Thursday, April 30, 2015 – Employment, fellowship, and internship opportunities update:   Recently updated !

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CIVIL RIGHTS DIVISION (CRT), U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (DOJ) – CHIEF EMPLOYMENT COUNSEL [DEADLINE: MAY 6, 2015 BY 11:59 P.M. ET]

The core duties of the Chief Employment Counsel include: Provides legal advice and counsel to the Office of the Assistant Attorney General (OAAG), Division management and human resource staff regarding the full range of employment matters, including, but not limited to, hiring and other personnel policies, disciplinary and other adverse personnel actions, formal and informal equal employment opportunity related complaints, grievances, and requests for reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.

Works proactively with managers and employees to resolve employment related disputes informally through mediation; and, as necessary and appropriate, represents the OAAG and/or Division managers in administrative and court proceedings in connection with complaints and grievances involving current and former Division employees and applicants.

Serves as the Division’s primary point of contact with other federal agency components, such as the Department’s Equal Employment Opportunity Office and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), on matters involving complaints by or the conduct of current and former Division employees and applicants.

More broadly, advises on and/or consults with others within the Department and at other federal agencies regarding prospective Division and/or Department employment-related policies, practices, laws, rules and regulations.

Salary$121,956.00 to $183,300.00 / Per Year.

TravelThe position requires occasional travel.

Who:

QualificationsApplicants must possess an extensive knowledge and expertise in federal equal employment opportunity (EEO) laws, rules and regulations, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Rehabilitation Act and merit system principles. Applicants also must have strong interpersonal, leadership, organizational, editing and writing, and oral communication skills.

Specialized Education and Licensing: You must be a graduate of a law school accredited by the American Bar Association and be a member in good standing of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico bar.

Requirements:

Submission components: Please refer to usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/400863800

*Note: You must submit a separate narrative statement that addresses each of the following Technical Qualifications (TQs):

  1. Knowledge and experience in federal employment law.
  2. Knowledge and experience in the practice of litigation before administrative forums, and in the negotiation and execution of settlement agreements.
  3. Ability to communicate effectively on complex legal and technical issues, both orally and in writing, including the ability to advocate successfully with diverse stakeholders, external partners and individuals or groups having differing and often conflicting interests, on matters related to the successful execution of an organization’s mission, programs and related to federal employment law.
  4. Experience supervising a staff that includes attorneys.

Contact: Questions about this position may be directed to Harry Vickers @ 202.514.3934 or @ Harry.Vickers@usdoj.gov

Complete details: Available @ justice.gov/legal-careers/job/chief-employment-counsel

 

K880 EMERGING CITY CHAMPIONS FELLOWSHIP [DEADLINE: MAY 8, 2015]

The K880 Emerging City Champions Fellowship is open for applications from young civic innovators with ideas to make their cities more livable.

The fellowship will equip 24 young leaders with the skills, knowledge, and support they need to make immediate and lasting impact in their communities.

Successful applicants will receive:

  1. A $5,000 grant to implement their project idea.
  2. An all-expense paid trip to the K880 Emerging City Champions Studio in Toronto, Canada where they will receive practical training from established civic leaders.
  3. Ongoing support from 8-80 Cities and a professional mentor in their related field.

Who: To be eligible, applicants must be:

  • Between the ages of 19-35.
  • Live in one of the eight Knight resident communities mentioned above. Their project idea must also benefit a community in that city.
  • Available to attend the K880 Emerging City Champions Studio in Toronto in June 2015.

Where: Supported by Knight Foundation and led by 8-80 Cities, the fellowship is open to innovators based in the eight resident communities where Knight invests: Akron, Ohio; Charlotte, N.C.; Detroit; Macon, Ga.; Miami; Philadelphia; San Jose, Calif.; and St. Paul, Minn.

Contact: For more information on the K880 Emerging City Champions Fellowship please contact Ryan O’Conner @ roconnor@880cities.org

Complete details: Available @ emergingcitychampions.org/

 

11TH ANNUAL SOUTHEASTERN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY JOB FAIR (SIPJF) [DEADLINE: MAY 20, 2015]

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The Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair® is the largest IP job fair in the region.  Organized by the Career Services Office and the Georgia State University College of Law’s Intellectual Property Advisory Board, it is made possible by student volunteers, alumni and staff.

The job fair spans across all industries and types of organizations and encompasses all areas of intellectual property, including litigation, transactional work and prosecution.  PaTech, the Patent Agent-Technical Advisers Program, returns this year for employers seeking patent agents and technical advisers.

The Student Registration portal for the 11th Annual SIPJF is now open through May 20, 2015. Registered students will receive Symplicity logon instructions on or before May 26. From May 26 – June 9, registered candidates will use SIPJF’s Symplicity to upload resumes and other requested documents to bid on employers of interest.

Who: Current law students and recent graduates

Where: Atlanta, GA

When: July 28, 2015

Contact: Amy P. McCarthy, lawcso@gsu.edu, (404) 413-9070

Complete details: Available @ sipjf.law.gsu.edu/

Registration: Available @ insidelaw.gsu.edu/sipjf/students-registration/

*PLEASE NOTE: A document containing the information below is available upon request from the Ovadia CP&P Office – for a copy, please email Jessica Ciminero @ jciminer@fiu.edu

  1. Registration instructions / Checklist packet
  2. The list of 2015 participating employers and their hiring criteria to preview

 

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Career planning networking EVENT UPDATE:   Recently updated !

MS. JD ACADEMIC COMMITTEE – 2015 LAW REVIEW DIVERSITY SURVEY [TOMORROW: MAY 1, 2015 AT 5 P.M.]

Ms. JD would like to invite our FIU Law students to apply to join Ms. JD’s Academic Committee.

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Contact: Any questions may be directed to academicdirector@ms-jd.org

 

FIU LAW SBA, LEGAL LEARNING SERIES, & EVENTCROWD – CLE PANEL DISCUSSION [MAY 9, 2015]

The FIU Law SBA together with Legal Learning Series and Eventcrowd invite you to a complimentary lunch and CLE panel discussion on Saturday, May 9 from 11 A.M. – 3 P.M. in the FIU Law Large Courtroom (RDB 1000).

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RSVP: @ legallearningseries.com

 

MEET AND GREET WITH THE FAMILY COURT JUDGES AND GENERAL MAGISTRATES [MAY 12, 2015]

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This is a complimentary event and lunch will be provided.

Where: The Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse Center, 11th Floor Conference Room, 175 N.W. 1st Ave., Miami, FL 33128

When: 12 P.M. – 1:30 P.M.

RSVP: @ dadecountybar.org/family-court-meet-greet/

Contact: Alice Ramirez @ 305.371.2220 or @ aramirez@dadecountybar.org

 

ABA WOMEN RAINMAKERS SPRING 2015 LOCAL PROGRAMMING EVENT: “FINDING YOUR TRUE GRIT” [MAY 15, 2015]

The Spring 2015 program is part of the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession’s “The Grit Project,” designed to educate women lawyers about the key traits of “grit and growth mindset” that many successful women lawyers possess. Read more about this initiative on the ABA website. The planned interactive workshop will help attendees learn how a grit and growth mindset can help them overcome barriers in the workplace, identify their own capabilities in this regard, and learn techniques to implement the grit approach in their careers.

Where: 101 E. Kennedy Blvd., Ste. 2700, Tampa, FL 33602

When: 12 P.M. – 1:30 P.M. ET

Complete details & Registration: Available @ shop.americanbar.org/ebus/ABAEventsCalendar/EventDetails

Contact: Marisol Massini @ 312.988.5644 or @ marisol.massini@americanbar.org with any registration questions