South Florida Legal Mentoring Picnic – February 1, 2020

An afternoon for South Florida Judiciary, Attorneys & Law Students to have the opportunity to find a mentor or mentee in a fun & informal setting!

WHEN:    Saturday, February 1, 2020,11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

WHERE:  C.B. Smith Park – Pavilion #19, (900 N. Flamingo Rd., Pembroke Pines, FL 33028)

Free to all – parking, tents, sponsors & great food! *Park entrance admission $1.50 per person

Register today here. Sponsorships Available! For More Information regarding Event contact Lauren Riegler, BCBA Events and CLE Manager.

Read the Article “Advancing Your Career in Trademark Law” – With Tips on Becoming a Trademark Lawyer

If you are interested in Trademark Law, Attorney Josh Gerben has written an article titled “Advancing Your Career in Trademark Law“. The article gives tips on how to proceed toward a career as a Trademark Attorney if you are currently in law school and considering entering this field. For a copy of the article, please visit the CDO or ask your CDO advisor.

Josh Gerben, Esq. founded Gerben Law Firm PLLC a decade ago, helping small and large businesses access affordable and responsive trademark lawyers. He represents a range of clients from small, start-up businesses to large, multinational corporations. He has represented more than 5,000 trademark matters at the firm. Prior to beginning his law practice, Mr. Gerben worked in the business world, allowing him to better understand and negotiate favorable deals for his clients.


Orlando Public Defender Open House – December 2019 and January 2020

The Office of the Public Defender, 9th Circuit, invites students to join us in Orlando and Kissimmee during the holiday period to tour our facilities, meet with peers and staff and to explore career opportunities in the world’s vacation destination. We will be greeting visitors at Open House events on the following dates:

December 19th and 20th – 10:00 am until 4:00 pm

December 26th and 27th – 10:00 am until 4:00 pm

January 2nd and 3rd – 10:00 am until 4:00 pm

These events are open to those sitting for the Florida Bar exam next year. We also welcome 2Ls and 1Ls interested in future internship placement. These events are intended to be low pressure, informal information sessions.

Candidates seeking consideration for employment may be able to interview during the holiday break as well. Please submit a resume with cover letter and unofficial copies of law school transcripts here. 

Attend the Minority Law Student Holiday Reception in Cincinnati

The Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati – Cincinnati Bar Association Round Table cordially invites you to attend a Holiday Reception for minority law students. Please come and socialize with local Cincinnati attorneys committed to racial and ethnic diversity and law students from regional and national law schools who are in Cincinnati for the holidays. This reception provides a unique opportunity for law school students, who are coming home for the holidays, to meet face-to-face with hiring partners and recruiters from major law firms, corporate in-house legal departments and local federal and state judiciaries.

Dress is casual. Mood is festive! Complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

When:     Thursday, December 19th 2019, 5 – 6:30 p.m.

Where:    Keating Muething & Klekamp, 1 E. Fourth St., Suite 1400, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Hosted and Sponsored by Hon. Timothy S. Black & Hon. Jeffery P. Hopkins, Co-Conveners, BLAC-CBA Round Table.

Please RSVP here by December 17.

 Questions? Contact LaDonna Wallace Smith.

Fort Lauderdale Law Firm Seeks Litigation Associate

The law office of Austin Pamies Norris Weeks Powell PLLC is seeking an litigation associate with 0 – 3 years’ of experience. The firm’s practice areas include Government Representation, Personal Injury, Corporate and Commercial Transactions, Litigation and International. The firm represents government entities, Fortune 500 corporations, privately held companies, non-profit institutions and individuals.

The law firm’s attorneys have worked in-house or have performed extensive legal services for companies involved in the following businesses/industries:

Retail Sales
Software Development
Software Licensing
Hotel Management
Commercial Real Estate Transactions
Real Estate Development
Courier Services

See the firm website here.

If you wish to apply, please send your resume to Teresa Rodriguez in the Career Development Office.

See the Recording of the DOJ Volunteer Legal Internship Webinar

You may view the recording of the webinar held on November 20th, 2019 here.

The 2020 Food Law & Policy Leadership Summit

The 2020 Food Law Student Leadership Summit will be held February 28 – March 1st at the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville.

The event is co-hosted by the University of Arkansas LL.M. Program in Agricultural and Food Law and the Food Law and Policy Clinic at Harvard Law School, with support from the National Food Law Student Network.

