Yearly Archives: 2021


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”

 

13TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT – TRIAL COURT STAFF ATTORNEY (2 POSITIONS OPEN!) [DEADLINE: APR. 23, 2021 BY 11:59 P.M.]

The successful applicants will assist state court circuit judges with legal research, drafting of proposed orders and judgments and other related assignments. The positions will be assigned to the Felony Division, with one assisting with both pretrial and post-conviction relief matters and the other assisting primarily with Rule 3.850 motions.

Who: Graduation from an ABA-accredited law school or enrollment in the final semester or quarter of law school is a requirement for applying

  • If the successful applicant is not a member of The Florida Bar at the time of hire, he or she must become a Florida Bar member within one year of the hire date

Where: Tampa, FL

When: Expected start date in May 2021

Requirements: Applicants must possess excellent research, writing, proofreading and communication skills. Applicants must also exhibit strong organizational and time management skills and be able to effectively prioritize pending assignments. Discretion, honesty, and confidentiality in handling matters before the court are essential.

Submission components: (1) Cover letter; and (2) a résumé that includes law school class rank. Applicants may also submit (a) a State of Florida Employment Application; and (b) recommendation letters, but these items are not required at this time

  • Send to: All application materials should be submitted in 1 PDF document attachment sent to the circuit’s Legal Department @ RecruitmentLegalDepartment@fljud13.org
    • Materials must be submitted for the position listing the appropriate class title and position number for which you are applying

Application: See Job ID# 12415 @ Symplicity

Complete details: Available @ flcourts.org/Administration-Funding/Employment/Jobs/008372-011417-Trial-Court-Staff-Attorney

Contact: For addition information contact Yasmin Arguelles @ 813.272.6124 or 800 E. Twiggs Street, Suite 603, Tampa, Florida 33602

 

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Complete details and application information: Available @ arizonahandbooks.com/u/GHPPHandbookFIULaw  

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WRITING COMPETITION update:

6TH ANNUAL AUWCL NATIONAL HEALTH LAW WRITING COMPETITION [DEADLINE: APR. 25, 2021]

Eligibility: Current 2L, 3L, and 4L (evening/part-time) JD and LLM students enrolled in a U.S. law school at the time of paper submission are eligible to participate

Topic: This competition is designed to encourage law students to write scholarly papers on current topics of interest relevant to health law and/or food and drug law

Awards:

  • First Place: $2,000
  • Second Place: $1,500
  • Third Place: $1,000
  • Honorable Mention: $750

Submission guidelines: wcl.american.edu/impact/initiatives-programs/health/competition/documents/2021-rules-and-requirements

Complete details: Available @ wcl.american.edu/impact/initiatives-programs/health/competition

Contact: Please direct all questions to Professor Asha Scielzo @ scielzo@wcl.american.edu

 

PUBLIC CITIZEN 2021 HOGAN/SMOGER LAW ESSAY WRITING COMPETITION [DEADLINE: APR. 30, 2021 AT 11:59 P.M. ET]

Topic: “What is the role of the liability system in addressing Covid-19?”

Awards: $5,000

Submission guidelines:

Complete details: Available @ citizen.org/article/the-2021-hogan-smoger-access-to-justice-essay-competition

Contact: Amanda Fleming @ 202.588.7734


EVENTS update:

GIPA – INVENTOR IP ROUNDTABLE: “HOW IP CAN ADD VALUE TO STARTUPS” [APR. 20, 2021]

 

 

We’ve assembled a superstar panel to discuss how IP is an important element to any startup’s strategy and can increase the value of a venture. The panel will share their wealth of experience to address topics such as how to know what IP needs protection, how IP helps potential investors see value, and how to develop a strategy for IP. A 60 minute panel discussion will be followed by 30 minutes of Q&A.

