Sarasota County Bar Association Richard R. Garland Diversity Scholarship Fund

The Sarasota County Bar Association Diversity Scholarship Fund is intended to provide an internship opportunity for first through third year law students of under-represented minority backgrounds (e.g. race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, physical disability, or socioeconomic background), who have an interest in practicing law in Sarasota County upon graduation, to obtain summer placement in private law firms and governmental agencies in Sarasota County. The Scholarship Application is open to those aforementioned law students enrolled in Florida law schools and those enrolled in out-of-state law schools, but who have or having had family, school, or community ties to Sarasota County and are interested in practicing law in Sarasota County.

The Diversity Scholarship aims to foster an employment and collegial relationship between the law student/s and the legal employer/s and consequently enhance the diversity of the Sarasota legal community. At the conclusion of the student’s summer employment, the law school where the student matriculates will receive scholarship funds of up to $5,000.00 per student, to be used by the student for his/her law degree. The Diversity Intern also earns wages from the Employer.

The SCBA Diversity Committee assigns an attorney mentor to each Diversity Scholarship Intern. Along with the Internship Employer, the SCBA mentor coordinates the activities promoting the Diversity Scholarship Intern’s professional development during the internship period. The Diversity Scholarship Intern and the Diversity Scholarship Employer will be welcomed and recognized, respectively, at a reception by the SCBA and representatives from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.

To apply, students must submit the application form and enclose any additional required attachments. Completed applications must be in the Community Foundation office by July 1, 2016. Applications may be e-mailed in a single .PDF document by midnight on July 1, 2016 at this email address under the subject “Richard R. Garland Diversity Scholarship Application attached.” The original application is required to be returned to the Community Foundation via mail.

For a copy of the application form, questions or/and additional details, please ask your CDO advisor or click here.

U.S. Department of Justice Career Information Fair

Washington, D.C. area legal interns are invited to meet DOJ attorneys and recruitment professionals to learn more about DOJ employment and volunteer opportunities, including the Attorney General’s Honors Program and Summer Law Intern Program.

When:                   Thursday, July 7, 2016, in the Great Hall from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Where:                 Robert F. Kennedy Main Justice Building, 950 Pennsylvania Ave., NW 

Space is Limited. RSVP by June 24, 2016 here.

The Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management will confirm the first 100 reservations and provide additional instructions on security requirements and building access. Space is limited to no more than 10 students from any one law school.

Sterling Education Services, Inc. is Offering Law Student Passes for Upcoming Seminar on Personal Injury Law and Practice

Sterling Education 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 Personal Injury Law: From Start to Finish seminarinTampa, Floridaon July 27, 2016 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.

You’re Invited to a Brief Webinar on: THE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S HONORS PROGRAM AT THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

You’re Invited to a Brief Webinar on: THE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S HONORS PROGRAM AT THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE.

Hosted by: Rena J. Cervoni, Deputy Director and Trisha A. Fillbach, Assistant Director Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management.

We will discuss eligibility, timeline, application, and answer your questions about the Program. You have two opportunities to attend.

Please RSVP here for one session by Friday, June 17, 2016. Please include your name, law school attended, and the webinar date you choose to attend. (Participation is limited to the first 100 respondents for each session.) 

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 12:00 P.M. (Eastern Standard Time)

OR

Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 3:00 P.M. (Eastern Standard Time)

Miami Lakes Bar Association CLE Luncheon on Professionalism

Join us for a CLE Luncheon on Professionalism with Judge Thomas Rebull and Trial Attorney Marc Ginsberg on Friday, June 10, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Italy Today Restaurant (Banquet Room), 6743 Main Street, Miami Lakes, FL 33014.

RSVP here.

Members: $30

Non-Members: $35 

2016 MEMBERSHIP:

Become a member today or renew your membership!

MLBA Membership Fees (2016):

  • Law Students: Free
  • Judges: Free
  • Newly Admitted Attorney (Admitted to The Florida Bar for less than 1 year): Free
  • Attorney (Admitted to The Florida Bar for more than 1 year): $80.00

 

Access the MLBA Membership Application by clicking here.

 

Attend The Women’s Fund Miami’s 12th Annual Raise The Bar Event and Volunteer With The Women’s Fund Miami

The Women’s Fund Miami is getting ready to RAISE THE BAR! Thursday, June 2nd, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Chapman Conference Center at Miami Dade College located at 245 NE 4th Street, Building 3, Second Floor.

Join The Women’s Fund Miami for a night of networking with +400 South Florida professionals from the legal, accounting and business communities. The Women’s Fund Miami Dade will direct 100% of the proceeds from the 12th Annual Raise the Bar to collaborations and advocacy campaigns to eliminate human trafficking and domestic violence.

UBER is providing a free ride up to $20.00 for new users with the code WOMENSFUND, $5.00 of which UBER will donate back to The Women’s Fund Miami.

Get your tickets today and save! Click here for information.

If you are interested in volunteering with The Women’s Fund, and connect with others in our community, it is a terrific opportunity to also meet and network with local attorneys and judges.

There are different ways to volunteer:

  • Volunteer in the office helping with a wide range of administrative tasks, and getting to see how we operate
  • Volunteer at Events to help with the many tasks that make our fundraising and advocacy events shine
  • Mentor girls or women, working thru one of Grantee Partner Organizations
  • Be a site visitor, helping to review grant applications and see the organizations at work.  Many of our current board members first connected with The Women’s Fund this way.
  • Stop Sex Trafficking Miami – join the movement to stop the sale of our children for sex.
  • Or volunteer your time and talents and we’ll suggest where we need you most!

