The 25th Annual North American Entertainment, Sports, and Intellectual Property Law Conference Takes Place November 6-10, 2013 in Montego Bay, Jamaica

The 25th Annual North American Entertainment, Sports, and Intellectual Property Law Conference will take place November 6-10, 2013 in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The Akerman Senterfitt Student Scholarship provides a partial scholarship to three (3) law students attending the Conference in an amount of not less than $1000 per recipient. The scholarship funds awarded to each student will be deducted from Conference travel expenses.

The 2013 Scholarship Application, a tentative conference agenda, and the travel package information/registration form for this conference are all available in the Career Development Office (CDO). This is a fantastic networking and educational opportunity for law students who would like to practice in the areas of Entertainment, Intellectual Property, or Sports Law.

The scholarship application deadline is September 5, 2013. Time is of the essence. 

For additional information, details, scholarship application and registration form, please ask your CDO advisor and check the website.

 

Law Student Passes for Upcoming Seminar From Sterling Education Services, Inc. on Fundamentals of Employment 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 Fundamentals of Employment Law seminar in Miami, Florida on October 1, 2013 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.

 

Law Student Passes for Upcoming Seminar From Sterling Education Services, Inc. on International Taxation

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/an International Taxation seminar in Miami, Florida on September 24, 2013 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 Department of Business and Professional Regulation Announces the 2013 Anti-Money Laundering Conference

This conference will cover a broad range of issues that  affect anyone who deals with anti-money laundering issues.  Topics to be discussed include anti-money  laundering laws in an age of internet gaming; primers on Suspicious Activity  Reports and Currency Transaction Reports; the roles of compliance management  personnel; and casino compliance with the Bank Secrecy Act.  Continuing Legal Education credits will be  available through the Florida Bar (course # pending) and credits will also be  available through the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering  Specialists.

Click here to see agenda.

Speakers will include:

  • Duncan DeVille , acting Director of the Office of Compliance and Enforcement at  the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), and Adjunct Professor of  Anti-Money Laundering/Counter-Terrorist Financing at Georgetown  University.
  • Joseph Kelly, J.D., Ph.D., Professor, Business SUNY College, Buffalo
  • Robert O’Neill, Former United States Attorney, Middle District of Florida
  • David Battle, Area Financial Manager, Florida Office of Financial Regulation.
  • Andrew S. Ittleman, Esq., CAMS, is a Founder and Partner of Fuerst  Ittleman David & Joseph, PL.
  • And More!

The event will be hosted by Ken Lawson, Secretary of the Florida Department of  Business and Professional Regulation, and former Assistant Secretary of  Enforcement for the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

Date:  August 23, 2013 Time:  Check in from 8:30 a.m.  to 9:00 a.m.  Conference from 9:00 a.m.  to 5:00 p.m. Location:  University of Miami  School of Law, Room 309, 1311 Miller Drive, Coral Gables,   Florida 33146

Free parking will be  provided.

Registration  for this event is free of charge and space is limited.  The Department of Business &  Professional Regulation will confirm your registration and provide directions  to the seminar location before the seminar date as well as information about  continuing education opportunities and other relevant information.

If you have any questions, please contact the Department of  Business and Professional Regulation at (850) 717-1733.

TO REGISTER PLEASE CLICK  HERE

Georgetown Law School – Multiple Clinics – Clinical Teaching Fellowships

The Georgetown Law Center is offering Clinical Teaching Fellowships in most of its 14 clinics to new and experienced attorneys for the 2013-2015 academic years.  Each two-year fellowship is associated with one of the Law Center’s clinical programs, and each program varies in purpose, requirements, and duties.  All of the clinical fellowships, however, share a common goal: to provide highly motivated lawyers the chance to develop skills as teachers and legal advocates within an exciting and supportive educational environment.

Fellows directly supervise J.D. students enrolled in the clinics, assist in teaching clinic seminars, and perform work on their own cases or other legal matters. Fellowships will begin in the summer of 2013, with an intensive orientation designed to introduce fellows to clinical teaching methods. Upon completing the requirements for graduation, fellows are awarded the degree of Master of Laws (Advocacy).  Graduates of Georgetown’s clinical fellowship program have gone on to prestigious positions in law teaching and public interest law settings.

