September 9th, 2021 – Navigating Careers with the IRS, Office of Chief Counsel

The IRS, Office of Chief Counsel, is having a virtual event on September 9th, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern to discuss working at the Office of Chief Counsel and the application process. The honors and summers applications close on September 15th!

Have you ever wondered how to get hired by the IRS, Office of Chief Counsel? Do you like Litigation or maybe Transactional Law? Have you ever considered a career with the federal government? IRS’ Office of Chief Counsel might be the place for you! Come join us to learn about our programs, how to apply, and ask questions about the application process.

We will be hiring 2Ls, 3Ls, LL.M. students and recent graduates. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn about the Office of Chief Counsel and get some of your questions answered.

See the following:

Navigating Careers in IRS’ Office of Chief Counsel

When: Thursday, September 9 at 3pm Eastern

Who: This event is open to current law students and recent grads.

Click to Register.

 

 

New Law Klinic Program at Kelley Kronenberg: Four Week Program for Newly Licensed Attorneys – HIGHLIGHT ON WEEK #2!

Kelley Kronenberg launched an initiative where newly licensed Attorneys across the State of Florida get to partake in its first-ever Law Klinic program. The Klinic is a 4-week program for newly licensed attorneys to be immersed in Kelley Kronenberg’s culture and receive comprehensive training in the area of First Party Property litigation.

The first Klinic class of 2021 started out small, allowing for one-on-one training from some of the top Partners and Attorneys in the Firm. After successful completion of the Law Klinic, members become Associates with the firm and placed with a specific team to independently handle a First Party Property caseload, alongside an experienced Partner.

Basic information about Kelley Kronenberg’s Law Klinic Program:

  • The Law Klinic is a 4-week training program for newly licensed Attorneys who are hired as entry-level Associates
  • New Associates will be immersed in the Kelley Kronenberg culture and receive comprehensive training in the area of First-Party Property litigation
  • Small classes with the opportunity to receive one-on-one training from some of the top Partners in the Firm
  • After successful completion, members will be assigned to legal teams within the Firm to handle First Party Property cases alongside an experience Partner

For questions and to apply, please email resume to Caroline Cimei. Can apply directly here. Deadline is October 1, 2021.

See the training in the 4-week program as follows:

Kelley Kronenberg Law Klinic Part II: Week One We Learned, Week Two We Applied.

Imagine this, you just got hired at a law firm and today is your first day. After being shown around the office, your supervising partner gives you a case file and wants a full report by lunch. You open the case file, scan through the documents, then it hits you – you have no clue what you are doing, then the dread sinks in. Should you blindly complete the task to avoid appearing incompetent? Should you ask your supervising partner for guidance? Should you have participated in a post-law school internship before applying for entry-level attorney jobs? If you ever do find yourself in this position, ask a supervising partner or an associate attorney, but also ask why there are no law firm clinic training programs designed to set you up for success from the beginning. With two weeks left in the first Kelley Kronenberg Law Klinic, I have no doubt that I was set up for success. I know exactly what to do once I am assigned my first claim file at Kelley Kronenberg.

As a First-Party Property attorney at Kelley Kronenberg, you will receive claim files and be expected to timely draft initial reports to clients. When the initial report was first explained, it seemed like a simple enough task – that simple task quicky humbled me when we had to complete one as a group. The detail that goes into accurately drafting an initial report is a little overwhelming at first, but I would rather be overwhelmed during training instead of on my first day. Nonetheless, we tackled that initial report as a team, and I was pleasantly surprised by how we were able to apply our knowledge from week one and get the job done. In the upcoming weeks we will individually draft another initial report, and because of the foundational knowledge that was provided, I am looking forward to the task.

During week two of the Law Klinic, I learned about billables. If you are anything like me and have not billed a day in your life, the thought of meeting firm billing requirements is daunting. As a First-Party Property attorney (or any civil practice attorney) we provide a legal service and expect to be paid for it, and that is where billing comes in. Billing is a necessary evil, but it is doable, and there is even an art to it. While it will take time to perfect your artwork, always remember to read the client’s guidelines and to bill contemporaneously with the task at hand – everything else will fall into place.

