The 2014 d’Oliveira & Associates Student Scholarship

The d’Oliveira & Associates College Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship opportunity available to students pursuing college degrees or certifications in law school, paralegal studies‚ legal assistant studies‚ court reporting, or any other law-related field from community colleges‚ technical schools, or business schools in the United States.

Deadline to Submit Application: July 15‚ 2014.

Applicant Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen;
  • Must hold a high school diploma or GED equivalent;
  • Must either attend or plan to enroll at a college or university, community college, technical school or business school;
  • Must be either pursuing a college degree, law school degree, certification in paralegal studies, legal assistant studies, court reporting, or another law-related field.

About the Award:

The d’Oliveira & Associates 2014 College Student Scholarship is to be used solely for school tuition and related expenses. A check for $1,000 will be written payable directly to the award recipient’s college or school to cover these expenses.

All applicants must complete the downloadable application. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD APPLICATION.

Additional Application Materials:

  • A 500-word essay persuading young people on the dangers of texting and driving. (Applications without this essay component will not be considered);
  • Submit proof of high school diploma or GED equivalent as well as a valid high school transcript;
  • Proof of acceptance and enrollment in the applicant’s future educational institution.

Failure to include all required application materials will result in immediate rejection of the application.

Completed applications must be submitted by July 15‚ 2014. Applications should be emailed with the subject line “2014 College Student Scholarship” or mailed to:

d’Oliveira & Associates
Attn: Scholarship Manager
2540 Pawtucket Avenue
East Providence, RI02914

The d’Oliveira & Associates College Student Scholarship recipient will be notified of selection on or about August 15‚ 2014. Non-winning applicants will not receive individual notification. The winner will be announced on the facebook page.

Please visit the website for any other information.

 

PwC’s Flexibility2 Talent Network/Miami Seasonal Tax Industry Services Group Senior Associate

The PwC network is a global market leader in tax services. They assist businesses, individuals, and organizations with tax strategy, planning, and compliance, while also delivering a wide range of business advisory services. With over 32,000 tax professionals, this means that the PwC network can support their clients both locally and globally. They have experience working with an expansive and diverse client-base, which comprises all types of businesses–multinationals, local companies, privately-owned organizations, entrepreneurs, family businesses, trusts, partnerships, and private individuals. 

Job Description:

PwC’s Flexibility2 Talent Network directly supports client engagement teams by attracting qualified candidates for short term or defined period opportunities. This unique career option provides an alternative to year-round employment for people who are looking to pursue meaningful experiences or responsibilities outside their time with PwC.

The Industry Tax Practice is organized around industries to share the latest research and points of view on emerging industry trends, develop industry-specific performance benchmarks, and share methodologies and approaches in complex areas such as compliance and tax risk management. The Industry Tax Practice (ITP) provides a distinctive combination of tax consulting, planning, compliance and accounting services to companies with specific industry needs.

Basic Qualifications/Preferred Skills & Knowledge Minimum Years of Experience: 3

Minimum Degree Required: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or business related field  

Knowledge Preferred: 

Comprehensive knowledge of the tax issues facing multinational US companies or publically traded entities, especially in the areas of tax compliance and consulting services tailored to organizations with domestic operations with the goal of tax minimization.

Skills Preferred: 

  • Proficient technical skills in FAS 109 and FIN 48
  • Some technical skills working with tax tools and resources including tax provision preparation software such as Tax Stream, Vertex, Corptax, RIA, or other similar platforms
  • Demonstrated experience identifying and addressing client needs: actively participating in client discussions and meetings

Additional Information:

The Tax practice will utilize individuals for a defined period from time to time to meet client demands across its various client base of industries. This particular role supports clients within the Industry Tax practice.

PwC’s Flexibility² Talent Network Overview – Flexibility means different things to different people. For this group of professionals, it means being a part of a global network of firms, with access to rich and varied opportunities, top talent and professionals for part of the year, while having the time and income for other endeavors for the remainder of the year.  PwC’s Flexibility² Talent Network is just one more way that the firm is capitalizing on the diversity of talent in the market while providing opportunities for qualified individuals who want to work for us – but not year round.  To learn more about the Flexbility2 Talent Network, please visit the website.

Current opportunities in the Flexibility2 Talent Network - Currently seeking qualified individuals for the Tax practice within the Flexbility2 Talent Network across various markets in the US. For up to date listings and to apply, please visit the website.