Teaching fellows receive an annual stipend of approximately $53,500 (taxable), health and dental benefits, and all tuition and fees in the LL.M. program.  As full-time students, teaching fellows qualify for deferment of their student loans. In addition, teaching fellows may be eligible for loan repayment assistance from their law schools.

The application deadlines for each clinic are listed below. To apply for a fellowship, please go to the website for that clinic and follow the application process described by the clinic. Each clinic makes its own hiring decisions. 

***With the exception of fellows in the Center for Applied Legal Studies and the Street Law Clinic, all fellows must be members of the D.C. bar. Fellowship applicants who are admitted to a bar elsewhere must apply to waive into the D.C. bar upon accepting their fellowship offer. The Law Center will reimburse the expense of waiving into the D.C. bar incurred by those fellows who have already taken the bar exam elsewhere prior to accepting their fellowship offer.

Human Rights Watch (“HRW”) is Seeking a Researcher on Immigration Policy – Application Deadline: September 6, 2013

Human Rights Watch (“HRW”) is seeking a Researcher for its US Program to investigate, document and advocate against human rights abuses experienced by immigrants in the United   States.  The Researcher will report to the Director of the US Program.  The position may be based in one of HRW’s offices in New York, Washington, DC, Chicago, Los Angeles or San Francisco.

Human Rights Watch is an international human rights monitoring and advocacy organization known for its in-depth investigations, its incisive and timely reporting, its innovative and high-profile advocacy campaigns, and its success in changing the human rights-related policies and practices of influential governments and international institutions.

Responsibilities:

Some of the responsibilities include:

  • Identify issues or trends that should be US Program priorities by communicating with wide range of participants in and observers of the immigration system (e.g. inter alia immigrants and their family members, service providers, legal services organizations, judges, immigration enforcement personnel, police, academics and journalists);
  • Research, document and analyze policies and practices of federal immigration agencies and states involved in immigration policies as well as international comparisons;
  • Write reliable, comprehensive and timely reports (often including images, audio, data analysis, and/or online tools) on human rights abuses experienced by immigrants and their families.
  • Write op-eds, press releases, briefing memos, statements, testimony and other materials;
  • Assist in the development and implementation of advocacy strategies to change abusive laws, policies and practices.

Qualifications:

Education:  A US law degree or an advanced degree in US immigration law/policy, journalism or a related field is required.

Experience:  Minimum five years of relevant experience is required.

Related Skills and Knowledge:  See Symplicity.

Other: S/he must be willing to travel frequently and be prepared to spend extensive periods in the field.

Salary and BenefitsHRW seeks exceptional applicants and offers competitive compensation and employer-paid benefits.  HRW will pay reasonable relocation expenses and will assist employees in obtaining necessary work authorization, if required; citizens of all nationalities are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: September 6, 2013.

For additional information, please visit  Job Posting #11612 on Symplicity.

 

Georgetown University Law Center Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program

The Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program (WLPPFP) at the Georgetown University Law Center offers one year Fellowships for public interest lawyers from the United States who are committed to advancing women’s rights throughout their careers. Although each Fellowship experience is unique, each fellow works to advance women’s rights at a D.C.-based organization, learn together about substantive women’s rights issues, explore a multitude of career paths through which they can advocate for women’s equality and develop their legal and interpersonal skills through seminars, trainings, networking events and other Fellowship activities.

WLPPFP Fellowship Placements 

You will be considered for any of these if you apply for the Non-Clinical Fellowship Placements: 

  • One-year Fellowship at the National Partnership for Women and Families;
  • One-year Fellowship at the National Women’s Law Center;
  • Two, one-year Fellowships at organizations working on Women and HIV/AIDS, one domestic and one internationally focused. 

Clinical Fellowship Placements include: 

  • One two-year Fellowship at Georgetown Law as a Domestic Violence (DV) Clinical Teaching Fellow;
  • You must be admitted to a Bar by December 2013. Fellows who are not members of the D.C. Bar must apply for admission by waiver upon accepting the fellowship offer.
  • Domestic Violence Teaching Fellows are also eligible to receive a Master of Laws degree from Georgetown. For information about the clinic, click here.

