2020 HNBA/VIA Virtual Career Fair – August 5 – 6, 2020

Law firms, in-house legal departments, and agencies/organizations seeking to hire qualified Latinx attorneys and law students from across the country should not miss this opportunity to identify top diverse candidates at the 2020 HNBA/VIA Virtual Career Fair (VCF)—the Nation’s largest career fair for Hispanic attorneys and law students! The VCF helps match your organization with qualified diverse attorneys from a variety of practice areas, and at all levels of experience, as well as top law students. Fulfilling our mission, the VCF expands access and opportunity for employers and Latinx legal professionals and students, all in one place—a cost-effective win/win for everyone.

 

Important Dates

Attorney/Student Registration Deadline
Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Employer Registration Deadline
Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Resumes of all participants sent to Employers
Friday, July 17, 2020

Attorney/Student Bidding Closes
Sunday, July 19, 2020

Employer Selection
Friday, July 24, 2020

Attorney/Student accept/decline interviews
Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Distribute Virtual Interview Schedule
Friday, July 31, 2020

2020 HNBA/VIA Virtual Career Fair
Wednesday & Thursday, August 5 – 6, 2020

Sign Up Today!

Download the 2020 HNBA/VIA VCF Flyer and share with your colleagues and network!

Attorneys/Students: log in to your HNBA account to access the link to register.
Cost: FREE!

THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF EMPLOYEE BENEFITS COUNSEL — SIXTEENTH ANNUAL EMPLOYEE BENEFITS WRITING PRIZE – DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JUNE 15TH, 2020

The 2020 American College of Employee Benefits Counsel law student writing contest deadline has been extended from June 1, 2020 to the end of day on June 15th, 2020. Those who have already submitted may resubmit by the extended deadline if they would like to make any revisions.

SUBJECT:                            Any topic in the field of employee benefits law.

OPEN TO:                             Any J.D. and graduate (L.L.M. or S.J.D.) law students enrolled at any time between August 15, 2019 and August 15, 2020, who have not at any time engaged in the practice of law. 

SUBMIT BY:                        June 15th, 2020 (end of day – extended)

UP TO TWO PRIZES:      Alvin D. Lurie Memorial Award: $1,500 and Sidney M. Perlstadt Memorial Award: $1,500

Winners will be honored during the College’s annual black tie dinner on in September 12, 2020 in Chicago.  They will receive a plaque and an employee benefits treatise published by Bloomberg BNA Books. The winning papers will also be distributed to the Fellows of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel, experienced attorneys who have made significant contributions to the advancement of the employee benefits field in a wide range of practice settings including law and consulting firms, universities, labor unions, advocacy organizations and government agencies throughout the United States.  The College will also use its best efforts to have one or more of the winning papers published in the Benefits Law Journal or another professional or scholarly publication, if deemed suitable by the College’s Writing Prize Committee and the editors of the publication.

Writing Prize Rules: 

