SAVE THE DATE: Roadways to the Federal Bench: Who Me? A Bankruptcy Judge?

The Judicial Conference Committee on the Administration of the Bankruptcy System invites law students and lawyers to an upcoming diversity symposium, Roadways to the Federal Bench: Who Me? A Bankruptcy Judge? at 4 p.m. Eastern Time on October 24, 2019.

Register for the event by Oct. 17, 2019.

The program will inform law students and attorneys about federal judgeships with a spotlight on bankruptcy judgeships. The event will feature a live broadcasted national panel discussion from Washington, DC, followed by local roundtable discussions in 19 cities with the federal bench, bar association members, and law students.

The panel discussion will be moderated by Retired U.S. Appeals Judge Andre Davis, Fourth Circuit, and will include:

  • U.S. Appeals Judge Bernice Bouie Donald, Sixth Circuit;
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Frank Bailey, District of Massachusetts;
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert A. Gordon, District of Maryland;

Learn about each of the panelists.

The panel will discuss a wide range of topics, including bankruptcy practice, how to succeed as a bankruptcy judge, diversity statistics, why diversity is important, how to improve diversity, and what students and lawyers should do to enhance their chances of one day becoming a bankruptcy judge.

When: 4 p.m. Eastern Time on October 24, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. EST.


  • Atlanta – wait list only
  • Boston
  • Chicago – registration full
  • Cincinnati
  • Dallas – wait list only
  • Denver
  • Detroit
  • Houston – wait list only
  • Los Angeles – wait list only
  • Miami
  • Minneapolis
  • New York – registration full
  • Oakland, CA
  • Philadelphia – wait list only
  • Phoenix
  • St. Louis
  • Raleigh, NC – wait list only
  • Seattle
  • Washington, DC

Find contact and address information for each location.

For  more  information,  you  may  email  our  local  committee  co-chair Monique  D.  Hayes.

St. Thomas University School of Law & Jose Baez Present: All-Stars of the Courtroom Forum 2019!

Visit the website here. CLE credits pending.

November 2-3, 2019

Register here.



CABA is partnering with Miami-Dade County to offer an advance directives clinic to low-income seniors on 10/24/19 at the Miami Gardens Community Resource Center from 9:30-11:30 AM. Students can sign up for clinic here.

  • Provide free counsel to individuals in need!
  • Meet fellow attorneys and law students!
  • Make professional connections!
  • Limited commitment, flexibility, and rewarding!
  • If you would like more information, send email here . 
Advance Directives, Family Law & Immigration Clinic

Miami Beach

Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 1:00-5:00 PM

South Beach Community Resource Center

833 6th Street #2, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Advance Directives

Miami Gardens / Opa-Locka

Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 9:30-11:30 AM

Miami Gardens/Opa-Locka Community Resource Center

16405 NW 25th Avenue, Miami Gardens, FL 33054

Immigration Clinic & Family Law

Little Havana

Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 1:00-5:00 PM

Accion Community Resource Center

970 SW 1st Street, 4th Fl., Miami, FL 33130

Advance Directives, Family Law & Immigration Clinic


Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 1:00-5:00 PM

Perrine Community Resource Center

17801 Homestead Avenue, Miami, FL 33157

Landlord-Tenant, Family Law & Immigration Clinic


Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 1:00-5:00 PM

Wynwood Community Resource Center

2902 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33127

Immigration Clinic & Family Law


Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 1:00-5:00 PM

Farmworker Training Program South Dade Skill Center

28300 SW 152nd Avenue, Homestead, FL 33033

Landlord-Tenant, Family Law & Immigration Clinic

Coconut Grove

Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 1:00-5:00 PM

Frankie Shannon Rolle Community Resource Center

3750 South Dixie Highway, Miami, FL 33133

Landlord-Tenant, Family Law & Immigration Clinic

Florida City

Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 1:00-5:00 PM

Florida City Community Resource Center

1600 NW 6th Court, Florida City, FL 33034

Immigration & Family Law Clinic

Little Havana

Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 1:00-5:00 PM

Accion Community Resource Center

970 SW 1st Street, 4th Fl., Miami, FL 33130

Advance Directives, Family Law & Immigration Clinic

Little River Area

Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 1:00-5:00 PM

Edison Community Resource Center

150 NW 79th Street, Miami, FL 33150

NAML Annual Conference 2019 in Orlando from November 1st through November 2nd!

01 Nov 2019

02 Nov 2019

Orlando, FL

Click here to register.

Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada Community Justice Fellowship

Job Type: One-year Community Justice Fellowship

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

Experience: recent JD to attorney with less than 3 years of experience

Deadline: October 11, 2019 

Practice Area: Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada

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

Submit all materials in a single packet (except letters of recommendation being sent directly) via email by midnight PST on October 11, 2019.

Salary: 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.

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