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  September 20, 2013 Issue  

  Career Development Office News & Resources
Pay Disparity Luncheon Seminar
Miami-Dade FAWL presents a seminar discussing the myths and realities of pay disparity between men and women in the law. The luncheon seminar will include such topics as recent data showing that females comprise less than 20% of equity partners in law firms nationwide, policy and legal implications arising from gender pay disparity and what can be done to combat gender compensation differences. The Pay Disparity Luncheon Seminar takes place on September 26, 2013, between 11:30 a.m. to 2:00p.m. at the JW Marriott Marquis, 255 Biscayne Boulevard Way in Miami, FL 33131. Several renowned speakers will be in attendance. You may register online. For additional information, please visit the website.

The Future of International Environmental Law: A Conversation with Dan Magraw
Miami Law and the UM Abess Center for Ecosystem Science & Policy invite you to attend 'A Conversation on The Future of International Environmental Law' featuring Dan Magraw, distinguished international environmental lawyer and Jim Nickel, UM Professor of Philosophy and Law. Reception to follow. The presentation will take place on Thursday, September 26th at 5:30 p.m. in the Faculty Meeting Room. Kindly RSVP.

The National Immigrant Integration Conference
This winter, from Sunday, November 17th to Tuesday, November 19th, sunny Miami, Florida will be the backdrop for the most strategic gathering for immigration integration leaders in a year of historic significance, hosted by the Florida Immigrant Coalition, the Knight Foundation, and the National Partnership for New Americans. Work with us to help improve the road to full citizenship, strengthen workforce development, access to healthcare, and asset-building, promote the establishment of a National Office on Immigrant Integration and much more. You can register online.

  Career Development Office Events & Deadlines  

Tuesday, September 24:
The Florida Department of Children and Families Information Session
The Florida Department of Children and Families Information Session takes place on Tuesday, September 24th at 12:30 p.m. in Room F-109. Join Bronwyn Stanford, the Statewide Deputy Director for Children's Legal Services (CLS) at the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) to learn more about the work handled by DCF/CLS, the hiring process and how students interested in a career with DCF/CLS can best position themselves for consideration. Open to all students, including 1Ls. If you have any questions, please ask your CDO advisor.

Friday, September 27:
The State Attorney Office, 15th Judicial Circuit of Florida Information Session
The State Attorney Office, 15th Judicial Circuit of Florida Information Session on its Summer 2014 Law Student Internship Program os taking place Friday, September 27th at 12:30 p.m. in Room F-209. Join Assistant State Attorneys from the 15th Judicial Circuit State Attorney Office to learn more about their Summer Law Student Internship Program available to 1L and 2L students for the summer of 2014. Open to all students, including 1Ls. If you have any questions, please ask your CDO advisor.

Friday, September 27:
Law Practice Technology: Inclusive & Universal Design
What is universal design in technology? Learn about the implications of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the requirements of law firms and the court system to provide accommodations to persons with disabilities, and the future of accessible information technology to the legal industry. Featuring disability advocate Matthew Dietz, Esq. Registration is from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and the seminar is from 9:00 a.m. to noon at the Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse, 175 NW 1st Ave, 11th Floor, Miami, FL 33128. If you have questions, please call the Dade Legal Aid office or the HOPE office.

Friday, September 27:
Florida Association of Women Lawyers 'We Can Dream' Gala
Join the Miami chapter of FAWL for a gala benefitting Legal Services of Greater Miami with keynote speaker Judge Rosemary Barkett of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Other speakers include Third District Court of Appeal Judge Vance Salter, Eleventh Judicial Circuit Judge William Altfield and Ervin Gonzalez. The event is on September 27th, from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. at the Rusty Pelican in Key Biscayne. Tickets are $85. RSVP online at https://www.mdfawl.org/.

Saturday, November 9:
The Kozyak Minority Mentoring Picnic
The Kozyak Minority Mentoring Picnic is a premier event currently in its 10th year. The 10th Annual Minority Mentoring Picnic will be held Saturday, November 9, 2013 starting at noon. The picnic has grown exponentially each year and is well attended by many judges, established lawyers and law students from every school in Florida. Many sponsors rent tents where it is easy for students to meet lawyers, judges and potential employees. They have a Leaders and Legends tent where some of the best lawyers in the country have shared their experiences. For example, former Attorney General Janet Reno, ABA President Stephen Zack and Florida Court Supreme Justice Peggy Quince and Barbara Pariente have led discussions. The picnic is a family friendly event and held at Amelia Earhart Park located at 401 East 65 Street, Hialeah, FL 33013. Although the picnic is free, there is a small $10 fee for parking, donations and sponsorships to offset the costs of the event. Every student, lawyer and judge who attends the picnic will have an opportunity to get a mentor or mentee. For additional information, please visit the website at http://www.kmmfoundation.org/picnic/.