  1. Eligibility/Topics. Except as provided in (6) below, applicants must be enrolled full-time or part-time in law school between August 15, 2019 and August 15, 2020 seeking a J.D. or a graduate law degree (e.g., L.L.M. or S.J.D.), and not at any time admitted to the practice of law in any jurisdiction.  Papers must deal with employee benefits topics.  As an illustrative example, a paper might address legal issues involving health benefits, pensions, 401(k) plans, severance, executive compensation, claims, appeals, current or former spouses’ or domestic partners’ benefits, collectively-bargained benefits, benefits in bankruptcy, ERISA litigation, fiduciary obligations or the tax treatment of benefits/contributions.
  • Papers should not exceed 40 pages (double-spaced, in 12 point type, with an inch margin on each side), not including footnotes.
  • Papers must be submitted as email attachments and should be submitted as Word or pdf documents. No information identifying the author or law school should be included in the text, the footnotes, or the filename.  That information, an address, a telephone number and enrollment status information should be provided in the email message.
  • Submissions may include papers prepared for class assignments, law journals or other purposes, as well as those written especially for the Prize.
  • Student papers submitted for publication in law reviews or other law school journals or periodicals but not yet published are eligible for the Prize, provided that (i) the version submitted for the Prize does not reflect any changes made to the paper after submission of the manuscript to any publication and (ii) the College receives any consents necessary to publish or republish the article.
  1. Selection of Winners. Winning papers will be selected by the Writing Prize Committee based on the factors they deem relevant.  Among other factors, the Committee will consider: (i) depth and creativity of legal analysis; (ii) thoroughness of legal research; (iii) organization and writing style; (iv) difficulty of subject matter; and (v) consideration of employee benefits policy implications.  A focused, in depth analysis of a discrete topic generally is considered more favorably than a broad survey piece.  Presentation (e.g., organization, proofreading, proper grammar, etc.) also carries substantial weight.  The Committee may decline to consider a poorly organized paper or one laden with grammatical errors for those reasons alone.  The determination of the Committee is final.  It is anticipated that winners will be notified by July 24, 2020, or shortly thereafter.
  2. Publication of Winning Articles(s). The College will use its best efforts to arrange for publication of the winning papers in a professional or scholarly publication, if deemed suitable by the Writing Prize Committee and the publication’s editors.  In addition, the winning papers will be posted on the College’s website.
  3. Prizes. There are cash awards for two winning papers.  However, the College may, in its discretion, decide to split prizes, to award additional prizes or to award fewer than two prizes. Winners will be guests of the College during its annual black tie dinner to be held on September 12, 2020 in Chicago.  The College covers the travel and lodging expenses for the prize recipients as well as that of one guest each.
  4. Deadline. Papers must be submitted in the manner described in paragraph 1(b) above and must be received no later than Midnight, Eastern Time, on June 15, 2020. 
  5. Disclaimer. The College disclaims responsibility for any failure to give due consideration to any submission due to any email or other electronic transmission, storage or archival errors, regardless of the cause.  However, the Committee may waive the eligibility requirements applicable to any student whose submitted paper was not afforded due consideration on account of such an error in a prior year’s contest.

For information concerning the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel or the competition, contact Brian Dougherty, Chair of the ACEBC Writing Prize Committee, or consult the website.

 

The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law Annual Law Student Writing Competition for 2020

The ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law and The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers are pleased to announce their 2020 writing competition. This competition is open to articles written while the author is an active student at an accredited law school in the United States. Authors may not have graduated from law school prior to December 1, 2019. Graduate students in law school (LL.M. candidates) are not eligible.

Prizes are as follows: First Place: $3000; Second Place: $1000, and Third Place: $500. The first-place winning article may be selected for publication in the ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law. In addition, the author of the first-place paper will be a guest at the ABA Annual Section of Labor and Employment Law Conference and honored at the Annual Induction Dinner of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. The College and the Section reserve the right not to select any article for publication or award any prizes if, in their judgment, the submissions do not meet their standards for outstanding legal writing.

Complete rules are attached and should be read in their entirety. Competition rules can also be found on the College website.

Articles must be submitted via email using the subject line “Writing Competition,” by midnight (EDT) on June 15, 2020. To assure that competition judges are not provided information on authors’ identity, a separate cover page must be submitted with your manuscript (see last page of rules). No personal information should appear on the manuscript itself; however, the title should appear at the top of the first page and pages should be numbered. Do not include your name as part of the file names of your Word or PDF documents; instead use a descriptive name related to the subject matter of your article, such as “Free Speech and the National Labor Relations Act,” or “Religion and Employment Law.”

Publication and Prizes: 

  1. The following prizes are available: First Place: $3,000; Second Place:  $1,000;  and Third Place: $500.
  1. One or more articles may be selected for publication in the ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law.
  1. Names of the authors of the winning articles and titles of their articles will be mentioned in the ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law.
  1. The author of the first-place winning article will be invited as a guest of the annual Continuing Legal Education program of the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law and honored at the Annual Induction Dinner of the College of Labor and Employment Law.
  1. The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers may, at its discretion, include a copy of any or all of the prize-winning manuscripts in an issue of its newsletter or on its web site.
  1. Editors of the ABA Journal of Labor and Employment Law have the final authority, in their discretion, over whether to publish a winning article. A paper may not be published, among other reasons, if the winning paper’s topic is the same, or similar to, other articles that have largely covered the field or predominantly covered the field or predominantly covered the field.

For the 2020 Law Student Writing Competition and Student Information and Verification form, see the website or ask your CDO advisor.

 

This Week at the CDO (Week of April 20th, 2020)

Tuesday, April 21, 2020:

  • Last day of classes– Congratulations on the completion of the spring 2020 semester and the 2019-2020 academic year.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020:

  • Reading Period Begins.

