Federal Career Opportunities in Tax Law – Virtual Panel on September 1, 2021!

Are you interested in tax law? Even if you haven’t thought about a career in tax, maybe you want to be in a courtroom litigating or at a table strategizing business deals? Have you dreamed about working in criminal law or being a federal prosecutor? Are you interested in legislation and policy? Do you want a work/life balance after you graduate?

Consider a career with the federal government!

A position on the Hill, with the U.S. Tax Court, the Department of Justice Tax Division, or IRS Office of Chief Counsel might be the right place for you, either to start your career and gain valuable experience that might take years to get in private sector jobs, if ever! Join us to learn about our programs, how to apply, and ask questions about the application process and federal careers.

The IRS Office of Chief Counsel and several other federal government agencies, involved in Federal Tax Law, will be hosting a panel discussion on Federal Career Opportunities in Tax. This will take place on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at 12 noon Eastern via Zoom (meeting information below, please mark your calendars).

Panelists include a United States Tax Court judge, as well as attorneys from the IRS Office of Chief Counsel, the Department of Justice Tax Division, and Capitol Hill. There will be a question and answer segment at the end. This event will provide law students with the opportunity to meet attorneys from diverse backgrounds who will discuss their career path and opportunities available for law students and graduates with their employers. The IRS Office of Chief Counsel maintains its commitment to hiring a diverse workforce and hopes that students will find this event both informative and useful.

Date of Event – Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at 12 noon ET. Click to register.

 

The 2022 FDIC Honors Attorney Program Application is Now Open!

The 2022 Honors Attorney Program application is open!

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 the website for more information and answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

The attorney position is also listed on Symplicity Job Posting ID#29654.

 

Akerman STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP (33rd Annual North American Entertainment | Sports | IP Law Summit)

The 33rd Annual North American Entertainment | Sports | Intellectual Property Law Summit will take place November 10-14, 2021 in Papagayo, Costa Rica. The Akerman Student Scholarship provides a partial scholarship to at least two (2) law students attending the Summit in an amount of no less than $1000 per recipient. The scholarship funds awarded to each student will be deducted from Summit travel expenses.

Additional details will be posted on the Summit website in the coming weeks. This is a fantastic networking and educational opportunity for law students who would like to practice in the areas of Entertainment, Intellectual Property, or Sports Law.

The scholarship application deadline is August 20, 2021. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE.

Scholarship Description and Instructions: 

  • The Akerman Student Scholarship provides a partial scholarship to law students attending the 2021 North American Entertainment, Sports, and Intellectual Property Law Summit. The 2021 Summit will take place November 10 through 14, 2021, in Papagayo, Costa Rica. Partial scholarships in an amount not less than $1,000 are awarded to at least two (2) law students. Scholarship funds will be deducted from Summit travel expenses.
  • All applicants must have completed at least the first year of study at their respective law school.
  • Scholarships are awarded on criteria as the Summit Board sees fit including, but not limited to, the following:
  1. A strong interest in entertainment, sports, and/or intellectual property law, including the applicant’s participation in their school’s Sports, IP, and/or Entertainment Society (if applicable).
  2. All application questions must be answered.
  3. Grades are considered if and when the Summit Board deems necessary.
  • All applicants must attach a resume, cover letter, and transcript.
  • All application packages must be received at the following e-mail address no later than August 20, 2021. Late applications will not be considered.

**Application packages should be sent to Johnna A. Lee**

  •  Scholarship recipients will be contacted via e-mail concerning their applications once all decisions have been made.
  • Please refer to the 2021 Summit website for more information and details concerning the 2021 North American Entertainment, Sports, and Intellectual Property Law Summit.

Check your emails from the CDO for links to the 2021 Scholarship Application, the tentative Summit agenda, and the travel package information/registration form for this Summit. If you cannot locate, please ask your CDO advisor.

