Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Important Announcement Regarding 2020 Atlanta Bar Association Summer Law Internship Program--Please Read
Greetings SLIP28 Applicants:
Here is our important announcement: We are going to have an Atlanta Bar Association Summer Law Internship Program this summer!
For this summer only, we are going to have a three-week virtual SLIP Law Academy from Monday, July 6, 2020, to Friday, July 24, 2020. The SLIP Law Academy will simulate the first-year law school experience, giving interns an opportunity to learn about the law while developing skills that will help them in college and beyond. The SLIP Program Chairs and guest speakers will serve as “professors/instructors.” Our 2020 Interns will be paid $1000 for the three-week program (roughly $333 per week).
Details regarding the 2020 SLIP Law Academy
The daily schedule has not been set, but we expect to have live on-line meetings/classes for at least 6 to 7 hours each week. Tentatively, and this is subject to change, we anticipate having classes/meetings on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays (at a minimum) for at least 2 hours each of those days (at least 6 hours total) and then one hour on Friday for recitation. Our 2020 Atlanta Bar Summer Law Interns will have substantial assignments each week, including daily reading and the annual Terrence Croft Essay Competition. We will also have a group project/activity that spans the duration of the program.
We are sad that our 2020 Internship Program will not include having students intern with our remarkable Hosts. The Host-Intern relationship is the most important and enduring part of the Internship Program. Trying to have an Internship Program where the students intern virtually/ remotely for their Hosts is something we thoroughly reviewed and considered, but it just involved too many hurdles due to the circumstances we are in.
Students Selected for the 2020 SLIP Law Academy
Below is a list of the Interns offered the opportunity to participate in the 2020 SLIP Law Academy.
If you wish to accept your spot, please send an email by 5 p.m. on Monday, June 1, 2020, confirming your acceptance to email@example.com. Failure to timely confirm your participation can lead to the loss of your spot. (It will also be professional if you will let us know by 5 p.m. on Monday, June 1, 2020, if you are declining your position in the 2020 SLIP Law Academy.)
We had well over 100 applicants for this year’s program. We regret we do not have more spots to offer this summer. We are hoping things will return to normal for our 2021 Atlanta Bar Association Summer Law Internship Program and we can have a larger class consistent with recent years.
We are looking forward to a great summer!
2020 Atlanta Bar Association Summer Law Interns
Thursday, April 23, 2020
Important Announcement Regarding 2020 Atlanta Bar Association Summer Law Internship Program—PLEASE READ
Greetings to all SLIP 28 Applicants:
We hope that you are all safe at home and finding creative ways to stay productive during this extraordinary time.
The Atlanta Bar Association remains fully committed to conducting the 2020 Summer Law Internship Program (SLIP 28) as long as we can do so safely and in a way that maintains the high standards of the program. As we continue to monitor COVID-19 developments and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, we have taken the step of adjusting the tentative schedule for the program with an eye towards maximizing the chances that SLIP 28 can go forward this year. The new tentative schedule for the 2020 Internship Program is as follows:
SLIP 28 Tentative Schedule
Applicant Interviews: Sunday, April 26, 2020 from 6:30-8:00pm
3 Mandatory Orientations: Dates to be set during the week of June 22, 2020
Intern Work Dates: June 29, 2020 - July 24, 2020 (Monday through Friday)
Mandatory Weekly Intern Meetings: Usually Wednesday nights from 5:30-7:30pm
You will see that the new tentative schedule includes four instead of six work weeks. You will only be paid if you begin your internship with your Host and be paid only for the time you work. Interns will be paid $1,400 if the program goes for the entire 4 weeks. If, for example, the program can only proceed for one work week, you will only be paid for one work week. Please understand that although we remain hopeful the program will go forward, despite everyone’s best efforts, we might not be able to have a program due to the current circumstances. Furthermore, even if the program does go forward, it might be canceled or suspended at any time.
