The Hamilton County Law Library is embarking on an ambitious new project with the Cincinnati Bar Association's Legal Research & Information Resources Committee, the University of Cincinnati College of Law and Northern Kentucky University’s Chase College of Law to help students bridge the gap between law school and professional legal practice. On May 10, students from both schools will converge on the Hamilton County Courthouse for a “Practical Skills Bootcamp”, covering everything from how to file documents with the Clerk of Courts to researching skills post-law school.

Students will begin with a tour of the Courthouse, with detailed stops in the Clerk’s Office as well as areas not open to the public. They will then continue to the Hamilton County Law Library for lunch and a panel presentation with librarians from both universities, the Law Library and Keating, Meuthing & Klekamp. After the presentation, students will have a one-on-one question and answer session with Hamilton County Municipal Court Judge Joshua Berkowitz.

Even if the students never step foot in the Courthouse again, the event promises to offer invaluable insights and knowledge into the legal profession as a whole and is sure to help them on their way to success in this noble profession.

Interested students can sign up here. A similar event will be held in the fall for fall associates and recent graduates.