The ACLU of Florida Greater Miami Chapter Proudly Presents “Civil Liberties and LGBTQ+ Rights in Florida” Zoom Forum

Event: The ACLU of Florida Greater Miami Chapter proudly presents “Civil Liberties and LGBTQ+ Rights in Florida” Zoom Forum

Date/Time: Thursday, September 9th at 7pm ET via Zoom

Description: This virtual Forum will feature four panelists who will discuss the history of LGBTQ+ rights in Florida, as well as current legislative attempts to limit the rights of LGBTQ+ persons and advocacy and litigation to protect those rights. Topics will include Florida’s recent ban on transgender children in sports, and attempts to employ First Amendment religious freedom protections to discriminate against LGBTQ+ people both locally and nationally. 

Panelists include:

  • Justin Klecha, Deputy Director, SAVE LGBTQ
  • Joe Saunders, Senior Political Director, Equality Florida
  • Reverend Timothy P. Carr, All Souls’ Episcopal Church, Miami Beach
  • Trelvis Randolph, President, Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr., Bar Association

Moderated by: Anna Neill, Federal Antitrust Attorney, ACLU Miami board

Event registration required: Click here.

NOTE: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

 

U.S. Department of Justice Attorney General’s Honors Program and Summer Law Intern Program – Application Now Open!

The U.S. Department of Justice Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management is excited to announce that the Attorney General’s Honors Program (HP) and Summer Law Intern Program (SLIP) application is now open. The deadline for receipt of applications is Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at 11:59 PM ET.

Applications must be submitted via the online application. We have many exciting opportunities throughout DOJ, including entry-level attorney positions (permanent and term-limited) as well as paid summer legal internships.

Detailed information about the HP and SLIP, including offices participating and the number of available positions, can be found at:

Information about all of DOJ’s legal hiring programs, including experienced attorney hiring and volunteer internships, is online. The Department places a high value on diversity of experiences and perspectives and encourages applications from qualified candidates from all ethnic and racial backgrounds, veterans, LGBT individuals, and persons with disabilities.

 

Writing Competition – The Sovereignty Symposium XXXIIII – 2021

The Sovereignty Symposium XXXIIII 2021 will be held at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on October 11-12, 2021. We invite papers on any issue concerning Native American law.

DOOLIN PRIZE FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS, GRADUATE STUDENTS, LAW STUDENTS AND GRADUATE LAW STUDENTS: 

This competition is open to any student enrolled in an accredited college, in a graduate or undergraduate program. First, second, and third prizes in the amounts of $1,000, $750 and $500.00 will be awarded . The winning entry will be published in the 2021 Symposium book. Second and third place entries will be published if space permits.

HARGRAVE PRIZE FOR WRITINGS BY THE SOVEREIGN SYMPOSIUM FACULTY: 

Cash awards will be given in the amounts of $1,500, $1,000 and $750.00 for the best three original and previously unpublished papers included in the Symposium publication.

HAGER PRIZE FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS, GRADUATE STUDENTS, LAW STUDENTS AND GRADUATE LAW STUDENTS:

The Hager Prize of $1,000 will be awarded for the  best writing  on the ICWA or any  legal  issue  concerning  Native  American  juveniles. The  winning entry will also be published in the 2021 Symposium book. 

REQUIREMENTS: 

The entries in the writing competitions must not be more than fifty (50) single-spaced pages in length. The paper used shall be 8-1/2″ x 11″ in size. The title of the paper, the name of the author and a current mailing address and telephone number must be placed on a cover page. Only the title of the paper should appear at the top of the first page of the text.

The author’s name should appear on the cover page only. Papers must be submitted in Word or   Word Perfect format. Email the formatted version via email.

Use a 12-point font in Times New Roman format. Again, the document should be single spaced. The left and right margins must be 2″; the top and bottom margins must be 1.5″.

Deadline:     Wednesday, September 1, 2021

ALL PAPERS MUST BE SUBMITTED NO LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 1, 2021 VIA EMAIL.  

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Julie Rorie at (405) 556-9371.

For additional information and details, please visit the website.

Updates Regarding the Attorney General’s Honors Program and Summer Law Intern Program & Invitation to an Application Tips Webinar!

OARM is excited to announce that the Attorney General’s Honors Program (HP) and Summer Law Intern Program (SLIP) application opens on Saturday, July 31, 2021, and will close on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at 11:59 PM ET.

Applications must be submitted via the online application. We have a lot of great opportunities through the HP for third-year law students and recent graduates and for second-year students through the SLIP.

