New Law Klinic Program at Kelley Kronenberg: Four Week Program for Newly Licensed Attorneys – HIGHLIGHT ON FINAL WEEK #4!

Kelley Kronenberg launched an initiative where newly licensed Attorneys across the State of Florida get to partake in its first-ever Law Klinic program. The Klinic is a 4-week program for newly licensed attorneys to be immersed in Kelley Kronenberg’s culture and receive comprehensive training in the area of First Party Property litigation.

The first Klinic class of 2021 started out small, allowing for one-on-one training from some of the top Partners and Attorneys in the Firm. After successful completion of the Law Klinic, members become Associates with the firm and placed with a specific team to independently handle a First Party Property caseload, alongside an experienced Partner.

Basic information about Kelley Kronenberg’s Law Klinic Program:

  • The Law Klinic is a 4-week training program for newly licensed Attorneys who are hired as entry-level Associates
  • New Associates will be immersed in the Kelley Kronenberg culture and receive comprehensive training in the area of First-Party Property litigation
  • Small classes with the opportunity to receive one-on-one training from some of the top Partners in the Firm
  • After successful completion, members will be assigned to legal teams within the Firm to handle First Party Property cases alongside an experience Partner

For questions and to apply, please email resume to Caroline Cimei. Can apply directly here. Deadline is October 1, 2021.

See the training in the 4-week program as follows:

Kelley Kronenberg Law Klinic Part IV: The Training Wheels Come Off

The initial reports are back! In the last and final week of the Law Klinic, each member was assigned a First-Party Property case and we were tasked with drafting initial reports to our respective clients. The cases that were assigned would remain our responsibility as we transitioned out of the Klinic – it was time for us to show what we have learned over the past four weeks. While I was excited for this week to finally arrive, it was bittersweet, the first Kelley Kronenberg Law Klinic was coming to an end. The investment that the firm put into each associate attorney and the legal training that we received, is unmatched.

So now you may be wondering, “what’s next?” I, along with the other three Klinic attorneys, were assigned to our respective units in our respective offices. The following week, we would be reporting to our offices, ready to work under our assigned unit leader. The case assignments would continue to come, and with the resources we were given these past four weeks, I have no doubt that each of us will be successful. While there were only four of us in the Klinic, we went from being strangers with very diverse backgrounds, to a small family that was always ready and willing to help another – the collaborative nature of Kelley Kronenberg rubbed off on each of us.

Whether you just graduated law school and will be sitting for the Florida Bar Exam, you are a brand-new attorney seeking your first entry-level attorney job, or you are like me – a practicing attorney looking to learn a new area of law, Kelley Kronenberg’s Law Klinic will provide you with an experience like no other. If you fit into any of the above categories, apply for the Law Klinic. But remember that you must do your part as well. Learn about Kelley Kronenberg and how it has grown. Go to the firm’s website and LinkedIn and learn about the many practice areas that Kelley Kronenberg offers. Research your interviewers and see if there are any similarities or differences that interest you about them. Be prepared but also be yourself. Show how you will fit into the firm’s culture and your willingness to learn. The selection process to become an associate attorney with Kelley Kronenberg is competitive, but it is well worth it. I have said it before and I will say it again… if you are seeking to learn an area of law, receive invaluable training, and be valued by your law firm, apply. In a couple of months, I look forward to sharing how Kelley Kronenberg’s law firm associate training program helped me transition into my role. And for those of you who choose to apply, good luck, and do not be afraid to reach out!

Meet the Author:

Meet the 2021 Law Klinic’ young attorney in training, Kalae Menard, and visit her Inaugural Law Klinic Program blog.

The next Law Klinic by Kelley Kronenberg starts in the Fall of 2021. To apply please send your resume via email to Kelley Kronenberg or to Caroline Cimei.

 

 

 

First Amendment and Media Law Diversity Moot Court Competition – Deadline is October 1, 2021!

The annual First Amendment and Media Law Diversity Moot Court Competition, now in its 14th year, is designed primarily to introduce minority law students to the practice of media law and to lawyers active in the communications law bar. The competition offers cash awards for superior performance in appellate briefing and oral argument.

