OPM is Hosting Free Monthly Webinars for Individuals Seeking Federal Employment

Have you been thinking about applying for employment with the Federal Government?  Would you like guidance from experts on preparing a Federal resume or tips on interviewing for Federal jobs?

Join the staff of the Recruitment Policy and Outreach (RPO) division of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), for a series of in-depth briefings on these and related topics designed to assist those seeking jobs with the Federal Government.

There is no cost for these sessions and, because they are virtual (online) sessions, you can participate from any location provided you have an Internet connection.

Sessions will be offered monthly.  To find out more or to register, click on the event:

The sessions are open to anyone who wants to learn more about the Federal hiring process; however, registration for each event will be limited to 1500 attendees.

For additional tools and resources, visit the Applicants Tools and Resources link.

We look forward to having you at one or more of the sessions!


ABA Intellectual Property Law Section- Law Student Reporter Program

Participants selected for the Program are given complimentary registration to the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law’s 32nd Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference in Washington, DC on April 5-6, 2017. During the event, students attend the Section’s premier CLE programs and network with Intellectual Property Law attorneys from across the nation, while reporting on the content of the CLE programming via social media. This is a great opportunity for your students to distinguish themselves in the area of Intellectual Property Law.

Applications for the program’s first round of decisions are due by Monday, November 7, 2016 at 5PM EST. The application can be accessed here. More opportunities are available for law students who join the Law Student Action Group. Any questions on the program can be sent via email here.

Attend the South Miami Kendall Bar Association CLE Luncheon on Friday, October 28, 2016

The monthly South Miami Kendall Bar Association (“SMKBA”) CLE Luncheon is taking place next Friday, October 28, 2016! The guest speaker will be Jan Jacobowitz from UM School of Law. For just $40, you will get a delicious lunch and earn CLE credit while networking with some of the best attorneys in South Miami.

SMKBA Members get $10 off if you register 24 hours before the luncheon. If you’re still not a member or have not yet renewed for this year, hurry and join here!

Here are all the details:

Date: Friday, October 28, 2016
Time: 11:45- 1:30pm
Location: Carrabba’s Italian Grill
5829 SW 73rd Street #102
South Miami, Florida 33143
Please RSVP for lunch here.

Finally, by becoming a member you will get discounted prices for events or sometimes even free admission! The more members we have, the more wonderful things we can do, like give out scholarships, put on events, and even challenge the Coral Gables Bar to a friendly softball or Dodgeball game.

Can’t make the luncheon? That’s okay, You can always check out our website to see what SMKBA is up to next!


This Week at the CDO (Week of October 17, 2016)

Tuesday, October 18:

  • CDO Presents: Beyond OCI – Exploring Small Firm Practice – 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM, Law Campus A-110: The Solo and Small Firm Section of The Florida Bar will present a brief, one hour lunch presentation to law students interested in solo and small firm practice. For details, please contact the CDO.

Wednesday, October 19:

  • CDO Presents: U.S. Marine Corps JAG Info Session – 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM, Law Campus F-108: Join Captain Cipriano Rivera, Officer Selection Officer for South Florida to learn more about the opportunities available to students in the U.S. Marine Corps JAG Program. This information session is open to all interested students. For details, please contact Diane Quick in the CDO.



Special Law Student Discount for Law Students- Going Solo Florida Bar Seminar

The Florida Bar CLE Committee and Solo & Small Firm Section Present: “Going Solo Successful Practice Development” Seminar. Course No. 2390R.

Sponsored by The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division. $80 Special Discounted Rate for Florida Law Students.

General: 4.5 hours   Ethics: 0.0 hours.

Course Classification: Intermediate Level.

Live and Webcast Presentations: Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, 1:30 – 5:30 P.M. (following Annual Ethics Update 2016). Renaissance International Plaza, 4200 Jim Walter Blvd., Tampa, FL 33607  (813) 877-9200.

Networking 101 • Marketing • The Importance of “When” Technology and Cost Savings as a Solo • Solo Practice 101.

For additional details and to register, visit the website.


This Week at the CDO (Week of October 10, 2016)

Tuesday, October 11:

  • CDO Presents: NY Job Fair – 12:30 PM – 1:50 PM, Law Campus F-108: For details, please contact the CDO.

Thursday, October 13:

  • CDO Presents: Environmental Careers – 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM, Law Campus A-110: For details, please contact the CDO.


Law Student Invitation – 39th Annual ABA Forum on Franchising

The ABA Forum on Franchising will hold its 39th annual meeting at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach Hotel from November 2nd to November 4th, 2016. The Forum is extending an invitation to law students who may have an interest in franchise law to attend the meeting and will waive the registration fee for any student who wishes to attend. The meeting will provide ample opportunity for students to learn more about franchising law and to network with attorneys from law firms and corporate counsel offices around the country.

More information about this forum can be found on the website.

Students interested in attending the meeting for free should email Will K. Woods of Baker & McKenzie’s Dallas office and he will facilitate their registration.


U.S. AIR FORCE JAG CORPS – Upcoming Application Deadlines

See below for upcoming deadlines:

Spring Externship (any current law student) – October 20, 2016

December DAP Board (3Ls, graduates awaiting bar results and attorneys) – November 10, 2016

AFROTC Graduate Law Program (current 1Ls) – January 10, 2017

AFROTC One Year College Program (current 2Ls) – January 10, 2017

Read About Rainmaker Q&A: Bilzin Sumberg’s Albert Dotson

Law360, New York recently brought out an article on Albert E. Dotson Jr., a partner at Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP’s office in Miami. He is the land development and government relations practice group leader, handles federal and local government procurement contracts, and compliance. He also represents real estate developers in securing land use, zoning and other government approvals, and permits for large-scale real estate developments. Dotson routinely negotiates economic development incentive programs on behalf of major U.S. corporate clients.

To read more about Mr. Dotson, visit the website.


Join the ABA and Section of Litigation for Free

The ABA Section of Litigation offers a variety of benefits to get law students to the top of their careers. Here at the Section, we value law students and we know what it takes to become a greater litigator. Whether they are thinking about going into litigation practice, or figuring out what to do after law school, the Section can help them grow to become successful lawyers. Members can enjoy big discounts on our events related to career development, real life litigation, and trial practice. Members can listen to free Section Roundtables and Sound Advice podcasts that give your students a myriad of extremely helpful information for their futures as litigators.

ABA Section of Litigation law student members will receive:

  • Access to our Business Development webpage featuring videos and articles to help them network, build resumes, and get a job;
  • Subscriptions to our award-winning Litigation Journal and Monthly Litigation News electronically;
  • Opportunities to network and learn more about practice areas that students may be interested in through our 35+ committees;

Discounts on our 1-day Regional Meeting Workshops where they can learn and network locally.

*Available for law students enrolled in ABA accredited law schools only. Subject to terms and conditions of the Law Student Division.

Visit the website for additional details.