Friday, April 24, 2020:

  • Final Exams Begin – Good luck with finals!

Information about Reading Period, Finals and Summer Break – The Career Development Office is available to assist during reading period, finals and summer break. Students and alumni are welcome to contact our office during this time.

 *This is the last “This Week at the CDO” for the 2019-2020 academic year. The weekly posts will return in the fall.*

 

The Cuban American Bar Foundation (CABF) Scholarship Application is Available – Applications Due May 31st

PURPOSE:

The Cuban American Bar Foundation (“CABF”) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing financial assistance to Cuban-American law students and law students interested in activities of importance to the Cuban-American community. Since its inception, CABF has provided scholarships for deserving law students in accredited law schools and has honored the memory of distinguished lawyers and judges by awarding scholarships in their memory.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE:

Financial assistance is based on academic performance, leadership potential, and participation in community programs including, but not limited to, volunteer hours. Scholarships are awarded annually, provided funds are available.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS:

CABA Foundation awards scholarships on the basis of a comprehensive process. Areas that are reviewed by the committee include, but are not limited to, the following: Academic Accomplishments, Community Service, References, Personal Essay and Financial Need. CABA Foundation pays scholarship funds directly to the recipient. Scholarships are awarded annually. Scholarships are awarded without regard to race, color, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation. Scholarships awarded are based upon the availability of funds and additional qualifying criteria.

CRITERIA:

  • Applicant must be a law student of Cuban heritage who has distinguished himself/herself academically and/or in service-oriented activities; OR any law student who has distinguished himself/herself in research, writing, community services, and/or other activities of importance to the Cuban-American community;
  • Applicant must be a currently enrolled student in good academic standing at an accredited law school;
  • Applicant must submit a complete formal application for a CABA Foundation Scholarship;
  • Applicants must be a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States; and
  • Applicants must complete and submit a typed Scholarship Application and provide all supporting documents listed below (i.e., resume, evidence of enrollment, etc.) no later than May 31, 2020.

TIMELINE:

  • Applications and supporting documentation are due no later than May 31,2020.
  • Candidates may be asked for an interview by the Scholarship Committee.
  • Applicants are notified if awarded a scholarship by June 15, 2020.

APPLICATION PROCESS: 

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICANTS MUST PROVIDE:

  • A typed Scholarship Application (If any question does not apply to you in this application, please put N/A in the space);
  • A competitive essay (no more than 1,000 words) focusing on, and describing in detail, the activities and achievements that qualify him/her for the award, as well as a statement of financial need;
  • An updated resume;
  • A copy of his/her transcripts

SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

  • Candidates will be notified by phone or email in June regarding the status of your application;
  • Awards will be made out and given directly to the recipient;
  • Awards will be given at the Annual Scholarship Awards Reception; Date: TBA
  • Applicant must provide their correct mailing address, if unable to attend the reception;
  • Award amounts will be distributed annually after all requirements are met;

EMAIL COMPLETED APPLICATIONS TO:

  • Maria Garcia, President, CABA
  • Subject: 2020 CABA Foundation Scholarship Application – [Applicant Name]

The application is also available online.

THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF EMPLOYEE BENEFITS COUNSEL — SIXTEENTH ANNUAL EMPLOYEE BENEFITS WRITING PRIZE – DEADLINE JUNE 1, 2020

SUBJECT:                            Any topic in the field of employee benefits law.

OPEN TO:                             Any J.D. and graduate (L.L.M. or S.J.D.) law students enrolled at any time between August 15, 2019 and August 15, 2020, who have not at any time engaged in the practice of law. 

SUBMIT BY:                        June 1, 2020

UP TO TWO PRIZES:      Alvin D. Lurie Memorial Award: $1,500 and Sidney M. Perlstadt Memorial Award: $1,500

Winners will be honored during the College’s annual black tie dinner on in September 12, 2020 in Chicago.  They will receive a plaque and an employee benefits treatise published by Bloomberg BNA Books. The winning papers will also be distributed to the Fellows of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel, experienced attorneys who have made significant contributions to the advancement of the employee benefits field in a wide range of practice settings including law and consulting firms, universities, labor unions, advocacy organizations and government agencies throughout the United States.  The College will also use its best efforts to have one or more of the winning papers published in the Benefits Law Journal or another professional or scholarly publication, if deemed suitable by the College’s Writing Prize Committee and the editors of the publication.