As I enter week three, the training, the insight, and the resources I have received these past couple of weeks have me looking forward to the next day. It is like having a legal internship in South Florida, but with practical training and an attorney’s pay. Could you imagine starting your first day as a First-Party Property attorney and knowing exactly what to do when you receive a claim file? How about the confidence you will feel when you understand what is going on prior to discussing the case with your supervising partner? Even better, imagine being a part of a firm that truly allows for collaboration and encourages personal and professional development. If you can imagine these three things, and want to be set up for success, I can say with confidence that the Law Klinic is right for you.

Meet the Author:

Meet the 2021 Law Klinic’ young attorney in training, Kalae Menard, and visit her Inaugural Law Klinic Program blog.

The next Law Klinic by Kelley Kronenberg starts in the Fall of 2021. To apply please send your resume via email to Kelley Kronenberg or to Caroline Cimei.

We will continue to share information regarding Parts III and IV of the Law Klinic in the next two weeks. Please stay tuned!

If you wish to read about them, click here.

This Week at the CDO (Week of September 6, 2021)

 Wednesday, September 8, 2021:

  • CDO Presents: Information Session about KnowBe4 USA – a Fall Recruiting Season Employer – 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM – Off Site VIRTUAL: Zoom: This is a virtual information to introduce a new employer that will be hiring from the 2L class for a summer 2022 position. If you have questions, please email the CDO.

Thursday, September 9, 2021:

  • CDO Presents: 2022 FDIC Honors Attorney Program Information Session – 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Off Site VIRTUAL: Zoom: The FDIC Legal Division invites you to attend the upcoming information session for the 2022 FDIC Honors Attorney Program, September 9th from 3:00pm – 5:00pm EDT. During the session, we will discuss legal practice at the FDIC, provide a program overview, provide information on the qualifications for the program, discuss best practices for applying, and answer questions. A panel of former and current honors attorneys will also be present to speak about their experience. Please register via this link. If you have questions, please email Debbie Rowe-Millwood in the CDO.

 

Deadline Reminder: September 12th is the Last Day to Apply for San Diego City Attorney’s Paid Summer 2022 Internship Program

Thank you to those of you who attended the virtual information session earlier this week on the San Diego City Attorney’s Office (Office) and our Paid Summer 2022 Internship Program (Program)!   For those of you who missed the presentation, you can view the recording here: Click Here to View the Info Session.

Just a reminder that the deadline to apply to our Program is quickly approaching—the last day is September 12, 2021.  Here’s a link to the application.

The Program offers a number of unique opportunities such as the ability to get exposure to both Criminal and Civil practice in one internship as interns will spend 5 weeks in each Division. In our Criminal Division, interns will have the opportunity to get fantastic courtroom experience. Our Criminal Division is definitely not a traditional prosecutor’s office as we have pioneered a number of innovative programs to come up with creative, out-of-the-box ways to effectively address issues that we find in the Criminal Justice system and to divert individuals out of the system whenever appropriate.

In our Civil Division, we have re-imagined what a great internship experience looks like and have structured the Program accordingly to maximize the engagement of our interns and to expose them to a wide variety of practice areas and to allow interns to interact and work with numerous different attorneys across a field of different practice areas.  We frequently receive feedback from former interns who are now attorneys that their internship experience with us prepared them well for the actual practice of law. Our attorneys in Civil Division litigate a wide range of cases and they also act as in-house counsel for the City of San Diego, which is a multi-billion dollar municipal corporation that offers services to over 1.5 million residents. There are opportunities for our interns to work on interesting issues related to policies and programs that our elected City officials and City department heads wish to implement.

And, of course, one of the best parts about this internship is that there’s a direct career pathway into the Office as an attorney from this Program.

The FDIC Legal Division Invites You to Attend Upcoming Information Session for the 2022 FDIC Honors Attorney Program September 9th, from3:00pm – 5:00pm EDT

The 2022 Honors Attorney Program application is open! The information session will be held for career counselors and students. During the session we will discuss legal practice at the FDIC, provide a program overview, provide information on the qualifications for the program, discuss best practices for applying, and answer questions. A panel of former and current honors attorneys will also be present to speak about their experience.

