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Articles and tips on professional development issues in the legal profession.

FAWL Speed Mentoring Event

Miami-Dade FAWL Presents Speed Mentoring Who: All students (male and female) interested in participating in a mentoring program. What: The mentoring program pairs practicing attorneys and judges in the South Florida legal community with law student mentees. How: Modeled after “Speed Dating,” at the initial event, prospective mentors and mentees each will speak for five […]

This Week at the CDO (Week of September 22, 2014)

Tuesday, September 23, 2014: International LL.M. Career Development Luncheon, Training/Workshop – 12:30 p.m. – 1:50 p.m., Room F-109 Friday, September 25, 2014: Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program Information Session (Lecture/Panel Discussion) – 12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m., Room A-110

Career Development Event with the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section (RPPTL) of the FL Bar

The Career Counseling Committee of the Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar will be conducting mock interviews in the afternoon of Saturday, August 2 at The Breakers, in Palm Beach.   Its purpose is to give law students the opportunity to meet with members of the RPPTL section of the Florida […]

Attend “Balancing Life and Law” With Attorney Joan Valdes on Tuesday, April 1, 2014!

Attorney Joan Valdes will be on campus on Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 to speak about work/life balance. Ms. Valdes will share her story and provide advice on how to balance life and the practice of law. The presentation will be held in the Faculty Meeting Room in the Law Library, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 […]

This Week at the CDO (Week of March 3, 2014)

This Week at the CDO (Week of March 3, 2014): Informational Career Fair – 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., Bricks. Attorneys from firms, government agencies, public interest organizations and corporations visit campus to speak with students about their legal careers. During the event, students have the opportunity to ask the attorneys questions about their career […]

This Week at the CDO (Week of January 27, 2014)

Monday, January 27, 2014:  Opportunities With the Federal Government – 12:30 p.m., Room F-309  Tuesday, January 28, 2014: 1L CDO Workshop – 12:30 p.m., Room F-309  Job Opportunities With the State Department – 5:00 p.m., Faculty Meeting Room POP Information Session – 12:30 pm. – 1:50 p.m., Room F-209  Wednesday, January 29, 2014: 1L CDO […]

Attend the “How To Dress Like A Lawyer” Luncheon on November 4th!

Presented  by the Miami Law American Bar Association, Brooks Brothers and the Career Development Office, “How To Dress Like A Lawyer” is a luncheon where Brooks Brothers will be coming onto campus to give students a wardrobe seminar concerning how to dress in different business and professional situations. Brooks Brothers will help you with attire […]

This Week at the CDO (Week of September 2, 2013)

Tuesday, September 3: 11th Judicial Circuit Internship Program Orientation Meeting – 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Room A-110 Wednesday, September 4:  Mock Interview Program – Phase II  Thursday, September 5:  Mock Interview Program –  Phase II  Friday, September 6:  Mock Interview Program –  Phase II

Read “10 Things Every Summer Associate Needs to Know” on The Careerist

Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook, has dominated recent conversations with her book “Lean In—Women, Work, and the Will to Lead.” It is interesting to note how many of Sandberg’s “lessons” apply to lawyers generally (both men and women) and to summer associates specifically. This article in the Careerist gives the 10 essential tips from […]

The Careerist: “Summer Associate Tips—How to Work the Lunch and Cocktail Party” By Eve Birnbaum

Law firm consultant Eve Birnbaum is a former corporate partner at Winston & Strawn, and was also  the legal director of the corporate practice at Proskauer Rose and global director of legal recruiting at Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy. Ms. Birnbaum has written an article in The Careerist titled “How to Work the Lunch and Cocktail […]