Writing Prize Rules: 

1. Eligibility/Topics. Except as provided in (6) below, applicants must be enrolled full-time or part-time in law school between August 15, 2019 and August 15, 2020 seeking a J.D. or a graduate law degree (e.g., L.L.M. or S.J.D.), and not at any time admitted to the practice of law in any jurisdiction.  Papers must deal with employee benefits topics.  As an illustrative example, a paper might address legal issues involving health benefits, pensions, 401(k) plans, severance, executive compensation, claims, appeals, current or former spouses’ or domestic partners’ benefits, collectively-bargained benefits, benefits in bankruptcy, ERISA litigation, fiduciary obligations or the tax treatment of benefits/contributions.

  • Papers should not exceed 40 pages (double-spaced, in 12 point type, with an inch margin on each side), not including footnotes.
  • Papers must be submitted as email attachments and should be submitted as Word or pdf documents. No information identifying the author or law school should be included in the text, the footnotes, or the filename.  That information, an address, a telephone number and enrollment status information should be provided in the email message.
  • Submissions may include papers prepared for class assignments, law journals or other purposes, as well as those written especially for the Prize.
  • Student papers submitted for publication in law reviews or other law school journals or periodicals but not yet published are eligible for the Prize, provided that (i) the version submitted for the Prize does not reflect any changes made to the paper after submission of the manuscript to any publication and (ii) the College receives any consents necessary to publish or republish the article.

2. Selection of Winners. Winning papers will be selected by the Writing Prize Committee based on the factors they deem relevant.  Among other factors, the Committee will consider: (i) depth and creativity of legal analysis; (ii) thoroughness of legal research; (iii) organization and writing style; (iv) difficulty of subject matter; and (v) consideration of employee benefits policy implications.  A focused, in depth analysis of a discrete topic generally is considered more favorably than a broad survey piece.  Presentation (e.g., organization, proofreading, proper grammar, etc.) also carries substantial weight.  The Committee may decline to consider a poorly organized paper or one laden with grammatical errors for those reasons alone.  The determination of the Committee is final.  It is anticipated that winners will be notified by July 24, 2020, or shortly thereafter.

3. Publication of Winning Articles(s). The College will use its best efforts to arrange for publication of the winning papers in a professional or scholarly publication, if deemed suitable by the Writing Prize Committee and the publication’s editors.  In addition, the winning papers will be posted on the College’s website.

4. Prizes. There are cash awards for two winning papers.  However, the College may, in its discretion, decide to split prizes, to award additional prizes or to award fewer than two prizes. Winners will be guests of the College during its annual black tie dinner to be held on September 12, 2020 in Chicago.  The College covers the travel and lodging expenses for the prize recipients as well as that of one guest each.

5. Deadline. Papers must be submitted in the manner described in paragraph 1(b) above and must be received no later than Midnight, Eastern Time, on June 1, 2020. 

6. Disclaimer. The College disclaims responsibility for any failure to give due consideration to any submission due to any email or other electronic transmission, storage or archival errors, regardless of the cause.  However, the Committee may waive the eligibility requirements applicable to any student whose submitted paper was not afforded due consideration on account of such an error in a prior year’s contest.

For information concerning the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel or the competition, contact Brian Dougherty, Chair of the ACEBC Writing Prize Committee, or consult the website.

Spread the Word – DHS is Hiring Webinars!

Spread the Word – DHS is Hiring Webinars!

The Department’s compelling mission draws candidates seeking to join a team that makes a difference in the lives of their fellow citizens. The threats and challenges facing the Department and the Nation are complex and constantly evolving. Now more than ever, DHS must recruit, develop, and retain a talented and diverse workforce.

As part of this commitment, DHS is seeking hundreds of qualified individuals to fill critical positions in cybersecurity, information technology, intelligence analysis, law enforcement, immigration, travel security, prevention and response, and emergency management. We will also be filling other critical positions to include business operations, mission support, and more.

As part of our hiring efforts, we will host a series of webinars to provide information on the Department’s mission, DHS career opportunities, special hiring authorities, effective resume writing, and how to create a profile on USAJOBS. These webinars are open to the public.

