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.

This Week at the CDO (Week of August 23rd 2021)

Welcome Back Miami Law Students! The Career Development Office is here to assist you!

Please check out our Blog every Monday for “This Week at the CDO” updates regarding upcoming programs and events. If you have not done so already, please meet with your CDO advisor regarding summer and post-graduate opportunities.

Have a great year!

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – 2022 CFPB Honors Attorney & Information Sessions

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was created for moments like this. Born out of the Great Recession, the Bureau was forged in crisis to vigorously protect America’s consumers. Our mission is to help consumer-finance markets work by making rules more effective, by consistently and fairly enforcing those rules, and by empowering consumers to take more control over their economic lives.

The Bureau has rulemaking, supervisory, and independent litigating authority, and its jurisdiction includes certain aspects of mortgage lending, credit reporting, auto lending, small-dollar lending, debt collection, student lending, and consumer bank accounts.

The Honors Program

The Honors Program is a two-year program designed to provide exceptional recent law school graduates with early, substantive opportunities to use and develop their legal skills and make a difference in the lives of American consumers. Honors Attorneys are given increasingly complex assignments designed to build their legal skills and increase their ability to support the Bureau’s mission. Honors Attorneys serve a two-year trial period, after which, they are converted to permanent positions, which afford greater promotion potential.

Each Honors Attorney is permanently placed in a particular office in Washington, D.C. These include the Office of Enforcement, the Office of Supervision Policy, the Office of Fair Lending and Equal Opportunity, the Office of Regulations, and the Legal Division. During the program, Honors Attorneys will also be able to rotate into a different Bureau office or other federal agency to develop additional skills. Such rotations typically last about six months.

The Honors Program also includes mentorship and both formal and informal training to enhance analytical thinking, writing, communication, and other legal skills, as well as an understanding of the Bureau’s mission and work.

Honors Attorneys are hired at the CN-51, CN-52, or CN-53 level pay bands starting at $82,573, $96,448, and $111,199), depending on their level of experience. Promotion opportunities are available during and after the program.

Sample assignments include:

  • Investigating and litigating potential unfair, deceptive, abusive, and discriminatory acts or practices or other potential violations of federal consumer financial law;
  • Defending Bureau regulations in litigation;
  • Drafting appellate and amicus briefs regarding consumer financial law and other issues;
  • Providing analysis and advice for supervisory examinations;
  • Participating in complex rulemakings;
  • Developing policy guidance to improve industry compliance; and
  • Advising senior Bureau officials on legal and policy issues, including those with general applicability to the federal government, such as labor, employment, ethics, and intellectual property.

To Apply

We want our agency’s workforce to reflect the diversity of the American public. Our work will be most effective when we are able to incorporate a broad range of perspectives. We are, therefore, particularly interested in hearing from a diverse set of candidates with a range of personal and professional experiences.

Applicants must submit the following documents as a single PDF: A current resume, highlighting your legal education and experience; a law school transcript (an unofficial version is acceptable); a cover letter, describing why you want to work at the Bureau, the type of work you would like to do, how your experiences will contribute to your success at the Bureau, and which office(s) you would prefer to work in (although your application will be reviewed by each participating office); and Veterans’ Preference documentation, if applicable.

Application materials must be submitted through the formal announcement on USAJobs by 11:59 PM Eastern on September 13.

Candidate Evaluation

Applicants will be evaluated for program eligibility and based on required submissions. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The Bureau may also consider additional materials requested throughout the process, such as writing samples and references. Applicants may be asked to complete additional screening processes, including interviews. Veterans’ preference will be applied as appropriate.

The program is highly selective, and successful candidates should have a distinguished academic and professional record, which may include graduation with honors, high class rank, experience on law review or other legal journals, moot court experience, a judicial clerkship or other post-graduate legal experience, and a demonstrated commitment to public service or consumer protection.

Program Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible, applicants must be either: (1) current law students who expect to graduate before August 1, 2022, or (2) attorneys who graduated from law school after August 1, 2018, and who, at the time of appointment, will have spent no more than one year since graduating law school in a position other than a graduate education program, judicial clerkship, public-interest position, or comparable activity. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens. Selectees will be subjected to a background investigation.

If you are eligible for Schedule A appointments due to a qualifying disability, please reach out directly via email for further information and assistance.

If you have additional questions, please email CFPB.


Information Sessions:

The Bureau will host information sessions about the Program, including a question-and-answer period, conducted over WebEx on the following dates:

Monday August 23, 2021

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


Friday, August 27, 2021

12:00pm – 1:00pm


Thursday, September 2, 2021

12:00pm – 1:00pm


Friday, September 3, 2021

3:00pm – 4:00pm


Thursday, September 9, 2021

12:00pm – 1:00pm


Friday, September 10, 2021

4:00pm – 5:00pm


Virtual Information Session for the San Diego City Attorney’s Office Paid Summer 2022 Internship Program is Just One Week Away!

Just a reminder that in just one week on September 1st at 10 a.m. (Pacific Time) we will be hosting a virtual information session to provide more information about the San Diego City Attorney’s Office (Office) and our Paid Summer 2022 Internship Program (Program)Click here for link to the Zoom meeting.

Come hear from attorneys in different practice areas about their experiences in our Office and learn how you could get paid to spend the summer in San Diego gaining great hands-on experience doing interesting and meaningful legal work, and leaving with a job offer in hand by the start of your 3L year.

Here’s a link to a tweet that our Office just sent out about our recruitment. We would encourage you to re-tweet it and/or share the link with others.

We look forward to seeing you on September 1st!

Federal Career Opportunities in Tax Law – Virtual Panel on September 1, 2021!

