May 11, 2009
ASPIRE: LexisNexis Does Something to Help Law School Grads Whose Law Firm Employment Has Been Deferred
LexisNexis is offering a very accommodating program, ASPIRE, for law school grads who have accepted Associate positions at law firms, but 1) are experiencing a deferred fall 2009 start date, and 2) are taking on public interest work during their deferral period. The LexisNexis’ ASPIRE Program offers:
Free access to a LexisNexis menu consisting of federal and state case-law, codes, regulations and law reviews.
The Martindale-Hubbell Career Center which provides access to non-profit interest and pro-bono job opportunities.
Online training and materials to be better equipped for public interest work.
Non-profit companies can post job opportunities for free on the site.
Robert Romeo, SVP & GM Research & Litigation Solutions of LexisNexis, was kind enough to answer the following questions I had about the program.
Q. What's the duration; how long will participants have access to resources under this program?
A. As part of the registration process we are asking for fall associates to provide us with the expected dates that they will be engaged in their public interest position.
Q. If no specific period, how will LexisNexis know when to stop access; case-by-case...?
A. Law firms have announced varying lengths of deferral periods, in some cases up to 12 months from the originally intended start date. We will be as accommodating as possible to fully support these graduates during the course of their deferral period.
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