For those selected to participate, this is an all-in program. It is important that you understand that if you give less than your best, do not follow the rules, fail to prepare for a meeting, do poorly on a progress test due to lack of effort, are disrespectful to a fellow Intern, fail to comply with the Dress Code, are unprofessional at your work assignment, fail to complete mandatory enrichment assignments (homework), or have anything less than a great attitude, you will be released from the Summer Law Internship Program. In addition, SLIP Interns are not allowed any second jobs, band practices, camps, education trips, sports practices or otherwise, that conflict with the internship. We do not approve requests to miss program dates except under the most dire or compelling circumstances.
Interviews this Sunday
This year, we will not conduct in-person interviews. Instead, this Sunday from 6:30-8:00pm, someone from our interview committee will reach out to each of you to conduct a telephonic, FaceTime, or Skype interview. Please be prepared, including being dressed professionally, to receive a phone call during those hours. We are very much looking forward to talking with each of you as the last step in the application process. If you decide that you no longer wish to be considered for the program, we completely understand and simply ask that you email us to let us know. Sarah.Arnold@nelsonmullins.com or (770) 547-8387
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Important Announcement regarding SLIP Applicant Interviews to Take Place Virtually on Sunday, April 26, 2020, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
We are delighted to receive your application for this year’s Atlanta Bar Association Summer Law Internship Program (SLIP28).
We are continuously monitoring updates relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, shelter-in-place orders, and school closures. We are going to do everything possible, with everything on the table, to host a 2020 Internship Program , but only if we can do so safely, responsibly, and consistent with our high standards. Our last option will be to cancel SLIP28.
Consistent with public health guidance and as previously announced, we will not host in-person interviews on Thursday, April 16, 2020, as originally scheduled. Instead, we will hold virtual interviews on the evening of Sunday, April 26, 2020, between 6:30 PM and 8:00 p.m.
Please take note of the following important information regarding virtual interviews:
- Returning Interns will not need to sit for an interview.
- Virtual interviews of all new applicants are a required part of the SLIP application process. If you do not participate in these interviews, your application will not be considered.
- Interviews will be held on Sunday, April 26, 2020, between 6:30 PM and 8:00 PM. If you have a conflict during such time, please notify Sarah Arnold at firstname.lastname@example.org or 770-547-8387 immediately.
- Each interview will last approximately 10 minutes . We will not, however, schedule individual interviews in advance. Therefore, you must be available for the entire block of time – from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM – until your interview is complete.
- Professional attire is required for this interview, as the interview will take place via a video call.
- We will be calling each applicant via Facetime (for those with iPhones) or other video-conferencing platform (for those who do not have an iPhone).
- If you do not have access to a cell phone that can access video call platforms, please notify Sarah Arnold at email@example.com or 770-547-8387 immediately so that we can make alternative arrangements.
Please contact the following individuals if you have additional questions. Again, thank you for applying to SLIP28! We look forward to meeting you soon.
Ms. Sarah ArnoldSLIP Program Director
Mr. S. Wade MaloneSLIP Co-Chair
Monday, March 16, 2020
Announcement Regarding Important Information for the 2020 Atlanta Bar Association Summer Law Internship Program
Announcement regarding Important Information for the 2020 Atlanta Bar Association Summer Law Internship Program
Updated Application Requirements and Submission Instructions
As of Monday, March 16, 2020
The safety of the Intern Program students is our top priority. Accordingly, we are closely monitoring statements and guidance from national and local health authorities regarding the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and related cases. We are also tracking school closures throughout the state, particularly in the metropolitan Atlanta area. As of the date of this message, our understanding is that most public, private, and charter schools will be closed until at least Tuesday, March 31, 2020.
We are going to do everything in our power to have the 2020 Atlanta Bar Association Summer Law Internship Program, SLIP28, go forward, if at all possible.
This announcement is to provide you with current information regarding the application process for the 2020 Atlanta Bar Association Summer Law Internship Program.
The current application deadline for the 2020 summer internship program is Thursday, March 26, 2020. To ensure that students who would like to apply to the internship program are not hindered by school closures, we have updated our application requirements and submission instructions.
Please carefully review and share the information provided below.
