SCHOLARSHIP update:

THE LAW FIRM OF JEREMY ROSENTHAL COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP [DEADLINE: DEC. 31, 2020 @ MIDNIGHT PT]

Encouraging and supporting the educational advancement of students in our community is an important mission of our firm. The rising costs of education create a hardship for some who would like to further their education, but simply can’t acquire the necessary funds.

Eligibility: U.S. citizen

Award: $1,000

Requirements: Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

Submission components: (1) Submit an essay of at least 750 words, but no more than 1,000 words, in MS Word, Adobe PDF, or Plain Text format on the following topic: What unique qualities and perspective will you bring to your chosen profession that will cause you to stand out from the crowd? (2) Name and phone number; (3) Proof of enrollment or acceptance to your college or trade school; (4) Proof of GPA requirement through an official transcript, if currently enrolled in an institute of post-secondary or graduate education

Complete details: Available @ lawfirmofjeremyrosenthal.com/practice-areas/car-accidents/#scholarship


EVENTS update:

AIPLA NEW MENTORING CLUSTERS – SIGN UP TO BE A MENTOR OR MENTEE

 

The AIPLA Mentoring Committee is excited to announce the launch of our new Mentoring Clusters Program. This program provides collaborative mentoring opportunities for AIPLA members by creating mentoring clusters among small groups of practitioners. The clusters are grouped by factors such as common practice areas, types of practice, and geographical location.

 

Within each of these clusters, members will be grouped according to various career phases including:  

  • Seasoned Stage Career
  • Mid Stage Career
  • Early Stage Career
  • Law Student

The aim of the program is to maximize the benefits of mentoring with a cross-section of experience levels. Through occasional group gatherings and more frequent organic individual communication, each cluster will facilitate the mentoring of a Mid Stage Career member by a Seasoned Stage Career member, and the mentoring of Early Stage Career and Law Student members by both Mid and Seasoned Stage Career members.

BECOME A MENTOR: SHARE YOUR KNOWLEDGE. PAY IT FORWARD.

    • Experienced practitioners have the opportunity to share their professional knowledge and expertise with the next generation of leaders. Mentoring clusters are formed based on common interests and by career stage.

BECOME A MENTEE: EXPERIENCED PERSPECTIVES FOR NEW PRACTITIONERS.

    • AIPLA mentoring program provides practitioners at all levels of their career with opportunities to learn, connect and grow through pairings with more seasoned practitioners. It provides practitioners with perspectives from others who have been in their shoes.

Contact: To learn more or with questions, reach out to the Mentoring Committee Chair, Jenae Gureff JGureff@cantorcolburn.com or Vice Chair, Randi Karpinia randi@sagacitylegal.com

 

INTA VIRTUAL ANNUAL MEETING & LEADERSHIP MEETING [NOV. 16-20, 2020]

Complete details: Available @ inta.org/events/2020-annual-meeting-leadership-meeting/

  • Platform preview: Available here

 

SPEED MENTORING [NOV. 17, 2020]

 

AIPLA WEBINAR: TAKING THE PATENT BAR EXAM – WHAT TO EXPECT [NOV. 19, 2020]

The Patent Registration Examination, often referred to as the Patent Bar Exam, is the gateway to being able to practice before the U.S. Patent Office for patent practitioners. This webinar explores the reasons why you should consider taking the exam, what qualifications you need to take the exam, what resources are available for preparing to take the exam, and some important tips, tricks, and strategies for the day of the exam.

Presented by: Rachel Kahler, Patent Agent at General Mills;  Julie Burke, U.S. Patent Prosecution Consultant;  Brian Trotter, CEO and Founder at Bishop Rock

When: 12:30 – 2 P.M. ET

Complete details and Registration: Available @ ams.aipla.org/eweb/DynamicPage.aspx?webcode=EventInfo&Reg_evt_key=e3c3b7e0-f49e-440c-9ce2-e5e7c3257a09&RegPath

 

INTA 2020-2021 SAUL LEFKOWITZ MOOT COURT COMPETITION [DEADLINE: NOV. 20, 2020]

Important Dates:

  • November 20, 2020, 5:00 pm (EST): Registration closes
  • January 5, 2021, 5:00 pm (EST): Briefs and substitution of team members due
  • February 6, 2021: Regional Oral Argument Competitions (Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco) Please note Regional Competitions will take place virtually
  • March 13, 2021: National Finals will take place virtually

