The Palm Beach County Bar Association’s Committee on Diversity & Inclusion’s Diversity Internship Program – Now Accepting Law Student Applications for Summer Internship Program

The Diversity Internship Program (DIP) was established in 2010 to provide diverse law students with the opportunity to obtain practical experience in the legal profession and gain exposure to the Palm Beach County legal community while working with local law firms and government agencies. In expanding the program, the Palm Beach County Bar Association and Committee for Diversity and Inclusion intend for DIP interns to gain valuable work experience, be able to network with local attorneys and members of the judiciary, have opportunities for future employment, and ultimately decide to begin their legal career in Palm Beach County—continuing our broader goal of creating a diverse Bar Association that reflects the diversity of Palm Beach County and the larger South Florida community.

Since its creation, law firms from many different practice areas and many different sizes have participated in DIP as employers. State and local government agencies also have participated and employed DIP interns. Previous DIP interns have been offered opportunities for future, permanent employment due to their participation in the program. And although future employment is not guaranteed, many DIP interns, employed or not, choose to relocate to Palm Beach County upon graduation and are now active members of the Bar Association.

We invite each Florida law school and each out-of-state school with students who desire to practice in Palm Beach County to promote our program and have their students participate in this year’s Diversity Internship Program.

The deadlines for this year are earlier than previous years. This year’s application deadline for both 1Ls and 2Ls is Tuesday, November 30, 2021. Applicants can email their application materials to both DIP co-Chairs: Toni-Ann Brown, and Amelia Jadoo.

Please note: both 1Ls and 2Ls will have an opportunity to supplement their application materials with their GPA and/or class rank once fall grades are final. The application and additional information on the Diversity Internship Program is available online. We strongly urge you to encourage your students to apply. The program is a great introduction to a legal career in the best county to practice in the state of Florida.


ACLU Miami’s “Protecting Miami Homeless Persons’ Civil Liberties in a Post-Pottinger World” – Virtual Forum – Nov. 4th at 7pm

Event: ACLU Miami’s “Protecting Miami Homeless Persons’ Civil Liberties in a Post-Pottinger World”

Date/Time: Thursday, November 4 at 7pm

Description:  The ACLU of Florida Greater Miami Chapter is proud to present a new edition to our free Zoom webinar series! The Pottinger v. City of Miami Consent Decree that protected the rights of the Miami homeless for some 20 years was terminated by the local federal court in 2019 — and affirmed in 2021. Ever since, the rights of Miami’s least, lost and left behind have been under relentless attack. This deeply-respected and experienced panel of experts will explore the ways in which the rights of the homeless are being violated through property destruction and “street cleanings” and encampment “closings;” recent shameful anti-homeless tactics including various local ordinances that have been passed to force the scattering and concealment of street homelessness; the low/no-income housing crisis that is contributing to homelessness; some of the medical causes and consequences of homelessness; and more.

Moderator:  Attorney Benjamin Waxman – 35-year ACLU Miami board member, Attorney at the Law Offices of Black Srebnick, Lead counsel in Pottinger v. City of Miami


  • David Peery – Chair of Camillus CAB, JD, former class representative of Pottinger plaintiffs
  • Audrey Aradanas – Miami Homes for All, VP – Programs
  • Jeff Weinberger – October 22nd Alliance to End Homelessness, grass roots activist supporting rights of the homeless for more than 12 years
  • Armen Henderson – University of Miami Homelessness Outreach Clinic — Dr. Henderson founded a street outreach program for providing healthcare to homeless persons — he also ran a homeless outpost from St. Johns Church on NW 3d Ave in Overtown

Registration: Please register in advance for the webinar.

After registering, you’ll receive a confirmation email containing information about joining this free Zoom webinar.


ABA Janet D. Steiger Fellowship 2022

The Janet D. Steiger Fellowship Project provides law students the extraordinary opportunity to work in the consumer protection departments of state and territorial Offices of Attorneys General and other consumer protection agencies, including the National Association of Attorneys General and the Attorney General’s Office of the District of Columbia, throughout the United States. The eight-to ten-week paid Fellowships were initiated in 2004 by the ABA Antitrust Law Section, in cooperation with the National Association of Attorneys General, as a consumer protection outreach initiative to introduce law students to the rewards of legal careers in public service. A total of 460 Steiger Fellowships have been awarded through the summer of 2021.

