2019 IPLI Application Deadline Approaching!

 

2019 HNBA Intellectual Property Law Institute
JUNE 1-7, 2019  l  Washington, DC

Apply by Friday, April 19, 2019
5:00 PM EST

In 2013, the HNBA launched an exciting and bold new program to increase Latino representation in the field of intellectual property law. In initial partnership with Microsoft, and now expanded to include other Corporate Fellows, the HNBA Intellectual Property Law Institute  (IPLI)* is making a difference for Latino law students. Innovation is the lifeblood of the U.S. economy and IP law is an increasingly important factor in America’s future economic strength. Yet, statistics show that Latino lawyers are underrepresented in the field of IP law. The low numbers suggest a lack of understanding about IP law, a lack of role models, and a misconception about the skills and background needed to practice in the IP field. Six years ago, Latino IP attorneys were 1.8% of the profession, and with a 75% success rate, IPLI has helped increase those numbers.

2019 IPLI Law Firm Fellows:

  • Davis Wright Tremaine
  • Ferraiuoli
  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner
  • Fish & Richardson PC.
  • Merchant & Gould
  • Polsinelli
  • Sheppard Mullin
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon
  • Sidley Austin
  • Troutman Sanders
  • Wilmer Hale
  • Workman Nydegger

Up to thirty Latino law students from law schools across the country are chosen to participate in the HNBA Intellectual Property Law Institute, with airfare, lodging and meals covered. Candidates are selected to participate in this immersive summer program through a highly competitive process.

To apply to participate in IPLI 2019, please fill out the online application and upload the following documents:

  • Personal statement (maximum 1000 words)
  • Your most recent law school transcript
  • Your current resume

ELIGIBILITY:

Candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • A rising 2L or rising 3L and have already completed 1st year of classes by May 31, 2019
  • Have a demonstrated interest in intellectual property law as a potential practice area
  • Must be in good standing at an ABA accredited law school pursuing a Juris Doctor

NOTE: Anyone who has graduated from law school or will graduate before September 2019 is NOT eligible.

The selection committee will select up to 30 participants on the basis of a number of criteria, including: an evaluation of expressed personal interest; academic record; dedication and commitment toward accomplishing goals; professional and faculty recommendations; and technical/scientific-related educational and employment background (if applicable). No one factor is dispositive. Students with no technical or scientific background are encouraged to apply.

Even if you are working this summer, please consider discussing this opportunity with your employer. Click here for a letter from the IP Law Institute to submit to your employer explaining the benefits of your participation in the program.

* The IPLI is a joint enterprise with the HNBA VIA (“Vision in Action”) Fund, the HNBA’s 501(c)(3) arm.

Invitation to a Webinar on the Attorney General’s Honors Program and Summer Law Intern Program

OARM is hosting a webinar introducing law students to the 2019 Attorney General’s Honors Program and Summer Law Intern Program at the U.S. Department of Justice. They will discuss the programs, updates, applications, and answer questions about the upcoming season.

You’re Invited to a Webinar Introducing: THE 2019 ATTORNEY GENERAL’S HONORS PROGRAM AND SUMMER LAW INTERN PROGRAM AT THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE.

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

During the brief webinars, participants will:

  • Obtain an overview of the 2019 programs;
  • Receive answers to questions about the application, including what to prepare this summer;  and
  • Gain an understanding of the hiring timeline.

No RSVP Required –Please log in here. Passcode: 10200.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 12:00 P.M. (EST)

OR

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 3:00 P.M. (EST)

 

DRI 2019 Law Student Diversity Scholarship Deadline Extended!

 

DRI announces its annual Law Student Diversity Scholarship Program, open to rising (2019–20) second- and third-year African American, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, LGBT, and multi-racial students. All rising second- and third-year female law students are also eligible, regardless of race or ethnicity. Any other rising second- and third-year law students who come from backgrounds that would add to the cause of diversity, regardless of race or gender, are eligible to apply. Students who are members of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), law school or law student members of AAJ, or students otherwise affiliated with or employed by AAJ are not eligible for DRI Law Student Diversity Scholarships.

