OnRamp Fellowship Launched for Women Lawyers Re-Entering the Profession 



The OnRamp Fellowship has expanded to include 15 law firms that are offering more than 80 fellowships in 24 cities across the US for women lawyers who took a break from practicing and want to return to the legal profession. The goal is to give returning women lawyers an opportunity to broaden their legal experience, skills, and contacts while also increasing gender diversity in law firms.

OnRamp Fellowship for women lawyers who want to return to the profession — 15 major law firms are offering fellowships in 24 cities across the U.S., including Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Philadelphia, Miami, Nashville, New York, Tampa, Washington, D.C. The goal of the Fellowship is to increase gender diversity in law firms while also giving returning women an opportunity to broaden their skills, experience, and legal contacts.  See the website for details.

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

Wednesday, November 5, 2014:

1L Judicial Internships Info Session – 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., Room A-110

Upcoming Government Honors Deadlines

Upcoming 3L Deadlines:

The following government programs have 3L deadlines coming up in the next few weeks.  Details of these programs are provided in the 2014-15 Government Honors & Internship Handbook.

  • Congressional Research Service – American Law Division CRS Law Recruit Program (Paid, Deadline 11/01/14 Formal application deadline)
  • Colorado Attorney General – Department of Law 2015 Fellowship Program (Paid, Deadline 11/14/14)
  • Ohio Attorney General’s Office – 2015-2016 Simon Karas Fellowship (Paid, Deadline 11/14/14)
  • New York City Law Department – One-Year Corporation Counsel Clerkship (Paid, Deadline 11/15/14)

Spring

  • Commission on International Religious Freedom – Office of General Counsel & Policy  Department Legal Intern/Research Programs (Unpaid, Deadline Rolling Basis by 11/01/14)
  • Commission on Security & Cooperation in Europe – U.S. Helsinki Commission Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/14)
  • Department of Energy – Office of Genial Counsel Law  Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline Rolling Basis by 11/01/14)
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – Chicago District Office Volunteer Legal Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/14 Chicago Unit)
  • Federal Communications Commission – International Bureau Satellite Division Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/14)
  • Wisconsin Department of Justice – Division of Legal Services Legal and Criminal Investigation Externship (Unpaid, Deadline Early Nov.)
  • Administrative Conference of the United States – Legal Internship (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/14)
  • Department of Commerce – International Trade Administration Office of Chief Counsel for Trade Enforcement Compliance International Trade Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/14)
  • Environmental Protection Agency – R3 (Philadelphia) Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/14)
  • Federal Communications Commission – International Bureau Strategic Analysis & Negotiations Division Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/14)
  • Institute of Museum & Library Services – Office of General Counsel Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/14)
  • Office of the U.S. Trade Representative – Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/14)
  • Office of the Governor Texas – Texas Governor’s Fellowship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/14)
  • Environmental Protection Agency – Office of Enforcement & Compliance Assurance Clinical Legal Education Honors Program (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 11/20/14)

Summer

  • Department of Health & Human Services – Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services Division  Summer Honors Legal Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 10/31/14)
  • Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office – Summer Law Intern Program (Paid, Deadline 11/14/14)

Upcoming 2L Deadlines:

The following government programs have 2L deadlines coming up in the next few weeks.  Details of these programs are provided in the 2014-15 Government Honors & Internship Handbook.

Spring

  • Administrative Conference of the United States – Legal Internships (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/14)
  • Commission on International Religious Freedom – Office of General Counsel & Policy Department Legal Intern/Research Programs (Unpaid, Deadline Rolling Basis by 11/01/14)
  • Commission on Security & Cooperation in Europe – U.S. Helsinki Commission Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/14)
  • Department of Energy – Office of General Counsel Law Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline Rolling Basis by 11/01/14)
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – Chicago District Office Volunteer Legal Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/14 Chicago Unit)
  • Federal Communications Commission – International Bureau Satellite Division Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/01/14)
  • Wisconsin Department of Justice – Division of Legal Services Legal and Criminal Investigation Externship (Unpaid, Deadline Early Nov.)
  • Department of Commerce – International Trade Administration Office of Chief Counsel for Trade Enforcement Compliance, International Trade Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/14)
  • Environmental Protection Agency – R3 (Philadelphia) Law Clerk Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/14)
  • Federal Communications Commission – International Bureau Strategic Analysis & Negotiations Division Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/14)
  • Institute of Museum & Library Services – Office of General Counsel Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/14)
  • Office of the U.S. Trade Representative – Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/14)
  • Office of the Governor Texas – Texas Governor’s Fellowship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/14)
  • Environmental Protection Agency – Office of Enforcement & Compliance Assurance Clinical Legal Education Honors Program (Paid & Unpaid, Deadline 11/20/14)

Summer

  • City of Chicago – Mayor’s Office Summer Fellowship Program (Paid, Deadline 11/02/14)  THIS IS A CHANGE FROM THE PREVIOUS DEADLINE OF 12/04/14
  • National Nuclear Security Administration – Office of General Counsel Summer Legal Internship Program (Paid, Deadline 11/07/14)
  • Sacramento County CA District Attorney’s Office – Summer Law Intern Program (Paid, Deadline 11/14/14)
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – Office of Legal Counsel Legal Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/14 Coordination & Guidance Program)
  • Georgia Attorney General – Department of Law Summer Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 11/15/14)
  • Department of Defense – Office of General Counsel 2015 OSD Summer Honors Legal Internship Program (Paid, Deadline 11/16/14)

Programs with “Rolling Deadlines” review applications and fill positions on an ongoing basis, so apply early for these programs.

