Having trouble viewing this newsletter? View as a web site

  Miami Law Career Development Office Logo  

  November 2, 2018 Issue  


Career Development Office News & Resources
FTI Consulting Relativity Training Event on Thursday, November 8th, 2018
FTI Consulting is hosting a second, FREE training event on the Relativity E-Discovery software used by the majority of clients in the legal industry in our downtown Miami review center! This is a great opportunity for current law school students, recent graduates, recent bar exam takers and attorneys looking to gain experience with Relativity and learn about document review. You will also have the chance to view our review center, and meet with certified Relativity experts, our onsite Review Managers and our Operations team to further discuss Relativity and our Miami document review opportunities. Relativity Training Event Date & Time: Thursday, November 8th, at 5:30pm Eastern. Training will last approximately 1 hour followed by a light reception with drinks and hors d’oeurves. Location: 2 S. Biscayne Blvd., 18th Floor, Miami, FL 33131. If you are interested in this opportunity, please RSVP by November 6, 2018 as seating is limited. We will reply to confirm your seat reservation. If you are also interested in being considered for document review opportunities, please submit your employment application. For details, visit the CDO Blog.

The American College of American Benefits Counsel Law Student Outreach
In order to further outreach efforts to law students, the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel (ACEBC) has adopted a program to connect interested law students with willing ACEBC members for purposes of asking questions about employee benefits as a practice area. The ACEBC Law Student Outreach provides connections to law students to help foster interest in employee benefits as a practice area. We connect interested law students with ACEBC members. Find out what day-to-day practice is like from an experienced employee benefits attorney. It is a challenging and enjoyable practice area. We will share what we have learned and answer your questions. How to get connected: If you are a law student interested in talking with an ACEBC member about employee benefits practice, send us an email with your name, law school, email address, and phone number. Feel free to specify if you are interested in a particular type of practice, such as in-house, government, law firm, not for profit, or teaching. Your information will be passed to an ACEBC member who will contact you. By contacting you, the member has agreed to one email exchange or telephone exchange about the area that you have selected(although, of course, you and your volunteer may agree to more discussions). Also, the discussion with the volunteer is intended as informational only. It is not a job interview, and you should not use the Law Student Outreach as a vehicle for seeking employment by contacting members. To learn more, visit the website.

Welcome to SIDEBAR: Providing Resources for Legal Professionals
What is Sidebar? Sidebar is an innovative new company that provides modern legal professionals with essential resources for navigating, connecting and thriving in their local legal community. At its core, Sidebar is a movement. We are made-up of a growing group of self-identified modern legal professionals who have pinpointed glaring voids in the pipeline to connecting with one’s local legal community. Breaking down artificial barriers and focusing on collaboration, inclusion, design thinking principles and out-of-the-box solutions to help lawyers navigate their local legal community, we’re dedicated to producing some pretty cool stuff for lawyers. Sidebar’s cohesive array of resources for the modern professional includes a free weekly e-newsletter to help readers stay in the know and a unique curated event series. Weekly E-Newsletter. Sidebar’s cohesive array of resources for the modern professional includes a free weekly e-newsletter (copies of past issues, link to register to receive future issues) to help readers stay in the know about all of the amazing work being done by local voluntary bar associations, non-profits, and opportunities. Welcome to the SoFlo Legal Scene event. Sidebar’s Welcome Event is a large-scale collaborative event bringing together South Florida’s premier legal representatives and community organizations to innovate, connect, and engage. This event is targeted to all legal professionals looking to engage in their local legal community (law students, recent law school graduates, young lawyers practicing less than five years, new transplants to the South Florida legal community, etc.) and seeks to introduce and connect legal professionals with local community organizations (VBAs, non-profits, etc.) to make it easier for event attendees to engage and get involved. Tickets for students and new bar admits are completely free!! Interested attendees can register online. For a copy of Sidebar’s event flyer, please visit the CDO or ask your CDO advisor. For additional information and details, please visit the CDO Blog.

