You Can Still Register for The Art of Being Solo Free Online Conference

Statistics from the American Bar Association show that more and more attorneys — including recent law school graduates — are “putting out a shingle” and opening solo law practices. If you think you may be interested, think about registering for a free online conference called The Art of Being Solo: How to Have a Solo Law Practice You Love and Live the Life You Want.  It began on June 16, 2014 and registration is still open.

Click here to register today — registration will be open until the end of the conference on June 27, but the sooner you register the sooner you will have access to all the interviews with experts like Marc Garfinkle- author of Solo Contendere- How To Go From Law School Into The Practice Of Law Without Getting A Job; Robert Armstrong, co-author of The E-Myth Attorney, and Jeena Cho- the “anxious lawyer”, who encourages incorporating mindfulness and meditation into the practice of law.  Registration is free and you should not be asked to purchase anything. Click here to register.

Bidding for the 2014 Washington D.C. Interview Program (WDCIP) is Now Open and Concludes on July 3rd!


Bidding for the 2014 Washington D.C. Interview Program (WDCIP) is now open and will conclude on Thursday, July 3rd.  University of Miami School of Law students who pre-registered for this job fair received an email with bidding instructions this week.

All Miami law students interested in this job fair who did not pre-register should contact Diane Quick of the CDO to receive the information and be added to the WDCIP mailing list.

Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship Application is Available! Application Deadline is Coming Up on June 10, 2014!

Baker Donelson is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where the individual differences among us are understood, respected, appreciated and recognized as sources of strength of the Firm. These qualities enrich the environment in which we work. With this in mind, Baker Donelson will again award three scholarships to diverse law students who will complete their first year of law school by June 2014.

Recipients will be awarded a six-week, salaried 2L Summer Associate position for the summer of 2015 in one of the Firm’s offices.  Additionally, each recipient will be awarded $10,000 which will be paid prior to the student’s third year of law school to help defray the cost of law school tuition and related expenses.

For complete eligibility criteria, instructions, and to apply for the Scholarship Program please visit the website

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Helen Beasley.


The Weil Diversity Fellowship For 2L Law School Students

The Weil 2L Diversity Fellowship is available to students who are enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school and intend to practice law in a major city of the United States in which Weil has an office.  Eligible students must have successfully completed their first year of a full-time JD program, with an expected graduation date of spring 2016, and may not be the recipient Weil’s 1L Diversity award or a similar 2L scholarship award from another law firm.

Weil will be accepting applications from potential Fellowship candidates from June 1, 2014 through July 15, 2014. An internal selection panel will evaluate all applications, considering such factors as overall commitment to diversity, work experience and academic achievement. Finalists will also be interviewed for the Fellowship after applications are submitted. The winner(s) will be announced in September 2014.

Weil 2L Diversity Fellows will receive a gift of a $10,000 non-renewable scholarship for their third year of law school (2015-2016), which is contingent upon accepting an offer of summer employment at Weil. The Firm expects to award up to two scholarships for the 2015-2016 law school year.

The Weil 2L Diversity Scholars Program application is available to apply online for students interested in applying for the 2L Fellowship. The application process is open to all law school students who fulfill the fellowship’s eligibility requirements.


To be considered for the Weil 2L Diversity Fellowship Program, please click here to complete and submit an online application.

Your completed online application package must include the following items:

  • Resume
  • Unofficial or Official Law School Transcript
  • Personal Statement (no more than two (2) pages, double spaced)

Please note, while a law school transcript is required, some schools will not release first year grades by the application deadline.  Please include the grades you have at the time of submission; you may update your online application by following the link you will receive in a confirmation email upon submission.

It is not necessary to apply to the summer associate program separately; this completed application denotes consideration for the entire summer program/scholarship package.  In your personal statement, please discuss how you will contribute to diversity in the legal profession generally, including (to the extent applicable) such factors as:

  • Ability and commitment to contribute to the diversity objectives of global law firms
  • Life experiences that have shaped your values and that provide you with a unique perspective, including any obstacles or challenges you overcame in choosing or pursuing law as a profession
  • Academic and/or leadership achievements
  • Desire to practice in a global law firm environment

To view website, click here.

Quarles & Brady LLP Seeks an Entry-Level Health Law Associate for Madison or Milwaukee Office

Quarles & Brady LLP seeks an entry-level health law associate to join their growing, dynamic national Health Law practice in either their Madison or Milwaukee office, focusing on health care regulatory compliance for providers, including hospitals, long term care facilities, pharmacies and physician groups.

The candidate must have a very strong academic record paired with the skills, enthusiasm and commitment to participate in this busy active group and to become a partner at this firm.

Qualified applicants should submit cover letter, resume, law school transcript and a writing sample online.


Heritage Health and Housing, Inc. Fellowship

Please see below for the Fellowship Opportunity with a 501(c)(3).

Position Type:   Fellowships (3 months to 1 year, Pro Bono Opportunities)

Employer:           Heritage Health and Housing (New York, NY)

Contact:               Adam Herbst

Job Title:             Legal Fellow


Heritage Health and Housing is offering an unpaid legal fellowship opportunity as a way for recent law graduates to work and assist the Non-Profit’s in-house legal department. The fellow(s) will be working directly with the General Counsel and may work on certain projects including any of the following:

1. Assisting the General Counsel organize a database and legal filing system for the housing and real estate leases,

2. Writing memo’s and preparing materials for the General Counsel on miscellaneous organizational corporate and certain contract matters,

3. Contract due diligence and preparation, and

4. Miscellaneous review and legal assistance

Heritage Health and Housing, Inc. is a non-profit 501 c(3) organization that provides enriched housing, counseling, education, employment and support to individuals in the community who have special needs, including the mentally disabled, substance abusers, persons living with HIV/AIDS, recently released ex-offenders, the homeless and seniors. They also provide needed overall community services including food services, community development and youth programs. Heritage Health and Housing maintains a Federally Qualified Health Center that provides comprehensive medical and dental services to our community regardless of ability to pay. Their mission is to continue to expand and improve the efforts of their Board, staff and consumers to serve our neighborhoods using whatever resources are available to fill gaps in needed programs, to enhance community and individual empowerment and to continue to help everyone reach the greatest potential of which he or she is capable.