Please review the application that will be available July 31, 2021, prior to the webinars and come prepared with questions. More information about both programs, including offices participating and the number of available positions, can be found at:

In addition, please note the following information regarding the HP and SLIP Application Tips Webinar for rising second- and third-year law students and recent graduates in a judicial clerkship, fellowship, or LL.M. We hope you can join us to learn more about application tips and ask questions about the HP and SLIP. See the following:

 

Date:

 

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

 

 

Time:

 

1:00 – 2:00 PM ET / 12:00 – 1:00 PM CT

 

 

Event Link:

 

DOJ HP/SLIP Application Tips Webinar

(Participants will be asked to provide their first name, last name, and email address.)

 

 

Event Number (Access Code):

 

199 687 8430

(You should not need this code, if you follow the above link.)

 

Event Password:

 

AppTips2021

(Event password should populate automatically.)

 

 

Call-In:

 

To receive a call back, provide your phone number when you join the event, or call the number below and enter the access code.

 

+1-210-795-0506 US Toll

+1-877-465-7975 US Toll Free

Access Code: 199 687 8430

Global call-in numbers  |  Toll-free dialing restrictions

 

 

Need help?

 

Email:  Liliana Daniel |  https://help.webex.com

 

If you cannot attend, please review the websites and the Application Tips and Checklist.

 

Attend The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) Future Leaders Conference on July 30th, 2021!

The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) Future Leaders Conference brings together congressional speakers and distinguished corporate executives.

About this event:

The goal of the conference is to inspire and promote public service, leadership and entrepreneurship among today’s students. The conference centers on career paths and the richness of one’s diversity to the workplace. THIS EVENT IS FREE.

Date and time:

Friday, July 30, 2021, from 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM EDT

Location:

Online event. To register, please click here.

The conference will have some fantastic speakers with their Keynote Speaker, Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez of Florida, and panelists talking about their journeys and advice to aspiring public servants.

About CHLI:

CHLI is the premier organization founded by Members of Congress and Corporate Leaders to advance the Hispanic community’s economic progress with a focus on social responsibility and global competitiveness.  Founded in 2003, CHLI is a 501(c)3 non-profit and non-partisan organization. CHLI is dedicated to fostering a broad awareness of the diversity of thought, heritage, interests and views of Americans of Hispanic and Portuguese descent. We prepare, connect and honor leaders.

For more information about CHLI, visit the CHLI website.

Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (DREDF) Fall 2022 Fellowship Sponsorship Opportunity

Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (DREDF) is seeking candidates to apply for sponsorship for Skadden, Equal Justice Works, and/or other public interest fellowship applications for the one- to two-year period beginning Fall 2022. Please see our announcement here.

DREDF is a national, non-profit law and policy organization dedicated to protecting and advancing the civil and human rights of people with disabilities through legal advocacy, education, legislation, and public policy. DREDF regularly works with legal fellows and law student interns, and DREDF lawyers teach disability rights law at Bay Area law schools. Our office is comprised of not only attorneys, but also special education advocates and policy analysts, which provides for an interdisciplinary perspective on disability rights issues.

DREDF works intensively with prospective fellows to develop projects that address critical disability civil rights law issues. We are interested in candidates who will collaborate on simultaneous applications to more than one funder. We have been successful in obtaining past fellowship awards. We are committed to supporting and advising candidates during the application process to ensure that a high quality and well-informed application is submitted.

Qualifications:

  • J.D. degree by or before June (Spring Semester) 2022
  • California bar membership or a plan to become a member
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice and public interest law
  • Established knowledge of and interest in civil rights and disability rights laws
  • Ability to work independently and cordially with others
  • Excellent legal research and writing skills

How to Apply:

By August 6, 2021, submit the following materials via email. Please write “ATTN: 2021 – 2023 Fellowship Application [LAST NAME]” in the subject line.

  • A concise cover letter describing your interest in DREDF and public interest law, and containing a brief project proposal (to be developed more fully in collaboration with DREDF)
  • Resume
  • Law school transcript
  • Writing sample
  • Three professional or academic references

Please contact Hongyu Min, Resource Associate with any 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.

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 in the next three weeks. Please stay tuned!