Jenner & Block

American Bar Association - Judicial Intern Opportunity Program Orientation

Partner Lorelie S. Masters and Associate Julia K. Martinez will speak at the American Bar Association's Judicial Intern Opportunity Program Orientation to be held at Jenner & Block's Washington, D.C. office on June 2.  Partner Jessie K. Liu serves as Co-Chair of the Judicial Intern Opportunity Program.  Ms. Masters will discuss "The Value of Networking" and Ms. Martinez will provide attendees an introduction to "Pro Bono and Doing Work that Matters."  Ms. Martinez clerked for Judge Sidney Thomas on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals after completing law school.  The ABA's Judicial Intern Opportunity Program is a full-time, six-week minimum, summer internship program open to all first- or second-year minority and/or financially disadvantaged law students who want to do legal research and writing for state or federal judges in participating cities. The program's mission is to provide opportunities to students that are traditionally underrepresented in the profession including students with disabilities, students who are financially disadvantaged and students who identify themselves as gay, bisexual, lesbian and transgendered.  Judges participating in the program are from Illinois; Texas; Miami, FL; Phoenix, AZ; Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA; Philadelphia, PA; and Washington DC. 

Ms. Masters is a partner in Jenner & Block’s Washington, DC office.  She is a member of the Firm’s Litigation Department and Climate and Clean Technology Law and Insurance Litigation and Counseling Practices.  Prior to joining Jenner & Block, Ms. Masters spent 17 years at Anderson Kill & Olick, L.L.P., in its nationally recognized insurance coverage group.  Since 1983, she has advised and represented companies and individuals seeking to enforce insurance coverage under general liability, directors & officers, first-party property, health, and other types of insurance.

Ms. Liu is a partner in the Firm’s Litigation Department.  She is a member of the White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice.  Ms. Liu returned to Jenner & Block after more than six years with the U.S. Department of Justice.  Most recently, she served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Rights Division.  In this capacity, she supervised the Division’s Appellate, Employment Litigation, and Housing and Civil Enforcement Sections, and oversaw the Department of Justice’s enforcement of a wide variety of anti-discrimination statutes.

Ms. Martinez is an associate in Jenner & Block’s Washington, DC office.  She is a member of the Firm’s Litigation Department.  Ms. Martinez graduated, with honors, from Stanford University in 2004, receiving a B.A. in Public Policy.  She earned her J.D. from Yale Law School in 2007.  During law school, Ms. Martinez received the John Fletcher Caskey Prize for first place in the Thomas Swan Barristers’ Union Competition and the Potter Stewart Prize for best overall team in the Thurman Arnold Moot Court Competition.  She was also an editor for the Yale Law & Policy Review.  Ms. Martinez clerked for Judge Sidney Thomas on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals after completing law school.

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