Harvard Law School Seeks a Judicial Clerkship and Career Advisor

Harvard Law School is seeking a full-time Judicial Clerkship and Career Advisor.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provides clerkship advising to students and alumni and general career advising for JD and LLM students
  • Reports to the Associate Director and Director of Judicial Clerkships
  • Advises students and alumni seeking judicial clerkships about the structure of and strategy for application process
  • Monitors hiring status of federal and state judges to identify specific opportunities and prepares periodic reports on status of clerkship hiring
  • Plans and presents career programs and develops online resources
  • Also serves as general career advisor for JD and LLM students

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Knowledge of the judicial clerkship application process
  • JD degree preferred
  • Private sector legal practice experience and experience as a judicial clerk preferred
  • Experience working in a career services office preferred
  • Superior interpersonal, written and oral presentation skills including comfort with public speaking; proven team orientation; outstanding problem solving abilities;
  • A strong work ethic, superb judgment; a sense of humor and enthusiastic approach to his or her work
  • Solid technology skills including comfort with databases and Microsoft Office products

This term position will begin on or after July 1, 2014.

This is a term appointment currently expected to extend through June 30, 2015, subject to funding and departmental need.

All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources.

Appointment End Date: June 30, 2015.

For additional details, please visit the website.

Coral Gables Bar Association Meeting Announcement for CLE Luncheon

The Coral Gables Bar Association May CLE Luncheon is at Seasons 52, Coral Way 321 Coral Gables, FL33134. The speaker for this meeting will be Heather Hughes, J.D., US Legal.

Topic:                  HIPAA Compliance – What All Lawyers Need to Know

When:                 Wednesday, May 21, 2014, from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Directions:       Click here.

Registration:     Click here.

Tickets:              $35.00 Member Ticket; $45.00 Non-Member Ticket; $0.00 Judge; $25.00 Student

 

The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law Seeks Applications for the Position of Career Counselor-International for the Office of Career Development

The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law seeks applications for the position of Career Counselor-International within the Office of Career Development. The newly created position will report to the Assistant Dean for Career Development on a full-time, fiscal appointment.

The Career Counselor will assist in all aspects of student and alumni career counseling. The Career Counselor will serve as the Office’s expert for assisting international students and alumni with their career development objectives. The Career Counselor will also assist students and alumni who wish to work abroad and/or in international positions.

Arizona Law’s growing Advanced JD Program for foreign lawyers provides a path to a Juris Doctor (JD) for those with non-U.S. legal training. The program is aimed at providing these graduates opportunities to practice in any U.S. state, in their home countries, or anywhere in the world where U.S. companies invest or do business.

Twenty percent or more of Arizona Law’s JD class and about 20 additional LLM students in two specialty programs (International Trade & Business Law and Indigenous Peoples Law & Policy (IPLP)) each year come from outside the US.

For further details and to apply, visit the website and search postings for Job Number 55023.

 

Suffolk University Law School is Seeking Applicants for Position of Assistant Director in the Office of Professional and Career Development

Suffolk University Law School is seeking outstanding applicants for the full-time Assistant Director position in the Office of Professional and Career Development (PCD).  Reporting to the Assistant Dean of Professional and Career Development, the Assistant Director will assist law students with their professional development through career counseling, employer development and professional skills training. The Assistant Director will work collaboratively with the entire PCD team to develop professional development programs that most effectively prepare students for 21st century practice.

Qualification required:

  • Juris Doctor (JD) required.
  • A minimum of three years of experience in a law school career development or legal recruiting setting.
  • Ability to work independently and to exercise considerable judgment and discretion on matters pertaining to the career development office a must.
  • Outstanding communication skills to establish and cultivate rapport with students, alumni and employers are necessary.
  • Must be a team-player, possess eagerness to initiate new projects and ability to set priorities and employ time management.
  • Strong computer skills, including facility with Microsoft Office applications.
  • Counseling experience is helpful.

Please apply by clicking here.

Cuban American Bar Foundation Scholarships

The following are the CABA at-large scholarships available to any currently enrolled law student through the Cuban American Bar Foundation:

  1. Osvaldo Soto Scholarship –  $2,500
  2. Judge Margarita Esquiroz Scholarship – $2,500
  3. CABA Scholarship – $2500
  4. CABA Scholarship – $2500
  5. CABA Scholarship – $2500

The application deadline is June 30th each academic year. To be eligible for consideration for all of these scholarships, law students must meet the required criteria. Applicants need only submit one application package to be considered for all at-large scholarships. The CABA Foundation Scholarship Committee  will make its selections from those submissions it receives and formally announce the recipients at the CABA Foundation Fall Mentor Program Reception in October or November of each year.