- Letters of Recommendation: Letters of recommendation are no longer mandatory for the 2020 internship application. If students submit recommendation letters, however, the selection committee will consider those letters. Additionally, students may submit letters that were previously used for other applications, such as scholarship applications and/or college applications.
- Transcripts: The submission deadline for transcripts will be extended. If your school is back in session, applicants must provide an unofficial transcript no later than Thursday, April 30, 2020. Transcripts must be submitted electronically to the application website, which is located here.
- Application Deadline: The application deadline will remain the same – Thursday, March 26, 2020. All applicants are expected to submit their completed applications by this date. With the exception of the two items noted above, all other application requirements and submission instructions remain the same. You can find detailed application requirements and instructions on our application website. The application website is located at the following link: https://www.cognitoforms.com/AtlantaBarAssociation/SLIP28OnlineApplication2.
To summarize, each application MUST include the following:
- Due Thursday, March 26, 2020
- A completed application (submitted electronically)
- A double-spaced typed essay of at least 600 words on the following topic: “What has been your greatest challenge in life and how have you addressed it?” (submitted electronically)
- Due Thursday April 30, 2020
- If you school is back in session, an unofficial transcript (submitted electronically)
The following application items are OPTIONAL:
- Due Thursday, March 26, 2020
- Letters of recommendation (no more than two)
We view in-person interviews as an important part of the Internship Program experience. That said, in-person interviews will not take place on April 16, 2020. Due to circumstances beyond everyone’s control, interviews of any form may not occur. If at all possible, interviews will be rescheduled to a later date and will occur either in-person or via audio/video-conferencing (such as FaceTime).
Please contact the following individuals if you have additional questions.
Ms. Sarah Arnold
SLIP Program Director
Mr. S. Wade Malone
Friday, February 14, 2020
And away we go!!
We are delighted to post the application for the 2020 Atlanta Bar Association Summer Law Internship Program for High School students. This will be our 28th straight summer to conduct the Summer Law Internship Program (SLIP 28).
Students who are members of the classes of 2020 and 2021 are eligible to apply. All application materials are due by Thursday, March 26, 2020.
Monday, August 26, 2019
Pertinent Information Regarding 2020 Atlanta Bar Association Summer Law Internship Program for High School Students
We are grateful for your interest in the 2020 Internship Program! This is a rigorous, all in program. Please note if you have any conflicts during the period of May 27, 2020 to July 17, 2020, you should not apply. We traditionally have significantly more applicants than available spots. Absences for study abroad programs, family reunions, sports competitions, graduation trips, long weekends and the like are not allowed. You are all in or you are not. Freshmen and Sophomores, Classes of 2022 and 2023, are ineligible to apply.
1. The Summer of 2020 will be the twenty-eighth (28th) straight Summer the Atlanta Bar Association will conduct its Summer Law Internship Program for High School Students. Applications will be available on or before February 14, 2020, on the Intern Program's website: www.abaslip.blogspot.com. Completed applications must be emailed or postmarked by Thursday, March 26, 2020. For additional information, please also see our Facebook page at: Atlanta Bar Association Summer Law Internship Program. In addition, our 2019 SLIP video may be viewed on YouTube at “SLIP 27.”
2. We so wish we had a spot for every applicant. Unfortunately, however, spots are limited. We hope to have 45 internships available in 2020. If you are not selected this year, we welcome you to apply next year. During the Summer Law Internship Program's first twenty-seven years over 775 paid Internships have been made available to Atlanta's youth.
3. The 2020 Summer Law Internship Program will run from May 27, 2020 to July 17, 2020. There will be four mandatory orientations tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, May 27; Friday, May 29; Monday, June 1; and Friday, June 5. The pay will be $1,950.00 (total) for the six weeks ($325.00 per week). If you Intern at a law firm or corporation you will be paid a stipend by your host. If you are a Public Intern, your internship is sponsored, and you will be paid a stipend by the Atlanta Bar Foundation.
