Join Duane Morris and the Sports Lawyers Association for Key Issues in the Business of Sports on June 5, 2014

Duane Morris and the Sports Lawyers Association invite you to join them for Key Issues in the Business of Sports. A roundtable discussion with leading executives from professional and collegiate sports, including invited speakers.

Ron Book, President and CEO, Ronald L. Book, P.A.

Marc Weinroth, Assistant General Counsel, University of Miami

Marcus Bach-Armas, Director of Legal & Government Affairs, Miami Dolphins

Derek Jackson, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Miami Marlins

Eve Wright, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Executive Office
of the Miami Heat (attendance subject to NBA playoff schedule)

Moderator: Kenneth Shropshire, Duane Morris special counsel, Wharton professor and director of the Wharton Sports Business Initiative, co-host of the Wharton Sports Business Show on SiriusXM Business Radio, and highly regarded speaker and author on business and legal issues in sports.

When:  Thursday, June 5, 2014.

Where: db Bistro Moderne
JW Marriott Marquis | 255 Biscayne   Boulevard Way
Miami, FL 33131

CLICK HERE to R.S.V.P. by May 29. Questions? Contact Charlise Hyatt at 415.957.3137 or Rick Unger at 215.979.1328.

Registration and Networking: 6:00 p.m. Program: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. | Reception: 7:30 p.m.

The Young Lawyers Division of the Federal Bar Association’s Tampa Bay Chapter Invites You to Attend “The Law Clerk Experience: From Applying to Clerking for a Federal Judge” – A Panel Discussion with Former Federal Judicial Law Clerks

This is a great opportunity for law students, recent law school graduates and lawyers to learn about the federal judicial clerkship application process and the law clerk experience. Panelists will include former judicial law clerks to a Circuit Judge in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, a District Judge and a Magistrate Judge in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, and a Bankruptcy Judge in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida.

DATE: Wednesday, June 18, 2014

TIME: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

PLACE: Sam M. Gibbons Federal Courthouse

Jury Assembly Room (3rd Floor)

COST:  Free for Members

If you are planning to attend, please contact Lauren Pilkington so they can ensure adequate seating.

This is a members only event.  Law Students are encouraged to become Law Student Associate members of the FBA in order to attend.

You may request a copy of the FBA membership application by emailing the CDO. You can join the FBA online.

 

 

Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. 2nd Annual Law School Scholarship Essay Contest

Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. are proud to present the 2nd annual Law School Scholarship Essay Contest. Law school students who enter the contest will write one essay. The topic must be chosen from the list of three topics, which are explained in more detail on the website. The topics focus on:

  • Nursing home abuse and negligence;
  • Distracted driving; and
  • Failure to diagnose patients in hospitals and clinics.

The goal is to support students’ educational efforts while raising awareness about these important issues. Read more here.

This scholarship is open to all students 18 years of age or older at an American Bar Association approved institution.

The link to all the scholarship information and rules may be accessed online.  There, the students will be able to download the application form, and view all topics they can write about. First prize is $2,500, second prize is $1,500, third prize is $500, and there will be five honorable mention prizes at $100 each.

The deadline to apply is June 9th 2014.

CALL FOR MENTORS! CALL FOR MENTEES!

ASIL and the Women in International Law Interest Group proudly announce the launch of the second year of the Women in International Law Mentoring Program. This mentoring program is the first of its kind in the international law arena and is designed to foster a new generation of female international lawyers. The first year was a great success, with mentoring groups operating across the United States, and reaching around the world to Canada, Geneva, The Hague, and London.

The Women in International Law Mentoring Program (WMP) links experienced female international law professionals with female law students and new attorneys interested in professional development in the field of international law. Mentoring takes place in a group setting, with a maximum of four mentees for every mentor. Mentors and mentees meet in person every other month during the course of an academic year to discuss topics and engage in activities designed to help junior women enter and be successful in the beginning years of practicing international law. Upon finishing the requirements of the one-year program, all participants receive a certificate of completion.

ASIL and the Women in International Law Interest Group strongly encourage potential mentors to join the Program. If you are considering it, please do sign up. It is the mentors who make this program possible, and they do all they can to make it fulfilling and hassle-free.

Participation in the mentoring program this year runs from Fall 2014 through Spring 2015.

To sign up, please fill out a mentor or mentee application form and send via email.

Ask your CDO advisor for an application or visit the CDO and pick one up. The application forms are also available online.

The deadline for mentor applications is July 1, 2014 and for mentee applications is June 15, 2014.

Admissions Position Available at Pace Law School in White Plains, NY

Pace Law School is seeking a seasoned Associate Director of Admissions. The Associate Director will be a dynamic professional who will join the vibrant Pace Law School Admissions’ team. The Associate Director of Admissions will play an integral role in increasing Pace Law School’s reputation for a quality legal education by attracting and enrolling outstanding applicants. The position requires someone with an understanding of the current state of law school admissions and a diverse skill set.

Position Qualifications:  Experience in a higher education administrative setting, preferably in law or graduate school admissions. JD or relevant Master’s degree is highly desirable. Knowledge of enrollment management processes including marketing principles, recruitment and admissions, financial aid practices and “best practices” as defined by the LSAC. Excellent computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office, Banner and ACES2 strongly preferred. The ideal candidate will have excellent written and oral communications skills, an ability to understand and communicate statistical data, strong interpersonal skills, a high level of energy and enthusiasm to contribute to an innovative and fast-paced environment, and the ability to work under pressure to reach institutional goals on recruitment. Recruitment travel is required.

Pace Law School combines a rigorous academic curriculum with experiential learning opportunities. Pace Law School offers a wide range of programs and courses allowing students to pursue a broad and varied curriculum or focus on specialized area of study. The centers, including the Land Use Law Center, Energy and Climate Center and the Center for Environmental Legal Studies are on the cutting edge of environmental law research, policy and innovation. In addition to Environmental Law, signature programs in International Law, Criminal Law and Public Interest Law provide unique learning opportunities for students to take theory into practice throughout the United States and around the world.  The campus is a 35 minute commute from New York City and is located in White Plains, the county seat of Westchester County.  Westchester is home to federal and state courthouses, government agencies, law firms, public interest organizations and many corporate headquarters, providing our students with networking and career opportunities.

Applications will be accepted online.

 

Attend the “Enhancing Procedural Fairness Roundtable Discussion” on May 15th!

The Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida and the University of Miami School of Law HOPE Public Interest Resource Center invite you to attend the “Enhancing Procedural Fairness Roundtable Discussion.” 

Join us for a roundtable discussion on the topic of procedural fairness and communication in our courts.

Moderator:

LINDA KELLY KEARSON, ESQ., Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida 

Panelists:

THE HONORABLE FERN FISHER, New York City Courts

THE HONORABLE JEFFERY KREMERS, Milwaukee County Circuit Court

EMILY GOLD, ESQ., Center for Court Innovation

JOHN NEWELL, ESQ., National Judicial College

KELLY E. TAIT, M.A., University of Nevada, Reno 

Date:                     May 15, 2014

Time:                    5:30 p.m.

Place:                    UM School of Law
                               1311 Miller Drive, Room F-108
                               Coral Gables, FL 33146 

RSVP:                    http://goo.gl/efIOg9

Cost:                      FREE

Parking:               Parking is free after 4pm in most lots (6pm in Purple lots). NO PARKING IN BLUE LOTS.               

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