal Profession's commitment to Diversity. Join law firm partners, associates, recruitment officers, diversity professionals, law school administrators, and fellow law students, among others, for a lively discussion regarding how the recession has affected diversity programs in the legal community. Discover the effect of the downturn on recruitment, how to evaluate an employer's commitment to diversity, and continuing diversity initiatives and efforts. Lunch will be provided. There is no cost to attend.