4. This is a rigorous, all in program. In 1993, the Atlanta Bar Association designed the Summer Law Internship Program to achieve three goals:
(a) to provide a valuable work experience;
(b) to further the students' understanding of the law; and
(c) to provide a mentor relationship for the students.
5. Interns are not allowed to have any second jobs, band practices, sports practices or otherwise that conflict with or impact your Internship. (Every year we have prospective Interns request that they be allowed to miss mandatory Intern events due to conflicts, have different dates for their Internships, etc. The Intern Program dates are set. You are all in or you are not.)
6. Only students who are members of the classes of 2020 and 2021 are eligible to apply. Freshmen and Sophomores, Classes of 2022 and 2023, are ineligible to apply.
7. Each applicant will be required to participate in an in-person interview at the Atlanta Bar Association's office. We tentatively anticipate conducting interviews on Thursday, April 16, 2020. Please check the Intern website for possible changes. You are required to be appropriately attired (professional). More detailed information will be provided on the Intern Program's website (www.abaslip.blogspot.com.) As we will have a large number of students to interview, please bring something to occupy yourself while you wait, i.e. homework, a book, etc.!
8. Each year, we have a Kick-Off Breakfast at the beginning of the program for Interns and hosts. We expect the 2020 Kick-Off Breakfast will be on Friday, June 12, 2020, at 7:30 a.m.
9. If you have a conflict (i.e., study abroad, educational trips, sports competitions, leadership camps, etc.) during the period of May 27 – July 17, 2020, you should not apply.
10. At the end of the Intern Program, we have an Intern Appreciation Breakfast for the Interns and their families. The 2020 Intern Appreciation Breakfast has yet to be scheduled but is typically the last day of the program, projected to be Friday, July 17, 2020, at 7:30 a.m.
11. Potential interns who are graduating this coming Spring (Class of 2020) must schedule any college orientation so it does not conflict with the Intern Program.
12. We will have mandatory Weekly All Intern Meetings (AIM) during the Internship Program at 5:30 p.m. on dates to be determined. These AIMs are not optional and cannot be missed due to, for example, sports, games or practices, summer work outs, second jobs, babysitting, family birthdays, or the like. Usually, they are in the middle of the week, on Wednesday and run until 7:30 p.m. We will typically have a guest speaker each week. During our weekly meetings we will regularly have Progress Tests to assess your knowledge of what you are learning. Failure to be prepared for these AIMs and Progress Tests will subject you to being released from the Intern Program.
13. In addition to the important work component to this program, there is also an educational component. We will study topical legal issues. Interns will have written "Enrichment" each week during the program that should not take more than thirty minutes to an hour to complete. You are required to do your own work. In addition, Interns will be required to do a 750 word typed essay on a United States Supreme Court decision as part of the annual Terrence Croft Essay Competition.
14. If you are selected, you are required to be responsible, accountable and professional at all times and in everything you do.
15. We have had applicants from as far north as Forsyth County and as far south as Henry County. As the internships are primarily located inside the Perimeter, with a heavy concentration in Downtown and Midtown Atlanta, you may have a lengthy commute depending on where you live. The Internship Program does not reimburse commuting expenses.
16. There is a Dress and Grooming Code that will be required to be followed or you will be subject to being released from the Internship Program.
17. The Internship Program is not for every student. Over the years Interns have been released early from the Internship Program or are not invited to reapply for: not being prepared, not being on time, being unprofessional, wearing improper attire, and/or demonstrating a lack of maturity.
18. We will expect your best in everything you do, and you should demand no less of yourself.
19. If you give less than your best, do not follow the rules, fail to prepare for an Orientation or an AIM, perform unacceptably on a Progress Test, or find it more important to be on your phone, have anything less than a great attitude, or are rude or disrespectful to a fellow Intern, you will be released from the Summer Law Internship Program prior to its conclusion.
20. Students selected for the 2020 Intern Program will be posted on the website of the Atlanta Bar Association Summer Law Internship Program on Thursday, May 7 2020, by 8:00 p.m. (www.abaslip.blogspot.com.)