2022 Delaware Diversity Job Fair 1L Fellowship Program

The Delaware Diversity Job Fair Committee (DDJF) of the Delaware State Bar Association (DSBA) is excited to announce its 2022 1L Fellowship. The Job Fair was founded by a consortium of Delaware law firm, corporate, and public sector/interest legal employers interested in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the Delaware bar by encouraging interested law students to explore summer and full- time opportunities to work in Delaware.

The employers of the DDJF are dedicated to expanding diversity and inclusion in the legal profession within the First State. We strive to make the remarkable professional opportunities afforded by the practice of law in Delaware accessible to all interested candidates. Our signature job fair has facilitated the recruiting of diverse talent into traditional 2L summer associate programs and post-graduate positions for 30 years. We recognize the imperative to keep expanding the pipeline and are happy to extend our recruiting efforts to first-year law students through the DDJF 1L Fellowship for positions in Delaware for summer 2022. In addition to positions with law firms, in-house positions may also be available in the legal departments of various types of organizations. The Program is not just a vehicle for finding summer employment but an opportunity to join and help build a more diverse and inclusive legal community.

All first-year students at ABA-accredited law schools with a commitment to practicing or living in Delaware and a demonstrated connection to diversity in the profession are encouraged to apply. Part- time, evening, and joint-degree students are eligible to participate in the Program if they: (i) will have completed the equivalent of at least one year of law school, but less than two years, by May 2022, and will graduate in 2024; and (ii) have no time obligations that may interfere with a full-time commitment to the summer employer.

The 1L Diversity Fellowship Committee will evaluate candidates on their: academic record; leadership; oral and written communication, research, analytical and organizational skills; sensitivity to professional and ethical concerns; maturity, judgment, and integrity; commitment to the practice of law; commitment to hard work; demonstrated interest in the type of work practiced by the employers in the Program; ability to instill confidence in others; ability to diagnose and plan solutions to problems; initiative; professionalism; relevant work experience; and extracurricular activities and interests, along with other indicia of their potential for success.

The application includes: (i) completed application form (attached); (ii) current resume; (iii) unofficial transcripts from law school, college, and post-graduate programs (if any); (iv) law school writing sample; (v) list of activities and honors, noting leadership positions (optional); (vi) brief personal statement; and (vii) other information the Committee requests or is relevant. Submit your application online no later than January 12, 2022 by 11:59 PM.

Questions regarding the 1L Fellowship Program may be directed to the Committee.

 

LCLD 1L Scholars Program Job Opportunities Update

The application period for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity’s (LCLD) 2021 1L Scholars Program is now open. Designed to offer diverse, first-year law students the opportunity to spend a summer working side-by-side with attorneys from LCLD Member organizations, 165 (and counting) law firms and corporations will be hosting summer internships across the country.

In addition to a meaningful summer internship, 2022 1L Scholars also have the opportunity to benefit from:

  • Attending the 2022 1L LCLD Virtual Scholars Summit on June 7-9, 2022, which helps students build leadership and networking skills.  You can view the agenda from 2021 here as the agenda for 2022 is currently being created.
  • Mock interviews with attorneys from selected LCLD Member law firms and LCLD Member corporations.
  • Career-development resources and long-term connections with other 1L Scholars via the exclusive 1L LCLD Scholars LinkedIn group. 1L Scholars will be invited to join the LinkedIn group in spring 2022.
  • Group Mentoring Program (GMP) events during the summer for 1L Scholars to continue to build their network and participate in professional development sessions

For your convenience, you may download a program flyer here.

If 1L Scholar candidates have any questions about the program, please feel free Nancy Richardson, Pipeline Program Manager, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD).

Baker McKenzie Invites 1Ls to Our Events in January

We invite your 1Ls to join Baker McKenzie for a series of 1L Winter Events in January 2022. They will have the opportunity to meet our lawyers and discuss topics related to our summer associate program, firm culture and life as an associate.

The event dates and times by office are below.  The in-person events will take place in our local Baker McKenzie offices.  If students are not able to attend in person or are interested in a different office, they are welcome to join one of the virtual events.

California January 6 12:15 – 1:30 pm PST Virtual
Chicago, IL January 6 4:30 – 5:30 pm CST Virtual
Dallas, TX January 6 4:00 – 6:00 pm CST In-Person*
New York, NY January 6 4:00 – 6:00 pm EST In-Person*
Washington, DC January 6 4:00 – 6:00 pm EST In-Person*

*Please note, for the in-person events, everyone entering our US offices must verify their vaccination status except where prohibited by law. The local recruiter will follow up with more information about the process applicable to visitors prior to the event.