The American College of Employee Benefits Counsel Writing Competition
Since 2005, the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel, Inc. has sponsored a writing competition for law students to encourage them to learn about employee benefits. Papers may be on any topic in the employee benefits field. Up to two monetary prizes are offered, one funded by Susan Serota, in honor of her father, Sidney M. Perlstadt, an Emeritus Fellow, and the other funded by the College for 2016 by Dianne Bennett, in honor of Al (Alvin D.) Lurie, an Emeritus Fellow. Winners also receive an employee benefits treatise published by BNA Books. If deemed suitable by the editors, one or more of the winning papers may be published by the BNA Pension and Benefits Reporter or in the BNA Tax Management Compensation Planning Journal. The writing competition has been successful in many ways but one measure is that several of the competitors have gone on to practice employee benefit law after their graduation from law school.

’Canes Mentoring ’Canes Virtual Series
The UM Alumni Association is proud to host virtual and regional career events for our alumni. During this online flash-mentoring hour, you’ll be connected 1-on-1 to UM alumni mentors for short, 10-minute, text-based chats accessible from any computer or mobile device. No audio or video is required. Contrary to traditional, long-term mentoring, ’Canes Mentoring ’Canes is designed to facilitate convenient one-time networking and mentorship opportunities. Register today for one of our ’Canes Mentoring ’Canes events to quickly receive valuable advice from key University of Miami alumni! The dates are: Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET; Thursday, January 24, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET; and Thursday, March 7, 2019 from 3 to 4 p.m. ET. If you have any questions regarding the ’Canes Mentoring ’Canes virtual series please contact Sarah Seavey, Director of Alumni Career Services.


  Miami Law Career Development Office Employment For Current Students  
  Monday, November 19:
Business and Real Estate Litigation Law Firm in Boca Raton is Seeking an Associate Attorney
Business and Real Estate litigation firm is seeking an Associate with two years minimum experience in civil litigation (required). Candidate must have excellent computer skills and full command of the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure. The ideal candidate has a background in insurance defense litigation and a desire to get more significant experience with direct client contact and actual meaningful court appearances. If you do not meet these requirements, please do not apply. This is an extraordinary opportunity for a self-motivated candidate. NO PHONE CALLS TO FIRM PLEASE. To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to AMS@AMSLEGALTEAM.COM. This posting is also on Symplicity as Job Posting ID#21663. The posting expires on November 19, 2018.

Friday, November 30:
The Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies
The Players Trust awards up to five $10,000 scholarships annually as part of the program. To be eligible for an award, applicants must have a demonstrated interest in, and wish to make a career out of, working in the labor movement and on behalf of workers’ rights. To receive an award, eligible candidates must meet a combination of criteria including a strong academic record; a demonstrated commitment to the labor movement; a strong recommendation from an academic or a labor/workers’ rights practitioner; and strong written and oral communication skills. Preference will be given to those who can demonstrate financial need through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) scores or otherwise. For more information, please visit the Michael Weiner Scholarship webpage.

Friday, December 7:
The Mark T. Banner Scholarship
The Mark T. Banner Scholarship is part of The Richard Linn American Inn of Court’s commitment to fostering the development of intellectual property lawyers of high ethics, civility and professionalism, and especially those from diverse backgrounds. The recipient of the scholarship receives $10,000 to be applied to their legal education. This scholarship is available to law students who have entered into a JD program at an ABA-accredited law school in the United States and who will continue in that program through at least the Fall semester 2019. Scholarship recipients are selected by the Mark T. Banner Scholarship review board based on certain criteria. Applications need to be submitted by December 7, 2018. The application is available on the Linn Inn of Court’s website. For additional details, please visit the CDO Blog.

The Center for Public Leadership (CPL) at Harvard University is Launching a New Scholarship Opportunity
The Center for Public Leadership (CPL) at Harvard University is launching the Black Family Fellowship and recruiting the inaugural cohort of fellows for the 2019 – 2020 academic year. The Black Family Fellowship is available for students who are veterans or active duty military serving the United States to obtain a master’s degree from Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard Business School, or Harvard Law School. The Fellowship will provide vital financial support for up to 25 Black Family Fellows annually. If you—or anyone interested in applying—have any questions, please visit the CDO Blog or website.



Miami Law Career Development Office DidUKnow?

Did You Know That a Cover Letter Should Enhance Upon Your Resume and Skills and Serve as a Writing Sample for a Potential Employer?
For questions regarding cover letters and application materials in general, make an appointment with your CDO advisor.