EMPLOYMENT update:

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JANET D. STEIGER FELLOWSHIP – OFFICE OF THE FLORIDA ATTORNEY GENERAL, DEPARTMENT OF LEGAL AFFAIRS, CONSUMER PROTECTION DIVISION [DEADLINE: OCT. 25, 2019]

The American Bar Association’s Janet D. Steiger Fellowship Project provides law students the extraordinary opportunity to work in the consumer protection departments of state and territorial Offices of Attorneys General and other consumer protection agencies throughout the United States. The Florida Attorney General’s Office, Department of Legal Affairs, Consumer Protection Division, (“Attorney General’s Office”), has been selected to host a Steiger fellow Summer 2020. The Steiger fellowship, in conjunction with the Attorney General’s Office, offers an eight to ten-week paid fellowship with Attorney General’s Office, whose focus is consumer protection.

Since the Program’s inception, 355 law students have served as Steiger Fellows and more than 40 percent of them have continued to devote part of their career to public service. A significant number of Steiger Fellows were hired as assistant attorneys general in the very offices at which they interned as Steiger Fellows.

Additional Information about the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division:

The Florida Attorney General’s Office, Department of Legal Affairs, Consumer Protection Division provides law students who have achieved academic success in law school with strong research skills the opportunity to work collaboratively with a team of attorneys and investigators to prosecute consumer fraud and deceptive/unfair business practices through agency investigations and civil litigation in both state and federal court.  Examples of investigations and cases brought by the Division include matters related to tech scams, mortgage relief and foreclosure prevention services, student loan services, charities, education services, contracting services, travel/vacation services, and debt and credit services.

Where: The South Florida Bureau consists of three offices in West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and Miami. Candidates will be considered for the Attorney General’s Fort Lauderdale Office.

When: Summer 2020

Requirements:

Submission components: See Job ID# 10276 @ Symplicity

Application: Form available @ americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/administrative/antitrust_law/awards/steiger/2020-steiger-application-2.pdf

Complete details: Available @

americanbar.org/groups/antitrust_law/awards_fellowships/steiger_fellowship_project/

 

STATE OF THE NET FELLOWSHIP

Every year the State of the Net Conference happens in late January. Leading up to the conference involves an intense period of time requiring extra hands skilled in policy analysis, event planning and marketing/communications. If you are free to help organize and execute this conference during the months of November, December and/or January, please apply to be a State of the Net Fellow.

SOTN Fellows will have immediate responsibilities including event planning, website and database management, email marketing, content creation, and policy research. Policy interns will communicate directly with key people at the highest levels of Internet policy. It’s a networking-intensive, and rewarding, job. This is a paid position! Responsibilities may include:

  • Coordinating with conference speakers on panel topics and themes.
    Manage email marketing (iContact/Mailchimp) and organizational database (Salesforce)
  • Maintain and create content for organizational websites (WordPress)
  • Contribute to social media marketing (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, podcasts)
  • Outreach to tech policy experts for panels and briefings
  • Manage multimedia for events including live-streaming, live-tweeting and photography
  • Contribute to communications strategy and media outreach/relations, monitoring press coverage
  • Conduct research and brief Executive Director on current tech policy issues and trends

Requirements:

  • Prior experience with WordPress, email marketing, and social media marketing is helpful but not required
  • Bonus Skills: Salesforce, Adobe Creative Suite, and HTML/CSS
  • Quick learning and a sense of humor

Submission components: See Job ID# 10252 @ Symplicity

Complete details: Available @ ilpfoundry.us/job/state-of-the-net-fellowship/

 

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MLB DIVERSITY FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM [DEADLINE: OCT. 15, 2019]

Major League Baseball is proud to launch the second class of the MLB Diversity Fellowship Program. The Fellowship Program is designed to attract, recruit and retain people of color and women interested in careers in baseball particularly in front office and baseball operations roles.

Who: The program is open to upcoming 2020 graduates or recent graduates (as far back as spring 2017 graduates). While all disciplines are eligible to apply, we strongly encourage candidates with degrees or knowledge in economics, analytics, computer science, applied mathematics, law and business to submit applications.