The moot court hypothetical case will involve timely issues of national significance in the areas effecting communications law. Due to COVID-19, this year’s competition will be held entirely online via video conference, and will feature judges that are partners at top law firms, in-house counsel at major media companies, and members of the judiciary.

Application Process:

Law students interested in the Competition submit a written application, including a short essay explaining their interest in issues of media and communications law. There is no fee to apply. All applications are due and must be received no later than Midnight PDT on the deadline date. Students may apply individually or as part of two-person teams (each team member must complete an individual application).

Based on the essay submissions, competitors are selected to submit an appeal brief as part of a two-person team. Applicants who did not apply as part of a team will be paired with a partner.

Competition Rules & Details:

Competing teams are assigned a hypothetical set of facts from which to prepare an appellate brief. Each team will be paired with a practicing media lawyer for career advice, mentoring and networking. Mentors also will review and comment on a draft of their assigned team’s appellate brief.

Briefs are judged blindly by a panel of experienced media-law practitioners. The team with the highest-scoring brief will be awarded “Best Brief” and each team member will receive $1,000.

Each team that timely submits a brief compliant with the rules will be invited to argue the case before panels of communications lawyers acting as judges. Each team will take part in two argument sessions before two different panels of judges: One round in which the team will argue “on brief” (the side for which the team’s brief was prepared) and a second round “off brief” (arguing the opposing side). Each competitor also will be given complimentary registration for the online sessions of the 2022 Forum on Communications Law 27th Annual Conference, which will include networking opportunities with media-law professionals.

The four individual competitors with the highest combination of scores from the brief and the two oral arguments, without regard to team assignment, will compete in the finals, arguing before a panel of prominent sitting judges. The most recent panel included two judges on the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals and a judge on the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. For the final round of arguments, the finalists will be randomly assigned to represent appellant or appellee, resulting in new team assignments.

The team with the highest score for the final round will be the winner of the Competition. Each member of the winning team will receive $750. The finalist with the highest score for the final round of oral argument will be deemed “Best Oralist” and will receive $1,500. See Moot Court 2021-2022 Competition Rules.

Eligibility:

Students from any ABA-accredited law school are encouraged to apply to participate in the competition. Students must be members of a chapter of the National Black Law Students Association; the National Latino/a Law Student Association; the National Asian Pacific American Law Student Association; the National Native American Law Students Association; National LGBT Bar’s Law Student Congress or a comparable minority law student organization at their school.

The deadline to apply is October 1, 2021. The application as well as instructions on how to apply can be found by clicking here or by pasting the web address into your browser.

If you have any questions, please email Esther Clovis, Esq., Co-Chair, First Amendment and Media Law Diversity Moot Court Competition.

 

New Law Klinic Program at Kelley Kronenberg: Four Week Program for Newly Licensed Attorneys – HIGHLIGHT ON WEEK #3!

Kelley Kronenberg launched an initiative where newly licensed Attorneys across the State of Florida get to partake in its first-ever Law Klinic program. The Klinic is a 4-week program for newly licensed attorneys to be immersed in Kelley Kronenberg’s culture and receive comprehensive training in the area of First Party Property litigation.

The first Klinic class of 2021 started out small, allowing for one-on-one training from some of the top Partners and Attorneys in the Firm. After successful completion of the Law Klinic, members become Associates with the firm and placed with a specific team to independently handle a First Party Property caseload, alongside an experienced Partner.

Basic information about Kelley Kronenberg’s Law Klinic Program:

  • The Law Klinic is a 4-week training program for newly licensed Attorneys who are hired as entry-level Associates
  • New Associates will be immersed in the Kelley Kronenberg culture and receive comprehensive training in the area of First-Party Property litigation
  • Small classes with the opportunity to receive one-on-one training from some of the top Partners in the Firm
  • After successful completion, members will be assigned to legal teams within the Firm to handle First Party Property cases alongside an experience Partner

For questions and to apply, please email resume to Caroline Cimei. Can apply directly here. Deadline is October 1, 2021.