 

Date Time (EST) Audience
Tuesday, April 14 6-8 p.m. Professionals, Students and Recent Graduates
Monday, April 27 6-8 p.m. Professionals, Cyber and IT Students, Recent Graduates
Tuesday, May 12 2-4 p.m. Professionals, Students and Recent Graduates
Thursday, May 28 2-4 p.m. Students and Recent Graduates
Monday, June 15 6-8 p.m. Professionals, Cyber and IT Students, Recent Graduates
Tuesday, June 23 9-11 a.m. Professionals, Students and Recent Graduates
Wednesday, July 1 9-11 a.m. Students and Recent Graduates
Thursday, July 9 2-4 p.m. Professionals, Cyber and IT Students, Recent Graduates
Monday, July 13 6-8 p.m. Professionals, Students and Recent Graduates

To register for our webinars, visit the website. For more information on career opportunities at DHS, please contact us via email.

 

THE AVIATION AND SPACE LAW COMMITTEE OF THE AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION TORT TRIAL AND INSURANCE PRACTICE SECTION 2020 ANNUAL LAW STUDENT WRITING COMPETITION

The Aviation and Space Law Committee is pleased to announce its 2020 Annual Law Student Writing Competition. Submissions should address a recent development in any area of aviation or space law or discuss an area of aviation or space law where a controversy or disagreement exist. The Competition winner will be eligible to receive (1) $500 cash prize; (2) up to $1,500 reimbursement for hotel and transportation expenses to attend and speak at the ABA TIPS Aviation and Space Law Annual CLE Seminar in Washington, DC on October 28th and 29th, 2020, and (3) publication in an upcoming edition of the TIPS Aviation and Space Law Committee’s newsletter. Submissions must be limited to no more than twenty (20) pages, double-spaced, 12-point Book Antiqua, Arial or Times Roman font., with footnotes and citations conforming to Bluebook standards.

Please submit all entries, NO LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 9, 2020, to: Roberta Miranda,Esq. and Peter J. Lewis, Esq.

As part of the ABA TIPS, the Aviation and Space Law Committee brings together attorneys for plaintiffs and defendants, in house counsel, and insurers to facilitate the exchange of information and ideas, and to be a primary resource for education and knowledge about aviation and space law issues. The Aviation and Space Law Committee encourage your interest in the ever expanding and cutting edge field of aviation and space law and welcome your participation in this Competition.

To learn more about the Aviation and Space Law Committee, or to become a member, visit the website.

The competition is open to all current U.S. citizen law student and LL.M. candidates. Membership in the ABA, TIPS or the Aviation and Space Law is not required for participation, though membership is free for all law students. If you are a member of the ABA, please include your ABA membership number with your submission. Please see enclosed Aviation and Space Law Committee Annual Law Student Writing Competition Official Rules.

Official Rules: 

Description: This writing competition is sponsored by the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (“Section”) of the American Bar Association (“ABA”), 321 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654 (the “Sponsor”). Rules concerning the competition are as follows. The dates shown will change each year. The goal of the competition is to encourage law students to become involved in the Aviation and Space Law Committee (the “Committee”) and the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association. It is also intended to attract students to the tort, trial, insurance, and aviation and space practice fields, and to encourage scholarship in these fields. Each entrant must follow the rules of the competition detailed herein.

Eligibility: The competition is open to any law school student who is at least 21 years old at the time of entry and who is currently attending an ABA- accredited law school as of the date of entry, within the United States and its possessions. All entrants must be a U.S. citizen. Membership in the ABA, the Section or the Committee is not required. Employees of the ABA, its respective affiliates, and immediate family or household members of such employees are not eligible for the

Submission Requirements: Essays must address the following topic, as determined by the Committee: a recent development in Aviation or Space law or discuss an area of aviation or space law where a controversy or disagreement exist. Entrants are encouraged to write on subjects of national interest, rather than state specific issues.

a. All submissions must be the original work of the entrant. Any relevant article or essay may be submitted for the competition, including writing submitted for academic credit. Submissions must not have been previously published in any media, other than a law school publication, provided that such previous publication and the terms and conditions of such publication must be disclosed to the ABA by the winner upon selection of his or her entry as the winning entry. Only one essay, per competition theme, may be submitted by each entrant. Failure to submit an original essay will result in disqualification and selection of a new winner. Essays submitted must have been written after January 1, 2020.