When: 3 – 5 P.M. ET

 

Complete details & Free registration: Available @ gaipalliance.org/ip-inventor-roundtable

 

WEBINAR INTRODUCING THE 2021 ATTORNEY GENERAL’S HONORS PROGRAM (HP) & SUMMER LAW INTERN PROGRAM (SLIP) AT THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE [APR. 20 & 22-23, 2021]

Call-In Numbers:  1-877-465-7975 or 1-210-795-0506

 

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 @ 12:00 P.M. (EDT)  

DOJ HP SLIP April 20

Access Code (if needed):  199 517 5392

 

Thursday, April 22, 2021 @ 3:00 P.M. (EDT)

DOJ HP SLIP April 22   

Access Code (if needed):  199 555 4475

 

Friday, April 23, 2021 @ 1:00 P.M. (EDT)

DOJ HP SLIP April 23

Access Code (if needed):  199 821 0011

 

14TH ANNUAL VIRTUAL DESIGN DAY [APR. 22, 2021]

 

 

AIPLA is co-hosting an afternoon of lively and thought-provoking discussion about various aspects of design patents. The 14th Annual Virtual Design Day will be hosted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), where USPTO design examiners and managers, design patent practitioners, and industrial designers will provide insights.

 

The event features:

  • Welcome and Kick-off from Deputy Commissioner for Patents for the USPTO, Valencia Martin Wallace;
  • An update from the Director of Technology Center 2900, Karen Young;
  • Information on recent design law changes on an international level from the Office of Policy and International Affairs (OPIA);
  • Hear from Henry Tang, Associate General Counsel, about Facebook’s journey with design protection;
  • Case law summarizing the most important design patent decisions over the past year from the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the district courts, and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB); and more!

When: 1 – 4 P.M. ET

  • There will also be a networking opportunity from 4:15 – 4:45 P.M. EDT following the formal program

Complete details and Registration: Available @ aipla.org/detail/event/2021/04/22/default-calendar/14th-annual-virtual-design-day-2021


EVENTS update:

1L VIRTUAL MEET & GREET WITH GREENBERG TRAURIG [APR. 14, 2021]

 

SEMJF (VIRTUAL) [PREREGISTRATION DEADLINE: APR. 13, 2021]

The Southeastern Minority Job Fair (SEMJF) is a legal interview program which brings together employers from all over the country and diverse students from more than 50 law schools in the southeastern United States. It is one of the oldest and largest events of its kind in the country.   

FIU Law students who may be interested in participating in the fair MUST pre-register before Tuesday, April 13, 2021. To pre-register, please send an email with the following information to Erika Jimenez @ ejimenez@fiu.edu

  1. Your first name, middle and last name
  2. Your email address (*please note that you MUST use your school email address) 
  3. Your mobile phone number
  4. Your expected graduation date
  5. Your year in school as of fall semester 2021

If you do not pre-register for SEMJF, you will NOT be able to register when bidding begins in June. Registered students will receive an email with a username and password for online access to the SEMJF Symplicity module on Monday, June 14, 2021. 

When: July 15-16, 2021

Additional information: Please see semjf.org/ for more fair information

Contact: Email lawcareer@fiu.edu if you have any questions


SCHOLARSHIP update:

ACCESSLEX LAW SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP DATABANK

You asked for it, and we listened. That’s why we are thrilled to announce that the AccessLex Law School Scholarship Databank is open for business!

We wanted to make it easier for students to find money that’s already available to help pay for law school and lower their student loan burdens. So we did it! We created a space where students can search nearly 800 carefully curated and vetted scholarship opportunities and writing competitions, with filters to help them find the ones best suited for them.

The Databank includes scholarships for incoming and returning law students, and even some that can be used to pay for degrees prior to a J.D., including bachelor’s and master’s degrees; or towards bar study costs.

It’s the most comprehensive list of scholarships out there that’s designed specifically for law students and those interested in a law career @ accesslex.org/databank.


WRITING COMPETITION update:

MARSHALL M. SCHULMAN 2020-2021 COMPETITION FOR STUDENT PAPERS IN CRIMINAL LAW AND/OR CRIMINAL PROCEDURE [DEADLINE: APR. 2, 2021 BY MIDNIGHT]

The Criminal Law Section of the California Lawyer’s Association (formerly the Criminal Law Section of the California State Bar) is pleased to announce the 2020-2021 Marshall M. Schulman Annual Competition for Student Papers in Criminal Law and/or Criminal Procedure. This is a nationwide competition; while the focus is on California law, past winners have included students attending schools from coast to coast.

