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This Week at the CDO (Week of October 17, 2016)

Tuesday, October 18:

  • CDO Presents: Beyond OCI – Exploring Small Firm Practice – 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM, Law Campus A-110: The Solo and Small Firm Section of The Florida Bar will present a brief, one hour lunch presentation to law students interested in solo and small firm practice. For details, please contact the CDO.

Wednesday, October 19:

  • CDO Presents: U.S. Marine Corps JAG Info Session – 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM, Law Campus F-108: Join Captain Cipriano Rivera, Officer Selection Officer for South Florida to learn more about the opportunities available to students in the U.S. Marine Corps JAG Program. This information session is open to all interested students. For details, please contact Diane Quick in the CDO.



Special Law Student Discount for Law Students- Going Solo Florida Bar Seminar

The Florida Bar CLE Committee and Solo & Small Firm Section Present: “Going Solo Successful Practice Development” Seminar. Course No. 2390R.

Sponsored by The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division. $80 Special Discounted Rate for Florida Law Students.

General: 4.5 hours   Ethics: 0.0 hours.

Course Classification: Intermediate Level.

Live and Webcast Presentations: Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, 1:30 – 5:30 P.M. (following Annual Ethics Update 2016). Renaissance International Plaza, 4200 Jim Walter Blvd., Tampa, FL 33607  (813) 877-9200.

Networking 101 • Marketing • The Importance of “When” Technology and Cost Savings as a Solo • Solo Practice 101.

For additional details and to register, visit the website.


This Week at the CDO (Week of October 10, 2016)

Tuesday, October 11:

  • CDO Presents: NY Job Fair – 12:30 PM – 1:50 PM, Law Campus F-108: For details, please contact the CDO.

Thursday, October 13:

  • CDO Presents: Environmental Careers – 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM, Law Campus A-110: For details, please contact the CDO.


Law Student Invitation – 39th Annual ABA Forum on Franchising

The ABA Forum on Franchising will hold its 39th annual meeting at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach Hotel from November 2nd to November 4th, 2016. The Forum is extending an invitation to law students who may have an interest in franchise law to attend the meeting and will waive the registration fee for any student who wishes to attend. The meeting will provide ample opportunity for students to learn more about franchising law and to network with attorneys from law firms and corporate counsel offices around the country.

More information about this forum can be found on the website.

Students interested in attending the meeting for free should email Will K. Woods of Baker & McKenzie’s Dallas office and he will facilitate their registration.


U.S. AIR FORCE JAG CORPS – Upcoming Application Deadlines

See below for upcoming deadlines:

Spring Externship (any current law student) – October 20, 2016

December DAP Board (3Ls, graduates awaiting bar results and attorneys) – November 10, 2016

AFROTC Graduate Law Program (current 1Ls) – January 10, 2017

AFROTC One Year College Program (current 2Ls) – January 10, 2017

Read About Rainmaker Q&A: Bilzin Sumberg’s Albert Dotson

Law360, New York recently brought out an article on Albert E. Dotson Jr., a partner at Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP’s office in Miami. He is the land development and government relations practice group leader, handles federal and local government procurement contracts, and compliance. He also represents real estate developers in securing land use, zoning and other government approvals, and permits for large-scale real estate developments. Dotson routinely negotiates economic development incentive programs on behalf of major U.S. corporate clients.

To read more about Mr. Dotson, visit the website.


Join the ABA and Section of Litigation for Free

The ABA Section of Litigation offers a variety of benefits to get law students to the top of their careers. Here at the Section, we value law students and we know what it takes to become a greater litigator. Whether they are thinking about going into litigation practice, or figuring out what to do after law school, the Section can help them grow to become successful lawyers. Members can enjoy big discounts on our events related to career development, real life litigation, and trial practice. Members can listen to free Section Roundtables and Sound Advice podcasts that give your students a myriad of extremely helpful information for their futures as litigators.

ABA Section of Litigation law student members will receive:

  • Access to our Business Development webpage featuring videos and articles to help them network, build resumes, and get a job;
  • Subscriptions to our award-winning Litigation Journal and Monthly Litigation News electronically;
  • Opportunities to network and learn more about practice areas that students may be interested in through our 35+ committees;

Discounts on our 1-day Regional Meeting Workshops where they can learn and network locally.

*Available for law students enrolled in ABA accredited law schools only. Subject to terms and conditions of the Law Student Division.

Visit the website for additional details.


Cause An Effect Event

Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support HOPE Public Interest Resource Center/UM Law.

Come in to the Chipotle at 6290 South Dixie Highway in Miami on Thursday, October 6th between 5:00pm and 9:00pm. Bring in the flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to HOPE Public Interest Resource Center/UM Law.

Gift card purchases during fundraisers do not count towards total donated sales, but purchases made with an existing gift card will count.

This Week at the CDO (Week of September 26, 2016)

Tuesday, September 27:

  • CDO Presents: Social Justice Panel and Workshop – Peggy Browning Foundation – 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM, Law Campus Law Campus Faculty Meeting Room: The Peggy Browning Foundation will hold a panel and workshop with representatives from the National Labor Relations Board, Legal Services, et al, with student Q&A to follow. A reception will be held at the conclusion of the panel and workshop. For details, please contact the CDO.

Wednesday, September 28:

  • CDO Presents: Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Luncheon Session – 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM, Law Campus A110: Eat-N-Educate event co-sponsored by the Florida Bar. For details, please contact the CDO.

Thursday, September 29:

  • CDO Presents: Judicial Clerkship Nuts and Bolts Information Session – 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM, Law Campus E265: Important meeting for all 2Ls interested in applying for a post-graduate judicial clerkship. Now is the time to begin thinking about applying! 3Ls are also welcome to attend! We will be covering information critical to the application process: 1) Timeline for applying to state and federal judges; 2) Online System for Clerkship Application and Review (“OSCAR”); and 3) Your application documents (e.g. resumes, cover letters, writing samples and letters of recommendation). For details, please contact the CDO.




Read Articles on Best Places for Law School Graduates

There are 2 interesting articles to review. The first is titled 2016’s Best Places for Law School Graduates and contains a list by Good Call which “features a slew of off-the-radar towns,” Law.com (sub. req.) reports. The largest city to make the top 10 is Los Angeles, ranked at No. 7.

The second is titled Smaller Towns Outrank Big Cities in this List of Best Places for Law Grads, written by Debra Cassens Weiss.