Heritage Health and Housing’s vision is a community of mutual respect, support and healing, where everyone, regardless of race, nationality, culture, physical or mental capacity, age, sex or sexual orientation, ideology or wealth, works together to promote the good of all through the sustenance of the most needy.

For additional information about Heritage Health and Housing, visit the website.

How to Apply:

Please email a cover letter and resume to Adam Herbst. Please indicate what you are applying for in your cover letter.

Apply as soon as possible for the fellowship.


Join HOPE for a Happy Hour at Fado Irish Pub & Restaurant on June 11, 2014!

Join HOPE for a Happy Hour at Fado Irish Pub & Restaurant and connect with dedicated alumni and community partners dedicated to public interest and pro bono advocacy.

DATE:   Wednesday, June 11, 2014

TIME:      6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Fado Irish Pub & Restaurant
900 S. Miami Avenue, Suite 200
Miami, FL 33130

Students are $15. Guests: $25. Two drink tickets and hors d’oeuvres provided.

Can’t make it? Help us to continue to support Summer Public Interest Opportunities. (Be sure to select OTHER in the drop down menu and enter “HOPE Fellowships” so we can make sure students are given the opportunity to engage in public interest.)

Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. Third Annual Legal Eagles Closing Argument Competition

This one-day competition is open to all associates who practice in the 11th Judicial Circuit and have been admitted to the Florida Bar for less than seven years. Competitors will be judged by panels that include sitting judges and experienced practicing lawyers.

Competitors will receive facts and materials on June 12 at an invitation-only Competition Launch Party for judges, competitors and sponsors hosted by Bilzin Sumberg. The winner will be presented with the rotating trophy, contributed by Bilzin Sumberg, and maintain bragging rights to the title: “Best Closer in the County” along with published recognition.

The entry fee is $150 per competitor, with a $25 discount per competitor if three competitors from the same firm participate. Registration may be completed online.

The event information is as follows:

Co-Chairs:           David Gersten and Jane Muir

Date:                     Saturday, June 14, 2014

Time:                    8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Location:             University of Miami School of Law

Proceeds from the competition will benefit the Gwen S. Cherry and H.T. Smith Law Student Fellowships at Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc.

If students would like to volunteer, they should go to the website to sign up.  Volunteers will gain free access to the event and will have a chance to mingle with judges and attorneys throughout the day.




Law Student Passes for Upcoming Seminar From Sterling Education Services, Inc. on Landlord-Tenant Law

Sterling Educational Services, Inc. (Sterling) would like to offer 5 law students free scholarship-passes to an upcoming seminar as an introduction to their company. Sterling is a non-profit continuing education company that conducts seminars across the nation. Please visit us online for information on our company.

They are holding a Landlord-Tenant Law:  How to Prosper in the New Market seminar in Tampa, Florida on July 8, 2014  and would like to offer 5 law students free scholarship-passes to this seminar. The students get a day-long overview of a particular aspect of the law, a seminar manual and an opportunity to network with practicing attorneys.

Students who wish to register can call 715-855-0495 or register online. Only current law students may take advantage of these passes and MUST provide their student id number or other proof of enrollment in order to register. All students must be pre-registered; no walk-ins will be allowed.


The SEAFWA 2014 Wildlife Conservation Law Writing Contest



The winning paper will be published in the proceedings of the 68th Annual SEAFWA Conference at the Hilton Sandestin Golf & Resort Spa, Destin, Florida from October 19-22, 2014. The winner will receive up to $1,500 to help defray travel expenses to attend the conference and present the paper.

Participants may select their own topic relating to Wildlife Conservation Law or choose from any of the following topics:

  • Constitutional Issues Relating to State Regulation of Hunting and Fishing
  • Recent Criminal Law Issues Related to Regulation of Hunting and Fishing
  • State Sovereign Immunity or Liability for Damages Caused by Wildlife
  • Native American fishing and hinting rights/privileges, including jurisdictional issues involving enforcement of State wildlife regulations against Indian Tribal members
  • Issues of Fish and Wildlife Regulation Arising Under the Endangered Species Act, Migratory Bird Treaty Act, Lacey Act or other Federal Law

Papers will be judged by a panel of members of the SEAFWA Legal Committee based on: (1) substantive content (double spaced, 25-page limit); (2) clarity; and (3) style.

Students who attend an ABA-accredited law school in a SEAFWA state or who are legal residents of a SEAFWA state **are eligible. Submit paper no later than August 1, 2014 to:

Harold “Bud” Vielhauer, General Counsel
620 S. Meridian St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399 

*The Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies is an organization whose members are the state agencies primarily responsible for the management and protection of fish and wildlife resources in the 15 southeastern states, plus Puerto Rico and the U.S Virgin Islands. Member states are: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia. The Legal Committee is composed of attorneys representing those members.

For more information on SEAFWA and the annual conference, see the website.

**Contestants must include the name of their attending law school and their state of residency.