To qualify for this scholarship, a candidate must be a full-time student. Evening students also qualify for consideration if they have completed one-third or more of the total credit hours required for a degree by the applicant’s law school. The goal of these scholarships is to provide financial assistance to two worthy law students from ABA-accredited law schools to promote, in a tangible way, the DRI Diversity Statement of Principle. See the last page of the application for the DRI Diversity Statement.

Two scholarships in the amount of $10,000 each will be awarded to applicants who best meet the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated academic excellence
  • Service to the profession
  • Service to the community
  • Service to the cause of diversity

Applications and all other requested materials must be received by April 8, 2019. Click here to access the 2019 Law Student Diversity Scholarship application. The 2019 Law Student Diversity Scholarship winners will be notified in advance and and the awards presented at the DRI Diversity for Success Seminar and Corporate Expo, June 19-21 at the Sheraton New Orleans.

Dade County Bar Law Student Membership – Attend the Annual Bench & Bar Judicial Reception on April 5, 2019!

You can become a member of the Dade County Bar Association. Visit the website.

Law Student Member:         $25.00

Any person who is enrolled as a student at an ABA-accredited law school, or a law school for which ABA accreditation is pending and subject to proof thereof, but who is not yet a member of The Florida Bar or the bar of any other state and not yet actively engaged in the practice of law in Dade County, is eligible to become a Law Student member of the Dade County Bar Association.

Attend the Annual Bench & Bar Judicial Reception on April 5, 2019! Details are as follows:

 

Bench and Bar 2019 Flyer

Lawyerist Lab Scholarship for New Graduates

Lawyerist Lab is a community, coaching, and training program for lawyers who want to design and create client-centered law firms that will succeed in the future. In addition to 1-1 business coaching and an online course on running a business, we provide a community for lawyers to connect to other practitioners to share ideas and best practices. You can read more about Lawyerist Lab here.

Lawyerist is excited to announce we will award at least one one-year scholarship for participation in Lawyerist Lab and LabCon (valued at over $11,500) to a recent graduate who intends to launch a solo or small firm.

For your convenience, here is a link to the details and application on our website.

Eligibility and application details are below:

  • To be eligible, applicants must have graduated from law school between May 2018 and May 2019 and demonstrate a commitment to opening a solo or small firm practice in 2019
  • Applicants will be judged on the following criteria:
    • 1) demonstrated commitment to or evidence of Lawyerist’s core values;
    • 2) demonstrated commitment to building a sustainable law practice for the next 20 years and beyond; and
    • 3) evidence of an ability to launch a solo or small firm in 2019.
  • Scholarship recipients will receive registration to one year of Lawyerist Lab and registration to LabCon 2019 (recipient is responsible for travel to/from Minneapolis)

To apply, click here.

Applications must be submitted by May 24, 2019 at 5:00 pm Central Time.

8th Annual Bar Study Scholarship

Employer: 

Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers

Description: 

The Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers (“CFAWL”) is pleased to present the details for its 8th annual Bar Study Scholarship. The goal of the scholarship is to promote the CFAWL mission. The scholarship is meant to help the recipient while he or she studies for the Florida Bar Exam. It is made possible through the generous donations of CFAWL members, friends and CFAWL fundraising efforts.

For this academic year, a scholarship will be awarded to a deserving full- time or part-time law student who will take the Florida Bar Exam for the first time in July 2019 and who has promoted the CFAWL mission through CFAWL membership and/or volunteer work. This student will have demonstrated leadership and involvement on his or her campus and in the general community. Depending on CFAWL’s fundraising success, two scholarships may be awarded.

