First Family Law American Inn of Court Judge Richard Yale Feder Law Student Fellowship

The First Family Law American Inn of Court is the First Family Law Inn in the country. The Inn was founded by the late Judge Richard Yale Feder, one of the most accomplished and beloved Family jurists in Miami-Dade County history.

The Inn is an elite organization of Family Law attorneys and judges dedicated to professionalism, excellence, and civility in the practice of Family Law.

This year we are accepting applications from third year law students to participate in our Inn as Judge Richard Yale Feder Law Fellows.

Ideal candidates will have an interest in practicing family law after graduation from law school. Interested students should send a short statement of interest no longer than 250 words via mail  by October 4, 2019.

Fellows are invited to attend our monthly meetings and holiday party free of charge. Two fellowships are available.


University of Miami Career Expo – Open to All Miami Law Students and Alumni

University of Miami School of Law students and alumni are cordially invited to attend the University of Miami Career Expo on Wednesday, October 2nd from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Watsco Center on the Coral Gables campus.

The Career Expo has traditionally attracted companies from various industries such as business, healthcare, communication, government, non-profits, technology and financial services. This expo is specially designed to expose students and alumni to a broad spectrum of career paths, as well as provide them with opportunities to secure internships and full-time jobs. This is not a legal industry expo and law firms are not participating. This is, however, a great opportunity to connect with employers from other industries.

The expo is open to University of Miami degree seeking students and alumni only. Students and alumni must come professionally dressed. Bring plenty of copies of your resume and your Cane Card. Students not professionally dressed and/or without their Cane Card will not be admitted.

Please note that law students and graduates need not register in advance; simply come professionally dressed with your Cane Card and resumes.

This Week at the CDO (Week of September 23rd, 2019)

Friday, September 27, 2019:

  • CDO Presents: Information Session with Local Prosecutor’s Office – 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM – Law Campus F209: Join attorneys from the State Attorney’s Office for the 15th Judicial Circuit of Florida to learn more about internship and postgraduate opportunities for students. This is open to all students, including 1L students, interested in learning more about careers in criminal prosecution. If you have questions or require additional information, please contact Diane Quick in the CDO.


2019 Companion Animal Law Writing Contest

The subject of the paper submitted must be one of the following topics:

1. Several state legislatures have recently amended animal control and enforcement laws’ bond-for-care provisions.  These laws require an owner to post security or provide a care bond to cover the cost of care for animals seized by animal control or other enforcement entities pursuant to certain criminal and civil law actions.  Discuss hallmarks of current bond-for-care laws, including due process protections.  Discuss any special variations states may have.  Discuss what types of situations have recently given rise to lawsuits by those subject to bond-for-care requirements, and how they have or may be resolved?  All points of view are welcome.
2. Fraudulent claims that a dog or other animal is a service or emotional support animal have led to denials of access to public spaces and some modes of transportation.  Discuss the Animal Welfare Act, the Air Carrier Access Act, and any other laws that apply to emotional support animals.  What types of situations would give rise to lawsuits over denial of access?  What changes are recommended to curtail service and emotional support animal fraud, and what would be the consequences?  What would be the net impact on animal welfare?  All points of view are welcome

Official Rules:

1. Eligibility:

Companion Animal Law Writing Contest (the “Contest”) is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years old or the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence, whichever is greater, at the time of entry.  Entrants must be enrolled at an ABA-accredited law school in the United States. Employees of The American Kennel Club, Inc. and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates and advertising and promotion agencies, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of each such employee (whether or not related) are not eligible.  The Contest is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

2. Sponsor:

The Contest is sponsored by The American Kennel Club, Inc. (the “Sponsor”), 101 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10178.

3. Agreement to Official Rules and Policies:

By participating, entrant agrees to abide by and be bound by these Official Rules.  The decisions of the Sponsor are final and binding in all respects.  Winning a prize is contingent upon compliance with these Official Rules and fulfilling all other requirements set forth herein.

4. Contest Period:

The Contest begins on August 15, 2019, at 8:00 a.m. ET and ends on November 30, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. ET (the “Contest Period”).  Sponsor’s computer is the official time keeping device of this Contest.  Entries that are submitted before or after the Contest Period will be disqualified.  Entries will be accepted for the duration of the Contest Period.

5. First and Second Prizes Two prizes will be awarded.  The First Prize winner will receive $2,500.  The Second Prize winner will receive $500.  The First Prize and Second Prize winners will be announced on December 17, 2019.  The potential winners are subject to verification by Sponsor.  Limit: one (1) prize per person.  Each prize winner is responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use.

For information on how to enter, judging criteria and additional details, please visit the website.


ABA Law Student Reporters Program – Application Invitation

Sports and Entertainment Forum Reporters Program:

Description: Selected students will be responsible for attending panel discussions and live tweeting and blogging about the various panels during the 41st Annual Sports and entertainment Forum Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Students will receive reduced registration and have the opportunity to network with several entertainment and sport lawyer leaders in the legal community. You can read more here.

