Second Annual Veterans' Legal Career Fair Planned for April 2016

November.11.2015

Orrick is pleased to announce that the 2nd Annual Veterans’ Legal Career Fair will take place on April 29-30, 2016 in Washington, D.C. This event—the only one of its kind in the United States—provides a unique opportunity for legal employers to interview lawyers who are veterans or active-duty service members preparing for a transition out of the military. Spouses of active members and veterans are also invited to participate. It will build on the inaugural event in 2015, which was an overwhelming success.

“The Veterans’ Legal Career Fair was one of the highlights of 2015 for us. Everyone who participated left inspired by the candidates, their experiences and unique skills, and this one-of-a-kind opportunity to actively support our servicemen and women,” said Orrick Chairman Mitch Zuklie. “We are grateful to our founding sponsors and to the 45 legal employers who came out to support this mission in 2015, and look forward to growing the event in 2016.” 
 
The first-ever Veterans’ Legal Career Fair, held last May, drew 150 candidates from around the world and 45 employers, including two dozen leading law firms as well as representatives of legal departments at major companies. Founding sponsors, who are all returning next year, include Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, American Lawyer Media, The American Legion, D.C. Diverse Partners Network, and Shearman & Sterling. 
 
This year’s event will feature panel presentations, a networking reception and a full day of one-on-one interviews. Candidates will be able to submit resumes online, review postings and identify positions of interest, while employers will be able to identify candidates and schedule interviews in advance.
 
Employer registration opens on December 1, 2015, and candidate registration opens on January 4, 2016. For more information, please visit www.veteranslegalcareerfair.com or contact us at [email protected]