Background and Purpose:

The Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers (“CFAWL”) is proud to invite applications for its 8th annual Bar Study Scholarship. The goal of the scholarship is to promote the CFAWL mission. The scholarship is meant to help the recipient while he or she studies for the Florida Bar Exam. It is made possible through the generous donations of CFAWL members and friends and CFAWL fundraising efforts.

For the current academic year, a scholarship will be awarded to a deserving full-time or part-time law student who will take the Florida Bar Exam for the first time in July 2019 and who has promoted the CFAWL mission through CFAWL membership and/or volunteer work. This student will have demonstrated leadership and involvement on his or her campus and in the general community.

Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants for the CFAWL Scholarship must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a full-time or part-time law student who will take the Florida Bar Exam in July of 2019 for the first time
  • Although there is no cumulative GPA minimum requirement, academic achievement and excellence will be strongly considered
  • Must have significant campus and community involvement and/or leadership

Award and Selection Process:

The CFAWL Bar Study Scholarship consists of an award of $1,000.00. The award recipient will be invited to attend the May CFAWL Luncheon in Orlando, where the recipient will be introduced. The Scholarship will be paid to the recipient after his or her law school graduation, in June of 2019.

The CFAWL Scholarship award recipient will be selected by a review committee composed of CFAWL members, which will evaluate applicants on the following criteria:

Geographic Preference      Florida

Position Type                      Academic

Desired Class Level(s)       3L

How to Apply                       Applications may be submitted through the website.

For additional information, please visit Symplicity Posting ID#22534.

Invitation to Attend Legal Ethics CLE (CLE Credits Available)

University of Miami School of Law cordially invites you to attend an interactive Continuing Legal Education (“CLE”) to empower lawyers, students, and child advocates in various roles to effectively meet needs for young clients in Miami-Dade Dependency Court:

Navigating Legal Ethics for Children: Role Empowerment
In Memory of the Honorable Amy Beth Karan (UM Law ’96)
Keynote Speaker: Amber Kornreich, Esq.

March 29, 2019
2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
University of Miami Shalala Student Center
Iron Arrow Room 300 (3rd Floor)

There is no fee to attend and food will be served. CLE credits available (3.0).  For full information, visit the CDO and see the flyer or ask your CDO advisor.

Please RSVP here.

CENTRAL FLORIDA ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN LAWYERS 2019 BAR STUDY SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

Background and Purpose: 

The Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers (“CFAWL”) is proud to invite applications for its 8th Annual Bar Study Scholarship. The goal of the scholarship is to promote the CFAWL mission. The scholarship is meant to help the recipient while he or she studies for the Florida Bar Exam. It is made possible through the generous donations of CFAWL members and friends and CFAWL fundraising efforts.

For the 2018-2019 academic years, a scholarship will be awarded to a deserving full-time or part-time law student who will take the Florida Bar Exam for the first time in July 2019 and who has promoted the CFAWL mission through CFAWL membership and/or volunteer work. This student will have demonstrated leadership and involvement on his or her campus and in the general Central Florida community.

Eligibility Requirements: 

Applicants for the CFAWL Scholarship must meet the following criteria:

  • Currently a full-time or part-time law student who will be a 1st time taker of the Florida Bar Exam in July of 2019
  • Academic achievement and excellence will be strongly considered, however there is no cumulative GPA minimum requirement
  • Significant campus or community involvement, or leadership in the Central Florida region

Award and Selection Process: 

The CFAWL Bar Study Scholarship consists of an award of $1,000.00. The award recipient will be invited to attend the May 3, 2019, CFAWL Luncheon in Orlando, where the recipient will be introduced. The Scholarship will be paid to the recipient after his or her law school graduation, in June of 2018.

