In partnership with Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C., USLAW NETWORK hosted a recruiting forum in late September. Nearly 60 second- and third-year law students participated in the event, meeting with 16 USLAW member firms and lawyers from throughout the US. During the half-day forum, JSH partner and long-time member of USLAW J. Gary Linder participated in the recruiting event and met with eight exceptional law students.

“It was an honor to visit the school and meet these exceptional law students, especially those who hope to make Arizona their home after graduation,” said Linder. “On behalf of JSH, I amproud to have participated in USLAW’s first-ever recruiting forum, and look forward to expanding our recruiting efforts with opportunities such as this.”

Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university comprising 13 schools and colleges. For more than 140 years, the Howard University School of Law has served as an advocate for social justice and as an architect of social change. It has produced more than 4,000 social engineers including the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, noted legislators, civil rights attorneys, mayors and public officials across the United States. In 2012, the Law School was ranked among the top 20 public service schools by National Jurist magazine. Learn more at

“We had an incredible response from both member firms and Howard University School of Law students for our inaugural recruiting forum,” said Noble F. Allen of Hinckley Allenin Hartford, Connecticut, and chair of USLAW’s Diversity Council. “The law students at Howard University were disciplined, motivated, talented and extremely well prepared for the interviews. We are excited about this inaugural forum and are very appreciative to Howard for providing USLAW with the opportunity to interview these very talented students. It is our hope that the lawyers who conducted the Howard campus interviews will recommend several office call-back interviews which could lead to job offers for some of these exceptional students.”

USLAW NETWORK is an international organization of law firms dedicated to improving client service. Membership includes more than 100 independent, defense-based law firms with nearly 6,000 attorneys covering the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa. All firms have substantial trial experience, and provide legal representation to major corporations, captive insurance companies, and large and small businesses across the US.

Jones, Skelton & Hochuli is proud to be the only Arizona firm that is a member of USLAW. As a USLAW member firm, our clients enjoy the products and services offered by USLAW, including substantive educational resources such as jurisdictional updates, compendiums of law, magazines, podcasts, webinars, and mobile apps. Learn more at