Interested in Pursuing a Legal Career in Estate Planning? Attend the Estate Planning LL.M. Virtual Open House With the Director on May 10, 2022

Virtual Open House with the Director
May 10, 2022
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

REGISTER TODAY FOR THE VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE!

Learn how the Heckerling Graduate Program in Estate Planning will prepare you to meet the growing demand for attorneys with expertise in individual and estate planning. 

GIVE YOURSELF THE COMPETIVE EDGE!
Can’t make the Open House? Email Laura Adams for additional information.

For additional information, please visit the website.

Heckerling Graduate Program in Estate Planning Has Two (2) Full Annual Scholarships: Estate Planning LL.M.

A limited number of fellowships to support advanced study in the field of estate planning are available to full-time students in the University of Miami School of Law’s Heckerling Graduate Program in Estate Planning. 

FULL-TUITION SCHOLARSHIPS

The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) Student Writing Competition

A full-tuition scholarship to the Heckerling Graduate Program in Estate Planning for the 2023-2024 or 2024-2025 academic year is available to the first place winner of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) Student Writing Competition. Candidates must apply and be admitted as full-time students to be considered for the scholarship.  Please visit the Mary Moers Wenig Student Writing Competition website for competition details. 

The American Bar Association’s Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law (RPTE) Student Writing Contest

A full-tuition scholarship to the Heckerling Graduate Program in Estate Planning for the 2022-2023 academic year is available to the first place winner of The American Bar Association’s Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law (RPTE) Student Writing Contest.  Candidates must apply and be admitted as full-time students to be considered for the scholarship.  Please visit the ABA (RPTE) Student Writing Contest page for contest details. 

PARTIAL-TUITION SCHOLARSHIPS

Philip E. Heckerling Scholarship

The Philip E. Heckerling Scholarship is a partial-tuition scholarship available to a currently enrolled J.D. candidate or recent graduate (within the last three years) of the University of Miami School of Law with the highest J.D. grade point average (minimum 3.0 required).  Candidates must apply and be admitted to the Graduate Program in Estate Planning as full-time students prior to June 15, 2022.  

Additional Estate Planning Scholarships

Additional scholarship assistance may be available based upon financial need or on the basis of academic merit and the potential for excellence in the field of estate planning.  

See website here.

Read About the 19th Circuit Public Defender, Law Offices of Diamond R. Litty

Florida State Attorney’s Office, 17th Judicial Circuit (Ft. Lauderdale, FL), Seeks Entry-Level Attorney

Did you go to law school to make a difference?  Do you desire to be a part of history in the making? Then our office is for you.  The State Attorney’s Office for the 17th Judicial Circuit in Fort Lauderdale, Florida is at the forefront of making sensible reforms to our criminal justice system.  The mandate for our prosecutors is not to win at all costs, but to seek justice by standing up for what is right.  We seek prosecutors who are dedicated to serving the people of Broward County and making our community safer and better for all who live, work and play here.  Whether your goal is to become a career prosecutor or to gain valuable litigation skills that can translate to other areas of practice, a career with the State Attorney’s Office for the 17th Judicial Circuit will provide the necessary foundation for a rewarding legal career. 

This position is for an entry-level attorney.  Applicants must be a graduating 3L or a member in good standing with The Florida Bar.  Applicants must possess a strong interest in being a trial lawyer and have excellent communication and critical thinking skills. Applicants must have the time management and organizational skills required to manage a large volume caseload.  Applicant must be able to work independently and as a team member.

Essential Functions:

The following duties are normal but are not limited for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

–Conduct jury trials, non-jury trials, preliminary and pretrial hearings, and other related courtroom proceedings
–Investigate, evaluate, and prepare cases for trial
–Legal research and writing
–Communicate with and serve as a liaison to victims, their family members, witnesses, and law enforcement personnel
–All other case related tasks as needed

For additional details and to apply, please visit Symplicity Posting ID#30672.

Deadline is June 20, 2022.