b. Essays must be submitted by e-mail no later than 11:59 PM Central Time on September 9, 2020. The Sponsor is not responsible for errors or for lost, late, or misdirected email, or telecommunication or hardware or software failures, including any bug or computer virus.

c. Essays must not exceed 20 pages of double-spaced typed text, and 12- point Book Antiqua, Arial or Times Roman Essays should be presented in a traditional law review style that includes a scholarly discussion of the topic and full citations to authority in footnotes. Essays should conform to the current edition of The Bluebook—A Uniform System of Citation. Lengthy lists and outlines normally are not appropriate within the text of an essay; however, they may be included as appendices to a textual discussion. For example, if the law of all states on a subject is surveyed, the essay may compare analytically how and why the law differs between jurisdictions. A listing of the law by jurisdiction within the body of the essay would generally not be appropriate. If such a listing of the law by jurisdiction would be of particular value to the reader, it may be included in an appendix to the essay, which counts towards your page count.

d. The following information must be included on the title page: (1) essay title; (2) entrant’s name; (3) law school and expected graduation year; (4) entrant’s mailing address, (5) telephone number(s), and (6)e-mail address.

Selection and Notification of Winners: The entries will be judged anonymously by a three-person subcommittee comprised of the leaders in the Committee. Decision of the Sponsor (including the subcommittee judging this essay) are final. Essays will be judged based on the following criteria: clarity of the topic, significance of the topic, manner in which the topic is treated, organization, quality of analysis, quality of research, authority, and citations, and quality of grammar, syntax, and form. Winners will be notified by e-mail by 11:59 PM Central Time on October 5, 2020. The winner must acknowledge and confirm agreement to the terms and conditions of winning the competition no later than October 8, 2020, after which he/she forfeits the prizes and another winner will be selected.

Prizes: The first-place winner will be eligible to receive (1) $500 cash prize; (2) up to $1,500 reimbursement for hotel and transportation expenses to attend and speak at the ABA TIPS Aviation and Space Law Annual CLE Seminar in Washington, DC on October 28th and 29th, 2020 and (3) publication in an upcoming edition of the TIPS Aviation and Space Law Committee’s newsletter. In addition, at the sole discretion of the Sponsor, the winning entry may be published in the TIPS Law Journal or TIPS quarterly magazine, The Brief. At the sole discretion of the Sponsor, the next two runners-up may receive honorable mention in the Committee newsletter. The sponsors may substitute a prize of equal or greater value in its sole discretion. Prizes are non-transferable and cannot be substituted by the winner. Cash equivalent for prizes is not available. Winners will be solely responsible for reporting and payment of all taxes (federal, state, local or other) on prizes, which will include the value of any accommodations and airfare. Winners will be required to complete a W-9, affidavit of eligibility, tax acknowledgment and liability release for tax purposes. All forms must be completed and returned to Jeane Emily DuBose, TIPS Membership Associate, via e-mail within 5 business days of receipt, or prizes will be considered forfeited and another winner named.

Odds of Winning: Chances of winning may vary depending on the number of entries. However, Sponsor reserves the right not to award any prize if the judges determine that no entries are of sufficient quality to merit selection that year.

Announcement of Winners: For a list of prize winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope by October 31, 2020 to the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section, American Bar Association, 321 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654.

License/Grant of Rights: By entering, the winning entrant consents to the publication of her/his entry by the American Bar Association, understands that such publication is not guaranteed, and grants the American Bar Association the following rights: (1) the exclusive worldwide right of first publication of their entry in any and all ABA media or form of communication (other than any previous publication in a law school publication, provided that such previous publication and the terms and conditions of such publication were disclosed to the ABA by the winner upon selection of his or her entry as the winning entry); (2) the non-exclusive worldwide right, in ABA’s sole discretion, to use, transcribe, publish reproduce, distribute, sell (as part of an ABA publication) or display the entry, alone or in conjunction with other materials; (3) the right to edit the essay to conform to the publication’s standards of style, technological requirements, language, grammar and punctuation, provided the meaning of the essay is not materially altered; and (4) the non-exclusive worldwide right to use the winner’s name and likeness in connection with the essay or this Writing Competition, in each case, without further compensation. Additionally, the winning entrant must execute a separate publication agreement giving the ABA the publication rights enumerated above and the right to use the article for any other purpose related to the ABA mission. If the winner fails to sign the agreement within 30 calendar days of receipt, the prize will be considered forfeited and another winner named.

