This Week at the CDO (Week of February 15, 2010)

Interested in a judicial internship this summer?  Working in public interest?  Are you interviewing during Phase I of Spring OCI or plan to participate in Phase II?  Do you want to work at a small Florida firm this summer or after graduation?

If you answered yes to at least one of these questions, then the CDO events and deadlines for the week of February 15-19 are for you.


Tuesday, February 16

Florida Supreme Court Internship Program Information Session.  12:30 p.m., Room 110.    Former interns will be on hand to answer questions about their experiences at the Supreme Court. The application and selection processes will also be discussed.

Applications for the summer 2009 Florida Supreme Court Internship Program for Distinguished Law Students are now available in the Career Development Office, Room A112. First and second year students are eligible to apply. The application deadline is now Friday, February 27, 2009.

Wednesday, February 17

Get Ready for OCI:  Interviewing Workshop.  12:30 p.m., Room 108.


Spring 2010 OCI Program – Phase I Interviews begin


Registration for the Florida Bar Solo and Small Firm Interview Program begins at noon and will continue until noon on February 23.

The General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section of the Florida Bar cordially invites all law students to participate in the 2010 Solo and Small Firm Interview Program, which is scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 27, 2010 from 12-2 p.m. in Orlando, Florida. Applicants will be interviewed for entry-level associate positions, summer 2010 clerkships, part-time research and writing positions and project-based legal work. Registration for the Interview Program will run from noon on February 17 to noon on February 23, 2010. Registration forms will be available in the Career Development Office and in the Student Portal beginning on February 17. A Student Information Sheet containing more detailed information on the Interview Program is currently available on the Student Portal.

The Interview Program is one component of the Solo and Small Firm Annual Conference and students also are encouraged to participate in the Conference, which begins on Friday, March 26 and ends with the Interview Program on the 27th. The full-time law student reduced rate is $50. The schedule and registration form for the Conference are available on the Student Portal.

For more information, please contact Cristina Ortega at

Thursday, February 18

Student to Student Public Interest Career Fair.  12:30 p.m., The Bricks.  Speak to students about their experiences at various public interest organizations last summer to learn more about the opportunities available to you this summer


Spring OCI:  Phase II Bidding Begins at 9:00 a.m.


Coming up the following week:  One of our most popular programs takes place on Wednesday, February 24.  Spencer Aronfeld will discuss how to start your own practice and will tell his own tale about how he went from law student to successful solo practitioner.