 

The Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization 2015 Paid Summer Fellowships at Yale Law School

The Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization of Yale Law School (LSO) invites applications for its 2015 Summer Fellowship program. Applications will be accepted immediately and reviewed on a rolling basis.

LSO is the main organization at Yale Law School providing legal representation to individuals and organizations in need of legal assistance but unable to afford private attorneys. During the academic year, law students work closely with clinical faculty members to represent clients in a wide range of litigation and non-litigation matters, helping to fill a critical need in legal services delivery for poor and marginalized communities in Connecticut.

LSO seeks to hire 20-25 Summer Fellows to work with clinical faculty in order to continue this client representation. These are paid positions, with a salary of $6,720 for 12 weeks of full-time work ($14/hour). The Fellowship will run from May 19 to August 28, with some flexibility as to start and end dates. Part-time work or full-time work for a portion of the Fellowship period may also be possible.

Summer Fellows can expect to have a range of challenging and rewarding lawyering experiences during the course of their time at LSO, including client interviewing and counseling; factual development of cases; researching and writing legal memoranda; drafting of contracts and other legal instruments; interacting with opposing counsel, government actors, and community stakeholders; and negotiation and alternative dispute resolution.

In several of the clinics, students will make court appearances to argue motions or present evidence. Fellows will work under the direct supervision of clinical faculty members and supervising attorneys, and will have significant responsibility for each case or project on which they work. In addition, faculty members will host a weekly series of presentations and discussions for the Fellows on the work of the clinics, public interest lawyering, and other topics of interest.

LSO clinics perform a wide range of exciting work, including litigation in state and federal court and before administrative agencies, transactional work on behalf of community organizations, and policy and legislative advocacy at the local, state, and federal levels. For 2015, LSO seeks Summer Fellows for the following clinics:

  • Sol and Lillian Goldman Family Advocacy for Children and Youth Clinic
  • Ludwig Community and Economic Development Clinic
  • Criminal Justice Clinic
  • Immigration Legal Services
  • Landlord Tenant Legal Services
  • Legal Services for Immigrant Communities
  • Mortgage Foreclosure Litigation
  • Veterans Legal Services Clinic
  • Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic

Students who are eligible for summer funding from their own sources and who need an early decision on their LSO application to qualify for outside support are encouraged to advise LSO of their situation and to request expedited review of their candidacy.

Interested students should email a cover letter specifying the clinic(s) in which they have an interest, a resume, writing sample, transcript, and contact information for two references via email. (Transcripts, if not available, can be sent after the initial application.) The final deadline to submit application materials is February 15, 2015. Early applications are encouraged.

For more information on the work of each of these clinics, please visit the website.

 

Announcing an Animal Law Writing Contest for Law Students

The American Veterinary Medical Association, American Kennel Club, Cat Fanciers’ Association and Animal Health Institute offer law students an opportunity to engage in a scholarly discussion and debate of legal issues related to animals and animal law. The Grand Prize winner receives a $2500 cash prize plus round-trip airfare, one night accommodation and ground transportation to the American Veterinary Medical Law Association’s Annual Meeting in Boston, MA in July 2015.

Requirements:

  • Must be currently enrolled at an ABA-Accredited law school in the United States.
  • Must submit cover sheet and certification form along with an in-depth analysis of one of the selected animal law topics.

Papers must be submitted no later than Noon CST on February 15, 2015 in order to be accepted.

For details, read the Official Contest page.

 

Management Consulting Fireside Chat With Guest Speaker Jorge Benitez

Jorge L. Benitez is the former Accenture chief executive of the United States and senior managing director of North America. He had primary responsibility for Accenture’s business and operations in North America, including developing and executing the company’s business strategy, delivering client service and driving its growth in the region.

Mr. Benitez’s success in business and his contributions to the broader community have been recognized on a number of occasions. Hispanic Business Magazine named him to its “2011 Top 25 Corporate Elite” list and, in 2004, selected him as one of the 100 most influential Hispanics in the United States. He was also selected to the PODER Top 100 Influential Hispanics in 2011.