When: October 11-13, 2019

Where: Las Vegas, Nevada (Four Seasons Hotel/William S. Boyd School of Law)

Application is available here.   

Deadline: September 7, 2019


ABA IP Section Law Student Reporters Program:

Students selected for the program will have complimentary registration to the conference, including all ticketed events and meals. We will work with you on strategies for fundraising with schools, bar association, and other outlets to cover travel and lodging. You can read more on Trademark Day here. You can read more on IP West here.  For questions please contact Caleb Green.

Trademark Day

When: September 18, 2019

Where: Alexandria, VA (The United states Patent and Trademark Office)

Application available here.    

Deadline: September 7, 2019


IP West

When: October 1-3, 2019

Where: San Antonio, Texas

Application is available here.  

Deadline: September 7th



2019 National Lawyer Convening – Atlanta, GA, October 17-19

Join us at the 2019 ACS National Lawyer Convening to celebrate our progressive legal community and empower attendees to be progressive champions and partners in their communities. Confirmed speakers include Hon. Waverly Crenshaw (M.D. Tenn.), Hon. Kim Jolson (S.D. Ohio), Hon. Beverly Martin (11th Cir.), Hon. Carlton Reeves (S.D. Miss.), Nancy Abudu, Jarrett AdamsStephen BrightBruce Brown, Conchita CruzDeborah GonzalezMonica Modi Khant, Neil Kinkopf, Barbara McQuade, Erica NewlandJosie Duffy RiceEric SegallFred Smith Jr.Elliot WilliamsSean Young, and many more to come.  Register today

You can find a tentative schedule of events here. Please check back regularly for updates.

The program will officially begin with a Welcome Reception on Thursday, October 17 at 5:30 p.m. The program will end in the early afternoon of Saturday, October 19.

Registration- Early Bird Rates Expire September 17

Early-bird registration is $250 for private sector attorneys and $150 for attorneys in the academic, nonprofit, or government sectors. Prices will rise by $50 after September 17. Register here.

Scholarship Assistance- Deadline to Apply is September 17

Scholarships are available to defray travel and registration costs for public interest and government attorneys earning $100,000 or less. Access the Public Interest Fellowship (PIF) for scholarship assistance here.

Hotel Block Information- Book by September 25

We have secured a block of rooms at the Westin Peachtree Plaza for convening attendees.  Please use this link when making your reservations. Rooms are available for approx. $175/night. The deadline to book the hotel at this rate is September 25, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. ET.

Looking for CLE Credit?

The ACS 2019 National Lawyer Convening will offer CLE credit for a variety of jurisdictions, including CA and GA and reciprocal states such as AL, AZ, CT, and NY. Register and indicate what jurisdiction you’re seeking CLE for!

See the website for additional information.

The American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers Announces its 2020 Annual Writing Competition

The American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers is pleased to announce its 2020 annual writing competition to recognize significant written contributions to the field of

U.S. consumer financial services law in the following categories:

  1. books
  2. publishable articles, book chapters or substantial book reviews by a professional in the field
  3. publishable student case notes, articles, or comments

The awards include cash payments of $5000, $3500, and $1500, respectively, a Certificate of Recognition from the College, and travel expenses to attend the Spring 2020 meeting of the College, scheduled to be held in Boston, MA in late March 2020. In any given year, depending on submissions, awards may be made in all, some or no categories.

Eligible entries must discuss an aspect of U.S. consumer financial services law. Topics that relate principally to securities regulation, bankruptcy, insurance, or the safety and soundness aspects of banking regulation are not eligible. However, works on subjects within these (or other) areas will be considered if they bear directly on U.S. consumer financial services.

Entries must have been written or published between November 15, 2018, and December 1, 2019. The deadline for submission is December 1, 2019. Unpublished entries should be typed, double spaced, and conform to law review standards. All entries should be submitted in electronic format via e-mail to the e-mail addresses at the end of this announcement.

The American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers is a nonprofit association of attorneys who have made significant contributions to U.S. consumer financial services law over an extended period of time. Its members include academics, present and former federal and state regulatory and enforcement officers, authors in the field, private practitioners, counsel for financial institutions and other service providers, and representatives of consumer protection and advocacy organizations.

Entries must be submitted in electronic format and should be sent to: Elizabeth C. Yen, ACCFSL Annual Writing Competition Chair, Hudson Cook, LLP.

More information on the College and the writing competition may be found here

Students: See Process for Ordering Student Business Cards

Attention Law Students!

If you would like to order business cards, please see the following instructions: 

1)         Click here. 

2)         Create an account.

3)         Fill in your information.

4)        Click on Start Order.

5)         In the Coral Gables campus list select: UM SCHOOL OF LAW – STUDENTS.

6)        You may select from the three (3) templates shown.