Please have your 1Ls RSVP no later than Friday, December 31, 2021. 

For more information:

 

Contact Office
Sara Esparza California
Leah Tefera Chicago
Chelsea Harrison
Gilbert Salazar
Texas
Nathaniel Brown Miami
New York
Washington, DC

See our website here.

2022 Affordable Housing & Community Development Law Student Legal Writing Competition

Official Rules

Description:

This writing competition (“Competition”) is sponsored by the Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law (“Forum”) of the American Bar Association (“ABA”), 321 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654 (the “Sponsor”). The goal of the competition is to encourage law students to become involved in the Forum. It is also intended to attract students to the affordable housing, community development or pro bono practice fields, and to encourage scholarship in these fields. Each entrant must follow the rules of the competition detailed herein.

Eligibility:

Open to all law students who are at the time of entry, (a) enrolled in a law school that is at the time of entry, ABA Accredited, (b) member of the ABA and the Forum, (c) at least 21 years old, and (d) U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents. Employees of the ABA, its respective affiliates, and immediate family or household members of such employees are not eligible for the Competition.

Topic:

Entries should address any legal issue regarding affordable housing, fair housing and/or community development law.

Submission Requirements:

(a) Entries must be original, unpublished work. Any relevant article or essay may be submitted for the competition, including writing submitted for academic credit. Submissions must not have been previously published in any media. Only one essay, per competition theme, may be submitted by each entrant. Failure to submit an original essay will result in disqualification and selection of a new winner. Entries should be between 25-50 double-spaced pages, with 1-inch margins, in Times New Roman, 12 pt. size Font. Articles should include footnotes in Bluebook format (single
spaced in Times New Roman, 10 pt. size font and which shall count towards the word limit).

(b) There is no entry form of any kind. Entries should be submitted in Word format. All author-identifying information should be removed from the entry.

(c) A separate title page should be attached and must contain the entry’s title, the student’s name, law school and expected graduation year, and the student’s contact information including mailing address, phone number(s), and email address.

(d) Entries must be submitted by e-mail to the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Affordable Housing and Community Development Law (the “Journal”), Professor Anita Singh Lemar anika.lemar@yale.edu no later than 11:59 PM Central Time, on March 4, 2022. The Sponsor is not responsible for errors or for lost, late, or misdirected email, or telecommunication or hardware or software failures, including by reason of any bug or computer virus or other failure.

Selection and Notification of Winners:

The entries will be judged anonymously by a five (5) person committee comprised of members of the Forum. Decision of the Sponsor (including the committee judging the entries are final). Entries will be judged based on the following criteria: clarity of the topic, significance of the topic, manner in which the topic is treated, organization, quality of analysis, quality of research, authority, and citations, and quality of grammar, syntax, and form. The winning entry will be notified by email by April 18, 2022, 11:59 pm Central Time. The winner must acknowledge and confirm agreement to the terms and conditions of winning the competition no later than April 22, 2022, after which he/she forfeits the prizes and another winner may be selected.

Award:

A single winning entry, as judged by the selection committee, will be eligible to receive a prize of (a) a $1,000 cash prize. Winner will be solely responsible for reporting and payment of all taxes (federal, state, local or other) on prizes, which will include the value of any accommodations and airfare. Winner will be required to complete a W-9, affidavit of eligibility, tax acknowledgment and liability release for tax purposes. All forms must be completed and returned via email to Dawn R. Holiday at dawn.holiday@americanbar.org within 15 business days of receipt, or prizes will be
considered forfeited and another winner may be named. The decision of the Sponsor, including the judging committee is final.


At the sole discretion of the Sponsor, the winning essay may be selected for publication in the Journal. If selected for publication, winner will be required to sign a standard publication agreement giving the ABA the right of first publication. Please note: The Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law must have the first right of publication of the selected essay.

License/Grant of Rights:

By entering, the winning entrant consents to the publication of her/his entry by the ABA, understands that such publication is not guaranteed, and grants the ABA the following rights: (1) the exclusive worldwide right of first publication of their entry in any and all ABA media or form of communication; (2) the non-exclusive worldwide right, in ABA’s sole discretion, to use, transcribe, publish reproduce, distribute, sell (as part of an ABA publication) or display the entry, alone or in conjunction with other materials; (3) the right to edit the essay to conform to the publication’s standards of style, technological requirements, language, grammar and punctuation, provided the meaning of the essay is not materially altered; and (4) the non-exclusive worldwide right to use the winner’s name and likeness in connection with the essay or this Competition, in each case, without further compensation. Additionally, the winning entrant must execute a separate
publication agreement giving the ABA the publication rights enumerated above and the right to use the article for any other purpose related to the ABA mission. If the winner fails
to sign the agreement within 30 calendar days of receipt, the prize will be considered forfeited and another winner named.