If interested, please email Karen Warren in the CDO.

University of Miami School of Law | Career Development Office Fall Recruiting 2016 – Job Fair Information

University of Miami School of Law participates in numerous job fairs with other law schools and organizations. These programs give students increased access to a broad range of employers and help accommodate employers unable to travel to University of Miami School of Law for on-campus interviews. Students interested in getting exposure to employers outside of Florida should consider attending job fairs. All job fairs have strict deadlines that must be adhered to. Please review the job fairs available to you and make note of any deadlines.

PreRegistration: Several job fairs require pre-registration with the CDO in order to receive important information including participating employers and deadlines. Pre-registration does not mean you are committing to participating in and attending the job fair. To pre-register to receive job fair information, please submit a pre-registration form to the CDO. Pre-registration forms are available from your CDO advisor.

Please note that the Washington D.C. Interview Program (WDCIP) will not be held this year but we do have a new job fair taking place in Atlanta (Atlanta Interview Program). If you are interested in the Atlanta Interview Program, please contact Diane Quick in the CDO so you may be placed on a mailing list to receive information about the job fair this summer.

For more information or if you have questions, please contact your CDO advisor.

1L Diversity Roundtable Discussion & Networking Reception – Please Join Us!

We welcome you to join Baker & McKenzie for a series of 1L Diversity Roundtable Discussions in June. These events will provide an opportunity to meet our lawyers and discuss topics related to our summer associate program, life as a first-year associate and the overall Firm culture.

The roundtable discussions will feature information on the Firm’s areas of practice, as well as information on the Baker & McKenzie Diversity Fellowship. Each roundtable discussion will be followed by a networking reception.

The 1L Diversity Roundtable Discussions will take place at 6:00 PM in the following cities:

Roundtable Dates: 

Tuesday, June 7
Chicago, IL
New York, NY
Miami, FL
San Francisco, CA
 
Thursday, June 9
Houston, TX
 
Tuesday, June 14
Washington, DC
Toronto, ON 

For more information:

Justinia Gardiner, Regional Recruiting Manager, +1 415 591 3245.

Registration will open on March 14 and space for each event is limited. Please visit the website on March 14 to register. We look forward to seeing you in one of our offices this June!

The National Law Review is Hosting its 2016 Law Student Writing Competition

The National Law Review(NLR)consolidates practice-oriented legal analysis from a variety of sources for easy access by lawyers, paralegals, law students, business executives, insurance professionals, accountants, compliance officers, human resource managers, and other professionals who wish to better understand specific legal issues relevant to their work.

The NLR Law Student Writing Competition offers law students the opportunity to submit articles for publication consideration on the NLR Web site.

Each month’s entries will be judged and the top two to four articles chosen will be published on the NLR website.

Submissions are now being accepted. 

Suggested Topics:

  • Cyber-security Issues – Major data breaches, EU Privacy Shield, Wearable Devices,Medical Devices​
    Election 2016 Coverage
  • Tax Issues
  • Constitutional Issues – First Amendment, Gun Control
  • Employment Issues – Ban the Box Laws, Minimum Wage,Transgender Accommodations, Age/Sex Discrimination

Articles covering current issues related to other areas of the law may also be submitted. 

How to Submit:

Entries for April must be submitted via email by 5:00 pm Central Standard Time May 31, 2016.

For complete submission guidelines and accompanying materials go to:Submission Guidelines​.

Why Students Should Submit Articles:

  • Students have the opportunity to publicly display their legal knowledge and skills.
  • The student’s photo, biography, and contact information will be posted with each article, allowing for professional recognition and exposure.
  • Winning articles are published alongside those written by respected attorneys from Am Law 200 and other prominent firms as well as from other respected professional associations.​
  • Now more than ever, business development skills are expected from law firm associates earlier in their careers. NLR wants to give law students valuable experience generating consumer-friendly legal content of the sort which is included for publication in law firm client newsletters, law firm blogs, bar association journals and trade association publications.​
  • Student postings will remain in the NLR online database for up to two years, easily accessed by potential employers. ​

DEADLINE EXTENDED: 2016 Legal Aid Summer Fellowship Information

The Summer Fellow program is for law school students with an interest in public interest law. The Fellow will spend 6 weeks at LAS/CCLA working directly with clients and staff attorneys. The Fellowship will take place during a mutually agreed upon and consecutive 6 week period between May 9, 2016 and August 26, 2016, and the Fellow will receive a $2,500 stipend. 

Important Dates:

April 27 (10:00-11:00 a.m.) Meet & Greet at Legal Aid Offices, 491 N State Road 7, Plantation Florida 33317. Attendance is not required or mandatory. This is an opportunity for candidates to learn more about the legal aid programs in Broward County and to ask any questions.

Please RSVP here if you plan to attend.

April 28 (4:00 p.m.) Application Deadline (Applications must be submitted via email and time stamped prior to 4:00 EST.)

May 2-4 Phone interviews with finalists.

May 4 Notification of Fellowship recipient.

May 6  Announcement at National Law Day. Fellow will be invited to attend the Broward County Law Day luncheon if their schedule permits.

Please see the 2016 Legal Aid Service of Broward County Summer Fellowship Application in the CDO or ask your CDO advisor for additional details.