See the training in the 4-week program as follows:

Kelley Kronenberg Law Klinic Part III: What You Wished You Learned in Law School:

Every law student has heard the following phrase, “Law school does not prepare you for the real world.” You spend countless hours reading and briefing cases just to survive the possibility of being cold called in class. Traditionally, to gain that real world experience you must balance a law firm internship during law school or gain a post-JD internship; however, landing an internship or externship does not mean you will gain the legal training that is necessary to be prepared for entry-level attorney job.

Additionally, many of the cases you read to prepare for class were already resolved. You were left wondering: What happened prior to that resolution? How were the discovery tools you learned about in Civil Procedure used? Was there no reasonable resolution that could have been reached prior to trial? How do you prepare for a trial? Week three of the Law Klinic will not only provide you with these answers, but it will prepare you for the real world, and your position as a First-Party Property Attorney at Kelley Kronenberg.

This week I learned about depositions, negotiation techniques, and how to adequately prepare for trial. Furthermore, I had the opportunity to apply what I learned. Not only was I given practical tips, but I had the opportunity to practice conducting a deposition. I (along with the other Klinic members), was given a short fact pattern regarding a claim, and I had to question a mock witness as if it was a live deposition. Each member of the Klinic was given the opportunity to ask as many questions as desired, and at the end of the mock deposition, immediate feedback was given. I also had the opportunity to participate in a mock mediation. Two of the Klinic members represented the plaintiff, the other two represented the defendant, and we did not reach an agreed upon resolution. It was an enjoyable experience, and I was grateful that my first mediation happened at the guidance and mentorship of experienced Kelley Kronenberg attorneys.

My personal highlight for this week was the day we spent on trial prep. Like so many law students, I took a trial prep course in law school; however, there is no better learning experience than participating in an actual trial. As a former prosecutor, I conducted a few trials, and avoidable mistakes were made! The amount of knowledge that I gained from doing a trial cannot be taught in law school; nonetheless, the Law Klinic did a great job educating us on how to avoid those common mistakes. As a group, we discussed everything from pre-trial to post-trial matters, motion drafting, and objections. We were also given practical tips that only experienced attorneys would know – it was the conversation I wish I had prior to my first trial.

I remember how nervous I was during my first week at Kelley Kronenberg about my ability to do the job I was hired for – I knew nothing about First-Party Property. While I am still no First-Party Property expert, my confidence has grown each week. The Law Klinic has equipped me with the tools I need to be successful in my role, and I feel fully capable of doing my job. It is now the beginning of week four, and it is time for the training wheels to come off.

Meet the Author:

Meet the 2021 Law Klinic’ young attorney in training, Kalae Menard, and visit her Inaugural Law Klinic Program blog.

The next Law Klinic by Kelley Kronenberg starts in the Fall of 2021. To apply please send your resume via email to Kelley Kronenberg or to Caroline Cimei.

We will continue to share information regarding Part IV of the Law Klinic next week. Please stay tuned!

 

September 9th, 2021 – Navigating Careers with the IRS, Office of Chief Counsel

The IRS, Office of Chief Counsel, is having a virtual event on September 9th, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern to discuss working at the Office of Chief Counsel and the application process. The honors and summers applications close on September 15th!

Have you ever wondered how to get hired by the IRS, Office of Chief Counsel? Do you like Litigation or maybe Transactional Law? Have you ever considered a career with the federal government? IRS’ Office of Chief Counsel might be the place for you! Come join us to learn about our programs, how to apply, and ask questions about the application process.

We will be hiring 2Ls, 3Ls, LL.M. students and recent graduates. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn about the Office of Chief Counsel and get some of your questions answered.

See the following:

Navigating Careers in IRS’ Office of Chief Counsel

When: Thursday, September 9 at 3pm Eastern

Who: This event is open to current law students and recent grads.

Click to Register.

 

 

New Law Klinic Program at Kelley Kronenberg: Four Week Program for Newly Licensed Attorneys – HIGHLIGHT ON WEEK #2!

Kelley Kronenberg launched an initiative where newly licensed Attorneys across the State of Florida get to partake in its first-ever Law Klinic program. The Klinic is a 4-week program for newly licensed attorneys to be immersed in Kelley Kronenberg’s culture and receive comprehensive training in the area of First Party Property litigation.

