Thursday, March 5, 2015:
The Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers is proud to invite applications for its fourth annual Bar Study Scholarship. The goal of the scholarship is to promote the CFAWL mission, while helping the recipient during his/her study for the Florida Bar Exam. The scholarship is funded by the generous donations of CFAWL members and friends and by CFAWL fundraising efforts.
Eligibility Requirements – Applicants must meet the following criteria:
Completed applications must be postmarked by April 10, 2015.
Applications will be reviewed after the deadline and the recipient notified no later than May 1, 2015.
The recipient will be invited to attend the May 8, 2015, CFAWL luncheon in Orlando, where the recipient will be introduced.
CFAWL will award a $1,000 scholarship to the recipient. The award will be paid to the recipient after his/her law school graduation, in June of 2015.
See scholarship application here for mailing address and further information about how to apply.
Please join YLS for the launch of an exciting new program-the Millennials Altering the Profession (“MAP”) Think Tank. What is MAP? The MAP Think Tank is an event series that seeks to disrupt archaic traditions in the law by providing attorneys with an innovative platform to collaborate and share ideas aimed at refreshing the legal profession.
The MAP Think Tank event series is for any individual who wants to see the culture of the profession changed for the better. The first MAP event is ALT (or Alternative) JDs. This event will provide attendees with a safe space to consider and discuss, “What would I do, if I weren’t practicing law” and “What are some alternative uses for my law degree?” More information about the notable ALT JD-ers speaking at the event to follow.
When: April 9, 2015
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where:LAB Miami, 400 N.W. 26th Street, Miami, FL 33127
Please pre-register for the event today!
Where: Duffy’s Tavern 2108 SW 57th Avenue Miami, FL 33155
Tickets: $10.00 Member-Only Price for All Members who register and pay online by 2:00 PM the day of the event
$20.00 For All Non-Members and Members who pay at the door
Directions: See here.
Sponsored by Coral Gables Bar Association & Orange Legal.
This event is complimentary to all sitting Judges.
Duffy’s is a cash only establishment. ATM available on site.
If you are a person with a disability and may require accommodation to fully participate in this event, please contact the Coral Gables Bar Association President, Blake S. Sando, to request an accommodation at 305-350-5365 or by email.
The DISH® “Best in Class” eDiscovery Legal Research and Writing Competition encourages law students to develop a thorough understanding of the evolution and practice of Information Governance and Discovery in civil litigation. The competition is the only one of its kind designed to challenge law students to explore the evolving issues of document management, electronically stored information, and ever-expanding technology — along with their application to the law.
Eligibility: all law school students who (a) have obtained a baccalaureate degree or equivalent from an accredited institution and (b) are or will be enrolled in an ABA-accredited law program in the United States on the date of submission.
The submission deadline is April 13, 2015.
Additional contest information can be found on the contest website.
Themed “Stronger Together,” this conference will feature the following events:
Thursday, March 5, 2015 Ms. JD Honors, 5:30-8 PM, Madam Tussauds, San Francisco The Ms. JD Honors awards ceremony will honor the recipients of the 2015 Ms. JD Honors awards given to legal professionals who demonstrate passion for their careers and share that passion with other men and women. We encourage you to join us for this exclusive start to “Stronger Together,” where Ms. JD will present the first TIM (The Incredible Men) Initiative Award. Learn more about the 2015 honorees here. Ms. JD is proud to announce that Patricia Gillette will be the keynote speaker. Purchase your ticket for the awards ceremony online.
Friday, March 6, 2015 GEF Fundraiser, 6-7 AM, Bar Method, Downtown San Francisco Join Ms. JD’s Global Education Fund and Nicole Chiu-Wang of Ms. JD’s Board of Directors as we get Stronger Together at The Bar Method in downtown San Francisco. This is a great opportunity to share a unique experience with Ms. JD and to learn about and support Ms. JD’s international scholarship program. Space is limited to 20 attendees. Purchase tickets online.
Stronger Together Conference, 8 AM-6:30 PM, UC Hastings College of the Law The “Stronger Together” conference will continue on Friday, March 6, 2015 with all-day conference panels and a closing reception. Conference attendees will gain career insight from panels focusing on young trailblazers, the relationship between women’s initiatives and affinity groups, and the importance of and approaches to mentorship. In the afternoon, conference attendees will be able to choose from various break-out sessions that will provide step-by-step practical advice on how to apply for a grant, clerkship, or fellowship, how to write a business plan, and how to succeed as a private practice associate. For attorneys, Ms. JD is seeking CLE credit in California. Register online for the conference. For information on the conference panel speakers, click here.
Ms. JD is excited to announce the opening of a new conference feature, the Career Center. The Career Center is a center featuring exceptional businesses and organizations that provide services beneficial to Ms. JD’s community such as resume review services, career counseling, headhunting, etc. The Career Center will operate simultaneously with the morning and afternoon conference panels on Friday, March 6, 2015. To manage the number of attendees at the Career Center during conference panels, meetings with Career Center professionals will be scheduled in advance. Sessions will be at no charge for conference attendees, and attendees can schedule sessions with more than one Career Center organization. Learn more here.
AWARD: First place: $2,000 & Publication: The winning essay will be published in Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems, a Journal of the University of Iowa College of Law.
RULES & ELIGIBILITY: All students currently enrolled in a law or graduate degree program from any institution in the world are eligible.
DEADLINE: All mail entries must be postmarked no later than March 6, 2015. Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems must receive all electronically submitted essays by no later than 5:00 p.m. U.S. Central Standard Time on MARCH 6, 2015.
Mail Submissions To: Transnational Law and Contemporary Problems Trandafir International Business Writing Competition The University of Iowa College of Law, Boyd Law Building 185 University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242-1113.]]>
Wednesday, February 25, 2015:
The N.E. Florida Minority Mentoring Picnic will take place at Florida Coastal School of Law, 8787 Baypine Road, Jacksonville, FL. The date for the event is Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 12:00-4:00.
Students must secure a full-time (minimum 35-40 hours per week) placement for Summer 2015 working at least 10 weeks for a legal services organization.
Summer fellowships may take place anywhere in the United States (please click here for exceptions). The hiring organization must be a non-profit organization providing direct civil legal services to the poor. PLACEMENTS WITH PUBLIC DEFENDER OFFICES AND GOVERNMENT AGENCIES DO NOT QUALIFY.
EJA Fellowship recipients may receive additional grant money from other funding sources up to a maximum of $7,500 for the summer. If an EJA recipient receives additional funding from another source, EJA will reduce its grant accordingly. However, so that as many students as possible can receive some funding, there may be situations where EJA will reduce its grant further so that a student’s total funding from all sources could fall below the $7,500 maximum. Under these circumstances, the EJA grant will remain large enough to ensure that the student receives a total of no less than $6,000 from all sources.
Students are encouraged to apply for Work-Study funding, if available at their school. If a student with work-study funding receives an EJA Fellowship, Equal Justice America will pay the employer portion of the work-study grant. This enables EJA to fund more fellowships. Generally, students getting Work-Study receive a higher overall amount for the summer than EJA’s standard $4,000 grant. If the Work-Study total is less than $4,000, Equal Justice America will make up the difference. Students should note whether or not they are eligible for Work-Study in the cover letter of their application.
All applications must be postmarked no later than March 23, 2015. Awards will be announced by email on or around April 24, 2015. Please send your completed application to Equal Justice America at the address above.
For additional information, including how to apply and the FAQs, please visit the website.]]>