The CFAWL Scholarship award recipient will be selected by a review committee composed of CFAWL members, which will evaluate applicants on the following criteria:

  • Community Service, Leadership, or Volunteerism in the Central Florida Region
  • Personal Essay
  • Financial Need
  • One Letter of Recommendation
  • Academic Achievement

 Application Deadlines:  

Complete applications must be time stamped by April 1, 2019, and emailed to CFAWL, at JessicaThomas.Law@Gmail.Com. Hand delivered applications will not be considered. The CFAWL Scholarship award recipient for the 2018-2019 academic year will be notified of her or his selection no later than April 27, 2019. 

Instructions: 

The applicant must ensure the scholarship application below is complete and that all required information and materials are submitted with the application in ONE email, on or before the deadline specified above. Please do not leave any blanks. If an item does not apply, simply indicate same with “N/A.” Incomplete or untimely applications will not be considered.

FOR THE APPLICATION, VISIT THE CDO AND ASK YOUR ADVISOR.

The Borchard Fellowship in Law & Aging

POSITION: Borchard Fellowship in Law & Aging

ORGANIZATION: Florida Health Justice Project

LOCATION: Miami, FL

COMPENSATION: $ 50,000 plus benefits

DEADLINE TO APPLY: March 27, 2019 

HOW TO APPLY: Send resume, cover letter, short writing sample, and two references to Miriam Harmatz. 

ABOUT THE FLORIDA HEALTH JUSTICE PROJECT:

The Florida Health Justice Project (FHJP) works to improve access to health care and health outcomes for vulnerable Floridians. Given Florida’s elderly demographic, we prioritize advocacy related to low–income elderly. While the organization is relatively new, our team has significant experience and expertise in publicly funded state and local health programs, effective advocacy skills and well-established networks with national health policy experts, as well as with local advocates and providers.

ABOUT THE POSITION: 

FHJP is interviewing for a candidate to apply for a one-year, full-time Borchard Fellowship. For more information on the fellowship go to the website.

The deadline to submit materials to FHJP for consideration as a Borchard Fellow is March 27, 2019. FHJP’s selection of a candidate to apply for the Borchard Fellowship is not an offer or guarantee of employment. If the Borchard Foundation awards the FHJP candidate a fellowship, she or he will work on a project that helps identify and address barriers to medically necessary services for frail and disabled South Florida residents.

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • The candidate needs to be eligible for a Borchard Fellowship. If the candidate is not a member of the Florida bar, the candidate is expected to sit for the Florida Bar Exam in July of 2019.
  • Strong research and analytical skills applied to individual cases and underlying systemic issues.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to interview individuals, which includes, but is not limited to: instilling trust in those being interviewed, active listening, and documenting conversations accurately.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with cross-sector stakeholders.
  • Excellent work ethic and integrity.
  • Demonstrated time management skills, including an ability to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent computer and social media skills.
  • Possess a valid Florida Driver’s License and car or the ability to travel in and around Miami-Dade County, Florida for interviews, meetings, and other events.
  • Ability to communicate in Spanish is strongly desired.

 

Chat With Industry Career Experts this Thursday, March 7th 2019!

Are you looking for Career Inspiration, Career Motivation or Career Guidance? Participate in the Virtual Mentoring & Networking Event with Industry Alumni Mentors:

  • Kenneth Fernandez Prada, Principal System Engineer for Digital Surgery at Johnson & Johnson
  • Erica Arroyo, Associate Vice President, Engagement at the University of Miami
  • Christine Gudaitis, Shareholder at Ver Ploeg & Lumpkin
  • Patrick Harris, Business Development Specialist at Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale
  • Paul A. McDonnough, Team Leader at American Express Global Business Travel (Marketing)
  • Betsy Broughton, Seagoing Oceanographer at NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center
  • Allison Butler, Human Resources Director at Autoscribe Corporation
  • Patrick Somers, Senior Project Lead at the New York Bank Mellon

Register for ’Canes Mentoring ’Canes this Thursday, March 7th from 3pm – 4pm ET.

Accessible from any computer or mobile device. No audio or video is required.

For additional information, view the registration page and the events website.