The first Klinic class of 2021 started out small, allowing for one-on-one training from some of the top Partners and Attorneys in the Firm. After successful completion of the Law Klinic, members become Associates with the firm and placed with a specific team to independently handle a First Party Property caseload, alongside an experienced Partner.

Basic information about Kelley Kronenberg’s Law Klinic Program:

  • The Law Klinic is a 4-week training program for newly licensed Attorneys who are hired as entry-level Associates
  • New Associates will be immersed in the Kelley Kronenberg culture and receive comprehensive training in the area of First-Party Property litigation
  • Small classes with the opportunity to receive one-on-one training from some of the top Partners in the Firm
  • After successful completion, members will be assigned to legal teams within the Firm to handle First Party Property cases alongside an experience Partner

For questions and to apply, please email resume to Caroline Cimei. Can apply directly here. Deadline is October 1, 2021.

See the training in the 4-week program as follows:

Kelley Kronenberg Law Klinic Part II: Week One We Learned, Week Two We Applied.

Imagine this, you just got hired at a law firm and today is your first day. After being shown around the office, your supervising partner gives you a case file and wants a full report by lunch. You open the case file, scan through the documents, then it hits you – you have no clue what you are doing, then the dread sinks in. Should you blindly complete the task to avoid appearing incompetent? Should you ask your supervising partner for guidance? Should you have participated in a post-law school internship before applying for entry-level attorney jobs? If you ever do find yourself in this position, ask a supervising partner or an associate attorney, but also ask why there are no law firm clinic training programs designed to set you up for success from the beginning. With two weeks left in the first Kelley Kronenberg Law Klinic, I have no doubt that I was set up for success. I know exactly what to do once I am assigned my first claim file at Kelley Kronenberg.

As a First-Party Property attorney at Kelley Kronenberg, you will receive claim files and be expected to timely draft initial reports to clients. When the initial report was first explained, it seemed like a simple enough task – that simple task quicky humbled me when we had to complete one as a group. The detail that goes into accurately drafting an initial report is a little overwhelming at first, but I would rather be overwhelmed during training instead of on my first day. Nonetheless, we tackled that initial report as a team, and I was pleasantly surprised by how we were able to apply our knowledge from week one and get the job done. In the upcoming weeks we will individually draft another initial report, and because of the foundational knowledge that was provided, I am looking forward to the task.

During week two of the Law Klinic, I learned about billables. If you are anything like me and have not billed a day in your life, the thought of meeting firm billing requirements is daunting. As a First-Party Property attorney (or any civil practice attorney) we provide a legal service and expect to be paid for it, and that is where billing comes in. Billing is a necessary evil, but it is doable, and there is even an art to it. While it will take time to perfect your artwork, always remember to read the client’s guidelines and to bill contemporaneously with the task at hand – everything else will fall into place.

As I enter week three, the training, the insight, and the resources I have received these past couple of weeks have me looking forward to the next day. It is like having a legal internship in South Florida, but with practical training and an attorney’s pay. Could you imagine starting your first day as a First-Party Property attorney and knowing exactly what to do when you receive a claim file? How about the confidence you will feel when you understand what is going on prior to discussing the case with your supervising partner? Even better, imagine being a part of a firm that truly allows for collaboration and encourages personal and professional development. If you can imagine these three things, and want to be set up for success, I can say with confidence that the Law Klinic is right for you.

Meet the Author:

Meet the 2021 Law Klinic’ young attorney in training, Kalae Menard, and visit her Inaugural Law Klinic Program blog.

The next Law Klinic by Kelley Kronenberg starts in the Fall of 2021. To apply please send your resume via email to Kelley Kronenberg or to Caroline Cimei.

We will continue to share information regarding Parts III and IV of the Law Klinic in the next two weeks. Please stay tuned!

If you wish to read about them, click here.

This Week at the CDO (Week of September 6, 2021)

 Wednesday, September 8, 2021:

  • CDO Presents: Information Session about KnowBe4 USA – a Fall Recruiting Season Employer – 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM – Off Site VIRTUAL: Zoom: This is a virtual information to introduce a new employer that will be hiring from the 2L class for a summer 2022 position. If you have questions, please email the CDO.

