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  April 17, 2015 Issue  

  Career Development Office News & Resources
The OCBA New Lawyer Training Program 2015
The New Lawyer Training Program is an Introduction to a real world scenario of the Legal Profession. It is geared to law students who have just taken the bar exam and Attorneys who have been practicing for less than 3 years. This program will give participants real insight to navigating the courts, as well as options to launch their career successfully. The program will occur on August 7 & 8, 2015. This two day program includes a day at the courthouse with tours of the clerk offices, and Best Practice Seminars by Judges from the Ninth Circuit Courts. Day 1 is primarily at the courthouse. Day 2 is at the OCBA Center. The program costs $175 for the two days which includes all seminars, breakfasts, lunches and receptions. And for students, a one year membership to the bar is included! For more information, visit the website.

Subject: Any topic in the field of employee benefits law. Open to: Any J.D. and graduate (LL.M. or S.J.D.) law students enrolled at any time between August 14, 2014 and August 15, 2015. Submissions are due by June 2, 2015. Prizes: ACEBC Award: $1,500; Sidney M. Perlstadt Memorial Award: $1,500. Winners will be honored during the annual black tie dinner on September 19, 2015 in Chicago, IL. They will receive a plaque and an employee benefits treatise published by Bloomberg BNA Books. If deemed suitable by the editors, one or more of the winning papers will be published by the Bloomberg BNA Pension and Benefits Reporter, the Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Compensation Planning Journal or another employee benefits publication. The winning papers will also be distributed to the Fellows of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel, experienced attorneys who have made significant contributions to the advancement of the employee benefits field in a wide range of practice settings including law and consulting firms, universities, labor unions, advocacy organizations and government agencies throughout the United States. For information concerning the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel, including eligibility and rules, consult the CDO Blog or the website.

The Leadership Council on Legal Diversity 2015 LCLD Group Mentoring Program Event
You're invited to the 2015 LCLD Group Mentoring Program Event. Please join us for this exciting new event bringing Fellows, City Leads, mentors and mentees together for the first time. All law students are welcome. When: FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2015, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Where: RIVERO MESTRE LLP, 2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 1000, Coral Gables, FL 33134. To RSVP, visit the CDO Blog.

ABA Offers Free Membership for Law Students
The American Bar Association will offer free membership to all students enrolled at ABA-approved law schools. The membership grants law students access to resources tailored to their interests and needs, opportunities to build their professional skills plus access to the ABA job listings, clerkships, internships and career events.

  Miami Law Career Development Office Employment For Current Students  
  Tuesday, April 28:
Pathways Student Legal Intern (Summer) With Commodity Futures Trading Commission
This position is being filled under the Pathways Internship Program that is designed to attract students with paid opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while still in school. Qualification Requirements: Must have completed two (2) full academic years of law school by the beginning of the 2015 summer. Student must be continuing in legal studies throughout the summer and/or into the Fall of 2015 to be eligible. Students graduating in the Spring of 2015 at not eligible. As a Legal Intern in the OIG, you will execute a wide variety of assignments involving substantial opportunities to enhance research and legal writing skills, as well as learn about the professional role/duties of an attorney within a Federal Government agency, while working in close association with members of OIG. These opportunities will include performing assignments with each of the subject matter areas within OIG; i.e., (1) Administrative Investigations, (2) Proposed legislation/regulations, (3) Economic analysis of proposed legislation/regulations and of current Agency operations, with an emphasis on price theory, (4) Special Projects, (5) Fiscal Law and (6) Criminal Law/Criminal Policy. The incumbent assists in drafting and commenting on (1) proposed legislation/regulations, (2) economic analysis, (3) investigative reports and reviews, (4) legal opinions and (5) Congressional testimony, as well as assisting in the process of formulating OIG legal policy on topics of current interest. Specific assignments will be made by and performed under the guidance and supervision of a senior subject matter expert within OIG. For more information, please visit the website.

Friday, May 1:
The Fink Family Scholarship for a Pharmacist in Law School
The American Society for Pharmacy Law (ASPL) is pleased to announce the Fink Family Scholarship established by Joseph L. Fink III and his family. The purpose of the Scholarship is to support a pharmacist who: (1) is attending law school; (2) demonstrates academic, professional, or service-related achievement; and (3) is most likely to use a law degree to further such achievement and to contribute to the benefit of society. The $5,000 scholarship is a one-time, non-renewable award and will be administered by ASPL. The scholarship award will be payable to the institution where the student is enrolled. The recipient will also receive a one year complimentary student membership in ASPL. The recipient of the Scholarship will be notified no later than July 15, 2015. For eligibility, selection criteria, etc., please visit the website.

Saturday, May 16:
Summer 2015 Legal Internship Program in Orlando
Orlando company is currently seeking highly motivated law students to fill its competitive Summer 2015 Legal Internship Program. The applicant should have a demonstrated interest in corporate law and be interested in having a unique corporate in-house learning experience, while becoming part of a law student summer class of ten carefully selected law students. The in-house legal department is ideally interested 2L law students, but will consider 1L students, for a legal internship position located in the legal department which is housed in the company corporate headquarters in Orlando, Florida. The ideal candidate must be able to commit to 40 hour work week for a 10 week program, commencing at the end of May through the end of July 2015. While the internship program does not provide compensation, the company will work with your school if you are eligible to earn credit. Legal Interns will have a rare opportunity to learn the inner workings of an in-house legal department while gaining exposure to various aspects of law including: corporate, contracts, employment, securities, real estate, intellectual property, regulatory, administrative law and more. The functions of this position will include, but are not limited to, legal research, contract drafting and review, project management, finance projections, litigation-related projects, insurance and compliance functions. To be considered for the Summer 2015 Legal Internship Program, please see Symplicity Job Posting ID#14275.

Friday, June 19:
The 2016 Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship Application Is Now Available
Baker Donelson is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where the individual differences among us are understood, respected, appreciated, and recognized as sources of strength of the Firm. These qualities enrich the environment in which we work. With this in mind, Baker Donelson will again award three scholarships to diverse law students who will complete their first year of law school by June 2015. Recipients will be awarded a six-week, salaried 2L Summer Associate position for the summer of 2016 in one of the Firm offices. Additionally, each recipient will be awarded $10,000 which will be paid prior to the student's third year of law school to help defray the cost of law school tuition and related expenses. For complete eligibility criteria, instructions, and to apply for the Scholarship Program please visit the website.


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