New Judicial Clerkship Opportunities Available!

Eleventh Judicial Circuit (Miami-Dade County) Trial Court Law Clerk

Accepting applications from May 2011 graduates who will sit for the July FL bar exam and alumni who are current members of the FL Bar.  Deadline to apply is July 22nd.  For additional information, please visit the Eleventh Circuit website.  This is a permanent, full time position. 

Seventeenth Judicial Circuit (Broward County) Trial Court Law Clerk

Accepting applications from May 2011 graduates who will sit for the July FL bar exam and alumni who are current members of the FL Bar.  Deadline to apply is July 15th.  For additional information, please visit the Seventeenth Circuit website.  This is a permanent, full time position.

Fifteenth Judicial Circuit (Palm Beach County) Trial Court Law Clerk

Accepting applications from May 2011 graduates who will sit for the July FL bar exam and alumni who are current members of the FL Bar.  Deadline to apply is July 18th.  For additional information, please visit the Fifteenth Circuit website. This is a full time position for a term of two years, commencing in August 2011or November 2011. 

Florida First District Court of Appeals (Tallahassee) Staff Attorney Position, Worker’s Compensation Unit

Accepting applications from May 2011 graduates who will sit for the July FL bar exam and alumni who are current members of the FL Bar.  For additional information, please visit First DCA website.  This is a permanent, full time position commencing in August 2011.

The Florida Bar’s Business Law Section & the Dade County Bar Association’s Business Law Committee Present: Demystifying the Securities Laws: A Practitioners Approach to Getting the Deal Done, Part 7-A

The Florida Bar’s Business Law Section and the Dade County Bar Association’s Business Law Committee present “Demystifying the Securities Laws: A Practitioners Approach to Getting the Deal Done,” Part 7-A. This event will be held on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 from 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. The 1.0 hour Florida CLE will be presented by Alan H. Aronson of Akerman Senterfitt. You may attend this event either in person or by telephone conferencing.

For those attending in person, the session will be held at:

Akerman Senterfitt
One SE Third Avenue
Miami, Florida 33131

Dial-in instructions will be e-mailed to all telephone participants. Please mute your line for the duration of the call, unless you wish to speak or ask a question.

Lunch will be served to those that RSVP in advance courtesy of LexisNexis.

Law students are encouraged to participate in this event.

Space is limited. Please RSVP (and indicate whether participating in person or telephonically) to Alan Aronson by July 22, 2011.

New Information About State Court Clerkships

The Vermont Guide to State Court Judicial Clerkships is very helpful for researching state courts outside Florida.  You can access the guide at their website. The username and password recently changed. To receive the new username and password, please contact your Career Development Office advisor.  

Also, the NALP guide entitled “Insight and Inside Information for Select State Court Clerkships” is a great supplement to the Vermont Guide.

The Just the Beginning Foundation (“JTBF”) “Share the Wealth Law Clerk Program”

The Just the Beginning Foundation (“JTBF”) is an organization dedicated to fostering racial diversity among law clerks serving in the federal and state judiciary.  The program offers opportunities for externships with federal judges, as well as interview opportunities with federal judges for post-graduate clerkships. 

The JTBF Share the Wealth Law Clerk Program is a special opportunity to be considered for six federal district court clerkships in one interview.  The program is aimed at encouraging more minorities to apply for federal judicial clerkships. The participating judges accept and consider law clerk applicants of all backgrounds, and this opportunity is merely an effort in addition to, not in lieu of, traditional application channels.  If you are interested in being considered for a JTBF Share the Wealth Clerkship Program interview, your application must be received by September 7, 2011. For further information regarding the JTBF Externship and Share the Wealth Law Clerkship Programs, please visit the website.

Digital Risk, LLC is Seeking Law Students and Attorneys to Assist With Large Project This Summer

Digital Risk, LLC serves customers in the banking and securities industry by providing risk management and risk mitigation services. Their main office is located in Maitland Florida. 

Digital Risk is working on a large, time-sensitive project for a major client and is interested in hiring temporary attorneys and law students to work on the project.  In order to qualify for consideration, candidates must be available beginning on July 18 through August 20.  The location will be either in Maitland or via remote access (if temporary employee is not living in Florida).

Please contact Challis M. McCurry at your earliest convenience to discuss the possibility of your consideration to work on this project. For information regarding the company, please visit their website.

Attend Fried Frank’s Premiere Annual City-Wide LGBT Diversity Reception – The Michael Diehl Civil Rights Forum!

Fried Frank is hosting the 2011 Michael R. Diehl Civil Rights Forum in the New York metropolitan and tri-state area this summer. This is a behind-the-scenes look at the groundbreaking push for marriage equality legislation.

