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Christina Damon Pendleton NCCU Book Scholarship and Internship Opportunities

The firm provides a $500 scholarship to law students at their alma mater, North Carolina Central University School of Law, and offer internships at their firm.

A $500 Scholarship to law students from North Carolina Central University School of Law and Internship Opportunities Available

Scholarships

Christina & Damon Pendleton NCCU Book Scholarship:

The firm provides a $500 scholarship to law students at their alma mater, North Carolina Central University School of Law, each fall and spring semester. NCCU School of Law has been recognized as a “best value” law school by preLaw magazine, a National Jurist publication.  Each winner receives the scholarship for one semester.

With these scholarships Christina & Damon Pendleton hope to help Central law students bridge the gap between Federal financial aid programs and out-of-pocket expenditures incurred by most law students, many of whom find themselves on a shoe-string budget. Currently, the firm offers one scholarship per semester. And as the firm grows we expect the number of scholarships available to grow as well.

In order to apply for this scholarship send a current resume and essay toattorneypendleton@gmail.com. Completed applications must include both the essay and current resume and must be received by January 31, 2013. The winner will be announced on February 15, 2013. Students can only submit one application per cycle and win the award once. But, we encourage any student that does not win to reapply the following cycle.

This essay question for Spring 2013 is as follows:

The proliferation of law schools, and therefore law school graduates, in the last decade has attorneys across the country complaining of saturated legal markets. Regardless of your practice area, as a law student and career goals, what have you done and what will you do in the future to differentiate yourself to employers and potential clients?  Please provide examples of your approach to marketing yourself in the 21st Century.

To apply:

  • Send an updated copy of your resume
  • Send copy of essay of your typed essay, no longer than one typed single spaced page in 12 point font
  • Must be a student in good-standing at NCCU School of Law
  • Must submit materials by January 31, 2013 for consideration for Spring 2013 scholarship

Internships

PR/Marketing Internship:

Attorneys bear a responsibility to educate the public on the laws of the Commonwealth. As such, our law firm engages in a variety of programs to educate the public in the areas of law that we practice and know best. Those education programs can take place in many forms of media such as social media, the web, video content, book publishing, article writing, etc. Our firm is on the cutting edge of using electronic media and web-based platforms to educate public in Virginia on the on-going legal debate.  Interns will learn a variety of helpful skills which all begins with learning to draft compelling copy which you can then use to assist in drafting press-releases, communications to the public, manage a media database, help maintain CRM datatbase, and observe the creation and maintenance of a multi-layered marketing program. This is not for the faint-of-heart. This is for students who are future “rock stars” and want to “jump-start” their career goals at a company experiencing 100% year-over-year growth. To apply send your resume and cover letter of no more than one page explaining your career goals and telling us why you would be a perfect fit for this internship.

Paralegal Internship:

Our law firm participates in actively engaging paralegals from area colleges. Paralegals work in a both criminal and personal injury practice areas. Paralegals will rotate throughout the firm to “shadow” other experienced paralegals to see what they do on a daily basis. The skills an intern can expect to learn include: handling correspondence to other courts, insurance companies and opposing counsel; ordering medical bills and records; creating first-party and third –party demand packages, as well as other legal support functions.

High School Internship:

The firm is excited to accept our firm intern of a qualified high school student through a partnership with the Chesterfield Technical Center’s Legal Systems Administrations program. This will provide a high school student what is normally their first opportunity to work in an office environment. This allows the student to work a very limited amount of hours per semester directed by the director of the program while learning the basic skills which will allow for future employment such as punctuality, following instructions, dressing appropriately for a professional environment, and dealing with different personalities at work. We applaud the folks over at Chesterfield Tech Center on their progressive program introducing these students to “real world” environments early in their educational programs so they can witness first-hand how theory meets the demands of a competitive work-place.

Law Student Remote Internship (Research & Writing):

Christina Pendleton & Associates is currently accepting resumes for a law student internship. Due to the technology available today this internship can work remotel and therefore the internship is open to all law students attending ABA-approved programs across the country. The internship is available during the fall and spring semesters.  The chosen intern will work exclusively on research and writing projects. This is the perfect opportunity for a law student to hone their research and writing skills under a practicing attorney working as part of a team with real attorneys and real legal issues before the court. In order to apply submit a resume and writing sample to Damon Pendleton at attorneypendleton@gmail.com.