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  March 13, 2015 Issue  

  Career Development Office News & Resources
CABA 5K Lawyers on the Run Event
Organized by the Cuban American Bar Association (CABA), Lawyers on the Run is a family friendly 5K run/walk open to everyone in the community (lawyers and non-lawyers alike) with a dual purpose: to raise awareness of the importance of health and well-being in the legal profession and to raise funds to ensure that access to justice remains a reality for all in South Florida. This event raises money to support the Pro Bono Project, which offers free bilingual legal services to our local indigent community. The Pro Bono Project was established by CABA in 1984 to provide the neediest members of minority communities with access to our court system and adequate voluntary legal representation. The Project was nationally recognized as a Point of Light by President George H.W. Bush in 1992. At the5K, we will be hosting a Kiddie Corner! The Kiddie Corner will have plenty of fun activities for kids including an Easter egg hunt. Latin Grammy Award-Winning Singer/Songwriter, Angie Chirino will be performing the national anthem. Finally, EACH PERSON WHO REGISTERS is entered for a chance to win a $900 GIFT CERTIFICATE FROM W. HOTEL in Ft Lauderdale. The event will be held on Saturday, April 4th of 2015. All proceeds from Lawyers on the Run go to benefit the CABA Pro Bono Project. Register today!

The 2015 Alford Excellence Award
On May 21, 2015, the Multicultural Judges and Lawyers Section (MJL Section) of the Delaware State Bar Association will hold its annual Judge Haile L. Alford Memorial Breakfast. The event is held in honor of Haile L. Alford, the first African-American female judge in the State of Delaware. Judge Alford was appointed by Governor Mike Castle in 1992 and served on the bench until her untimely death in 2003 at the age of 54. During the Alford Memorial Breakfast, the MJL Section intends to grant the 2015 Alford Excellence Award, a $3,000 scholarship, to at least three future attorneys who will sit for the July 2015 Delaware Bar Examination. To be considered for the Alford Excellence Award, applicants must submit all application materials by April 30, 2015. Application materials include: (1) the 2015 Alford Excellence Award Application and (2) a personal essay (1000 word limit). Each applicant must complete all the requested information in the Application and include copies of a transcript (an unofficial copy is acceptable) and a resume. Applicants may also include copies of other relevant documents, such as awards, recognition certificates, etc.

2015 Legal Diversity & Inclusion Tennis/Golf Classic at Crandon Park on May 9th: 3 CLE
The 2015 Diversity & Inclusion Sports Classic will include tennis and golf tournaments. The USTA will once again run the tennis tournament, which will follow a team tennis round robin format so that during the day players can compete with nearly every other player out on the courts. Golf teams will be organized in the same way. Team sports facilitate camaraderie among team members and focused, friendly competition with opponents. In this environment, there is no self-awareness, awkwardness or boring conversations while networking. You will make true connections with other legal professionals without even thinking about it. This is an ideal networking environment for everyone, particularly people who are still learning how to network or who generally do not enjoy doing so. Invite your family and friends to join the tournaments, or simply come out for the many other activities available for guests, including tennis and video game competitions for children, and dominoes and chair massages for adults. Moreover the food will be excellent! A caterer will be preparing freshly catered meals throughout the day ending with a happy hour celebration, with music, dancing and awards for the tennis and golf champions. The 2015 Diversity & Inclusion Sports Classic will incorporate a CLE presentation for players, while guests will have access to a total of three CLE programs throughout the day. Panel topics are to be confirmed and announced, but will be presented by highly-qualified experts and address cutting-edge topics like successful economic models for the modern legal practice, minority and diversity issues, preventing the professional exodus of mid-career women lawyers, leveraging media to promote your practice, how technology and social media are disrupting the legal profession, and future courthouses: brick and mortar or virtual spaces. THIS EVENT IS FREE FOR LAW STUDENTS. REGISTER TODAY. SPACE IS LIMITED.

Diversity Committee of the Jacksonville Bar Association Northeast Florida Minority Mentoring Picnic
The Diversity Committee is hosting its inaugural N.E. Florida Minority Mentoring Picnic. Similar to other minority mentoring picnics throughout the state, the goal is to connect minority law students with attorneys and judges for mentorship. The picnic is a family friendly event that will include free food, entertainment, and great networking opportunities. The N.E. Florida Minority Mentoring Picnic will take place at Florida Coastal School of Law, 8787 Baypine Road, Jacksonville, FL. The date for the event is Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 12:00-4:00.