Interested in Criminal Defense Work? Consider the Law Student Volunteer Internship Program With the State Attorney’s Office for the 17th Judicial Circuit in Fort Lauderdale

About the Office:

Did you go to law school to make a difference? Then our office is for you. The State Attorney’s Office for the 17th Judicial Circuit in Fort Lauderdale, Florida is the chief prosecuting officer for crimes occurring in Broward County, Florida. The office is at the forefront of making sensible reforms to our criminal justice system. The mandate for our prosecutors is not to win at all costs, but to seek justice by standing up for what is right. The office is comprised of several units prosecuting a wide range of criminal cases including: misdemeanors, felonies, juvenile, economic crime, domestic violence, sexual battery, career criminal, 10-20-life, organized crime, drug trafficking, traffic homicide, homicide and appeals. Interns will be assigned to one of the various units within the office for the duration of their internship. Within their assigned divisions, interns will have the opportunity to work with assistant state attorneys on a variety of assignments.

Job Description:

Interns will assist with legal research, pre-trial motion practice, trial preparation, discovery, and drafting of court pleadings. Interns will also work with assistant state attorneys on a variety of other subject matters and issues arising within the respective divisions to which they are assigned. Interns may attend and observe depositions and pre-trial conferences, and are strongly encouraged to attend and observe all court proceedings and inter-office training sessions to enhance their understanding and experience.

Time requirement:  240 hours, 8-12 weeks

Internship location:  201 SE 6th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Qualifications:

First-year (second semester), second-year and third-year students who demonstrate a strong academic record. Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited law school at least half time. Due to the nature of the work done at the Office of the State Attorney, 17th Judicial Circuit, applicants who are offered an internship with the office must pass a required background investigation before beginning employment. This background check can take up to three months to complete. Applicants must be able to commit a minimum of 240 hours over the course of the semester.

Salary:

Interns are not compensated for their work with the Office of the State Attorney, 17th Judicial Circuit. School credit is possible at the discretion of the law school. Parking is available and costs are covered by the office.

Application Process:

Applicants are required to submit the following documents via e-mail.

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Current law school transcript
  • Legal writing sample (max. 5-7 pages) All documents should be sent in PDF format.

The subject line of the e-mail should specify that the applicant is applying for the Law School Volunteer Internship Program and indicate the semester and year for which the student is applying (e.g., Summer 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022, etc.). The cover letter should be addressed to the Director of Training, Tania Williams, and should indicate the applicant’s top three division preferences.

Incomplete applications and applications received after the application deadline will not be considered.

Application Deadlines / Start Dates:

Application deadlines and start dates for each semester are as follows:

Semester Applications due by Anticipated program start date

Fall August 1st Begins after Labor Day

Spring November 1st Begins mid-January

Summer April 1st Begins after Memorial Day

Number of Positions:

Typically, the office will accept up to 20 students for each semester. However, the number of interns accepted will vary depending upon the anticipated needs of the office.

See website here.          

Attend the Miami Dade Bar Association (MDB) Miami Law Con Event on Friday, April 22, 2022

When?

Friday, April 22, 2022, 8:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M. EST

Why Register?

Because Miami Law Con™ is virtually the only way to discover your legal superpowers.

Reimagined from our Bench & Bar Conference in 2021, our rebranded Miami Law Con™ incorporates the true essence and transformation into what the bar stands for today; innovation, equality, and enhanced legal abilities. Hidden in each of us is a special talent waiting to be unleashed.

Join Miami Law Con™ today and experience the legal expertise and hidden knowledge all available to you, right from the comfort of your home or office. Don your super suit and heed the call, it’s your moment! When you join our conference, you’ll be able to:

  • Obtain Up to 50 CLE Credits
  • Interact with World-Renowned Speakers
  • Have Downloadable Access to Informative Materials
  • Eat Lunch On Us With a Complimentary UberEats Lunch Voucher
  • Win Prizes
  • And Much More!

The MDB Miami Law Con event is scheduled for this Friday. It is an all day virtual bench and bar seminar. There are up to 50 live and pre-recorded sessions with Judges, attorneys, Senator Pizzo, plus Billy Corben as the Keynote speaker.