Requirements:

Submission components: See Job ID# 10081 @ Symplicity

Application: Available @ boards.greenhouse.io/mlbfellowship/jobs/1824539

Complete details: Available @ mlb.com/diversity-and-inclusion/fellowship-program

Contact: For any questions or inquiries, feel free to contact us @ dppfellowship@mlb.com

 

UNITED STATES COPYRIGHT OFFICE LAW CLERK PROGRAM FOR SPRING 2020 [DEADLINE: ROLLING BASIS]

Requirements:

Submission components: See Job ID# 10236 @ Symplicity

Complete details: Available @ copyright.gov/about/special-programs/internships.html

Additional information: Available @ copyright.gov/

 

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SCHOLARSHIP update:

THE AMERICAN LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP [DEADLINE: DEC. 15, 2019]

The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman LLC are happy to support student education with our annual American Law School Scholarship. The winner will be announced on Jan. 15, 2020.

Eligibility: JD and LLM students are encouraged to apply

  • There is a preference to individuals that are (a) from the Boston metropolitan area, or (b) received an undergraduate or graduate degree from a college or university in the Boston metropolitan area, or (c) are attending a law school in the Boston metropolitan area

Award: $1,000

Requirements:

Submission components: (1) Biographical information form; and (2) an essay on access to legal services in the U.S. This essay should focus on the need and affordability of legal services and propose ideas to help meet the demand of these services. The essay should be at least 1,000 words long.

Complete details and Application: Available @ jeffreysglassman.com/scholarship.html


EMPLOYMENT update:

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PRESIDENTIAL MANAGEMENT FELLOWS (PMF) PROGRAM [DEADLINE: OCT. 17, 2019]

The PMF Program is administered by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Each year, candidates apply to the program in efforts to be selected as Finalists. Finalists are then eligible for appointment as Presidential Management Fellows (Fellows; PMFs).

To become a PMF, you must participate in a rigorous, multi-hurdle process. It takes patience and endurance, but also gives you a chance to demonstrate your leadership ability and potential. As a PMF, you will have earned your place in the program, and the opportunity to grow professionally, serve your country, and make a difference!

Who: Eligibility criteria available @ pmf.gov/become-a-pmf/eligibility/

Complete details: Available @ pmf.gov/become-a-pmf/2020-application/

Additional information: You are strongly encouraged to review the entire Become A PMF section of this website, including the Frequently Asked Questions

 

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SCHOLARSHIP update:

ALTMAN & ALTMAN LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP [DEADLINE: MUST BE SUBMITTED BETWEEN NOV. 1 AND DEC. 1, 2019]

Altman & Altman LLP is happy to support student education with our annual Altman & Altman Law School Scholarship. The winner of the scholarship will be announced on Jan. 15, 2020.

Eligibility: Students who are attending a JD, LLB, or LLM program at a law school in the U.S. are encouraged to apply

Award: $1,500

Requirements:

Submission components: (1) Fill out a biographical information form; and (2) write an essay on access to legal services in the U.S. This essay should focus on the need and affordability of legal services and propose ideas to help meet the demand of these services. The essay should be at least 1,000 words long.

Complete details and Application Form: Available @ altmanllp.com/scholarship.html


EVENTS update:

FIRST FAMILY LAW AMERICAN INN OF COURT JUDGE RICHARD YALE FEDER LAW STUDENT FELLOWSHIP [DEADLINE: OCT. 4, 2019]

The First Family Law American Inn of Court is the First Family Law Inn in the country. The Inn was founded by the late Judge Richard Yale Feder, one of the most accomplished and beloved Family jurists in Miami-Dade County history. The Inn is an elite organization of Family Law attorneys and judges dedicated to professionalism, excellence, and civility in the practice of Family Law.

Who: This year we are accepting applications from third year law students to participate in our Inn as Judge Richard Yale Feder Law Fellows (2 fellowships available)

  • Ideal candidates will have an interest in practicing family law after graduation from law school
  • Fellows are invited to attend our monthly meetings and holiday party free of charge!

Requirements:

Submission components: Interested students should send a short statement of interest no longer than 250 words


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THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S HONORS PROGRAM (HP) + SUMMER LAW INTERN PROGRAM (SLIP) AT THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE [DEADLINE: SEPT. 8, 2019 AT 11:59 P.M. EST]

The Attorney General’s Honors Program is recognized as the nation’s premier entry-level federal attorney recruitment program.  The Honors Program attracts candidates from hundreds of law schools across the country representing a broad cross-section of experiences and interests. Selections are made based on many elements of a candidate’s background, including a demonstrated commitment to government service, academic achievement, leadership, journal, moot court and mock trial experience, clinical experience, past employment, and extracurricular activities.

