CONNECTING DIVERSE LAW STUDENTS WITH LAWYERS, LAW FIRMS, CORPORATE COUNSEL, JUDGES, ASSOCIATIONS & THE LEGAL COMMUNITY
BRING THE FAMILY AND JOIN US FOR A FULL DAY OF FUN!!
MAY 9th, 2015 – ALL DAY
3 CLE applied for
Crandon Park Tennis Center – Key Biscayne
A SPORTING EVENT FIRST AND FOREMOST: The 2015 Diversity & Inclusion Sports Classic will include tennis and golf tournaments. The USTA will once again run the tennis tournament, which will follow a team tennis round robin format so that during the day players can compete with nearly every other player out on the courts. The number of tennis players has been limited to 72, divided into 12 teams of six. Teams will be strategically organized in a ways that account for players’ skill levels, but also group people in different spheres of the legal community to facilitate networking – for example, a team may consist of a judge, law student, in-house counsel, law firm lawyer, government lawyer, member of academia or third-party legal vendor. Golf teams will be organized in the same way. The golf tournament will follow a shotgun start. It is open to 88 players that will be divided in 22 teams of four.
CAREFREE NETWORKING: Team sports facilitate camaraderie among team members and focused, friendly competition with opponents. In this environment, there is no self-awareness, awkwardness or boring conversations while networking. You will make true connections with other legal professionals without even thinking about it. This is an ideal networking environment for everyone – particularly people who are still learning how to network or who generally don’t enjoy doing so.
FUN FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS, AND GREAT FOOD: What are sporting events without the excitement of spectators? Besides, work takes you away from loved ones enough. Invite your family and friends to join the tournaments, or simply come out for the many other activities available for guests – including tennis and video game competitions for children, and dominoes and chair massages for adults. Moreover the food will be excellent! Our caterer will be preparing freshly catered meals throughout the day – no boxed lunches. We will end the day with a happy hour celebration, with music, dancing and awards for the tennis and golf champions.
CUTTING EDGE CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION: The 2015 Diversity & Inclusion Sports Classic will incorporate a CLE presentation for players, while guests will have access to a total of three CLE programs throughout the day. See schedule for more information. Panel topics are to be confirmed and announced, but will be presented by highly-qualified experts and address cutting-edge topics like successful economic models for the modern legal practice, minority and diversity issues, preventing the professional exodus of mid-career women lawyers, leveraging media to promote your practice, how technology and social media are disrupting the legal profession, and future courthouses: brick and mortar or virtual spaces.
FREE FOR LAW STUDENTS
7 a.m.–8:30 a.m. Registration and breakfast for tennis players and guests.
9:30 a.m.–11 a.m. Registration, breakfast and CLE for golfers and guests.
9 a.m.–Noon Tennis tournament.
Noon–5:00 p.m. Golf tournament.
Noon–1:30 Lunch and CLE presentation for tennis players and guests.
1:30 p.m.–4 p.m. Tennis tournament resumes.
2:30 p.m.-4 p.m. Guest CLE
4:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m. General happy hour, hors d’oeuvres and awards presentation.
The Student Bar Association at Florida International University School of Law (together with Legal Learning Series and Eventcrowd) invites you to a complimentary lunch and CLE panel discussions (Saturday, May 9th – from 11a.m. to 3 p.m. – at the FIU Law Large Courtroom). RSVP here.
WHY FEMALE LAW STUDENTS ARE MORE SUCCESSFUL THAN FEMALE LAWYERS:
Noon to 1:00 p.m. This panel will be moderated by Ellesquire Founder Mercy Sellek, co-moderated by FAWL Director Madelin D’Arce and Gwen Cherry President-Elect Loreal Arscott. The panelists are: DBR Legal Reporter Julie Kay, Miami-Dade FAWL President Deborah Baker-Egozi, FAWL President Robin Bresky, STU Law Professor Marcia Narine, and the Honorable Migna Sanchez-Llorenz.
LGBT ISSUES IN THE LEGAL PROFESSION:
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. This panel will be moderated by Von Ormy (TX) City Attorney and LGBT and Child Advocate Rosie Gonzalez. Panelists are: UM Law Dean and Chair of the HNBA LGBT Section Raquel Matas, Cuban American Bar Association President Manny Crespo, HNBA President-Elect Robert Maldonado and Miami-Dade County Public Defender Carlos Martinez.
THE PRACTICE OF LAW TODAY AND IN THE FUTURE:
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. This panel will be moderated by Kozyak, Tropin & Throckmorton Attorney Javier Lopez and Miami Lakes Bar Association President Lorenzo Cobiella. Panelists are: Florida Bar President-Elect Ramon Abadin, FL Representative Erik Fresen and FIU Law Dean Alex Acosta.