Deadline for Submissions: Entries must be submitted by e-mail no later than 11:59 PM Central Time, September 9,2020.

Laws and Regulations: This contest is governed by U.S. law and all relevant federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. By entering, all participants agree that the competition shall be governed by the laws of the State of Illinois, that the courts of Illinois shall have exclusive jurisdiction, and that Cook County, Illinois shall be the venue for any dispute or litigation relating to or arising from the competition. Void where prohibited by law.

Conditions of Participation: By participating, each entrant agrees to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and releases and discharges the Sponsor, including but not limited to the ABA, subsidiary and affiliated entities, and each of their respective officers, directors, members, employees, independent contractors, agents, representatives, successors and assigns (collectively “Released Parties”) from any and all liability whatsoever in connection with this contest, including without limitation legal claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages, demands or actions of any kind (including without limitation personal injuries, death, damage to, loss or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation, or portrayal in a false light) (collectively “Claims”). Except where prohibited, acceptance of a prize constitutes a release by any winner of the Released Parties of any and all Claims in connection with the administration of this promotion and the use, misuse or possession of any prize. All entries submitted to the ABA become the property of the ABA and will not be returned; however, entrants who do not win first-place may submit their entries for publication elsewhere. Entrants must not submit their articles for publication elsewhere prior to December 1, 2020. All expenses involved in preparing and submitting an entry are the sole responsibility of the entrant. Sponsor is not responsible for errors or for lost, late, or misdirected mail or email, or telecommunication or hardware or software failures, including by reason of any bug or computer virus or other failure. Sponsor may cancel, modify or terminate the promotion if it is not capable of completion as planned, including by reason of infection by computer virus, tampering, unauthorized intervention, force majeure or technical difficulties of any kind.

Opt-Out Option: Any individual may elect to opt out of receiving future contest mailings from the ABA by calling the ABA Service Center at 800-285- 2221.

Privacy Policy/Data Collection: Information provided by entrants in connection with this sweepstakes is subject to the ABA’s privacy policy, available online.

Sponsor: The Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (“Section”) of the American Bar Association (“ABA”), 321 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654.

Student Business Card: Instructions for Pick Up and Ordering

Students:

If you ordered business cards and are awaiting delivery or will be placing an order soon, you will have the following options since the office is currently virtual:

  1. Wait until deliveries can be made to the CDO;
  2. Pick up the cards at their Doral location – 3511 NW 74th Avenue,Miami, Florida 33122; or
  3. Call Print Farm to request Fedex or similar service and pay the extra fees.

Print Farm contact:

Yamila Zaldivar

305.592.2895 Ext 10

DHS is Hiring

The Department’s compelling mission draws candidates seeking to join a team that makes a difference in the lives of their fellow citizens. The threats and challenges facing the Department and the Nation are complex and constantly evolving. Now more than ever, DHS must recruit, develop, and retain a talented and diverse workforce.

As part of this commitment, DHS is seeking hundreds of qualified individuals to fill critical positions in cybersecurity, information technology, intelligence analysis, law enforcement, immigration, travel security, prevention and response, and emergency management. We will also be filling other critical positions to include business operations, mission support, and more.

As part of our hiring efforts, we will host a series of webinars to provide information on the Department’s mission, DHS career opportunities, special hiring authorities, effective resume writing, and how to create a profile on USAJOBS. These webinars are open to the public.

Date Time (EST) Audience
Tuesday, April 14 6-8 p.m. Professionals, Students and Recent Graduates
Monday, April 27 6-8 p.m. Professionals, Cyber and IT Students, Recent Graduates
Tuesday, May 12 2-4 p.m. Professionals, Students and Recent Graduates
Thursday, May 28 2-4 p.m. Students and Recent Graduates
Monday, June 15 6-8 p.m. Professionals, Cyber and IT Students, Recent Graduates
Tuesday, June 23 9-11 a.m. Professionals, Students and Recent Graduates
Wednesday, July 1 9-11 a.m. Students and Recent Graduates
Thursday, July 9 2-4 p.m. Professionals, Cyber and IT Students, Recent Graduates
Monday, July 13 6-8 p.m. Professionals, Students and Recent Graduates

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