CABA Annual Spring Mentor Reception Invitation

The Cuban American Bar Association

invites you to attend its

Annual Spring Mentor Reception:

Passing on Leadership

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

at

Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP

200 South Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 2500

Miami, Florida

Complimentary wine & hors d’oeuvres

Remarks by:

Roland Sanchez-Medina Jr.

President

Raúl J. Chacón Jr.

Scholarship and Mentoring Co-Chair

Victoria Mendez

Scholarship and Mentoring Co-Chair

RSVP by Friday, March 27th to diana@cabaonline.com

Great Networking Event for Students and Alumni

The 11th Judicial Circuit Historical Society cordially invites UM law students and alumni to attend its annual reception on Wednesday, March 25 at 6:00 p.m.

The reception will be held at the Historical Museum of Southern Florida, 101 West Flagler Street in downtown Miami.

The 11th Judicial Circuit Historical Society is an affinity group of the Historical Museum of South Florida. The group’s mission is to preserve, document, procure, collect and memorialize the history of South Florida’s rich legal heritage.

The event is free for 11th JCHS members and $10 for non-members. To RSVP, please call 305.375.1619.

Student Programs, Internships, Scholarships and International Careers for Lawyers in the State Department

U.S. Department of State Diplomat in Residence Hilarion “Lari” Martinez will speak to UM law students and alumni about the many opportunities available to attorneys in the civil and foreign service. The event, titled “Student Programs, Internships, Scholarships and International Careers for Lawyers in the State Department” will take place on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at 12:30 pm in Room 352.

A Cuban-born Miamian, Mr. Martinez entered the U.S. Diplomatic Service in 1986, after a five-year legal career with a major Miami law firm. Mr. Martinez held numerous assignments at U.S. Embassies and Consulates in Latin America and Europe, including serving as Consul General in Bosnia and Greece. Most recently, Mr. Martinez was in Washington, D.C. with the Office of Foreign Missions as Chief of a Regulatory Compliance Unit. Mr. Martinez is now serving as a Diplomat in Residence at Miami-Dade College and Florida International University until July 2009.


This Week at the CDO

Wednesday, March 11

Student Programs, Internships, Scholarships and International Careers for Lawyers in the State Department
U.S. Department of State Diplomat in Residence Hilarion “Lari” Martinez will speak to UM law students about the many opportunities available to attorneys in the civil and foreign service. The event, titled “Student Programs, Internships, Scholarships and International Careers for Lawyers in the State Department” will take place on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at 12:30 pm in Room 352.

A Cuban-born Miamian, Mr. Martinez entered the U.S. Diplomatic Service in 1986, after a five-year legal career with a major Miami law firm. Mr. Martinez held numerous assignments at U.S. Embassies and Consulates in Latin America and Europe, including serving as Consul General in Bosnia and Greece. Most recently, Mr. Martinez was in Washington, D.C. with the Office of Foreign Missions as Chief of a Regulatory Compliance Unit. Mr. Martinez is now serving as Diplomat in Residence at Miami-Dade College and Florida International University until July 2009.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Resume Referral Deadline
The deadline to bid on employers participating in Resume Referral Session (March 13, 2009) is Friday, March 13 at 11:00 p.m. EST.

**Attention: A Word About Spring Break**

During spring break next week, the CDO will be open and advisors will be available to assist you with any questions or issues you may have.

11th Annual Informational Career Fair

Career choices keeping you up at night? Get the answers you’ve been looking for at this year’s Informational Career Fair. Take this opportunity to speak with attorneys practicing in different areas of law about how they got started in their fields and what it is like to practice law on a day-to-day basis. The fair will include attorneys working in a variety of practice areas – including appellate, banking, commercial litigation, corporate, criminal defense, entertainment, immigration, in-house, insurance litigation, intellectual property, international, labor and employment, maritime, media, probate and estate planning, real estate, securities and taxin small, midsize and large firms; government agencies; and multinational corporations.



What: Eleventh Annual Informational Career Fair

When: 12:30-2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Where: The Student Lounge

Who will you have an opportunity to meet? Attorneys from many different organizations, such as:



Akerman Senterfitt

American Express

Baker & McKenzie LLP

Burger King Corporation

Carlton Fields, P.A.

Caterpillar Inc.

Discovery Communications LLC

GEICO

Greenberg Traurig, P.A.

Holland & Knight LLP

LexisNexis

Lucas Group

Moore & Co., P.A.

Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

TotalBank

U.S. Department of Homeland Security



Why should you attend? You’ll have the opportunity to:

· meet and network with many attorneys

· learn firsthand about various practice areas

· assess your qualifications for and interest in particular practice areas

· sound like an “insider” when meeting with future potential employers

· collect written information on different practice areas

Please direct any questions about the Career Fair to Cristina Ortega.

This Week at the CDO

Monday, March 2, 2009


DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR CEPS SUMMER FELLOWSHIP (1L students)
The deadline to apply for the Center for Ethics and Public Service (CEPS) Summer Public Interest Fellowship Program is Monday, March 2 at 12:30 p.m. Please submit completed applications to Suzanne Nelson in room G288, Law Library. A copy of the application is available on the CEPS website.


