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  July 18, 2014 Issue  

  Career Development Office News & Resources
Career Development Event with the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section (RPPTL) of the Florida Bar
The Career Counseling Committee of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar will be conducting mock interviews in the afternoon of Saturday, August 2nd, at The Breakers in Palm Beach. The purpose of this is to give law students the opportunity to meet with members of the RPPTL section of the Florida Bar and for the students to practice their interviewing and networking skills. This is a unique opportunity to strengthen your interviewing skills while meeting and networking with attorneys of the RPPTL section of the FL Bar. Students are also invited to sit in on the RPPTL Executive Council meeting that will convene about 10:00 a.m. to noon on that same day. The Executive Council is particularly open to visiting law school students. If you are interested in attending, please email Karen Warren at kwarren@law.miami.edu as soon as possible so that we can provide RPPTL with the names and contact information of the students who will be attending.

The Cuban American Bar Association Presents Getting the Job and Keeping It: A Panel and Cocktail
The Cuban American Bar Association invites you to attend Getting the Job and Keeping It: A Panel and Cocktail. The event takes place on August 14, 2014, from 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. The panel discussion is from 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. and will be followed by a cocktail reception. The event will be held at the offices of Greenberg Traurig, 333 SE 2nd Avenue, Suite 4400, Miami, FL 33131. The Featured Speakers include Cori Lopez Castro: Shareholder and former Managing Partner at Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton; Frank Angones: Former President of the Florida Bar and Founding Partner of Angones McClure & Garcia; Jacqueline Becerra: Shareholder at Greenberg Traurig; Derek Jackson: General Counsel for the Miami Marlins; and Diana Vizcaino: Assistant City Attorney / Division Chief Labor and Employment / Intern and Recruitment Coordinator City of Miami. The cost for CABA members, law student members and law school chapter members is FREE. Cost for all others is $35.00. To RSVP, contact Diana Powell via email or by phone to 786-210-5984. See the CDO Blog for any other information.

The Equal Justice Works 2014 Conference and Career Fair is Coming!
Equal Justice Works (EJW) invites you to join them for the 2014 Conference and Career Fair. Each year, the EJW Conference and Career Fair brings together 1,200 law students with more than 125 public interest employers from around the country under one roof. The EJW annual Conference and Career Fair is the largest national public interest legal career fair in the country. More than 1,200 students from 165 law schools attend for two days of interviews, workshops, networking and other career opportunities. Public interest employers conduct interviews for internship and full-time positions and meet with students in informal table talk settings to discuss public interest legal opportunities. The Conference and Career Fair also features workshops on various public interest careers and job search advice, resume and cover letter review, mock interviews, and more. This year, the event takes place on Friday, October 24 and Saturday, October 25, 2014 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center located at 5701 Marinelli Road in Bethesda, Maryland. For important dates and information concerning event schedule, travel, accommodations, deadlines, etc., please visit the website. If you have any questions about the Conference and Career Fair, please contact EJW via email at careerfair@equaljusticeworks.org.

2015 Equal Justice Works Fellowship Application is Open and Free Tips Webinar is Available
The application for 2015 Equal Justice Works Fellowships is now open! Applications will be accepted through September 17, 2014. Please visit the website at http://equaljusticeworks.org/post-grad/equal-justice-works-fellowships?cm_mid=3663160&cm_crmid=ce8976d4-4b6a-e211-bba5-78e7d1623f9d&cm_medium=email to learn more. You may register for the free webinar to learn more about the Equal Justice Works (EJW) Fellowship Program and get application tips from the experts on EJW's Fellowships Team. The webinar will cover how to prepare and complete a successful application. This presentation is intended for law students and recent graduates interested in pursuing a public interest legal career, as well as law school professionals who advise students on fellowship and other public interest career opportunities. The Fellowship Tips webinar will be offered on July 16th and also on August 13. Information about registering for this and other sessions will be available on the website soon. You can register for the webinar online.