One two-year Fellowship at Georgetown Law as an International Women’s Human Rights Clinic (IWHRC) Clinical Teaching Fellow.

  • IWHRC Teaching Fellows are also eligible to receive a Master of Laws degree from Georgetown.
  • Do not use this Application to apply for the IWHRC Clinical Teaching Fellowship. Apply directly to the IWHRC. For information, please click here.

The deadline is November 15th.

For more information about how to apply and specific details, please visit the website.

Equal Justice Works Seeks Director, Law School Engagement & Advocacy Unit

Recognizing the vital role law schools and law students play in the public interest law movement and the challenges they will confront, the Law School Engagement & Advocacy unit focuses on:

  • Creating compelling public interest programs for students that instill public service values; and
  • Breaking down the educational debt barriers that prevent many graduates from going into public interest work after graduation.

Working with administrators, faculty and students at 198 member law schools, this unit works to:

  • Increase awareness of Equal Justice Works programs;
  • Advocate for law schools to adopt programs and practices that support students’ pursuit of public service; and
  • Expose all students to the rewards of public service.

The Director also will launch a new Student Engagement Initiative to more directly connect with thousands of law students and law student leaders who want to devote themselves to public service opportunities and careers.

Also within this unit is the Educational Debt Relief program, which advocates for law school loan repayment assistance programs (LRAPs), and provides expertise on managing student debt to law students, law schools and public interest lawyers.

In addition, the unit runs the largest annual national legal Conference and Career Fair with more than 1,200 students and 120 employers attending.

This is an ideal opportunity for a dynamic and creative leader with management experience, an understanding of how to organize effectively in the law school environment, a passion for transforming and improving legal education and diplomatically advocating for change, the vision to create programs that will inspire law students, the skills to build on our advocacy program for debt relief, and the storytelling and fundraising skills to identify funders for this effort.

The Director is a member of the Equal Justice Works management team and oversees the unit’s four-person staff, works with other units within the organization, and creates and manages annual work plans and budgets.  The Director reports to a Chief Operating Officer who in turn reports to the Executive Director.  The Director interacts with law schools and works closely with the National Advisory Committee which consists of students and law school professions.

For additional details such as qualifications and how to apply, please visit Symplicity.

Last Chance to Register For The 2nd Annual Legal Eagle Competition

Open to all attorneys under forty practicing in the 11th Judicial Circuit and admitted to the Florida Bar for less than seven years. Judged by panels of sitting judges and private practitioners.

The 2nd Annual Legal Eagle Competition to benefit Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. is on August 3, 2013 at the University of Miami School of Law.

Kickoff Reception is on August 1, 2013.

Event Chairs: David Gersten, Blizin Sumberg    Jane Muir, Gersten & Muir P.A.

Facts and materials released 48 hours before the competition begins, and competitors will learn which side they will take on the morning of the competition. One day, single elimination competition. After the final round, a perpetual trophy contributed by Bilzin Sumberg will be presented to the winner at a Victory Celebration and Networking Reception for judges, competitors and supporters.

The event is intended to provide critical financial support to LSGMI, which annually provides services benefitting more than 30,0000 vulnerable clients, including women, children, seniors, veterans returning from combat, domestic violence victims, people with disabilities and individuals undergoing foreclosures or other loss of housing. The need for free legal services in our community has never been greater and continues to grow as the economic recovery stalls. The goal of the GenNext Initiative, a group of rising young professionals in our community, is to raise awareness about LSGMI’s mission and to provide support.

Visit the website for sponsorship opportunities and competition details.

 

Attend The National Bar Association Young Lawyers Division 2013 Annual Convention

National Bar Association Young Lawyers Division

Miami 2013

NBA Annual Convention

July 27-28, 2013

Fontainebleau Hotel

The countdown to the National Bar Association’s Annual Convention is here and YOU are cordially invited by the Young Lawyers Division to attend the Law Student and Young Lawyers Professional Development Seminar.

Refreshments will be provided.

The seminar is FREE for law students and young lawyers.

For details and to register, visit the website.