Lake Worth Firm Seeking Entry Level Attorney – Recent Graduate Opportunity

Growing firm specializing in first party property damage claims and personal injury is seeking an entry-level associate. Experience in these fields is a plus but not a requirement. The ideal candidate must have strong written, communication and organizational skills, ability to work independently as well as in a team environment, strong research and analytical skills, attention to detail, a strong sense of urgency, ability to handle a large caseload and handle multiple priorities and deadlines.

Excellent benefits, competitive salary, and great working environment. For additional details and to apply, please visit Symplicity Job Posting ID#26841.

Virtual Spirit Forward Summit: Registration Now Open!

Spirit Forward Summit is back on Tuesday, October 20!

Bacardi’s annual Spirit Forward Summit is BACK and looking a little different for its fifth year! On Tuesday, October 20, we’re taking the Summit virtual so you can connect to the event from anywhere, from any screen, at no cost to you!

Though the Summit will be online and free to join this year, we’ll once again be showcasing incredible speakers from various industries and backgrounds. The 2020 theme is “Empowered to Be You,” and presentations will look at key topics, like finance, mental health, intersectionality, parenting strategies and more, through the lens of today’s challenges.

We’ll address the current state of emergency for working women. More than 800,000 women have left the workforce since March as a result of COVID-19, and over a million more are considering leaving corporate America. McKinsey will join us to dive into this year’s “Women in the Workplace” report findings.

While we might not be gathering in-person, our goal for the day remains the same as years past: to encourage you to invest in yourself, find opportunities to make your voice heard and leave you feeling empowered

We look forward to seeing you next Tuesday, October 20, from noon to 4 p.m. EDT! Register below (there are a few steps!), and be sure to invite all of your friends, family and colleagues to this year’s Summit – all are welcome to join!

Click here to register for the event!

About Bacardi Women in Leadership & Spirit Forward Summit:

The Bacardi Women in Leadership initiative was founded with the mission of unleashing the potential of current and future female leaders at Bacardi to drive sustainable top and bottom line business growth. It is embedded in our business strategy and instills a sense of belonging, ownership and accountability in our leaders to set the right example and drive engagement throughout the organization.

The 5th Annual Spirit Forward Summit is hosted by Bacardi and built by volunteers passionate about our cause. Previous conferences brought together more than 500 attendees and a lineup of inspirational speakers in South Florida. Although we’re tuning in on our screens from different places this year, Spirit Forward Summit attendees can expect the diverse, thought-provoking conversations and high energy to remain the same!

Learn more about Bacardi Women in Leadership.

 

ABA Panel and Networking Event for Students and Recent Alumni Titled Building Results: A Panel for Law Students Interested in Dispute Resolution and Construction Law

Participate in Building Results: A Panel for Law Students Interested in Dispute Resolution and Construction Law. Though they don’t often wear hardhats, construction lawyers are often building one thing: results. Please join the ABA’s Forum on Construction Law’s Division 1 (Litigation & Dispute Resolution) for a focused panel discussion on litigation and dispute resolution in construction law. The distinguished panel will discuss why ADR and form contracts are so common in construction law, the general characteristics of construction litigation and arbitration, and other typical dispute avoidance forms in construction law, such as DRBs.

The event consists of a focused panel discussion on litigation and dispute resolution in construction law, followed by a networking session with construction lawyers and interested law students/recent graduates nationwide.

PANELISTS:

  • Alex Dockery, Associate, Goulston & Storrs, Boston, MA
  • Edward Green, North American Counsel, SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions, NY, NY
  • Patrick McKnight, Associate, Khler Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP, Philadelphia, PA
  • Roy Wagner, Partner & Leader, Construction Law, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Milwaukee, WI

The event is taking place on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. EDT (VIA ZOOM). Those interested can register here.

ABA Section of Taxation’s Women in Tax Forum Presents: Women in Tax: Law Student Outreach Panel

Event takes place on Thursday, October 22, 2020 3:00pm EDT! 

The ABA Section of Taxation’s Women in Tax Forum cordially invites you to the Women in Tax: Law Student Outreach Panel. A  dynamic  and  diverse  panel  of  tax  practitioners  will provide insight into their careers, advice for  how  students  may  pursue  a  career  in  tax, and share ideas on ways in which we are committed to making tax more inclusive.

Panelists:

  • The Honorable Judge Diana L. Leyden, Special Trial Judge at the United States Tax Court and Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center;
  • Michelle Brunsvold, Senior Tax Counsel at Cargill, Incorporated. At Cargill, Michelle’s primary focuses have been on tax planning for M&A, international tax planning for LATAM and EMEA,  and global and strategic planning;
  • Lena Y. Hines, Principal (National Tax Department) at EY. Lena consults on domestic and inter- national tax-planning opportunities involving financial products;
  • Amanda P. Varma, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP. Amanda advises multinational businesses, family offices, and high-net-worth individuals on US federal income tax matters, with particular focus on international tax planning and controversies. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center;
  • Pooja Kondabolu, Global Partnerships, Airbnb, Inc. Pooja  has  been  the  Global  Tax  Policy Lead at Airbnb for the last few years where she worked cross functionally on a range of indirect tax issues, including Airbnb’s tax agreements with national, state and local governments.