7)         Input the information you would like on the business card.

8)        Review the PROOF and continue to checkout.

9)        Enter the shipping address. Cards will only be delivered to: Career Development Office, University of Miami School of Law, 1311 Miller Drive, Suite A-112, Coral Gables, FL 33146.

10)       Enter your Credit Card information.

(You will not be charged while placing the order. Your credit card will be charged once the order is received by Print Farm)

11)        Finalize your order and SEND.



Please contact Yamila Zaldivar via email or telephone at 305.592.2895 Ext 10.



Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada Community Justice Fellowship – Sponsored by Paul Padda Law

About Legal Aid Center:

Since 1958, Legal Aid Center has been the primary legal safety net in the Southern Nevada community, assisting over 125,000 individuals in 2018.  Every day, Legal Aid Center changes the lives of vulnerable people in our community. Our Children’s Attorney Project represents 3,000 children in the foster care system.  We give them a voice to ensure that they are not separated from their brother or sister in a foster home, are timely reunited with parents or grandparents, or adopted quicker, so that they are not traumatized by long stays in the foster care system. Our Family Justice Project represents victims of domestic violence, providing them a legal lifeline to reclaim a life free from violence. Our Consumer Rights Project assists seniors abused by predators targeting their assets. We also offer an incredible array of free legal classes, up to 40 a month, in partnership with the William S. Boyd School of Law. In addition to our dedicated staff of attorneys and legal professionals, we recruit and train lawyers in the legal community to join with us in accepting our cases on a pro bono basis.  Lastly, we run legal “emergency rooms” at each of the courthouses, serving nearly 100,000 people in crisis each year at those centers alone. We developed all of these programs to meet the daunting challenge of providing legal help to the staggering population of Nevada residents who qualify for our services. Every day, we make a difference in our community.

Job Type:

One-year Community Justice Fellowship


August 1, 2020 thru July 31, 2021, full-time


Recent JD to attorney with less than 3 years of experience

Deadline: September 27, 2019

Job Description:

The purpose of the Community Justice Fellowship is not only to assist with the great unmet legal need at Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada but to expose the fellow to the workings of a public interest law practice. The fellow will rotate through Legal Aid Center’s Project areas and be exposed to all areas of practice, from interviewing vulnerable clients to processing cases to final resolution.

Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada will award a one-year Community Justice Fellowship to a law student graduate, outgoing judicial law clerk, or attorney with less than 3 years of
postgraduate legal experience who wants to work in a public interest law firm and learn how the top legal aid in Nevada assists over 125,000 individuals a year. For more information, visit the website.

Application Instructions:

Applications are available here.  Preference will be given to a member of a diverse group that is historically underrepresented in the practice of law and is fluent in a language spoken in a local underserved community. Information on the fellowship and Paul Padda Law can also be found here.

  • An essay, limited to 500 words, responding to the question in the application;
  • Two letters of recommendation, at least one from a law school faculty member. Letters can be sent confidentially by email to;
  • A resume. Please include any paid or volunteer work with vulnerable populations. Also include level of written and verbal skills for any additional languages; and
  • Your law school transcript

Submit all materials in a single packet (except letters of recommendation being sent directly) via email by midnight PST on September 27, 2019.


The fellow’s compensation will equal a staff attorney’s salary at Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada and will include health insurance, loan repayment assistance, and other legal
aid benefits.

If you have questions, you may email or call Venicia Considine, Director, Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada.

Attorney General’s Honors Program and Summer Law Intern Program – Application is Now Open – Invitation to an Application Tips Webinar!

We are excited to announce that the Attorney General’s Honors Program (HP) and Summer Law Intern Program (SLIP) application opened on July 31, 2019, and will close on Sunday, September 8, 2019, at 11:59 PM EST. There are great opportunities for third-year law students and recent graduates.

Applications must be submitted via the online application.

In addition, for rising second- and third-year law students and recent graduates in a judicial clerkship, fellowship or LL.M., there will be a webinar about the HP and SLIP. The webinar will be hosted by the Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management and will provide an opportunity to receive application tips and ask questions about the process.

More information about both programs, including offices participating and the number of available positions, can be found online at the HP and SLIP websites.

If you are unable to attend, you may review the websites and application tips and checklist here.

The following is the information/invitation regarding the webinar:

You’re Invited to a Webinar with Application Tips and Answering Questions on: THE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S HONORS PROGRAM AND SUMMER LAW INTERN PROGRAM AT THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE.

Dates and Times:

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 3:00 P.M. (EST)                 


Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 12:00 P.M. (EST)

Hosted by: Rena J. Cervoni, Deputy Director and Trisha A. Fillbach, Assistant Director Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management. During the webinars, participants will:

  • Obtain a brief overview of this year’s programs; and
  • Receive application tips and answers to your questions about the process.
  • *Please review the application prior to the webinars and come prepared with questions


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