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October 2011

Free Pro Bono Program! 300 Things You Can Do With a Law Degree 2011

Chair:  Hindi Greenberg — President, Lawyers in Transition Are you wondering how you can maximize the value of your law degree or find a job in this tight economy? This free pro bono program may be just what you need. Hindi Greenberg, a nationally known career consultant who herself practiced law for ten years and […]

Join the Miami Lakes Bar Association and Attend Professional Events

The Miami Lakes Bar Association invites all local attorneys and business professionals to attend the monthly CLE luncheon on Thursday, October 20, 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Don Shula’s Hotel on Main Street, 6842 Main Street, Miami Lakes.    Note:  The MLBA invites all local professionals to our luncheons and events.  The events are an excellent opportunity to […]

National Pro Bono Celebration from October 23-30, 2011

An initiative of the ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service Promote and Participate in Free National Events! There are four nationally-focused training events available for your use during the National Celebration of Pro Bono. Two are webinars, and three of the four events will be available in downloadable/viewable formats on the website […]

Apply for the Miami Law Spring 2012 Judicial Internship/Externship Program

To apply for the Miami Law Spring 2012 Judicial Internship/Externship Program, log  onto Symplicity for a listing of all participating federal, state and appellate court judges. Deadline is November 18th, but applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so apply as early as possible.

This Week at the CDO (Week of October 10, 2011)

Join President Obama’s “Champions of Change” Live Stream Event – The White House Office of Public Engagement and the Access to Justice Initiative at the U.S. Department of Justice invite you to join President Obama’s “Champions of Change” live stream event. The event takes place on Thursday, October 13, 2011, from 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 […]

Join President Obama’s “Champions of Change” Live Stream Event on October 13th

The White House Office of Public Engagement and the Access to Justice Initiative at the U.S. Department of Justice invite you to join President Obama’s Champions of Change live stream event on October 13, 2011 from 1:30 – 3:30 pm EST at the Legal Corps office. This national, on-line conversation among law students and faculty, […]

Effective Email Strategies for Law Students and Lawyers

NALP, The Association for Legal Career Professionals, has published a series of E-Guides on E-Professionalism.  Please see our earlier post for the first three E-Guides in the series regarding the use of LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter to advance your career.  The following E-Guide,  Effective Email Strategies for Law Students and Lawyers, contains useful information on […]

Practising Law Institute Welcomes Applications for Student Reps

Becoming a Practising Law Institute (“PLI”) student rep can be a great boost for your resume (PLI is well known and highly regarded by law firms and corporations). And it can be a great way to be of service to your school and colleagues. Student reps not only help plan Patent Bar presentations at your […]

Franchise Law Diversity Scholarship Award

The IFA Educational Foundation and DLA Piper US LLP have teamed up to sponsor the Franchise Law Diversity Scholarship Award. The goal of this program is to recognize and support academic achievement among diverse law students. Additionally, the program seeks to encourage diverse law students to enroll in courses that are oriented towards franchising. Who […]

This Week at the CDO (Weeks of October 3, 2011 and October 10, 2011)

Monday, October 3rd:  Spring 2012 Florida Supreme Court Internship Program for Distinguished Florida Law Students – Applications are due by 5:00 p.m.  For more information, you can contact Amy Perez, Director of Judicial Clerkships.  Tuesday, October 4th: Tax LL.M. Luncheon – Interviewing/Networking, Room F-109,12:30pm Wednesday, October 5th: Susan Smith Blakely, Esq.: Best Friends at the Bar: What […]