Yearly Archives: 2020


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”

 

PALM BEACH COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION COMMITTEE FOR DIVERSITY & INCLUSION – DIVERSITY LAW STUDENT SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

[DEADLINE FOR 2LS: DEC. 11, 2020]

[DEADLINE FOR 1LS: JAN. 15, 2021]

The DIP was established in 2010 to provide diverse law students with the opportunity to obtain practical experience in the legal profession and gain exposure to the Palm Beach County legal community while working with local law firms and government agencies. Prior to 2010, the program was known as the Minority Law Clerk Program and focused on providing students with historically disadvantaged backgrounds legal work experience. In expanding the program, the Palm Beach County Bar Association and Committee for Diversity and Inclusion intend for DIP interns to gain valuable work experience, be able to network with local attorneys and members of the judiciary, have opportunities at future employment, and ultimately decide to begin their legal career in Palm Beach County—continuing our broader goal of creating a diverse Bar Association that reflects the diversity of Palm Beach County and the larger South Florida community. Since its creation, law firms from many different practice areas and many different sizes have participated in the DIP as employers. State and local government agencies also have participated and employed DIP interns. Previous DIP interns have been offered opportunities for future, permanent employment due to their participation in the program. However, future employment is not guaranteed. Many DIP interns, employed or not, choose to relocate to Palm Beach County upon graduation and are now active members of the Bar Association.

Requirements:

Submission components:

  • 1Ls: See Job ID# 11716 @ Symplicity
  • 2Ls: See Job ID# 11715 @ Symplicity

Complete details & Application: Available @ palmbeachbar.org/committee-for-diversity-inclusion

Contact: Co-Chairs Toni-Ann Brown @ tbrown@boydjen.com or Bryan Poulton @ Bpoulton@sa15.org

 

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WRITING COMPETITION update:

ENTERTAINMENT LAW INITIATIVE (ELI) WRITING COMPETITION [DEADLINE: JAN. 4, 2021 @ 1 P.M. EST]

Topic: Identify, research, and write an essay outlining a proposed solution on a compelling legal issue confronting the music industry

Submission guidelines: For a downloadable PDF of rules and submission instructions CLICK HERE

Complete details: Available @ grammy.com/entertainment-law-initiative

Contact: ELI@recordingacademy.com with any questions


SCHOLARSHIP update:

FAIR CASES LAW GROUP SCHOLARSHIP [DEADLINE: DEC. 31, 2020]

Fair Cases Law Group, a Los Angeles Personal Injury Law Firm, is pleased to offer an annual $1,000 scholarship to a student who is currently attending or planning on attending law school. Scholarship winner will be notified prior to Jan. 31.

Eligibility: Enrolled as full-time student of accredited college/university for completion of graduate degree

Award: $1,000

Requirements: Minimum 2.5 GPA

  • Candidates must “Like” the Fair Cases Law Group Facebook Page & “Share” the official Scholarship Link
  • Candidates should follow the Fair Cases Law Group Instagram page to see the announcement regarding the winners

Submission components: (1) Application; (2) transcript; and (3) essay between 350 to 700 words detailing your vision for your future, including an explanation of short-term and long-term goals, and how a J.D. degree will help you get to where you want to go

Complete details and Application: Available @ faircases.com/fair-cases-law-group-scholarship


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