This session exclusively for Interns will dig deep into the strategies used to build a strong career in public interest law. The first half of this session will feature speaker Sheila Nielsen of Nielsen Career Consulting. Sheila is a career counselor and lawyer with 25+ years of experience counseling and coaching more than 3,000 legal professionals. She helps her clients assess career direction, coaches them on job search and works with them on optimizing performance in the workplace. The session will conclude with a discussion from PILI Alum sharing their lessons learned in developing an impacftul career in public interest law. Bring questions! The panel features:
- Cheryl Lawrence, Executive Director of Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing
- LaShonda Hunt, Assistant United States Attorney, Northern District of Illinois
Lunch will be provided for everyone in attendance. Registration for this event is now closed. For those serving in an Internship or Fellowship outside of Chicago, or for those who are unable to attend, PILI will webcast this seminar through IllinoisProBono.org and maintains an online archive of past seminars.