Latham & Watkins Diversity Scholars Program
Latham & Watkins is once again pleased to announce the Latham Diversity Scholars Program, which will award a $10,000 non-renewable scholarship to each of six second-year law students. Factors considered in choosing the Latham Diversity Scholars will include ability and commitment to contribute to the diversity objectives of global law firms; life experiences that have shaped values and that provide a unique perspective, including any obstacles or challenges faced in choosing or pursuing law as a profession; academic and/or leadership achievements; and desire to practice in a global law firm environment. Students will be asked to submit an application form, personal statement, resume and official or unofficial law school transcript by September 26, 2014. Recipients will be announced in early 2015. This scholarship is not contingent upon receiving or accepting an offer of employment at Latham. Rather, it is open to all law students in the hope that greater diversity among the attorneys at large law firms will benefit the entire profession. The Latham Diversity Scholars Program enhances the firm efforts to recruit and hire diverse summer clerks and attorneys. Applications can be found online at the website.
 


  Miami Law Career Development Office Employment For Current Students  
 

Apply As Soon As Possible:
Heritage Health and Housing, Inc. Fellowship in NYC
Fellowship is 3 months to 1 year. Heritage Health and Housing is offering an unpaid legal fellowship opportunity as a way for recent law graduates to work and assist the organization in-house legal department. The fellow(s) will be working directly with the General Counsel and may work on any of the following projects: assisting the General Counsel organize a database and legal filing system for the housing and real estate leases; writing memoranda and preparing materials for the General Counsel on miscellaneous organizational corporate and contract matters; and due diligence and preparation. Heritage Health and Housing, Inc. is a non-profit 501 c(3) organization that provides enriched housing, counseling, education, employment and support to individuals in the community who have special needs, including the mentally disabled, substance abusers, persons living with HIV/AIDS, recently released ex-offenders, the homeless and seniors. They also provide needed overall community services including food services, community development and youth programs. Heritage Health and Housing maintains a Federally Qualified Health Center that provides comprehensive medical and dental services to the community, regardless of ability to pay. For additional information about Heritage Health and Housing, including how to apply, visit the website.

Wednesday, December 31:
The Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County is Seeking Volunteer Law School Interns and Graduates for its Low Income Taxpayer Clinic
The Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County is seeking volunteer law school interns and graduates to assist in its Low Income Taxpayer Clinic at its main office in downtown West Palm Beach. Volunteers are wanted for up to 2-3 days per week to assist Legal Aid clients with client screening and intake; drafting letters to help clients resolve disputes with the IRS; and communicating with the IRS and monitoring case follow up. If you are interested in volunteering with the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County Low Income Taxpayer Clinic, please let us know your availability and contact information. See Symplicity Posting ID#12892.

Open Until Filled:
Quarles & Brady LLP Seeks an Entry-Level Health Law Associate for Madison or Milwaukee Office
Quarles & Brady LLP seeks an entry-level health law associate to join their growing, dynamic national Health Law practice in either their Madison or Milwaukee office, focusing on health care regulatory compliance for providers, including hospitals, long term care facilities, pharmacies and physician groups. The candidate must have a very strong academic record paired with the skills, enthusiasm and commitment to participate in this busy active group and to become a partner at this firm. Qualified applicants should submit cover letter, resume, law school transcript and a writing sample online.

Rolling Basis:
Americans United for Life Seeks Legal Externs for the Fall 2014 Semester
Americans United for Life (AUL), a national public interest law and policy organization defending human life through legislative, judicial and educational efforts, seeks motivated law students to serve as legal externs for the Fall 2014 semester. The externship is unpaid and may be undertaken for credit or to fulfill other graduation requirements. To qualify, you must have excellent legal research and writing skills; demonstrated initiative and attention to detail; and ability to work with minimal direct supervision. Students may either work in the Washington DC office or remotely. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the AUL mission. Externs provide legal research and drafting support for amicus briefs, model legislation and public policy educational material on the full spectrum of life issues including abortion, bioethics, healthcare rights of conscience and the end-of-life. Externs will also work closely with AUL attorneys in researching, drafting and editing scholarly articles to be published in a variety of resources and venues, including AUL publications, law reviews, national periodicals and websites. Externs will be asked to work an average of 10 hours per week. Applications will be accepted and considered on a rolling basis. The deadline for the Fall 2014 program is September 15, 2014. Students wishing to pursue an externship for law school credit should apply early to ensure that registration and other requirements are met. For more information, including how to apply, visit Symplicity Posting ID#12868.

 

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