Moderated by Brie Siciliano of the Women in Tax Forum Leadership Board.

RSVP Here (Registration Required).

Attend the ASIL Midyear Meeting Research Forum October 29-30, 2020

ASIL Academic Partner Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland, Ohio, is the virtual host of the Research Forum portion of the 2020 Midyear Meeting, which will be held entirely online. In addition to the 24 panels featuring over 70 authors presenting cutting edge research in the field of international law and relations, the Midyear Meeting will include over twenty hours of professional development opportunities for current law students and recent graduates as well as the Practitioners’ Forum. Mentoring sessions, skills training, cover letter and resume drafting workshops, and panels featuring insights into hiring practices during the global pandemic will all be available to attendees.

The Midyear Meeting will be held in a fully virtual format and participants will be able to engage with presenters and discussants throughout the conference, as well as with each other. The Midyear Meeting will offer all of the substantive content that would have taken place at the in-person conference, plus a series of professional development sessions, including panels on hiring practices during the global pandemic.

Because your institution is an ASIL Academic Partner, STUDENTS MAY REGISTER FOR FREE using a code. To obtain the code, please email Teresa Rodriguez or Yazmyne Vasquez Eterovic in the CDO. Further details, including the full program, schedule, and registration information, are available online and on social media, using the hashtag #ASILMYM.

To find out more about the American Society of International Law and to join, visit the ASIL website.

Webinar: “COURAGE AND PERSISTENCE: A CELEBRATION OF HISPANIC HERITAGE IN THE UNITED STATES” on Thursday, October 15, 2020

Join us for a free webinar titled “Courage and Perspective: A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage in the United States.” Join us for an open dialogue discussing the challenges and progression of the Hispanic community in the legal profession.

Speakers:

U.S. Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Becerra, Southern District of Florida

Chief Judge Bertila Soto, Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida

Karina Harduvel, Assistant State Attorney, Miami Dade County

Chanae Wood, Attorney, WSHC+B

The webinar takes place on Thursday, October 15th, 2020 from noon – 1:30 p.m. Register Here.

Co-Sponsored by:

Cuban American Bar Association

Weiss Serota, Helfman Cole & Bierman, P.L

University of Miami School of Law

FIU Law Career Planning & Placement

St. Thomas University School of Law

Gateway Into the Federal Government – Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF) Program

 The Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF) Program is a flagship leadership development program at the entry level for advanced degree candidates.  The Program attracts and selects the best candidates possible- but is really designed with a more narrow focus – developing a cadre of potential government leaders.  

This rigorous, two-year paid fellowship includes challenging assignments, developmental assignments, and networking opportunities. Finalists are eligible for appointment as a Fellow with a participating Federal agency and will have the opportunity to engage in solving domestic and/or international issues in areas such as public administration, engineering, technology, science, criminal justice, health, privacy, cybersecurity, and financial management, to name a few. 

Note that although the PMF program seeks candidates from law schools and JDs are a valued degree within the PMF program, PMF Finalists are not hired into attorney positions.  

The Presidential Management Fellowship Program application is now open and will remain open through October 14, 2020. You will find the announcement on USAJOBS by searching for “Presidential Management Fellows.”   

During the application process, you must take an on-line assessment and submit a resume and transcript; additional information about resumes and transcripts can be found in the Applicant Handbook.

Within a few weeks after the application closes, applications will be reviewed and the top qualifying applicants will be selected as Finalists. Finalists are eligible for appointment as a Fellow with a participating Federal agency. 

To learn more about eligibility and how to apply, please review the “Become a PMF” section on the PMF website. This section also provides a “PMF Applicant Handbook,” which details the annual application process, and explains eligibility requirements and required documentation, and the “Assessment Preparation Guide,” which prepares applicants for the on-line assessment. Both of these resources and a number of others can be found on the Become a PMF\Resources section of the website. 

Karen Warren is the law school’s PMF liaison.  If you have any questions about the program or application process, please email her. 

 

vLex International Law & Technology Writing Competition 2021 – Deadline December 1, 2020

For the fourth year in a row, the International Law and Technology Writing Competition is open for submissions of blog-style articles of 1,000 words, from students around the world, until the 1st December 2020. This annual competition offers you the opportunity to stand out from your peers, enhance your employability, and have your work published to an international audience of legal professionals.

This year, the winner will receive a grand prize of £1,500 and a 3-month internship at one of the world’s leading legal technology firms, alongside the publication of their entry to a global legal audience. Three runners-up who place best in each of the three categories will receive a cash prize, alongside the publication of their articles.

About the Competition:

The vLex International Law and Technology Writing Competition is designed to enable students around the world to showcase their writing ability to an international audience and to give a voice to the lawyers of the future. Following three successful competitions in 2018, 2019, and 2020 the competition now draws entries from students at 98 universities from 30 countries around the world.

How to enter?

First, complete the form online.

