Career planning networking events


EVENTS update:

OUT AND ABOUT: ADVANCING MENTORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE FLORIDA LGBTQ+ LEGAL COMMUNITY [JAN. 28, 2021]

 

AIPLA 2021 VIRTUAL MID-WINTER INSTITUTE [FEB. 1-5, 2021]

The 2021 Virtual Mid-Winter Institute brings together nationally recognized communication experts and IP leaders in a series of master classes on negotiation, persuasion, and communication. These online sessions and hands-on workshops are designed to help practitioners sharpen their skills and develop strategies to improve communications and their practice.

Whatever your role in IP and whatever your experience level, this program will give you real-world examples and tactics to communicate more efficiently – both verbally and in writing. Plus, our session and workshop on negotiating skills will help you sharpen your skills and make better deals, whether in the courtroom or the board room.

The virtual #aiplaMW21 allows the global IP community to safely share ideas and knowledge that will shape the future. Your registration includes not only the live virtual sessions, but unlimited access to the on-demand recordings as well. You’ll be able to participate in all the motivating moments of the meeting regardless of where you are. Make plans to join us for this unique program that will raise the bar on your communication skills and practice.

Complete details: Available @ aipla.org/mw21

 

VIRTUAL CONVERSATION ABOUT PRACTICING ENTERTAINMENT, ARTS & SPORTS LAW [FEB. 6, 2021]

[DEADLINE TO RSVP: FEB. 3, 2021]

 

ABA-IPL LAW STUDENT ACTION GROUP – LAW STUDENT REPORTERS [APR. 7-16, 2021]

[DEADLINE TO APPLY: JAN. 31, 2021]

The ABA-IPL Law Student Action Group is now accepting applications for Law Student Reporters (“LSR”) for the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law IPLSpring Virtual Conference April 7-16 2021!

The LSR program is a rewarding experience in which law students interact with and learn from IP practitioners from around the world. In return for this experience, law student reporters report on the educational programs and conference events by creating a social media presence at the conference, live-tweeting, posting to Facebook, etc., and publishing pre-conference and post-conference blog posts.

Students selected for the program will have complimentary registration to the conference.

Application: Available @

docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScRMz4S17wF5xSFySjnUP1RhIzBaVK6qulX_reNuM282fZtqw/viewform?gxids=7628

Contact: For questions please contact lawstudentreporters@gmail.com


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


EVENTS update:

U.S. AIR FORCE JAG RECRUITING INFO SESSION WITH CAPT MOLLY BROCK (FIU LAW GRAD!) [NOV. 9, 2020]

 

KOZYAK MINORITY MENTORING FOUNDATION – VIRTUAL CONVERSATION ABOUT PRACTICING FAMILY LAW [NOV. 10, 2020]

The Kozyak Minority Mentoring Foundation invites you to a “Virtual Conversation about Practicing Family Law” with Dori Foster-Morales (Florida Bar President and Partner at Foster·Morales Sockel·Stone) and Nexcy De La Rosa-Monroe (De La Rosa-Monroe Law Firm). Foster-Morales and De La Rosa-Monroe have extensive experience guiding clients in matters involving divorce, paternity, child support, child custody, adoptions and domestic violence, among others. As founders of their respective law firms, they will share their experiences and answer your questions regarding the best way to prepare for and pursue a career focusing on family law. This is part of a series of virtual conversations meant to explore different areas of law and help current law students navigate the path towards their desired careers.

Who: First and second year law students interested in learning more about family law and how to prepare for a career in this area of law

When: 6-7 P.M.

Registration: Please email Carolina Guerra Pérez by 6 P.M. on Nov. 9, 2020. Because we will have an interactive session, the event will be limited to the first 20 students who RSVP. You will be provided a Zoom link by email before the event.

