Veterans' Legal Career Fair

  • Veterans/Military
  • Pro Bono

Veterans' Legal Career Fair

The Third Annual Veterans’ Legal Career Fair will take place on May 5-6, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Launched by Orrick in 2015, the VLCF is still the only legal career fair devoted exclusively to veterans 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.

In the past two years, this event has attracted more than 40 employers, including 24 leading law firms and legal departments of leading corporations like Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, Citi, Bank of America, American Express, PwC and Prudential. The VLCF has also attracted nearly 150 candidates representing a wide range of experience levels and backgrounds. 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:
Tiffany Wood or Marissa Chepenik
Veterans’ Legal Career Fair
Project Managers