We use this information to communicate important information about the competition to you, including guidance on the three topic areas for this year’s competition and the submission form. Don’t panic! Completing the form does not mean you are expected to submit an entry. This will ensure you have the right information if you choose to enter.

Then, start writing! 

Once you’ve finished your 1,000-word article on one of the three topics, use the submission form to enter. You can enter a maximum of one entry per topic.

Lastly, submit your entry before the 1st December 2020.

Entry Requirements:

Please ensure that you have read the entry requirements in full.

Open to students around the world:

  • All entries must be 1,000 words or less, excluding references
  • All entries must be in English
  • Please ensure you follow the referencing guidelines, which are email to you once you sign-up to the competition
  • You must be a current student (undergraduate or postgraduate)
  • Entries must be submitted before the 1st December 2020, Midnight GMT
  • A maximum of one entry may be submitted for each category
  • Your entry must include your full name within the document
  • All entries must be submitted in Microsoft word format (Do not submit a PDF)
  • Entries must not include any photos, diagrams or illustrations
  • Sign-up and submit your entry using your valid university email address if possible (see below for more details)

Email address: If your university or college does not provide you with an email address you can submit a proof of student status, such as an ID, or letter from your university when you submit your article. On our submission form, there is a field for you to attach a proof of status alongside your article.

To find out more about the competition, including full details of the topics, entry requirements, prizes, closing dates, frequently asked questions and full terms and conditions, visit the competition website.

“OPPORTUNITY OF THE WEEK” FOR FRIDAY 9/25/20!

CAP/PJI Capital/JLWOP Criminal Defense 2021 Summer Internship

The Capital Appeals Project (CAP) is a non-profit law office based in New Orleans, Louisiana that provides capital appellate and post-conviction representation to indigent people on Louisiana’s death row. CAP is one of the leading death penalty appeals offices in the country and has represented clients in several recent cases before the Supreme Court of the United States, including Kennedy v. Louisiana, Snyder v. Louisiana, and Montejo v. Louisiana. CAP provides high-quality representation in the state and federal courts throughout Louisiana and acts as a resource to public defenders and criminal defense lawyers across the state. CAP attorneys have successfully represented clients in state district courts, the Louisiana Supreme Court, and the U.S. Supreme Court, which in turn has improved the quality and standards of representation for indigent capital defendants in Louisiana. We also represent a number of non-capital juvenile clients in proceedings implementing the recent Miller/Montgomery Supreme Court decisions which limit life without parole sentences for juvenile offenders.

CAP works closely with The Promise of Justice Initiative (PJI), a New Orleans based nonprofit that works to create positive change for people in the criminal justice system at the intersection of direct services, impact litigation, and community engagement. We believe in a world where our justice system values each person; a world where the system supports rehabilitation, and a world where we approach justice with a lens of healing and restoration for those who are harmed. This world will be safer and more secure for all people. Through PJI, we also represent death sentenced inmates in federal habeas corpus proceedings and non-capital clients in strategic criminal representation.

Internship Description and Requirements:

Each summer intern is assigned to a senior attorney for supervision and mentorship. Capital and JLWOP criminal defense interns work on individual cases in appeal, post-conviction or federal habeas proceedings, assisting attorneys, investigators and other staff. Depending on the caseload of their supervising attorney, interns may also have the opportunity to participate in some civil conditions of confinement cases. Work includes visiting clients, reviewing trial records, legal research and writing including preparing motions and briefs, and assisting with investigation, reviewing and collecting records, and conducting factual analysis in cases. The work demands rigorous attention to detail and creative thinking and offers students a closely supervised opportunity to learn the intricacies of death penalty jurisprudence, as well as criminal, appellate, and federal habeas law.

The internship begins with a training program, and we provide a program of weekly brown bag lunches where interns have the opportunity to learn from and meet some of the top public interest lawyers and workers from other organizations around the city, as well as our own staff.

The deadline is October 30, 2020. For addition details, including how to apply, please visit Symplicity Job Posting ID#26743.

Peggy Browning Fund Conference Is Going Virtual – The NATIONAL LAW STUDENTS WORKERS’ RIGHTS VIRTUAL CONFERENCE – DEADLINE EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 7TH!

NATIONAL LAW STUDENTS WORKERS’ RIGHTS VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

This is an exciting opportunity for students interested in workers’ rights and social justice!

Dates:  October 16-18, 2020

Plenary Session: Black Lives Matter & the Labor Movement

Keynote Address: COVID-19 and Essential Workers

Substantive Workshops

Networking Meet-Ups.

If you’re interested in advocating for workplace justice, join us!

  • Learn about vital issues facing workers
  • Gain valuable insights into becoming an advocate workers’ rights
  • Supplement your labor law courses
  • Learn about Peggy Browning Fellowships

Registration Deadline: October 7, 2020. Online registration is open.

Look for details on the website .

Fees: $20 registration fee, $75 conference fee, group discounts available – More info here.

Questions? Contact Mary Ann Moffa, Executive Director, Peggy Browning Fund or call 267-273-7992