Are you interested in tax law? Even if you haven’t thought about a career in tax, maybe you want to be in a courtroom litigating or at a table strategizing business deals? Have you dreamed about working in criminal law or being a federal prosecutor? Are you interested in legislation and policy? Do you want a work/life balance after you graduate?

Consider a career with the federal government!

A position on the Hill, with the U.S. Tax Court, the Department of Justice Tax Division, or IRS Office of Chief Counsel might be the right place for you, either to start your career and gain valuable experience that might take years to get in private sector jobs, if ever! Join us to learn about our programs, how to apply, and ask questions about the application process and federal careers.

The IRS Office of Chief Counsel and several other federal government agencies, involved in Federal Tax Law, will be hosting a panel discussion on Federal Career Opportunities in Tax. This will take place on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at 12 noon Eastern via Zoom (meeting information below, please mark your calendars).

Panelists include a United States Tax Court judge, as well as attorneys from the IRS Office of Chief Counsel, the Department of Justice Tax Division, and Capitol Hill. There will be a question and answer segment at the end. This event will provide law students with the opportunity to meet attorneys from diverse backgrounds who will discuss their career path and opportunities available for law students and graduates with their employers. The IRS Office of Chief Counsel maintains its commitment to hiring a diverse workforce and hopes that students will find this event both informative and useful.

Date of Event – Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at 12 noon ET. Click to register.


The 2022 FDIC Honors Attorney Program Application is Now Open!

The 2022 Honors Attorney Program application is open!

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 the website for more information and answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

The attorney position is also listed on Symplicity Job Posting ID#29654.


Akerman STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP (33rd Annual North American Entertainment | Sports | IP Law Summit)

The 33rd Annual North American Entertainment | Sports | Intellectual Property Law Summit will take place November 10-14, 2021 in Papagayo, Costa Rica. The Akerman Student Scholarship provides a partial scholarship to at least two (2) law students attending the Summit in an amount of no less than $1000 per recipient. The scholarship funds awarded to each student will be deducted from Summit travel expenses.

Additional details will be posted on the Summit website in the coming weeks. This is a fantastic networking and educational opportunity for law students who would like to practice in the areas of Entertainment, Intellectual Property, or Sports Law.

The scholarship application deadline is August 20, 2021. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE.

Scholarship Description and Instructions: 

  • The Akerman Student Scholarship provides a partial scholarship to law students attending the 2021 North American Entertainment, Sports, and Intellectual Property Law Summit. The 2021 Summit will take place November 10 through 14, 2021, in Papagayo, Costa Rica. Partial scholarships in an amount not less than $1,000 are awarded to at least two (2) law students. Scholarship funds will be deducted from Summit travel expenses.
  • All applicants must have completed at least the first year of study at their respective law school.
  • Scholarships are awarded on criteria as the Summit Board sees fit including, but not limited to, the following:
  1. A strong interest in entertainment, sports, and/or intellectual property law, including the applicant’s participation in their school’s Sports, IP, and/or Entertainment Society (if applicable).
  2. All application questions must be answered.
  3. Grades are considered if and when the Summit Board deems necessary.
  • All applicants must attach a resume, cover letter, and transcript.
  • All application packages must be received at the following e-mail address no later than August 20, 2021. Late applications will not be considered.

**Application packages should be sent to Johnna A. Lee**

  •  Scholarship recipients will be contacted via e-mail concerning their applications once all decisions have been made.
  • Please refer to the 2021 Summit website for more information and details concerning the 2021 North American Entertainment, Sports, and Intellectual Property Law Summit.

Check your emails from the CDO for links to the 2021 Scholarship Application, the tentative Summit agenda, and the travel package information/registration form for this Summit. If you cannot locate, please ask your CDO advisor.

The ACLU of Florida Greater Miami Chapter Proudly Presents “Civil Liberties and LGBTQ+ Rights in Florida” Zoom Forum

Event: The ACLU of Florida Greater Miami Chapter proudly presents “Civil Liberties and LGBTQ+ Rights in Florida” Zoom Forum

Date/Time: Thursday, September 9th at 7pm ET via Zoom

Description: This virtual Forum will feature four panelists who will discuss the history of LGBTQ+ rights in Florida, as well as current legislative attempts to limit the rights of LGBTQ+ persons and advocacy and litigation to protect those rights. Topics will include Florida’s recent ban on transgender children in sports, and attempts to employ First Amendment religious freedom protections to discriminate against LGBTQ+ people both locally and nationally. 

Panelists include:

  • Justin Klecha, Deputy Director, SAVE LGBTQ
  • Joe Saunders, Senior Political Director, Equality Florida
  • Reverend Timothy P. Carr, All Souls’ Episcopal Church, Miami Beach
  • Trelvis Randolph, President, Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr., Bar Association

Moderated by: Anna Neill, Federal Antitrust Attorney, ACLU Miami board

Event registration required: Click here.

NOTE: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


U.S. Department of Justice Attorney General’s Honors Program and Summer Law Intern Program – Application Now Open!

The U.S. Department of Justice Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management is excited to announce that the Attorney General’s Honors Program (HP) and Summer Law Intern Program (SLIP) application is now open. The deadline for receipt of applications is Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at 11:59 PM ET.

Applications must be submitted via the online application. We have many exciting opportunities throughout DOJ, including entry-level attorney positions (permanent and term-limited) as well as paid summer legal internships.

Detailed information about the HP and SLIP, including offices participating and the number of available positions, can be found at:

Information about all of DOJ’s legal hiring programs, including experienced attorney hiring and volunteer internships, is online. The Department places a high value on diversity of experiences and perspectives and encourages applications from qualified candidates from all ethnic and racial backgrounds, veterans, LGBT individuals, and persons with disabilities.