Thursday, September 9, 2021:

  • CDO Presents: 2022 FDIC Honors Attorney Program Information Session – 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Off Site VIRTUAL: Zoom: The FDIC Legal Division invites you to attend the upcoming information session for the 2022 FDIC Honors Attorney Program, September 9th from 3:00pm – 5:00pm EDT. During the session, we will discuss legal practice at the FDIC, provide a program overview, provide information on the qualifications for the program, discuss best practices for applying, and answer questions. A panel of former and current honors attorneys will also be present to speak about their experience. Please register via this link. If you have questions, please email Debbie Rowe-Millwood in the CDO.

 

Deadline Reminder: September 12th is the Last Day to Apply for San Diego City Attorney’s Paid Summer 2022 Internship Program

Thank you to those of you who attended the virtual information session earlier this week on the San Diego City Attorney’s Office (Office) and our Paid Summer 2022 Internship Program (Program)!   For those of you who missed the presentation, you can view the recording here: Click Here to View the Info Session.

Just a reminder that the deadline to apply to our Program is quickly approaching—the last day is September 12, 2021.  Here’s a link to the application.

The Program offers a number of unique opportunities such as the ability to get exposure to both Criminal and Civil practice in one internship as interns will spend 5 weeks in each Division. In our Criminal Division, interns will have the opportunity to get fantastic courtroom experience. Our Criminal Division is definitely not a traditional prosecutor’s office as we have pioneered a number of innovative programs to come up with creative, out-of-the-box ways to effectively address issues that we find in the Criminal Justice system and to divert individuals out of the system whenever appropriate.

In our Civil Division, we have re-imagined what a great internship experience looks like and have structured the Program accordingly to maximize the engagement of our interns and to expose them to a wide variety of practice areas and to allow interns to interact and work with numerous different attorneys across a field of different practice areas.  We frequently receive feedback from former interns who are now attorneys that their internship experience with us prepared them well for the actual practice of law. Our attorneys in Civil Division litigate a wide range of cases and they also act as in-house counsel for the City of San Diego, which is a multi-billion dollar municipal corporation that offers services to over 1.5 million residents. There are opportunities for our interns to work on interesting issues related to policies and programs that our elected City officials and City department heads wish to implement.

And, of course, one of the best parts about this internship is that there’s a direct career pathway into the Office as an attorney from this Program.

The FDIC Legal Division Invites You to Attend Upcoming Information Session for the 2022 FDIC Honors Attorney Program September 9th, from3:00pm – 5:00pm EDT

The 2022 Honors Attorney Program application is open! The information session will be held for career counselors and students. During the session we will discuss legal practice at the FDIC, provide a program overview, provide information on the qualifications for the program, discuss best practices for applying, and answer questions. A panel of former and current honors attorneys will also be present to speak about their experience.

Please utilize the registration link for this upcoming interactive information session. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email.

Applications for the 2022 Honors Attorney Program will be accepted August 16, 2021 through September 27, 2021, 11:59 pm EDT. Applications must be submitted directly to the FDIC through USAJOBS. Applications submitted through OneStop by Symplicity, email, or any other platform will not be accepted.

  • The Law Clerk positions are open for individuals who are not admitted to practice upon joining the FDIC. Upon admission to a state bar, applicants will be reclassified as an Attorney. If you do not acquire bar membership within 14 months of appointment, the appointment terminates.
  • The Attorney Advisor positions are open for individuals who have passed the bar exam and been admitted to the bar of the highest court of a state or the District of Columbia upon joining the FDIC.

Please visit our website for more information and answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

 

New Law Klinic Program at Kelley Kronenberg: Four Week Program for Newly Licensed Attorneys!

Kelley Kronenberg launched an initiative where newly licensed Attorneys across the State of Florida get to partake in its first-ever Law Klinic program. The Klinic is a 4-week program for newly licensed attorneys to be immersed in Kelley Kronenberg’s culture and receive comprehensive training in the area of First Party Property litigation.

The first Klinic class of 2021 started out small, allowing for one-on-one training from some of the top Partners and Attorneys in the Firm. After successful completion of the Law Klinic, members become Associates with the firm and placed with a specific team to independently handle a First Party Property caseload, alongside an experienced Partner.