In addition to the at-large scholarships, CABA has endowed scholarships at the following law schools:

  • University of Miami
  • Florida International University
  • St. Thomas University
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • Florida State University
  • University of Florida

Students enrolled in these law schools should contact the Dean of Students in the respective school to get scholarship criteria and application deadlines.  October 1 is the latest for acceptance of school submittals.  Recipients of these endowed scholarships will also be announced at the Fall Mentor Reception.

Should you have any questions please feel free to contact Sandra M. Ferrera.

Criteria of Eligibility: Each year, the Cuban American Bar Foundation awards a limited number of scholarships to applicants who meet one or both of the following criteria:

A currently admitted or enrolled law student in good academic standing at an accredited law school who meets the following criteria:

  • Is Cuban or Cuban-American and has distinguished himself/herself academically and/or in service oriented activities;
  • Has distinguished himself/herself in research, writing, community service and/or other activities of importance to the      Cuban-American community.

Preference may be shown to applicants who demonstrate financial need, but such need is not a prerequisite for a scholarship award. To be considered for a scholarship, a law student must submit all of the following application components:

  • An essay of no more than 1,000 words describing how the applicant is qualified pursuant to the eligibility criteria set forth above (applicants who wish to detail financial need must do so within this word limit as well);
  • An updated resume; and
  • A copy of most recent transcript.

Please have students submit their application to Sandra M. Ferrera.

 

New York Lawyers For The Public Interest, Inc. Seeks Legal Director

New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI) seeks a dynamic Legal Director with exceptional experience in and strong commitment to social justice advocacy to provide strategic leadership for its programs.

For nearly 40 years, NYLPI has been a leading civil rights advocate for marginalized New Yorkers. These communities define our work; they shape our priorities, and their struggles for justice demand innovative solutions. The organization strives to create equal access to health care, achieve equality of opportunity and self-determination for people with disabilities, ensure immigrant opportunity, strengthen local non-profits, and secure environmental justice for low-income communities of color.

The Legal Director will provide strategic leadership for programs, overseeing their direction, fostering innovation, managing staff development and broadening and deepening community partnerships. A member of NYLPI’s senior Leadership Team, the Legal Director reports directly to the Executive Director and collaborates closely with him on all matters related to the programmatic direction, effectiveness, and dynamism of the organization. He or she will lead and supervise the talented team of four Program Directors, motivating and supporting them in their program vision and their professional development.

  • Key responsibilities include the following:
  • Lead NYLPI’s innovative approach to community lawyering and comprehensive advocacy campaigns, including:
  • Developing and supporting new initiatives in collaboration with NYLPI’s leadership, staff, and outside partners;
  • With the Executive Director, approving, supporting, and overseeing all significant litigation, policy, campaign, and media efforts;
  • Developing creative litigation and advocacy strategies;
  • Developing press relations and media strategies to promote the institution and its work;
  • Identifying trends, systemic issues and policies that affect clients and communities and proactively finding innovative solutions;
  • Developing and implementing new ways of evaluating the effectiveness of our practice;
  • Provide oversight and be a resource for the work of attorneys and other program staff.

For additional information regarding qualifications, experience and how to apply, please visit the website.

American Federation of Labor – Congress of Industrial Organizations Seeks National Community Engagement Development Coordinator – South Region

Temporary – Fund position, not to exceed three (3) years. 

Overview of Responsibilities:

The National Community Engagement Development Coordinator will develop and implement plans to build the capacity of state federations and local councils to establish and sustain effective relationships with community-based organizations around a shared vision for building power for working people in their communities.  Working with Campaigns Department staff in the field, he/she will help these organizations to build and deepen relationships with community groups, based on mutual respect and trust that lead to collaboration and collective action.    They will work with AFL-CIO field staff, State Federations, Central Labor Councils and/or Area Labor Federations to develop and execute a unified strategic community outreach plan.

The National Community Engagement Development Coordinator  will assist AFL-CIO field staff, state federations, and local and area labor councils to create labor and community based coalitions and partnerships by engaging community-based  and civil rights groups, faith-based, youth and student organizations, worker centers, and other progressive organizations and linking them with the local labor movement around issue, legislative, organizing, and political campaigns and efforts that highlight working family issues and help advance a shared agenda around good jobs, access to quality health care, quality public education, affordable housing, racial justice, immigrants’ rights, environmental stewardship and other social justice concerns.

The National Community Engagement Development Coordinator will work report to the Director of Governance, Organizational and Leadership Development and will work as part of state campaign teams in the states he/she is assigned.