Please utilize the registration link for this upcoming interactive information session. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email.

Applications for the 2022 Honors Attorney Program will be accepted August 16, 2021 through September 27, 2021, 11:59 pm EDT. Applications must be submitted directly to the FDIC through USAJOBS. Applications submitted through OneStop by Symplicity, email, or any other platform will not be accepted.

  • The Law Clerk positions are open for individuals who are not admitted to practice upon joining the FDIC. Upon admission to a state bar, applicants will be reclassified as an Attorney. If you do not acquire bar membership within 14 months of appointment, the appointment terminates.
  • The Attorney Advisor positions are open for individuals who have passed the bar exam and been admitted to the bar of the highest court of a state or the District of Columbia upon joining the FDIC.

Please visit our website for more information and answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

 

New Law Klinic Program at Kelley Kronenberg: Four Week Program for Newly Licensed Attorneys!

Kelley Kronenberg launched an initiative where newly licensed Attorneys across the State of Florida get to partake in its first-ever Law Klinic program. The Klinic is a 4-week program for newly licensed attorneys to be immersed in Kelley Kronenberg’s culture and receive comprehensive training in the area of First Party Property litigation.

The first Klinic class of 2021 started out small, allowing for one-on-one training from some of the top Partners and Attorneys in the Firm. After successful completion of the Law Klinic, members become Associates with the firm and placed with a specific team to independently handle a First Party Property caseload, alongside an experienced Partner.

Basic information about Kelley Kronenberg’s Law Klinic Program:

  • The Law Klinic is a 4-week training program for newly licensed Attorneys who are hired as entry-level Associates
  • New Associates will be immersed in the Kelley Kronenberg culture and receive comprehensive training in the area of First-Party Property litigation
  • Small classes with the opportunity to receive one-on-one training from some of the top Partners in the Firm
  • After successful completion, members will be assigned to legal teams within the Firm to handle First Party Property cases alongside an experience Partner

For questions and to apply, please email resume to Caroline Cimei. Can apply directly here. Deadline is October 1, 2021.

See the training in the 4-week program as follows:

Kelley Kronenberg Law Klinic Part 1:

Do Law Firm Associate Training Programs Exist?

Do you remember how relieved you were when you graduated from law school? How accomplished you felt upon reading the phrase, “Congratulations on passing the bar exam!”? After receiving a passing score, you felt unstoppable, then the following doubts of finding an entry-level attorney job kicked in: How will I find employment in a saturated field? How will I pay off my student loans? If I find employment, what if I do not like that area of law? How can I do a job law school never prepared me for? Even after I found employment as a government attorney, I remember asking myself these questions often. A few short months later, I found myself searching for something new; that search led me to Kelley Kronenberg’s Law Klinic.

Kelley Kronenberg’s Law Klinic is a four-week law firm training program designed to give post-graduates with little-to-no experience, legal training in an area of law. At the end of the program, the new associates are staffed in one of the many Kelley Kronenberg locations. As a former teacher who values quality training, I was immediately sold on the Law Klinic and excited to be a part of this new, innovative program. The fears that I had as a newly barred attorney have been replaced with excitement.

It has only been one week, and the amount of information I have learned has been invaluable. Days one and two were filled with meeting the partners, executives, the variety of departments in place to support your career at Kelley Kronenberg and learning the case management system used by the firm. By day three, we were learning about First-Party Property. Prior to week one, if you asked me what First-Party Property was, I would have given you the definition that I ‘Googled’ for my interview at Kelley Kronenberg. If you were to ask me now, I could tell you exactly what it is, who the key players are, and my role as the attorney. When hired, I was told that I would not be “thrown into the fire”, but instead receive the support and training I need to succeed in this role, and so far, Kelley Kronenberg has kept every word.