This fireside chat will take place on November 6th, 2014 at 5:00 P.M. at the Aresty Graduate Building, 3rd Floor Dining Room. Business Casual.

RSVP on the Ziff website.

The 2014 Kozyak Minority Mentoring Picnic is on November 1, 2014

The Coral Gables Bar Association Invites You to Visit Us and Support the 2014 Kozyak Minority Mentoring Picnic at Amelia Earhart Park, 401 East 65th Street, Hialeah, FL 33013 on Saturday, November 1, 2014, from noon – 4:00 p.m.

Come and Enjoy this Family Friendly Event! Wide Assortment of Food, Beer Stand, Chili Station, Ice Cream Booth, Dessert Table. DJs Spinning Tunes and Introducing Lawyers and Judges.

Special Section Dedicated to Children with Rock Climbing Walls, Ring toss, Games, Face Painting. Volleyball and Domino Table.

AND MUCH MORE!

No R.S.V.P.s Required – Hope You Will Join Us!

Come Visit Our Tent at this Event. Free Drinks, Giveaways and Membership Discounts on a First-Come, First-Served Basis.

For more information, visit the website.

Coral Gables Bar Association Meeting Coming Up on November 14, 2014

November Networking Happy Hour at Cibo Wine Bar, 45 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL 33134. Sponsored by Coral Gables Bar Association & Fernandez & Associates Court Reporters.

This event is complimentary to all sitting Judges.

When:   Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Tickets:

Member Ticket – $10.00 Good for 1 Free Drink and Hors D’Oeuvres

Guest Ticket – $10.00 Good for 1 Free Drink and Hors D’Oeuvres

Register Now.

 

 

The 2014-2015 Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law

The 2014-2015 Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law (co-sponsored by the Institute for Law and the Workplace and the Jackson Lewis Firm)

Topic:  Papers may address any topic relating to the law governing the workplace, such as employment law, labor law, employee benefits, or employment discrimination.  Only the first two submissions per law school will be accepted as entries for consideration. Submissions must be the law student author’s own work and must not be submitted for publication elsewhere. Authors must have completed or be currently taking course work in employment or labor law, and must be enrolled in an accredited law school during the Fall 2014 semester. There are formatting guidelines that must be followed. For questions, contact Professor Martin H. Malin, by email.

Prizes:  One top honors award of $3,000 and two $1,000 awards will be presented to the top three entries.  In addition to the cash awards, the top three entries will be published on the Institute for Law and the Workplace website. (Electronic versions of winning papers will be required).

Deadline:  Submissions are due no later than Tuesday, January 20, 2015.

The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law Annual Law Student Writing Competition for 2014-2015

The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law are pleased to announce their 2014-2015 writing competition. This competition is open to articles written while the author is a student at an accredited law school in the United States. Authors may not have graduated from law school prior to December 1, 2014. Graduate students in law school (LL.M. candidates) are not eligible.

Entries may address any aspect of public or private sector labor and/or employment law relevant to the American labor and employment bar. Students are encouraged to discuss a public policy issue, practical implications of a leading case or doctrine, a statute or the need for statutory modification, or a common law doctrine. Articles may address U.S. law, international law of relevance to U.S. labor and employment attorneys, or how a legal topic is treated in states across the country, but papers limited to the law of a single state will not be considered.Papers must be analytical in nature, not merely a summary of the law. Students must present and discuss competing points of view with respect to the issue presented and must distinguish their conclusions from opposing positions with sound logic and reference to multiple sources. Entries will be evaluated on topic selection, analysis, quality of research, grammar, spelling, usage and syntax, clarity, structure, overall appearance, and relevance to the practicing labor and employment law bar.

The following prizes may be awarded by the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers: First Place:$1500, Second Place: $1000, Third Place: $500. The first-place winning article will be published in the ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law, and its author will be a guest at the annual CLE program of the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law and honored at the Annual Induction Dinner of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. The College and the Section reserve the right not to select any article for publication or award any prizes if, in their judgment, the submissions do not meet their standards for publication.

To be considered, articles must be submitted by midnight(EDST) on May 15, 2015, via email using the subject line “Writing Competition.” The manuscript should be submitted as attachments in both Microsoft Word and PDF documents. The text should be Times New Roman font, 12 point pitch, double-spaced and the footnotes single-spaced with double-spacing between footnotes on 8 ½ x 11 inch paper with one-inch margins on all sides. The manuscript, exclusive of the cover page, may not exceed twenty pages. All citations should conform to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th Edition). Do not submit endnotes, a table of contents or table of cases. A separate cover page must also be submitted which includes the paper’s title, author’s name, law school, graduation date, e-mail, street address and telephone number. Although personal information should not appear on the manuscript itself, the title should be clearly visible on at least the first page. Manuscripts must be the original work of a single author, may not have been written for paid employment, and may not have been submitted for publication elsewhere.

Competition rules are also available online. For additional details, click here.