Entry Deadline:

All entries must be emailed by March 24, 2022, 11:59 pm Central.

Odds of Winning:

Chances of winning may vary depending on the number of entries. However, Sponsor reserves the right not to award any prize if the judges determine that no entries are of sufficient quality to merit selection that year.

Laws and Regulations:

This Competition is governed by U.S. law and all relevant federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. By entering, all participants agree that the competition shall be governed by the laws of the State of Illinois, that the courts of Illinois shall have exclusive jurisdiction, and that Cook County, Illinois shall be the venue for any dispute or litigation relating to or arising from the competition. Void where prohibited by law.

Conditions of Participation:

By participating, each entrant agrees to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and releases and discharges the Sponsor, including but not limited to the ABA, subsidiary and affiliated entities, and each of their respective officers, directors, members, employees, independent contractors, agents, representatives, successors and assigns (collectively “Released Parties”) from any and all liability whatsoever in connection with this Competition, including without limitation legal claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages, demands or actions of any kind (including without limitation personal injuries, death, damage to, loss or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation, or portrayal in a false light) (collectively “Claims”). Except where
prohibited, acceptance of a prize constitutes a release by any winner of the Released Parties of any and all Claims in connection with the administration of this promotion and the use, misuse or possession of any prize. All entries submitted to the ABA become the property of the ABA and will not be returned; however, entrants who do not win first-place may submit their entries for publication elsewhere. Entrants must not submit their articles for publication elsewhere prior to December 31, 2021. All expenses involved in preparing and submitting an entry are the sole responsibility of the entrant.

Sponsor is not responsible for errors or for lost, late, or misdirected mail or email, or telecommunication or hardware or software failures, including by reason of any bug or computer virus or other failure. Sponsor may cancel, modify or terminate the promotion if it is not capable of completion as planned, including by reason of infection by computer virus, tampering, unauthorized intervention, force majeure or technical difficulties of any kind.

Opt-Out Option:

Announcement of Winners: For a list of prize winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope by May 27, 2022 to the Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law of the American Bar Association, 321 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654. Any individual may elect to opt out of receiving future contest or competition mailings from the ABA by calling the ABA Service Center at 800-285-2221.

Privacy Policy/Data Collection:

Information provided by entrants in connection with this Competition is subject to the ABA’s privacy policy, available here. Sponsor: The Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law of the American Bar Association, 321 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654. Please contact Dawn R. Holiday if you have any questions.

Perez Law Group, P.A. is Seeking Law Clerk for Insurance Defense Litigation Firm – Recent Graduates Encouraged to Apply (Coral Gables, FL)

Perez Law Group, PA, (PLG) a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rated boutique law firm in Coral Gables, FL is seeking Law Clerk for Insurance Defense Litigation Firm – Recent Graduates Encouraged to Apply.

Law Clerk Responsibilities:

-Assist attorneys with drafting discovery responses and preparing for mediation/arbitration/trial.
-Work independently and/or as part of a team to draft pleadings, connect with clients, gather documents and information, etc.
-Perform legal research as needed

Law Clerk Requirements and Qualifications:

-Must be a 2nd year or 3rd year law student (or 4th year law student if in a part time program or JD/MBA program) enrolled in an ABA-approved law school
-Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills
-Energetic and eager to tackle new projects
-Self-directed and able to work with little supervision
-Interest in civil litigation, personal injury, and insurance
-Good collaborative and relationship-building skills

To apply and for additional information, please visit Symplicity Posting ID#30833 – Deadline is December 16, 2021. For more information regarding the firm, please click here.

 

Perez Law Group, P.A. is Seeking Insurance Defense Attorney (Coral Gables, FL)

Perez Law Group, PA, (PLG) a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rated boutique law firm in Coral Gables, FL is seeking ENTRY-LEVEL Associate Attorneys in its Insurance Defense division to handle First Party Property lawsuits, Bodily Injury lawsuits and PIP lawsuits. Candidate must be a member of the Florida Bar in Good Standing. Ideal candidate will have a strong work ethic and be detail oriented, self-motivated, and eager to learn.

Our team consists of top-notch trial attorneys and litigators. You will gain a world of hands-on knowledge and experience. Our Senior Partner has tried 140+ jury trial cases and will work directly with the Associate Attorney. If your goal is to become a skilled trial lawyer, then PLG is the place for you. Our Associate Attorneys take depositions, attend and argue hearings, present at mediations and participate in trials early on in their practice. The position also requires the ability to meet deadlines, multi-task, keep billing requirements and handle a high volume of cases. PLG offers excellent compensation and benefits. Our Attorneys enjoy a pleasant work environment with healthy work-life balance and the ability to work remotely, if necessary. For more information regarding the firm, please click here.