Whether you are searching for your first post-JD job, or you have a job but are unsure that you found the right career field, it is equally important to find the right environment for you. While it is tradition to be “thrown into the fire,” Kelley Kronenberg understands that their attorneys need to be competent. The Law Klinic can best be described as an associate attorney internship. So, if you are wondering whether the Law Klinic is for you, ask yourself the following: Do I want to be trained in an area of law? Do I want to be supported by my colleagues and staff? Do I want to be valued by my firm? If the answer to each of these questions are yes, submit your resume and apply. Do your research, refine your resume, and look out for part two of my Law Klinic experience.

Meet the Author:

Meet the 2021 Law Klinic’ young attorney in training, Kalae Menard, and visit her Inaugural Law Klinic Program blog.

The next Law Klinic by Kelley Kronenberg starts in the Fall of 2021. To apply please send your resume via email to Kelley Kronenberg.

We will continue to share information regarding Parts II, III and IV of the Law Klinic in the next three weeks. Please stay tuned!

If you wish to read about them, click here.

 

Attention 2L Students: Attend the Information Session for KnowBe4 USA on September 8, 2021!

The CDO will be hosting a virtual information session for a new Fall Recruiting 2021 employer, KnowBe4 USA, on September 8th from 12:30 pm – 1:20 pm through Zoom. 

KnowBe4 is the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform. This company is interested in hiring a summer associate from the 2L class for the summer of 2022. KnowBe4 is used by tens of thousands of organizations around the globe and assist organizations to manage the ongoing problem of social engineering by helping them train employees to make smarter security decisions, every day.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity with KnowBe4 from its attorneys and HR team, please attend the virtual information session on September 8th from 12:30 pm – 1:20 pm. To attend, please register here or use this link.

This Week at the CDO (Week of August 23rd 2021)

Welcome Back Miami Law Students! The Career Development Office is here to assist you!

Please check out our Blog every Monday for “This Week at the CDO” updates regarding upcoming programs and events. If you have not done so already, please meet with your CDO advisor regarding summer and post-graduate opportunities.

Have a great year!

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – 2022 CFPB Honors Attorney & Information Sessions

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was created for moments like this. Born out of the Great Recession, the Bureau was forged in crisis to vigorously protect America’s consumers. Our mission is to help consumer-finance markets work by making rules more effective, by consistently and fairly enforcing those rules, and by empowering consumers to take more control over their economic lives.

The Bureau has rulemaking, supervisory, and independent litigating authority, and its jurisdiction includes certain aspects of mortgage lending, credit reporting, auto lending, small-dollar lending, debt collection, student lending, and consumer bank accounts.

The Honors Program

The Honors Program is a two-year program designed to provide exceptional recent law school graduates with early, substantive opportunities to use and develop their legal skills and make a difference in the lives of American consumers. Honors Attorneys are given increasingly complex assignments designed to build their legal skills and increase their ability to support the Bureau’s mission. Honors Attorneys serve a two-year trial period, after which, they are converted to permanent positions, which afford greater promotion potential.

Each Honors Attorney is permanently placed in a particular office in Washington, D.C. These include the Office of Enforcement, the Office of Supervision Policy, the Office of Fair Lending and Equal Opportunity, the Office of Regulations, and the Legal Division. During the program, Honors Attorneys will also be able to rotate into a different Bureau office or other federal agency to develop additional skills. Such rotations typically last about six months.

The Honors Program also includes mentorship and both formal and informal training to enhance analytical thinking, writing, communication, and other legal skills, as well as an understanding of the Bureau’s mission and work.

Honors Attorneys are hired at the CN-51, CN-52, or CN-53 level pay bands starting at $82,573, $96,448, and $111,199), depending on their level of experience. Promotion opportunities are available during and after the program.

Sample assignments include:

  • Investigating and litigating potential unfair, deceptive, abusive, and discriminatory acts or practices or other potential violations of federal consumer financial law;
  • Defending Bureau regulations in litigation;
  • Drafting appellate and amicus briefs regarding consumer financial law and other issues;
  • Providing analysis and advice for supervisory examinations;
  • Participating in complex rulemakings;
  • Developing policy guidance to improve industry compliance; and
  • Advising senior Bureau officials on legal and policy issues, including those with general applicability to the federal government, such as labor, employment, ethics, and intellectual property.