Launched in 2015, the Summit convenes law students from around the country who share a passion for creating a transparent, equitable, just, and sustainable food system.

Each year this event provides the opportunity for approximately 70 law students from nearly 50 law schools and two dozen nationally-renowned food law faculty, practitioners, and expert speakers to gather and discuss the most pressing issues in food law, allowing attendees to:

  • deepen their understanding of key food law and policy issues;
  • hear from advocates, academics, policy practitioners, policymakers, and more;
  • work with a small group to develop and present policy solutions;
  • gain valuable resources and insights for promoting food law and policy at their schools;
  • tour local food organizations; and
  • network and establish lasting connections with dedicated law students from across the country.
  • Law students are encouraged to apply early. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning in November. Admitted students will be notified in December and January. Priority will be given to Applications from students that are involved in food law student organizations or interested in starting a food law student organization, especially those with demonstrated leadership and experience in food law and policy.

Visit the website for additional information.

American College of Legal Medicine Student Writing Competition

Submit a paper for The American College of Legal Medicine’s 2020 Postdoctoral Student Writing Competition and the Student Writing Competition in Law, Medicine and Bioethics. We are offering the following prizes for each competition. The deadline for submissions is January 15, 2020 and students will be notified of winning selection on or around January 30, 2020.

Postdoctoral Writing Competition:  All post-doctoral attorneys or health professionals enrolled in full-time studies are encouraged to compete.  The first-place paper will be named the Orr Award Winner. The Winner of the Orr Award will receive a complimentary one-year membership in the American College of Legal Medicine.  In addition, the ACLM Foundation will reimburse the Orr Award Winner for reasonable coach airfare and one night of lodging at the host hotel to present his or her paper at the ACLM 2020 Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Click here for more information about the Orr Award ($1,000 first place).

Student Writing Competition in Law, Medicine and Bioethics:  All students studying Medicine, Law, Dentistry, Podiatry, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Science, Healthcare Administration or Public Health are encouraged to compete. The first-place paper will be named the Hirsh Award Winner. The Winner of the Hirsh Award will receive a complimentary one-year membership in the American College of Legal Medicine. In addition, the ACLM Foundation will reimburse the Hirsh Award Winner for reasonable coach airfare and one night of lodging at the host hotel to present his or her paper at the ACLM 2020 Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Click here for more information about the Hirsh Award ($1,000 first place).

Submit your paper here.

Jason A. Setchen, P.A. Seeks Associate – Opportunity for Recent Graduate and/or 3L

Boutique law firm in Miami handling family law and civil litigation seeks recent University of Miami Law graduate for a full-time Associate Attorney Position. 3L students are welcome to apply for part-time academic year law clerk position with the possibility of continuing with the firm post-bar.

If hired, the Associate will work primarily with clients assisting them in family law, civil litigation, as well as some administrative law files. The ideal candidate will be a recent graduate with a desire to work closely with clients on a wide array of cases, who welcomes new challenges.  The successful candidate is one who can work in a fast-paced office and is skilled at managing multiple projects at once.

Duties, Skills and Other Requirements:

Spanish language skills are not required, but are preferred. Strong writing skills and demonstrated success in either a Writing Skills Requirement Course or Legal Communications.

How to Apply:     Interested applicants should send resumes via email and can apply via Symplicity Job Posting ID#24307. Interviews will be on rolling basis until position is filled.


The Art of Law: Intellectual Property & Its Affects on Emerging Artists

Enjoy a discussion on intellectual property law and related legal issues faced by emerging artists today. As Miami has become a thriving year-round arts destination, with a vibrant gallery and street art scene, disputes related to copyright and trademark infringement, licensing and assignments, authenticity, and international transactions are playing out in our backyard. Join the conversation and make connections on Wednesday, November 13th at 11:30 a.m. Visit the DCBA website for more information.


 Date: 11/13/2019
When: Wednesday, November 13, 2019
11:30 am
Where: Map this event »
Ampersand Studios
31 NE 17th St
Miami, Florida  33132
United States
Contact: Events Director
(305) 371-2220

Discussion Topics

  • Working with artists to obtain work for galleries
  • Licensing and loan agreements
  • Nonprofit concerns
  • Probate issues related to art and accepting donations from artists
  • Preventing copyright infringement and right of publicity issues
  • International transaction issues
  • Miami as an emerging art scene

Register here. For additional details and to get tickets, visit the website.

1 Gen. CLE Pending.