Guest speakers:

  • Alphonso David, Deputy Secretary for Civil Rights, Administration of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo; and
  • Brian Ellner, Senior Strategist, Campaign for New York Marriage at Human Rights Campaign

This event is being held on Monday, July 25, 2011 at Apella, 450 East 29th Street, 2nd Floor, New York City:

6:30 – 8:30 PM: Cocktails and Hors D’oeuvres

7:00 PM: Remarks

Click here to RSVP.

Fall Recruiting is Here!

The Career Development Office (“CDO”) would like to announce the start of Fall Recruiting 2011.  Fall Recruiting 2011 is a collection of programs coordinated by the CDO for employers interested in interviewing University of Miami law students for summer and post-graduate positions. These programs include the Fall On Campus Interview (“OCI”) Program, Resume Referral and Direct Contact Program, Fall Externship Program and Spring Externship Program. At different points throughout the summer and fall semester, students will have opportunities to apply for positions with a wide variety of employers participating in one or more of these programs.

Bidding is currently underway for the first phase of the Fall 2011 OCI Program and for the Fall Resume Referral and Direct Contact Program.  All returning students should have received detailed information about Fall Recruiting 2011 via email.  If you did not receive this information, please contact your CDO advisor or call the CDO at (305) 284-2668 and ask to speak to an advisor.

The 2011 Tri-State Diversity Recruiting Program

The 2011 Tri-State Diversity Recruiting Program will be held on August 19-20 in Covington, KY at the Embassy Suites Hotel. First held in 2005, the Tri-State Diversity Recruiting Program is the region’s premier diversity law student recruiting program. The program provides the opportunity for second and third-year law students to interview with law firms and corporations in the Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana region. This format gives students and employers the opportunity to network and interview.

The Tri-State Diversity Recruiting Program  was created as a result of the Gratz v. Bollinger and the Grutter v. Bollinger decisions, which declared that universities could no longer promote or favor one student group over another. This decision has been interpreted by law schools as prohibiting them from sponsoring minority recruitment programs as they have in the past. 

Greenebaum Doll & McDonald recognized the need for such a program and began sponsoring the event in 2005 after the University of Cincinnati declared they were no longer able to support the Minority Access Program they held on an annual basis. As a result, the Tri-State Diversity Recruiting Program was created to fill a void left by the Minority Access Program. This event connects employers with this highly sought after demographic.

“As a former participant in the University of Cincinnati’s Minority Access Program, Greenebaum recognized the need to continue such a worthy event,” stated Jeffrey A. McKenzie, former Tri-State Diversity Program Chair and Greenebaum Chairman and CEO. “The program is a wonderful opportunity for both employers and students.”

For more information contact Kim Spurlock at 502.587.3586 or email the organization.

The Florida Bar’s Business Law Section and the Dade County Bar Association’s Business Law Committee Present: Five Simple Systems to Boost Your Productivity, Improve Your Client Relationships, and Save at Least an Hour a Day

The Florida Bar’s Business Law Section and the Dade County Bar Association’s Business Law Committee present “Five Simple Systems to Boost Your Productivity, Improve Your Client Relationships, and Save at Least an Hour a Day.” This event will be held on Monday, July 18, 2011 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. The 1.0 hour Florida CLE will be presented by David V. Lorenzo, Chairman and Founder of Rainmaker Lawyer Consulting. You may attend this event by telephone conferencing only. Dial-in instructions will be e-mailed to all telephone participants one day prior to the course. Please mute your line for the duration of the call, unless you wish to speak or ask a question.

Law students are encouraged to participate in this event.

Space is limited. Please RSVP to Alan Aronson  by July 11, 2011.

Interested in Project-Based Public Interest Fellowships?

NALP, in partnership with the Washington Council of Lawyers, is hosting a program to offer best practices on the project-based fellowship application process. For those of you who are based in the Washington, DC area this summer, here are the details. 

Interested in project-based public interest fellowships, like those funded by Equal Justice Works and the Skadden Foundation?  NALP and the Washington Council of Lawyers are pleased to present “The Pathway to Postgraduate Public Interest Legal Fellowships” on Tuesday, July 14th, from 6:00-8:30 p.m. at the Washington, DC offices of Akin Gump. 

The event will double as a happy hour, offering networking opportunities and a chance for public-interest minded law students in the nation’s capital to meet like-minded peers.

The formal portion of the program will be led by a distinguished panel, the members of which all have extensive experience with the fellowship proposal process:

  • Lauren Dubin, Director for Public Interest and Government Careers, Georgetown University Law Center (Moderator)
  • Patty Mullahy Fugere, Executive Director, Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless
  • Jennifer Tschirch, Senior Program Manager for Fellowships, Equal Justice Works
  • Kati Daffan, Staff Attorney, Federal Trade Commission (and former Skadden Fellow)

To register, go to the website.  Cant’ make it?  Don’t worry.  PSLawNet has dozens of public interest fellowship listings and a resource page for prospective applicants (including this tip sheet for project-based fellowship proposals).