To Apply

We want our agency’s workforce to reflect the diversity of the American public. Our work will be most effective when we are able to incorporate a broad range of perspectives. We are, therefore, particularly interested in hearing from a diverse set of candidates with a range of personal and professional experiences.

Applicants must submit the following documents as a single PDF: A current resume, highlighting your legal education and experience; a law school transcript (an unofficial version is acceptable); a cover letter, describing why you want to work at the Bureau, the type of work you would like to do, how your experiences will contribute to your success at the Bureau, and which office(s) you would prefer to work in (although your application will be reviewed by each participating office); and Veterans’ Preference documentation, if applicable.

Application materials must be submitted through the formal announcement on USAJobs by 11:59 PM Eastern on September 13.

Candidate Evaluation

Applicants will be evaluated for program eligibility and based on required submissions. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The Bureau may also consider additional materials requested throughout the process, such as writing samples and references. Applicants may be asked to complete additional screening processes, including interviews. Veterans’ preference will be applied as appropriate.

The program is highly selective, and successful candidates should have a distinguished academic and professional record, which may include graduation with honors, high class rank, experience on law review or other legal journals, moot court experience, a judicial clerkship or other post-graduate legal experience, and a demonstrated commitment to public service or consumer protection.

Program Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible, applicants must be either: (1) current law students who expect to graduate before August 1, 2022, or (2) attorneys who graduated from law school after August 1, 2018, and who, at the time of appointment, will have spent no more than one year since graduating law school in a position other than a graduate education program, judicial clerkship, public-interest position, or comparable activity. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens. Selectees will be subjected to a background investigation.

If you are eligible for Schedule A appointments due to a qualifying disability, please reach out directly via email for further information and assistance.

If you have additional questions, please email CFPB.

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Information Sessions:

The Bureau will host information sessions about the Program, including a question-and-answer period, conducted over WebEx on the following dates:

Monday August 23, 2021

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

https://cfpbgov.webex.com/cfpbgov/onstage/g.php?MTID=edf4639902db9b3939aa2219a8b6764a7

 

Friday, August 27, 2021

12:00pm – 1:00pm

https://cfpbgov.webex.com/cfpbgov/onstage/g.php?MTID=e1dea4404214ce042619899154175d827

 

Thursday, September 2, 2021

12:00pm – 1:00pm

https://cfpbgov.webex.com/cfpbgov/onstage/g.php?MTID=e1a572ebef37b3bd98febb0709a237712

 

Friday, September 3, 2021

3:00pm – 4:00pm

https://cfpbgov.webex.com/cfpbgov/onstage/g.php?MTID=e4f6dba51643044edb85201cf85b35ca1

 

Thursday, September 9, 2021

12:00pm – 1:00pm

https://cfpbgov.webex.com/cfpbgov/onstage/g.php?MTID=ef88eb3cfc67c21f7d3d01d48e0034d5a

 

Friday, September 10, 2021

4:00pm – 5:00pm

https://cfpbgov.webex.com/cfpbgov/onstage/g.php?MTID=e443becc2358fd7f1e6bcd17169af550a

 

Virtual Information Session for the San Diego City Attorney’s Office Paid Summer 2022 Internship Program is Just One Week Away!

Just a reminder that in just one week on September 1st at 10 a.m. (Pacific Time) we will be hosting a virtual information session to provide more information about the San Diego City Attorney’s Office (Office) and our Paid Summer 2022 Internship Program (Program)Click here for link to the Zoom meeting.

Come hear from attorneys in different practice areas about their experiences in our Office and learn how you could get paid to spend the summer in San Diego gaining great hands-on experience doing interesting and meaningful legal work, and leaving with a job offer in hand by the start of your 3L year.

Here’s a link to a tweet that our Office just sent out about our recruitment. We would encourage you to re-tweet it and/or share the link with others.

We look forward to seeing you on September 1st!