Students would have full access to attend any session they want and can continue to audit sessions for up to 4 months from the date of the event. MDB Miami Con is also offering up to 25 tickets for Miami Law students to attend. Good opportunity for students interested in getting involved in the community. 

For additional details and to register, click here.

2023 Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship -Rising 2L Students

Baker Donelson is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where the individual differences among us are understood, respected, appreciated, and recognized as sources of strength of the Firm. These qualities enrich the environment in which we work.

With this in mind, we are delighted to announce that the 2023 Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship application is now available!  We will award three scholarships to three diverse rising 2L law students who will complete their first year of law school by June 2022. Recipients will be awarded a six-week, salaried 2L Summer Associate position for the summer of 2023 in one of our Firm’s offices. Additionally, each recipient will be awarded $10,000, which will be paid prior to the student’s third year of law school, to help defray the cost of law school tuition and related expenses.

Eligibility. To qualify for the scholarship, the candidates must: (1) have completed their first year of a full-time JD program with an anticipated graduation date of 2024 at the time of application, (2) be a member of a diverse population that historically has been underrepresented in the legal profession; and (3) attend an ABA Accredited Law School. Candidates may not be the recipient of a similar scholarship award from another law firm.

Application Deadline and Requirements. Applications are due by midnight, Friday, June 10, 2022. Interested students must include all documents requested with their application. Students will have the availability to save their application and upload these at a later time. Students may start the application process using this link.

See website for all information.

Broward State Attorney’s Office is Hiring!

The Broward State Attorney’s Office (State of Florida’s 17th Judicial Circuit) is committed to the pursuit of fair and equitable justice for all members of the community. We welcome applicants who reflect these ideals and will work diligently to ensure that our community is safer and better for all who live, work and visit here.

Applicants for a position with the State Attorney’s Office shall be evaluated on the basis of training and experience required for the classification (as established by the Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association and this office) without regard to age, race, color, gender, religious affiliations, marital status or disability, except when a specific gender, age, or physical requirement constitutes a bona fide occupational qualification necessary to perform the essential functions of the position.

For specific available positions and opportunities, information and details, and how to apply, please visit the website.

Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair – Registration is OPEN

Student registration is now open for the Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair in Atlanta, Georgia.  The job fair will be held virtually on Tuesday, July 26, 2022.

This is an excellent opportunity if you are interested in intellectual property law.  Students will be able to interview for summer and post graduate positions in various areas of IP, including patent, trademark, trade secrets, and copyright law. 

UM Law will pay your registration fee. In the online registration, you will have the option to indicate that Miami Law will pay your registration fee.  For reimbursement, email confirmation of your registration fee and payment to Brenda Louard in the CDO. 

The registration deadline is May 16, 2022.

See website for additional details and information.

Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. – Various Attorney Positions Available

Description:

Careers

A career at Legal Services of Greater Miami is truly a one-of-a kind experience and can offer you the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those who need it most. If you would like the opportunity to be a part of a first-rate organization that has a significant impact on the low-income community of Miami- Dade and Monroe Counties, please consider joining our team.

Top Reasons to Join Us

  1. Make a Difference & Lasting Impact in Our Community

2. Competitive Employee Benefits:

–Entry Level Attorney Salary 60k

–Health Insurance & Other Benefits

–Pension Plan

–FSA Plan

–Generous Vacation, Sick, and Leave Time

–Work From Home Flexibility

–CLE Skills Training

–Opportunities for Loan Repayment Assistance

3. Mentorship from Seasoned Attorneys

4. Commitment to Continuous Learning & Professional Development

Click here to view the following vacancies:

  • Staff Attorney – Health and Income Maintenance (HIM) Unit
  • Elder Justice Project
  • Senior Attorney – Health and Income Maintenance Unit
  • Staff Attorney – Tenants’ Rights Unit

DEADLINE IS MAY 14TH 2022.

To apply and for additional information, please visit Symplicity Job Posting ID#32933.