Basic information about Kelley Kronenberg’s Law Klinic Program:

  • The Law Klinic is a 4-week training program for newly licensed Attorneys who are hired as entry-level Associates
  • New Associates will be immersed in the Kelley Kronenberg culture and receive comprehensive training in the area of First-Party Property litigation
  • Small classes with the opportunity to receive one-on-one training from some of the top Partners in the Firm
  • After successful completion, members will be assigned to legal teams within the Firm to handle First Party Property cases alongside an experience Partner

For questions and to apply, please email resume to Caroline Cimei. Can apply directly here. Deadline is October 1, 2021.

See the training in the 4-week program as follows:

Kelley Kronenberg Law Klinic Part 1:

Do Law Firm Associate Training Programs Exist?

Do you remember how relieved you were when you graduated from law school? How accomplished you felt upon reading the phrase, “Congratulations on passing the bar exam!”? After receiving a passing score, you felt unstoppable, then the following doubts of finding an entry-level attorney job kicked in: How will I find employment in a saturated field? How will I pay off my student loans? If I find employment, what if I do not like that area of law? How can I do a job law school never prepared me for? Even after I found employment as a government attorney, I remember asking myself these questions often. A few short months later, I found myself searching for something new; that search led me to Kelley Kronenberg’s Law Klinic.

Kelley Kronenberg’s Law Klinic is a four-week law firm training program designed to give post-graduates with little-to-no experience, legal training in an area of law. At the end of the program, the new associates are staffed in one of the many Kelley Kronenberg locations. As a former teacher who values quality training, I was immediately sold on the Law Klinic and excited to be a part of this new, innovative program. The fears that I had as a newly barred attorney have been replaced with excitement.

It has only been one week, and the amount of information I have learned has been invaluable. Days one and two were filled with meeting the partners, executives, the variety of departments in place to support your career at Kelley Kronenberg and learning the case management system used by the firm. By day three, we were learning about First-Party Property. Prior to week one, if you asked me what First-Party Property was, I would have given you the definition that I ‘Googled’ for my interview at Kelley Kronenberg. If you were to ask me now, I could tell you exactly what it is, who the key players are, and my role as the attorney. When hired, I was told that I would not be “thrown into the fire”, but instead receive the support and training I need to succeed in this role, and so far, Kelley Kronenberg has kept every word.

Whether you are searching for your first post-JD job, or you have a job but are unsure that you found the right career field, it is equally important to find the right environment for you. While it is tradition to be “thrown into the fire,” Kelley Kronenberg understands that their attorneys need to be competent. The Law Klinic can best be described as an associate attorney internship. So, if you are wondering whether the Law Klinic is for you, ask yourself the following: Do I want to be trained in an area of law? Do I want to be supported by my colleagues and staff? Do I want to be valued by my firm? If the answer to each of these questions are yes, submit your resume and apply. Do your research, refine your resume, and look out for part two of my Law Klinic experience.

Meet the Author:

Meet the 2021 Law Klinic’ young attorney in training, Kalae Menard, and visit her Inaugural Law Klinic Program blog.

The next Law Klinic by Kelley Kronenberg starts in the Fall of 2021. To apply please send your resume via email to Kelley Kronenberg.

We will continue to share information regarding Parts II, III and IV of the Law Klinic in the next three weeks. Please stay tuned!

If you wish to read about them, click here.

 

Attention 2L Students: Attend the Information Session for KnowBe4 USA on September 8, 2021!

The CDO will be hosting a virtual information session for a new Fall Recruiting 2021 employer, KnowBe4 USA, on September 8th from 12:30 pm – 1:20 pm through Zoom. 

KnowBe4 is the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform. This company is interested in hiring a summer associate from the 2L class for the summer of 2022. KnowBe4 is used by tens of thousands of organizations around the globe and assist organizations to manage the ongoing problem of social engineering by helping them train employees to make smarter security decisions, every day.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity with KnowBe4 from its attorneys and HR team, please attend the virtual information session on September 8th from 12:30 pm – 1:20 pm. To attend, please register here or use this link.