 

DOJ WEBINAR – VOLUNTEER LEGAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM [NOV. 10 & 12, 2020]

Students will learn about summer and academic-year vacancies, the application process, and get answers to their questions. No RSVP is required – students will need to use the following links to access the webinars: Introduction to Volunteer Legal Internships at DOJ  

The webinar platform they are using is Microsoft Teams. You can join by clicking the “join on the web” link that comes up when you click the meeting links: Learn more about Teams

When: Students will have two chances to attend this webinar, either Tuesday, Nov. 10 @ 12:00 P.M. ET or Thursday, Nov. 12 @ 3:00 P.M. ET

 

LEADERSHIP COUNCIL ON LEGAL DIVERSITY (LCLD) – 2020-2021 SUCCESS IN LAW SCHOOL MENTORING PROGRAM [NOV. 13, 2020]

The primary objective of this Mentoring Program is to ensure that diverse/underrepresented first year law students receive the mentoring and preparation that they need to maximize their potential in law school and beyond.

LCLD is an organization of hundreds of corporate general counsels and law firm managing partners who collaborate to build and maintain programs in support of diverse law students and lawyers across the life span of their professional development. The Mentoring Program is LCLD’s introductory program, in which 1L students first become acquainted with the organization. Our mentees can look forward to opportunities to participate as rising 2Ls in the LCLD 1L Scholars Program, as early-career attorneys in the LCLD’s Pathfinders Program, and as mid-career attorneys in the LCLD Fellows Program.

The Mentoring Program has two primary components – the Individual Mentoring Program (“IMP”) and the Group Mentoring Program (“GMP”). Relevant here, the IMP matches diverse 1L law students with lawyers from LCLD member organizations for one-to-one mentoring. We work with students from more than 100 ABA-accredited law schools in about 30 cities each year. We match students and lawyers locally so that mentors and mentees have an opportunity to meet in person at least once during the academic year. The in-person requirement will be relaxed this year for obvious reasons. As part of the GMP, we’ll also be having some larger group mentoring sessions this year that will incorporate 2L and 3L diverse/underrepresented students to have a chance to meet and network with attorneys within the LCLD network – so please stay tuned for that as well!

They have a sizeable number of both law firm and corporate department attorneys that are excited to be matched up with law students here in Miami!

Registration: Available @ lcldnet.org/programs/law-school-mentoring/mentees/


EVENTS update:

14TH ANNUAL CORPORATE IP INSTITUTE® (CIPI) [OCT. 28-29, 2020]

The Georgia Intellectual Property Alliance (GIPA) and the Atlanta Bar IP Section are excited to bring you the 14th Annual Corporate IP Institute® (CIPI) event on October 28-29, 2020. Our organizations are collaborating again to enhance the intellectual property community’s understanding of how corporations maximize the value of their IP assets.

Yes, the Covid-19 world is different, yet GIPA’s commitment to empowering intellectual property to advance society® remains strong – and we want to help corporations, law firms, consultancies, and others succeed in these areas.  As such, we will be hosting this year’s event virtually so that you can safely attend and learn amid the ongoing pandemic. We will be hosting four outstanding one-hour panels each day, comprising:

·            Speaking to the C-Suite, Chief IP Counsel, and Corporate IP Management Benchmarking

·            Cybercrime: Protecting your Information and IP (and What Happens When You Don’t)

·            Patent / IP Programs: Starting, Running, Growing, and Managing

·            Branding / Persona: Building and Protecting (Online) Rights

·            Geopolitical Trends and Their Effects on IP

·            Ethics and IP Practice

·            Open Source Software (OSS) Issues

·            Professionalism

Complete details: Available @ gaipalliance.org/institute

 

GIPA – INVENTOR IP ROUNDTABLE: “HOW DO I DEVELOP AN IP PROTECTION STRATEGY?” [NOV. 6, 2020]

Our esteemed panel will discuss topics that inventors should address when creating an overall IP strategy to support and protect their business. They will consider how patents, copyrights, and trademarks play an essential role in business success for inventors in technology, consumer products, and artistic fields.

30 minutes of Q&A will follow the 60 minute roundtable discussion.

Where: Zoom (conference details will be emailed to you shortly after you register)

When: 12 – 1:30 P.M. Eastern

Registration: Available @ us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__2RQe23vQh6kPeKNRIT3bQ