MaxFilings Scholarship Essay Contest

MaxFilings is offering a biannual collegiate scholarship opportunity in the amount of $1,000. To participate in the scholarship essay contest, applicant must answer the following question in 500 to 750 words: After college, do you plan to work for yourself or someone else? Why?

Eligibility requirements: 

  • Must be a U.S. resident or resident alien who is registered at a U.S. college or university.
  • Essays must be unique (not submitted elsewhere) and written by the scholarship application signator.
  • Only one submission per student will be considered.
The deadline for submission is: January 19, 2018 


Summer 2017 Volunteer Opportunity with LawHelpNY

LawHelpNY.org, a website designed to help low-income New Yorkers solve their legal problems, is looking for law student, law graduate and attorney volunteers to staff the LiveHelp chat service. Volunteers staff LiveHelp, an online, real-time chat service that directs users towards relevant self-help materials, legal services organizations and court information.

Volunteer Positions: 
LiveHelp is offered Monday through Friday from 9am to 9pm. 
Staffing is broken into four 3-hour shifts: 9am to 12pm, 12pm to 3pm, 3pm to 6pm, and 6pm to 9pm. 
*The evening shift (6-9pm) is currently fully staffed.

Volunteer are required to:
1. View a two-hour online training session and successfully complete a follow-up small group training and practice chat. 

2. View supplemental online trainings on the civil legal issues most frequently inquired about on LawHelpNY, such as family and housing law.

3. Commit to at least one weekly three-hour shift for a minimum of ten weeks. 

4. Volunteers are responsible for tracking their own time and reporting that to LawHelpNY. 

5. Complete an exit survey at the end of their service.

  • Due to the significant investment in training and administration for each volunteer, it is expected that volunteers will commit to at least 30 hours of service as a LiveHelp operator. 
  • Volunteers work from their own computer, in any location where they can reliably access the Internet.
Upon satisfactory completion of the requisite number of hours and the exit survey, LawHelpNY will complete any required paperwork necessary to satisfy the pro bono requirement of the New York State Bar or your respective law school.

To apply, complete the LiveHelp Volunteer Questionnaire and email your resume to 
LiveHelp Coordinator Michelle Born at mborn@nylawhelp.org

For further information, please contact LiveHelp Coordinator Michelle Born at mborn@nylawhelp.org or 212-760-2554, ext. 495. 


2017 Q3 Scholarship Contest: Nominate a Deserving Graduate

Participate in the 2017 Q3 Scholarship contest to nominate a deserving graduate to win a fully-sponsored place on the Global Vanguard Program in London, New York or Los Angeles. 

2. Enter your chosen participant's details in the online form
3. Tell us why your entrant deserves to win (up to 900 characters)

The CI Contest Jury will select three entries and each will be asked to make a 30-second video detailing why they are a deserving winner. 

We will post all three videos on our Facebook and Instagram channels, with the video with the most engagement (total likes and comments) winning a scholarship.


 All entries must be submitted by midnight on Friday, July 28th. 

* Nominees should be at least 18 years old and available to participate in Fall 2017 

To learn more about the program and to apply outside of the competition, visit:


Fall 2017 Global Vanguard Program

The Global Vanguard Program is an internship-based program which includes access to market-leading online classroom-based sessions and remote coaching and support.

Places are available in 12 cities globally:
London, Paris, New York, Boston, Washington D.C., Miami, Chicago, San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sydney or Hong Kong.

With internship placements in 9 industries:

Banking & Financial Services, Marketing, Advertising and PR, Consulting and Professional Services,  Technology and Engineering, Entertainment, Media and Journalism, Law and Politics, Art, Fashion & Design,  Charities, NFPs & NGOs, Start-Ups & Entrepreneurship. 

Application deadline: Friday, July 28th. 
To apply please visit: www.city-internships.com/apply
Places are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis so early application is advised.