The law students who have served as Steiger Fellows have characterized their experiences as truly rewarding, often well beyond their expectations. Several students have said that for the first time they are considering law careers in public service, and several have already entered public service upon graduation.

Each of the highly motivated Steiger Fellows provides tangible, meaningful assistance to states, territories and other consumer protection agencies to fulfill their consumer protection mission. Offices that have hosted Steiger Fellows in the past have characterized the Fellows’ work as exemplary and have often described the students as some of the most talented interns the offices have ever attracted.

The Council of the Section approved funding for states and other entities to participate in the 2022 Steiger Fellowship Project.  Each selected student will receive a $6,000 stipend (subject to certain federal taxes and administered through the offices of the various consumer protection agencies). This Project continues to be a tribute to the memory of the late Janet D. Steiger, one of America’s great public servants who, during her remarkable tenure as FTC Chairman, dramatically improved cooperation, communication and coordination between state and federal consumer protection and antitrust enforcement agencies.

Applications and all accompanying material MUST be received by November 20, 2021. Application should be transmitted via email.
Applications that are incomplete or received after November 20, 2021, will not be considered. There is no application fee.

Questions about the Project can be directed to the Section’s Office. Additional information about the Project is available online.
*** There are 39 locations that will receive Steiger Fellows during Summer 2022.***

Deadline to apply is November 20th, 2021.

Top Ranked Firm Seeks Associate for its Real Estate Group in Jacksonville, FL – (Graduates with 1-4 Years’ Exp.)

The Jacksonville office of firm ranked among the top 100 law firms in the United States by The American Lawyer is seeking an Entry Level Attorney for its Real Estate Group. Candidate should possess 1 to 4 years of experience in commercial real estate transactions, including commercial loan originations, leasing, acquisition and sales transactions (e.g., purchase and sale agreements, commercial diligence, management agreements, brokerage agreements). Must possess an outstanding academic record (with a JD from an ABA accredited law school), along with excellent writing and analytical skills and be a member of The Florida Bar.

To apply, please visit Symplicity Job Posting ID#30079.

Invitation to Department of Justice, Volunteer Legal Internship Webinars – on November 9 and 10, 2021

Each year, over 2,000 volunteer legal interns serve in Justice components and U.S. Attorneys’ Offices throughout the country. Legal interns work on challenging and meaningful issues in various practice areas that impact our country.  

On Tuesday, November 9, and Wednesday, November 10, 2021, OARM is hosting three webinars introducing law students to DOJ’s Volunteer Legal Internship Program.  We will share information about summer and academic-year vacancies, the application process, and answer frequently asked questions. Students may attend any one of the webinars listed below.  

No RSVP is required, but students will need to use the following links to access the webinars: 

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 – 12:00 PM ET 

Link:  Volunteer Legal Internships at the U.S. Department of Justice

Date:  Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Time:  12:00 – 12:30 PM ET

Event Password:  VLIPWebinar21 (Event password should populate automatically.)

Event Code (Access Code):   2761 325 9845 (You should not need this code, if you follow the above link.)  


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2021 – 1:00 PM ET or 3:00 PM ET 

Link:  Volunteer Legal Internships at the U.S. Department of Justice

Date:  Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Time:  1:00 – 1:30 PM ET

Event Password:  VLIPWebinar21 (Event password should populate automatically.)

Event Code (Access Code):   2761 979 4593 (You should not need this code, if you follow the above link.)  


Link:  Volunteer Legal Internships at the U.S. Department of Justice

Date:  Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Time:  3:00 – 3:30 PM ET

Event Password:  VLIPWebinar21 (Event password should populate automatically.)

Event Code (Access Code):   2761 061 6720 (You should not need this code, if you follow the above link.) 

