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.

 

Attend OUTLaw’s Diversity in Law Event March 20, 2019

Join OUTLaw for a panel discussion with distinguished and diverse members of the legal community, who will share their stories of addressing intersectionality and overcoming adversity on their path to success.

Wednesday, March 2nd, from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM at the Alma Jennings Foundation Student Lounge, University of Miami School of Law, 1311 Miller Drive, Coral Gables, FL.

Alumni, attorneys, and community members will also be present to network with students.

MODERATOR:

Visiting Professor Joe Tringali, ESQ.

PANELISTS:

Honorable U.S. District Court Judge Darrin P. Gayles

Assistant U.S. Attorney Tim Abraham

Ana Romes, JD ’12

Nancy Abudu, Esq.

Grace Mead, Esq.

RSVP here.

For more information, email here.

 

This Week at the CDO (Week of March 4th, 2019)

Wednesday, March 6, 2019:

  • CDO Presents: 21st Annual Informational Career Fair – 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM – Law Campus Bricks 1: Meet attorneys from government, business, law firms and public interest organizations. Learn about their practice areas and experience while you network. If you have questions or require additional information, please contact Debbie Rowe-Millwood in the CDO.

Houston Recruiting Reception – Free Student Tickets

 We cordially invite you and your your colleagues to PracticePro’s:

Fifth Annual Texas Diversity & Recruiting Reception

Friday, March 1, 2019 (5:30 – 7:30 PM)

Haynes and Bonne, LLP

1221 McKinney Street, #2100, Houston, TX 77010

Join us for an evening of networking and fun with appetizers and drinks, meet PracticePro’s law firm recruiting partners, and hear our inspiring keynote speaker: Byron Cherry, HP Inc., Senior Legal Counsel.

Complimentary student tickets are available HERE.

 

 

William W. Greenhalgh Student Writing Competition

OVERVIEW
This Competition is sponsored by Criminal Justice (“Section”) of the American Bar Association (“ABA”), 321 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654 (the “Sponsor”). The goal of the Competition is to encourage law students to become involved in the Section. It is also intended to attract students to the Criminal Justice practice field, and to encourage scholarship in this field. Each entrant must follow the rules of the competition detailed herein.Clear, persuasive and original analytical reasoning that is well-supported with concrete examples and references are essential and will weigh heavily in the determination of the contest winner.

ELIGIBILITY

The contest is open to students who, on the date the entry is submitted, attend and are in good standing at an ABA-accredited law school within the United States and its possessions. Membership in the Criminal Justice Section is not a requirement. Entrants must be at least 18 years of age and legal permanent residents or citizens of the United States. Employees, officers, directors of the ABA and members of their immediate families are not eligible.

2019 Competition Topic
The Use of Drones by Law Enforcement—How should drones enhance public safety, how should drones be regulated, and what role does the Fourth Amendment play? For example, drones could assist police with pursuits of armed individuals or help find missing people. On the other hand, drones can peer into people’s windows in the upper floors of a high rise. Drones can carry many different devices – high resolution cameras, sensitive microphones, weapons, GPS trackers. Is this comparable to or different from these devices being in a police car? 
JUDGING
A winning entry will contain an original discussion of the selected topic, will be substantively accurate and supported by citations, and will be grammatically correct, concise, well-reasoned, and clearly written. Entries will be judged based on the following criteria: (1) writing quality; (2) analysis and legal reasoning; (3) originality; (4) quality and use of research; and (5) compliance with these Rules. The Section reserves the right not to award a prize if, in the judgment of the Criminal Justice magazine editorial board’s judging panel, no entry meets these conditions. The decision of the editorial board is final.NOTIFICATION OF WINNER

The winner will be notified by August 31, 2019, 11:59 pm CST. If a potential winner does not respond within thirty days after ABA’s first attempt to contact him or her, or if the contact is returned as non-deliverable, the potential winner forfeits all rights to be named as winner or receive a prize, and an alternate winner may be chosen.

PRIZE

The winner will receive a $2,500 cash prize that may be presented at an agreed-upon CJS event with approved transportation costs not to exceed $800 to be covered by the Section.

ALL ENTRANTS: Receive one year’s free full membership in the Criminal Justice Section.
SUBMISSION GUIDELINESCONDITIONSOnly original and unpublished papers are eligible. Papers prepared for law school credit are eligible provided they are the entrant’s original work. Jointly authored papers are not eligible. Participants are encouraged, but not required, to have their work reviewed and critiqued by a faculty member or practicing lawyer, although the submission must be the student’s own work product. Section officers, section staff, Criminal Justice magazine editorial board members, and selection committee members shall not participate in the review/critique process. A student may submit only one entry per contest year.

FORMAT: Entries cannot exceed 4,200 words, including titles, text, and citations. Entries must be submitted in Word as an e-mail attachment. Entries should reflect the style and format of Criminal Justice magazine, including citations that are embedded in text. Entries with footnotes or endnotes will not be accepted. Citations must conform to the 20th edition of The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation.

SUBMISSION

ALL ENTRIES: Two title pages are required. The first title page must include: (1) title of paper (2) author’s name (and the name of reviewing faculty member/practicing lawyer, if applicable) (3) telephone number(s), mailing address(es), and e-mail address(es) where author can be reachedJune– August 2019 (4) name of law school (5) year of expected graduation (6) date submitted for academic credit (if applicable) (7) entrant’s personal certification of good standing at the law school. The second title page should include only: (1) title of paper (2) last four (4) digits of the author’s phone number

DEADLINE

All entries must be received by the editor no later than July 1, 2019, 11:59 pm CST. Faxed entries will not be accepted. The sponsors are not responsible for late, lost, or misdirected entries, or for computer errors or technical failures. SEND ENTRIES to Erin Remotigue, Editor, Criminal Justice Magazine, American Bar Association, via electronic submission by e-mail.

For additional information and details, please visit the website.

Save the Date to Attend the UM Career Expo on February 26th – Open to Students and Alumni!

University of Miami School of Law students and alumni are cordially invited to attend the University of Miami Career Expo on Tuesday, February 26th 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. Click here to view a list of participating employers.