The SLIP program: Whether you want to prosecute criminal cases, litigate civil matters, develop policy, or provide counsel, there are opportunities for you at DOJ too.

Complete details:

Application: Available @ avuedigitalservices.com/casting/aiportal/control/mainmenu?agency=dojoarm

Additional information: Available @ justice.gov/legal-careers/application-tips-and-checklist

Webinar Links:

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SCHOLARSHIP update:

HARTSOE LAW FIRM LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP [DEADLINE: NOV. 1, 2019]

Eligibility: Any current student in an undergraduate, JD, LLB, or LLM program is eligible for the Hartsoe Law Firm Law School Scholarship with a preference to individuals that (a) have held various jobs to help support themselves through school (b)overcome personal adversity or (c) are concerned about the the rancorous tenor prevalent in American politics.

Award: $500

Requirements:

Submission components: (1) Fill out a biographical information form (available @ link below); and (2) write an essay regarding the decline of civility in political discourse in the United States and how you think this problem should be corrected. Please include in your essay a discussion about the importance of education in citizenship and how that process could improve informed voter participation. The essay should be at least 1,000 words long. No harangues.

Complete details and Application: Available @ knoxvilleinjury.com/scholarship.html


EVENTS update:

AIPLA CLE WEBINAR – TRADE SECRETS 102: BASICS AND THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE [SEPT. 12, 2019 @ 12:30 P.M. – 2 P.M. ET]

This webinar, presented by Julia Milewski of Crowell & Moring and Hannah Joseph of Beck Reed Riden LLP, will give an overview of key concepts and considerations in trade secrets law and provide some best practices for protecting trade secrets. We will also discuss the changing landscape in trade secrets law, covering some recent case developments and novel issues arising in the digital age. 

Complete details and Registration: Available @ aipla.org/detail/event/2019/09/12/default-calendar/aipla-cle-webinar-trade-secrets-102-basics-and-the-changing-landscape

 

AIPLA CLE WEBINAR – HOT IP TOPICS WITH GAMES [SEPT. 18, 2019 @ 12:30 P.M. – 2 P.M. ET]

As the games industry continues to set revenue growth records, the value of IP in games continues to increase. So too does the complexity of the IP issues. This webinar will cover a range of hot IP topics with games including issues relating to both the protection of IP in games and IP infringement issues.

It will cover the ever evolving landscape for the patentability of games; an overview of trademark issues in, with a focus on some recent game related trademark and right of publicity cases; and copyright issues including user generated content and the recent cases involving the protectability of dance moves. Throughout the webinar unique issues with different types of games (e.g., AR, VR, esports) will be addressed. In addition to covering the basics on these topics, the webinar will provide practical advice on the IP protection strategies and infringement avoidance. 

Presented by: James Gatto of Sheppard Mullin; Malgorzata Kulczycka of Hickman Palermo Becker and Bingham LLP.

Complete details and Registration: Available @ aipla.org/detail/event/2019/09/18/default-calendar/aipla-cle-webinar-hot-ip-topics-with-games

 

AIPLA ANNUAL MEETING [OCT. 24-26, 2019]

Join a diverse, global community of law firms, companies, and institutions involved in the practice of patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and other unfair competition laws at AIPLA’s Annual Meeting at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Washington, DC. 

The AIPLA 2019 Annual Meeting promises to be one of our best meetings ever; with both exceptional educational content and ample time for networking with your IP colleagues. This year’s meeting will give attendees a chance to sit-in and experience two live hearings, one before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and one before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Be in the “courtroom” and see first-hand:

  • A pre-hearing summary of issues, including a “bench memo”
  • The live oral argument by skilled advocates
  • A post-hearing panel that will discuss the case and the advocacy techniques

Program also includes:

  • Beyond Drafting the Perfect Specification
  • How to Prepare a Patent Case for Trial
  • Practical Tips for Strengthening the Outside/Inside Counsel Relationship

Where: National Harbor, MD (located near the US Patent & Trademark Office and Ronald Reagan National Airport)

Complete details: Available @ aipla.org/am19