Wednesday, March 4, 2009


11th ANNUAL INFORMATIONAL CAREER FAIR (all students)

The Informational Career Fair is an excellent opportunity to meet practicing attorneys from law firms, corporations, government agencies and public interest organizations and ask questions about their various practices. Don’t miss this chance to network with practitioners. The Informational Career Fair will take place on Wednesday, March 4 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Student Lounge. You need not dress up to attend.


DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR HOPE FELLOWSHIP (1L and 2L students) The HOPE Public Interest Resource Center provides stipends to law students who work in otherwise uncompensated public interest jobs in exchange for a year-commitment to actively serving on the Public Interest Leadership Board. HOPE’s success and growth over the past 10 years is due largely in part to the energy, dedication, and leadership of former and current HOPE Fellows.


HOPE Fellows work with domestic and international public interest agencies & non-governmental organizations to provide much-needed legal advocacy to underserved and marginalized populations. All 1Ls and 2Ls are encouraged to apply.

To learn more about eligibility and program requirements, please view a copy of the fellowship application. You may obtain a copy of the application at the HOPE website or on the CDO Student Portal.

Everglades Fellowship in Washington, D.C. Available

U.M.’s Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy is recruiting a 2009 U.M. graduate for a fellowship in Washington, D.C., for one year, beginning in August 2009. Funded by the Everglades Foundation, the recipient will be placed in a staff position on a congressional committee or federal agency with jurisdiction over issues affecting the Everglades. The fellowship carries a stipend of $45,000 for the year.



Applicants must be scheduled for award of a graduate degree from U.M. in May 2009. A solid academic record is required. The recipient must attend a two-day orientation at the Abess Center in April 2009 and will be required to submit monthly reports on his/her fellowship activities during the year.

Please send a written expression of interest and résumé by email to Andee Holzman at the Abess Center by March 15, 2009. Please be prepared to submit a copy of your transcripts and three references, on request.

Patent Interview Program

Loyola University Chicago School of Law is hosting the 2009 Patent Law Interview Program on Thursday, July 30 and Friday, July 31, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois. This is a nationwide interview program that targets patent law employers, and rising 2L and 3L students interested in pursuing patent law.

Last year roughly 150 employers, 150 law schools, and 1,500 law students from across the country participated in the program. The program is entirely pre-selected, which means that students submit resumes and bid on interviews with the employers they are interested in, and employers then review the resumes of the students who bid on them and select the students they wish to interview at the program. Last year, approximately half of the participating students were selected for interviews.

Who Is Eligible to Participate?

Students with undergraduate or graduate degrees in engineering or a technical science should consider registering for the program. You do not need to be patent bar eligible to register, although the vast majority of employers participating in the program are seeking patent bar eligible students. If you are uncertain as to whether you should participate, please contact Karen Warren. Please note that ONLY law students returning to school in Fall of 2009 may participate. Students graduating this year are NOT eligible. This program is for summer associate and entry-level attorney positions for 2010.

How To Register?

Online student registration for this year’s Patent Law Interview Program is NOW OPEN and will close on Thursday, March 12. To register, please visit the program website. At this stage of registration, you will only need to enter some basic information (you will upload your resume and bid on employers later in the semester). Please note that UM law is listed alphabetically as the University of Miami School of Law in the registration form’s drop down menu of law schools.

The CDO will be paying the $35 registration fee for our students, so you will not be charged anything when you register online.

Please direct any questions about the program to the Patent Program Liaison in our office, Karen Warren.

2009 Sir John M. Templeton Fellowships Essay Contest

The Sir John M. Templeton Fellowships Essay Contest encourages students around the world to study the meaning and significance of economic and personal liberty.

The Templeton Essay Contest awards cash fellowships to the authors of the top three essays, with entries reviewed by a panel of three distinguished scholars. Here is this year’s topic:

“Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become
corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.”

—Benjamin Franklin

Which virtues contribute the most toward achieving freedom, and how can the institutions of civil society encourage the exercise of those virtues?

For more information including essay guidelines, please visit the contest website.

Essays are due by May 1, 2009.

Excellent Networking Opportunity in Broward County

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Interested in working in Broward after graduation? A great way to make inroads in a particular legal community is to attend events that bring together the most powerful members of that community. Here is one such event:

South Broward Bar Association

President’s Installation Dinner

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Guest Speaker:

Chief Justice Peggy Quince

South Broward Bar Association

President’s Installation Dinner

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Signature Grand

6900 West State Road 84

Davie, Florida

6:00 p.m. Cocktails

7:00 p.m. Dinner and Presentation

Special Guest: Chief Justice Peggy Quince

$75 Members

$95 Non-Members

$60 Government Attorneys & Students

Complimentary for Judges & (1) Guest

*Kosher or Vegetarian option available upon request

To RSVP Please Call by February 23rd

Nellie Hassett (954) 791-3939

Mary Jacobs (954) 581-6632