Duties Description:

  • Work with field staff, state federations and labor councils leaders in long-term community engagement strategic planning; develop and implement training programs for local and state leadership and delegates.
  • Work collaboratively with field staff, state federations and labor councils in assigned states to develop community engagement programs.
  • Provide ongoing strategic support to field staff, state federations and labor councils in implementing their community engagement plans, including help with mapping their communities,   surveying their local union leaders/delegates to analyze existing community relationships, and training their community engagement committees.
  • Identify potential new relationships that would grow the capacity of the labor movement to represent the interests of all workers.
  • Work with campaigns department staff to develop detailed plans for the State Federations, targeted area and local councils for each targeted ally group, with the goal of building strategic and enduring relationships at the local level
  • Work with department staff, state federations and their community partners to develop joint campaigns.
  • Identify, train and support department staff, state federation, labor council and grassroots leaders within labor and the community to build capacity for collective action.
  • Ensure that local relationships with allied organizations are complementary to relationships that the AFL-CIO has at the national and local level.
  • Extensive travel is required.

Qualifications:

  • At least 7 years of union, community or political organizing experience.
  • At least 7 years’ experience working with a broad array of organizations in a coalitional or alliance formation on issues of social and economic justice at the local level.
  • Demonstrated experience creating labor -community coalitions or organizations including the creation of 501c3 organizations.
  • Demonstrated experience in grant writing for the creation of labor community coalitions or other social justice organizations.
  • Demonstrated organizing experience in building unity among diverse groups and in recruiting and mobilizing others to take action.
  • Experience working with state federations and/or local labor councils.
  • Ability to assess and analyze complex political situations and respond appropriately.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and executing written campaign plans is essential.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and drive effective and creative programs, convene and facilitate meetings and balance the interests of various stakeholders.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills and effective interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to manage relationships in complex political and sensitive organizational situations.
  • Demonstrated successful ability to develop community and labor strategies to implement programs by capturing the resources and capacity of a broad array of partners.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of basic principles and skills involved in community organizing, leadership development, campaign planning and implementation.
  • Demonstrated substantial experience performing as a trainer, facilitator and mentor in the principles of union organizing and coalition building.
  • Willingness to travel for extended periods of time and work long, irregular hours including weekends.
  • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Computer proficiency is required; database/spreadsheet, social networking skills, power point, etc.
  • Ability and active license to drive a car.
  • Excellent listening, interpersonal and problem solving skills.
  • Spanish language or other language ability preferred. 

Apply here

Department of Academic Freedom, Tenure, and Governance Seeks a Senior Program Officer for its Washington, DC Office

The American Association of University Professors is pleased to announce a senior program officer position in the Department of Academic Freedom, Tenure and Governance to be filled as soon as possible. This is a critical time for the AAUP and the profession as a whole, and this position will have a significant role to play in helping to shape the Association’s work.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Advancing AAUP’s mission by working with members and leaders to develop and promulgate national AAUP policies, especially those in defense of academic freedom and shared governance.
  • Implementing programs to train conference and chapter leaders and members in responding to faculty complaints and violations of AAUP standards.
  • Collaborating with staff colleagues and AAUP leaders and members in addressing pertinent policy issues in higher education.
  • Responding to faculty inquiries regarding violations of AAUP policy.
  • Representing the Association before other higher ed. organizations, college and university bodies, and other unions and professional associations.
  • Coordinating with Association leaders and staff on particular projects and long‐range planning, including working with staff from other departments within the Association and with local chapters and members to foster chapter and conference leadership development and to encourage participation in AAUP activities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to analyze complicated cases, and the capacity for handling multiple projects.
  • Superior written and oral communication skills and computer proficiency skills, including familiarity with MS Office suite.
  • Experience and demonstrated ability working with professional groups and individuals and working cooperatively with staff colleagues and volunteer leaders and members, as well as experience dealing with diverse viewpoints and personalities.
  • Experience with developing trainings and workshops preferred, but not required.
  • Advanced degree, higher ed. experience, and a working familiarity with AAUP principles and standards preferred, but not required.

Salary range commensurate with experience. Generous benefits package.

This position requires a willingness and ability to travel throughout the United States and to work irregular hours and weekends as needed.

To apply, email a resume with cover letter via email. Please include “DAFTG Senior Program Officer – YOUR NAME” in the subject line of the email. You may also mail your resume and cover letter to AAUP, 1133   Nineteenth Street, NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC  20036, ATTN: DAFTG Senior Program Officer Search.

No phone calls please.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Click here for the website.