Thursday, November 14:
The Miami-Dade Chapter of Florida Association for Women Lawyers Presents Speed Mentoring
The program provides law students with an opportunity to form a mutually beneficial relationship with an attorney or judge in the community in an effort to foster professional growth, career development and personal fulfillment. Mentors and mentees are encouraged to meet, email or telephone as frequently as desired to establish a meaningful mentoring relationship designed to assist the students in developing their legal careers. The program is intended to provide mentoring to the students for one school year, although past mentees have maintained an ongoing relationship with their mentors. Mentors and mentees will be paired based on areas of practice, interests, schedules and preference after the initial event and will be given five minutes to speak. Then, both the attorneys and the students will anonymously make their top three picks and the FAWL Mentoring Committee will make the mentor pairings. This event takes place on Thursday, November 14, 2013 from 5:30-7:30 pm. at the offices of Shook Hardy & Bacon, LLP, Miami Center (attached to the InterContinental, Hotel). Kindly RSVP by Monday, November 4, 2013. Drinks and appetizers will be served. For additional information and the membership form, please ask your CDO advisor or visit the CDO Blog at http://cdo.law.miami.edu/?p=5743.


  Miami Law Career Development Office Employment For Current Students  
  Monday, September 30:
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development 2014 Legal Honors Program in Miami
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of the General Counsel, is accepting applications for its Legal Honors Program 2014-2015. The HUD Legal Honors Program for graduating law students, graduate law students and judicial law clerks serves as the only recruitment program for entry-level attorneys for the Department. Subject to appropriations, approximately 10-20 legal honor positions are available annually in Headquarters and Field offices. Successful candidates begin work in August or September and participate in a 14-month appointment that may lead to a permanent position, pending bar admission. Successful candidates are assigned mentors, given the opportunity to rotate to other offices and participate in additional training and monthly discussions to enhance their experience and develop their legal abilities. The program is highly competitive and candidates are selected on the basis of merit. Selection considerations include factors such as academic achievement; law review and other publication work; extracurricular activities such as moot court competitions and legal clinics; employment history; and participation in activities related to the HUD mission. For more information on the application process, please visit Symplicity Posting ID# 11657.

Fridays, October 11 & December 20:
The Ella Baker Summer Internship Program
The CCR created the Ella Baker Summer Internship Program in 1987 to honor the legacy of Ella Baker, a hero of the civil rights movement, and to train the next generation of social justice lawyers. The program uses a combination of theory and practice to train talented and committed law students on how to work alongside social movements, community organizations and impacted individuals. Interns gain practical litigation experience and sharpen their theoretical understanding of the relationship between social change, organizing and lawyering. Ella Baker Interns are connected to a global community of social justice law students and lawyers through the Bertha BE JUST Legal Network. The 2L applicants must upload their applications by October 11, 2013 and 1L applicants must upload their applications by December 20, 2013. After receipt of application materials, interviews will be offered to suitable applicants and may be conducted in person or over the phone. The internship will begin on June 2, 2014 and end on August 8, 2014. Interns are expected to work 40 hours per week for a minimum of ten weeks. All students will be asked to attend an Orientation on June 2-3 and a Final Debrief on August 7-8. For additional information about the program and qualifications, etc., please visit the website.
Sunday, October 13:
The David A. Winston Health Policy Fellowship
Attention 3Ls: The David A. Winston Health Policy Fellowship is a distinguished postgraduate fellowship in health policy. The Fellowship commemorates the contributions and personal qualities of David A. Winston who, for 20 years, played a significant role in shaping American health policy. The objective of the David A. Winston Health Policy Fellowship is to provide a unique opportunity to learn about the political system through direct exposure to public and private sector roles in health policy development. The Fellowship embodies the commitment of David Winston to the public/private partnership necessary for a high quality, market oriented healthcare system, is sponsored by the David A. Winston Health Policy Fellowship Board of Trustees and is administered in collaboration with the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA). The David A. Winston Health Policy Fellowship is a 12-16 month postgraduate experience in Washington, D.C. The first portion of the Fellowship is a planned rotation of at least three months during which the Fellows will visit various centers of current health policy development at the national level, and may include activities at nearby state capitals. During the final months, the Fellows will pursue a full-time placement with the guidance of the Board of Trustees, which is comprised of key policy makers from the private and public sectors. This program gives the Fellows the advantage of the Board judgment and access, as well as an opportunity for personal initiative and exploration of a single issue. The Fellowship provides a monthly stipend and related expenses for a twelve-month period from July to June. For additional information, please visit the website.

Tuesday, December 31:
2013 Special Tribunal for Lebanon Internships
The Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) offers internships to highly motivated students and young professionals with good academic qualifications who are in the final stages of education or in the early stages of their careers. The internship is a practical, educational experience whereby interns principally assist the staff of the STL in discharging their duties. Under supervision, interns are assigned projects and tasks that are relevant to their educational background and interests and provide them with the opportunity to put into practice and further develop their theoretical knowledge. The program will also afford interns the opportunity to develop a more profound understanding of the STL and its mandate. The work will generally be comparable to the work of the upper general service category or junior professional level. Internships are offered for a period of between three and twelve months. For eligibility requirements, qualifications and other information, please visit Symplicity Posting ID#10666.

  Miami Law Career Development Office DidUKnow?
Did You Know That A Judicial Clerkship Provides a Recent Law Graduate With Many of the Tools Necessary for a Successful Legal Career?
For additional information, contact Amy Perez, Director of Judicial Clerkships, at the CDO.