Call-In:  (210) 795-0506 US Toll / 1-877-465-7975 US Toll Free

Need help?  Email here.  

Dade Legal Aid and Put Something Back Invites you to the 36TH ANNUAL VIEW FROM THE BENCH SEMINAR!

Dade Legal Aid Put Something Back Invites You to Attend The 36th Annual View from the Bench Seminar Virtual Edition on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2021.

Moderator: Gerald I. Kornreich, Esq.

WHEN:    Friday, November 5, 2021 – Via Zoom                   TIME: 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

CLE:    3.50 CLE Credits, including .5 Ethics and 1.5 Marital & Family Law Certification applied for.

COST: FREE for all attorneys who agree to accept at least one pro bono family case from Put Something Back. Otherwise, the cost is $80.00 (DCBA Members) and $90.00 (DCBA Non-Members).


DISCOVER DELAWARE!!!! The Delaware Diversity Job Fair Invites You to a Virtual Roundtable on Thursday, November 4th, 2021

Law students, especially 1L students, are invited to a virtual roundtable discussion about practicing law in Delaware. Doneene Damon, the first African-American attorney to make partner at a major Delaware law firm, and the first African-American woman to be elected president of a major Delaware law firm, will moderate a panel of four diverse partners who will discuss why students should consider working in Delaware.

RSVP Here!


House Office of Diversity and Inclusion Newsletter: Upcoming Events and Jobs

Welcome to the House Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s newsletter series. Every week, we will deliver new House and Senate vacancies, events and more – straight to your inbox!

The House of Representatives is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive workforce. In one of the first acts of the 116th Congress, the House established the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. This office is charged with submitting to Congress a diversity plan to direct and guide House employing offices to recruit, hire, train, develop, advance, promote, and retain a diverse workforce. Additionally, the office will develop and conduct a survey to evaluate diversity in House employing offices.

The 116th Congress is the most diverse class of members in the history of Congress. More than one-in-five voting members, 22%, of the House and Senate are racial or ethnic minorities. A key component to ensuring the House celebrates and retains diversity is to promote policies which assist member offices in hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. Congressional staffers make a direct impact on the lives and well-being of millions of Americans, these staffers should reflect our rich diversity.

We Are Hiring! Interested in the DC area? There are job opportunities for both Democrats and Republicans that could be of interest for those seeking work in DC in the House or Senate. The House Office of Diversity and Inclusion will walk you through the application process, review your resumes and set up mock interviews specific to what the departments and committees look for in candidates. All you have to do is contact them!

For employment and internship opportunities, please click here. To subscribe to newsletter, click here.

Our 7-member, bipartisan office is here to provide invaluable resources to support your offices and its staffers. Should you have any questions, or would like to schedule an appointment with one of professional staffers, please contact us.



Attend Health Law Association (HLA) Career Panel on October 25, 2021

CAREERS IN HEALTH LAW: Health Law Association Presents:

  • Gary B. Glass, HealthChannels
  • Nicole Graham, Cleveland Clinic
  • Annemarie Boyan, Penn State Health
  • Michael Gennett, Polsinelli

When:   Oct 25, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register here in advance for this meeting.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Get to Know Hogan Lovells! 1Ls Invited to Virtual Program on November 9, 2021!

Hogan Lovells is a diverse community, and one of uncommon commitment. Coming together from all backgrounds, with different experiences and skillsets, we thrive on making a positive impact. Want to learn more? First year law students are invited to attend a virtual program to introduce you to the firm. Panelists will include lawyers representing a variety of our U.S. offices who will
provide an overview of the firm, share their stories, and answer your questions.

The program will be hosted twice on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, please plan to attend one. Reserve your spot today by submitting your RSVP for the time that best accommodates your schedule. Please visit our U.S. Careers Site to learn more about us in advance.

Tuesday, November 9, 2021
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. PT
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET
To RSVP, please click here.

Tuesday, November 9, 2021
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. PT
8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. ET
To RSVP, please click here.

Venue:  Zoom link provided upon confirmation of RSVP.

Contact us here.