Complete details & Registration: Teams interested in entering the competition must complete an online registration form by visiting inta.org/Lefkowitz

Contact: Please email competitions@inta.org with any questions you may have


EMPLOYMENT update:

 For more information and to apply to the opportunities below, please visit Symplicity and be sure to CHECK PRIOR BLOG POSTS! You can narrow your search by utilizing the “Blog post categories”

 

SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION OFFICE OF GENERAL COUNSEL – VIRTUAL INTERNSHIP/EXTERNSHIP

SPRING 2021 [DEADLINE: DEC. 1, 2020]

SUMMER 2021 [DEADLINE: SEPT. 1, 2020 – JAN. 15, 2021]

*APPLICATIONS REVIEWED ON A ROLLING BASIS – INTERESTED STUDENTS ENCOURAGED TO SUBMIT EARLY WITHIN APPLICATION WINDOW

Smithsonian Institution’s Office of General Counsel is accepting applications for virtual internships/externships for Spring and Summer 2021. The Smithsonian is the world’s largest museum and research organization. Established in 1846 with a bequest from English Scientist James Smithson, the Institution currently encompasses nineteen museums and galleries, the National Zoo and nine research centers. The Smithsonian has facilities in seven states, the District of Columbia and the Republic of Panama supporting over 6,200 employees. The Smithsonian values and seeks a diverse workforce.

The Office of General Counsel provides legal advice and representation to the entire Smithsonian. The mission of the Office of General Counsel is to provide legal advice and counseling to the Secretary and central administrators, as well as to the extensive cadre of directors and administrative staff who manage the Smithsonian’s museums and programs, and to represent the Smithsonian in adversary proceedings, in coordination with Department of Justice attorneys, in federal and state courts.

Since last Spring, the Office has successfully hosted students remotely, providing them with mentor relationships, exposure to the variety of legal issues the Institution faces, and the opportunity to engage with curators, exhibition specialists, and educators from across the Smithsonian’s museums and research centers.

Requirements:

Submission components:

  • Spring 2021: See Job ID# 11550 @ Symplicity
  • Summer 2021: See Job ID# 11621 @ Symplicity

Complete details: Available @ si.edu/ogc/internships-office-general-counsel

 

NBCUNIVERSAL BUSINESS & LEGAL AFFAIRS INTERNSHIP – SPRING 2021 [DEADLINE: DEC. 13, 2020 – APPLY EARLY! APPLICATIONS BEING REVIEWED WHEN RECEIVED!]

NBCUniversal International Networks is one of the world’s premier entertainment portfolios, delivering quality content and compelling brands worldwide. The channel brands in the Latin America portfolio include Universal TV, Syfy, E! Entertainment, Studio Universal and Telemundo Internacional. These unique brands deliver a full range of entertainment experiences to local audiences across the region.

NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting attorneys with day to day matters with the different departments, including but not limited to, Advertising Sales, Marketing, Programming, Original Productions, Research and Digital
  • Researching relevant laws, including regulatory matters, throughout Latin America and preparing memorandums
  • Assisting attorneys with structuring and drafting various agreements and releases, related to programming acquisitions, advertising sales, vendors, events, productions, barters and talent
  • Assisting attorneys with rights clearance process for original productions
  • Evaluating copyright, trademark and other intellectual property issues
  • Other responsibilities may be assigned and not all responsibilities listed may be assigned

Who: Must be in pursuit of a JD or JD/LLM degree at an accredited institution and able to provide documentation to confirm degree progress; must have completed at least one year of JD or JD/LLM program; recent graduates will not be eligible for this program

Where: Must be able to work on-site in Miami, FL

When: Start date of Jan. 11, 2021

Requirements: (1) Previous work experience in an office environment; (2) Previous internship experience in the entertainment industry and/or intellectual property related matters; (3) Coursework related to intellectual property, entertainment and business ethics/corporate transactions

  • GPA: Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above (transcript must be provided)
  • Skills: (1) Proficient in Microsoft Office; (2) Analytical Thinking; (3) Effective communication skills; (4) Organization skills; (5) Must be fluent in English and Spanish; Portuguese a plus

Submission components: See Job ID# 11616 @ Symplicity

 

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