Eligibility: To be eligible for consideration, the paper must be written solely by a student enrolled in law school at the time the author submits a paper to this Competition. First-year law students are encouraged to submit entries.

Topic: The paper must pertain to criminal law and/or to criminal procedure, with a particular focus on contemporary issues of concern in the State of California

Awards: Grand prize:

  • $1,500 cash prize
  • The Grand Prize –winning paper will be published in the Criminal Law Journal, the official quarterly publication of the Criminal Law Section of the State Bar of California
  • One-year student membership in the Criminal Law Section

Three honorable mention prizes:

  • $500 cash prize
  • Each of the papers awarded Honorable Mention status will be published in the Criminal Law Journal, the official quarterly publication of the Criminal Law Section of the State Bar of California
  • One-year student membership in the Criminal Law Section

Submission guidelines: The paper should be original and scholarly.  It should be appropriately and carefully annotated to reflect the authorities that support the author’s opinions and findings, and upon which the author otherwise relies.  It need not be a law review “note”-style document; past winners have included articles about new developments in criminal procedure, sentencing alternatives, and other topics that can be discussed with more brevity.

  • Papers should be between 1,500 and 4,500 words in length, including any citations, and should follow the citation style of The Blue Book: A Uniform System of Citation.
  • Papers that have previously been published in a book, journal, magazine, or newspaper are not eligible.
  • Submissions must be accompanied by an e-mail cover letter verifying the author’s current law school enrollment and authorizing the Criminal Law Section of the State Bar to publish the paper in the Criminal Law Journal.
    • Send to: Papers submitted to the Competition must be in Word format and sent by e-mail attachment to the following Criminal Law Journal co-editor: Anne Perry (perry@usdoj.gov)

Complete details: Available @ calawyers.org/section/criminal-law/student-writing-competition/

Contact: If students have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Anne Perry, Co-Editor California Criminal Law Journal @ anne.perry@usdoj.gov


SCHOLARSHIP update:

H.T. SMITH LEGAL STUDIES SCHOLARSHIP FOR 2021-2022 ACADEMIC YEAR [DEADLINE: JUNE 1, 2021]

Like many companies, the law firm of Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine, P.L. realizes that some minorities have not historically had the same opportunities as non-minorities. Consequently, we established the H.T. Smith Legal Studies Scholarship in 2021 in an effort to provide financial support for minority law school students who have strong connections with the South Florida community. The scholarship gives financial assistance to recipient law students and provides them with an opportunity to be a law clerk with our firm, with the hope that they will pursue their legal careers in South Florida. The H.T. Smith Legal Studies Scholarship will be awarded to one student annually for as long as funds are available.

Eligibility: Although any law student may apply for the scholarship, preference for award of the H.T. Smith Legal Studies Scholarship will be given to second year law school students who come from traditionally underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups, and who are actively involved in giving back to the community through volunteer efforts or participation among local organizations.

Award: Scholarship recipients will receive $10,000 in financial assistance to a law school in Florida, and will be considered for a 4 to 6-week clerkship at Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine as well as an attorney position following their graduation from law school and completion of their Florida Bar requirements.

Requirements:

Submission components: Applicants must provide the following materials: (1) Resume; (2) current school transcript; & (3) 500-word personal statement discussing who you are and why you are applying for a H.T. Smith Legal Studies Scholarship

  • Send to: info@klugerkaplan.com with the subject line “H.T. Smith Legal Studies Scholarship.”
  • Finalists will be requested to join us for an interview before a recipient is announced. Scholarships will be funded directly to the recipient’s law school and will be applied towards the student’s tuition for the Fall 2021-2022 academic year or any balance will be given directly to the student if the student has another scholarship.

Contact: Please contact Laura Klein Recondo @ lklein@klugerkaplan.com with any questions you may have regarding the scholarship or application requirements