Veterans’ Legal Career Fair

The Fifth Annual Veterans’ Legal Career Fair took place Friday, October 25th, 2019 in Washington, D.C. Launched by Orrick in 2015, the VLCF is still the only legal career fair devoted exclusively to veterans, active-duty service members and military spouses. In partnership with the American Legion; corporate founding sponsors Microsoft Corporation, Morgan Stanley and ALM Media; and private practice sponsors Shearman & Sterling and the D.C. Diverse Partners Network, Orrick created this career fair to match employers with lawyers who are veterans, active-duty service members or military spouses.

Since 2015, we have helped over 500 active service members and veterans connect with top legal employers such as Microsoft, Intel, Deloitte, Bank of America, Juniper Networks and Goldman Sachs. Over forty employers from across the U.S., including law firms, corporate legal departments and government agencies, participate each year. Veterans, lawyers transitioning out of military service and their spouses traveled from all over the country and international military bases to attend, including from as far away as Germany and Uganda. One candidate called it “a once in a lifetime opportunity”.

The VLCF provides top employers with access to a pool of first-rate candidates who have received unique training, skills and legal insights through their military service. The goal is to help veterans and military spouses learn about opportunities in the private sector, connect with mentors and learn how to position themselves in the market, and ultimately, to find jobs as lawyers.

For questions, please contact:
Marissa Chepenik
Veterans’ Legal Career Fair
Project Manager
veteranslcf@orrick.com

 

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