This Week at the CDO (Week of March 1, 2009)

Wednesday, March 3

Informational Career Fair
12:30 p.m.
The Bricks

Career choices keeping you up at night?  Get the answers you’ve been looking for at this year’s Informational Career Fair.

Take this opportunity to speak with attorneys practicing in different areas of law about how they got started in their fields and what it is like to practice law on a day-to-day basis.  The fair will include attorneys working in a variety of practice areas – including antitrust, appellate, bankruptcy, business reorganization, civil litigation, class action litigation, commercial litigation, corporate, criminal defense, criminal prosecution, entertainment, family, immigration, insurance defense, intellectual property (patent and trademark), international, labor and employment, landlord/tenant, law enforcement, legal recruiting, media, military, municipal, products liability, public interest and securities – in small, midsize and large firms; government agencies; public interest organizations; the judiciary; and multinational corporations.

Attorneys from many different organizations will be in attendance including:

Akerman Senterfitt

American Express

Burger King Corporation

Carlton Fields, P.A.

Caterpillar Inc.

Discovery Communications LLC

Eleventh Judicial Circuit


Fifteenth Judicial Circuit


Greenberg Traurig, P.A.

HBO Latin America Group

Legal Aid/Put Something Back Pro Bono Project

Legal Services of Greater Miami

Miami-Dade County Public Defender’s Office

Miami-Dade County State Attorney’s Office

Ryder System, Inc.

Third District of Court of Appeal

U.S. Air Force JAG Corps

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

You’ll have the opportunity to

meet and network with many attorneys in both the private and public sectors

learn firsthand about various practice areas

assess your qualifications for and interest in particular practice areas

sound like an “insider” when meeting with future potential employers

For more information on the Career Fair, please contact Cristina Ortega Lopez or Tamesha Keel in the Career Development Office at or


Registration opens for the Florida Bar Solo and Small Firm Interview Program.  Registration will end on March 9 at 12:00 p.m.  Registration materials are available from the CDO.  Questions?  Contact Cristina Ortega at


Bidding ends for Spring OCI Phase II employers at 11:00 p.m.  Please contact your advisor with general OCI questions and Nirva Pierre-Louis ( with any technical questions about the bidding process.


Thursday, March 4

Preparing to Practice Learning Seminar Co-Sponsored by LexisNexis 12:30 p.m.
Room 109

Are you getting ready for a summer internship or a postgraduate position?

Are you worried about making a good impression?

Are you curious about what employers are looking for when they make hiring decisions?

Want to know what you can do to succeed this summer, fall and beyond?

Join LexisNexis as they present “Preparing to Practice,” a learning seminar during which you’ll learn how to prepare yourself for the legal work environment including:

Cost effective research strategies

Understanding confidentiality

Mastering the location of documents:  CourtLink, Shepard’s etc.

Martindale Hubbell Connected

Where to go for help when given a challenging research project

Lunch will be served and LexisNexis will be giving out helpful items such as leather portfolios, flash drives and computer bags.  All attendees can choose between receiving a Starbucks gift card or 400 Lexis Reward points.  All attendees will also be entered into a raffle to win a $1000 Brooks Brothers gift card.