DISH 2015 Best in Class eDiscovery Legal Research and Writing Competition
The DISH 2015 Best in Class eDiscovery Legal Research and Writing Competition is sponsored by DISH Network L.L.C., in conjunction with Redgrave LLP. The grand prize is $3,500 for the winning student. The Competition encourages law students to develop a thorough understanding of the evolution and practice of Information Governance and Discovery in civil litigation. The competition is the only one of its kind designed to challenge law students to explore the evolving issues of document management, electronically stored information, and ever-expanding technology, along with their application to the law. Eligibility: all law school students who (a) have obtained a baccalaureate degree or equivalent from an accredited institution and (b) are or will be enrolled in an ABA-accredited law program in the United States on the date of submission. The submission deadline is April 13, 2015. Additional contest information can be found on the contest website.

Dade County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Presents Millennials Altering the Profession (MAP) Think Tank
Please join YLS for the launch of an exciting new program-the Millennials Altering the Profession (MAP) Think Tank. What is MAP? The MAP Think Tank is an event series that seeks to disrupt archaic traditions in the law by providing attorneys with an innovative platform to collaborate and share ideas aimed at refreshing the legal profession. The MAP Think Tank event series is for any individual who wants to see the culture of the profession changed for the better. The first MAP event is ALT (or Alternative) JDs. This event will provide attendees with a safe space to consider and discuss, What would I do, if I were not practicing law and What are some alternative uses for my law degree? More information about the notable ALT JDers speaking at the event to follow. When: April 9, 2015. Time: 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Where: LAB Miami, 400 N.W. 26th Street, Miami, FL 33127. Please pre-register for the event today!

  Miami Law Career Development Office Employment For Current Students  
  Tuesday, March 31:
Babcock Partners $1000 Law Student Scholarship
Babcock Partners $1000 Law Student Scholarship is for those who demonstrate high academic achievement, exceptional leadership qualities and involvement with community service. The Babcock Partners Law Student Scholarship is part of Babcock Partners commitment to helping those who demonstrate high academic achievement, exceptional leadership qualities and involvement with community service defray the costs of obtaining their legal education.

Wednesday, April 1:
Goodwin Procter Public
Interest Fellowship for Law Students of Color

The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund aids people active in movements for social and economic justice. These need-based scholarships are awarded to graduate and undergraduate students who are active in the struggle against racism, sexism, homophobia, and other forms of oppression, building the movement for economic justice, or creating peace through international anti-imperialist solidarity. For more information and application instructions visit Symplicity Job Posting# 14324.

Wednesday, April 1:
The Supreme Court of Oklahoma and The Sovereignty Symposium, Inc. are sponsoring a full scholarship to The Sovereignty Symposium that will pay tuition, meals and travel to attend the Sovereignty Symposium XXVIII, which will be held June 3-4, 2015 at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Applicants should demonstrate an interest in, and contribution to, Native American legal issues by an application letter. There is no application form. Applicants must be students at an accredited law school in the United States, its territories or Canada. The student will be paid either mileage at the Oklahoma state travel reimbursement rate or round trip coach fare, not to exceed $750.00. A maximum of three nights of lodging at the conference rate will be paid directly to the hotel. A per diem at the Oklahoma state travel reimbursement rate will be paid each day for three days.

Friday, April 3:
The AFL-CIO Union Summer Internship Program
Union Summer is a nine week educational internship in which participants are introduced to the labor movement through union organizing campaigns. The internship runs from June 15 through August 14, 2015. It is NOT necessary to have union experience or knowledge of the labor movement to be accepted, but such a background is a plus in the application process. The program begins with an intensive weeklong orientation and after the orientation, interns will work in teams on union organizing campaigns across the country. Union Summer is NOT a job but an educational internship. Participants will receive a stipend of $400 per week (minus taxes). Union Summer does NOT provide a housing allowance. Accepted applicants MUST have housing in cities where Union Summer sites have been designated. Apply online and attach a resume.

Friday, April 10:
Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers 2015 Bar Study Scholarship
The Florida Association for Women Lawyers is a professional organization devoted to actively promoting the advancement of women in the legal profession and expanding the leadership role of its members in the community at large. The goal of the scholarship is to promote the CFAWL mission, while helping the recipient during his/her study for the Florida Bar Exam. The recipient will be invited to attend the May 8, 2015, CFAWL luncheon in Orlando, where the recipient will be introduced. CFAWL will award a $1,000 scholarship to the recipient. The award will be paid to the recipient after his/her law school graduation, in June of 2015.

Friday, May 1:
As part of its commitment to diversity, Michigan Auto Law is pleased to sponsor an annual Scholarship Program to provide financial support to students who contribute to the diversity of the law school student body as they pursue their legal career. The annual scholarship is $2,000 and will be awarded in July 2015.


  Miami Law Career Development Office DidUKnow?
Did you know that state court clerkship opportunities include Highest State Courts, Intermediate Appellate Courts and Trial Courts?
For more information on applying to state court clerkships, please see the the CDO website.