To apply and for additional information, please visit Symplicity Posting ID#30836 – Deadline is December 16, 2021.

 

Berger Singerman in Miami, FL Is Seeking a Trusts & Estates Partner

Berger Singerman is looking for a highly qualified and motivated partner level attorney with at least six years of experience in the areas of complex domestic and international estate planning and related income, partnership and tax planning, corporate, and personal planning for high net-worth individuals and multinational families. Tax or Estate Planning LL.M. preferred.

Candidates will be considered for Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach office locations.

If interested, please submit your resume via Symplicity Job Posting ID#30872. Early applications are encouraged. Deadline to apply is December 31, 2021.

 

Attention 1L Students! Webinar Session – Jones Day Presents: JD’s Insights for JDs Panel Discussion on Tuesday, November 23rd

Jones Day is hosting a virtual panel discussion for 1L students next Tuesday, November 23rd.

Webinar Session Jones Day Presents: JD’s Insights for JDs:

You are cordially invited to sign up for this virtual event. Get to know us and have your questions answered!

Pro Bono: Do Good and Get Good Experience

Tuesday, November 23
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. ET

RSVP by November 22.

Register Now.

Login details will be provided prior to each panel, but for further information, please contact Katie Beach.

We hope you’ll be able to join us!

REMINDER: TCDIP 1L Clerkship – Information Session Tomorrow, November 19!

This is a reminder that TCDIP is hosting a webinar for students tomorrow, November 19 at 10:00 AM central! Alumni of the program will be there to answer student’s questions about applying to the program and practicing law in the Twin Cities. See recent Instagram post.

Applications are now open for the Summer 2022 TCDIP 1L Clerkship Program! For over a decade, the TCDIP 1L Clerkship has helped launch the careers of law students of color in the Twin Cities. TCDIP strengthens the legal talent pipeline with strategic partnerships between TCDIP Members from law firms and corporate legal departments. The TCDIP 1L Clerkship program was created to promote the Twin Cities legal community to 1L students of color from Minnesota and across the country. Highly qualified law students from racial and ethnic groups historically underrepresented in the legal profession are encouraged to apply. This year TCDIP will have positions for 39 1L students. Applications open for all 1L students on November 16! For more information about the TCDIP 1L Clerkship program, download our flyer or visit our website!

Join our webinar sessions for students to hear directly from TCDIP staff and 1L Clerkship alumni! Recent alumni and practicing attorneys who have participated in the TCDIP 1L Clerkship program will be available to answer your questions about the program and what it’s like to practice law in the Twin Cities. Both programs will be recorded. You can also view last year’s webinar on our youtube channel. Students are also welcome to reach out with questions here.

Register for information sessions with TCDIP today!
November 19, 10:00 AM CST
January 7, 9:00 AM CST

 

Full Service Law Firm with Offices in Fort Myers, Cape Coral and West Palm Beach, Seeking Attorneys for Fort Myers Office

Full-service law firm with offices in Fort Myers, Cape Coral and West Palm Beach and over 70 years of service to the community, are seeking attorneys for Fort Myers office. The firm represents clients across every major area of law, including agricultural, banking & finance, business & corporate, civil litigation, condominium & homeowners’ association, construction, employment, environmental & water, estate planning, probate & trusts, land use & local government and real estate law.

See the following opportunities currently available – deadline is December 16, 2021; however, candidates are encouraged to apply early:

Commercial Real Estate/Development Law Attorney:

Applicants should expect to be working on commercial real estate transactions, including the representation of developers, lenders and equity investors in various joint venture agreements. The ideal candidates will have 2-5 years of commercial real estate and development experience. Must be detail-oriented and have a strong work ethic. We offer an excellent benefit package, competitive salary and bonus program. See Symplicity Job Posting ID#30829;

Litigation Attorney:

To practice commercial litigation primarily in the fields of real estate, community association, business, and construction law. 2-5 years’ of litigation experience is preferred. Must be motivated with a high degree of professionalism, excellent writing and communication skills to join our growing team. We offer an excellent benefit package, competitive salary and bonus program. See Symplicity Job Posting ID#30828; AND

Real Estate and Community Association Law Attorney:

To practice primarily in the fields of Real Estate and Community Association Law. The ideal candidate will have 0-5 years’ of experience. Must be ambitious, high energy and ready to work on the development and operation of Southwest Florida’s premier real estate developments. We offer an excellent benefit package, competitive salary and bonus program. See Symplicity Job Posting ID#30827.