THE FLORIDA BAR YOUNG LAWYERS DIVISION (YLD) MENTORING PROGRAM
The Florida Bar YLD Law Student Division Mentoring Program was designed with the main goal of connecting Law Student Division members with Florida attorneys. The Florida Bar YLD Law Student Division has built a statewide network of attorneys to mentor students both locally and across the state.
To accommodate Law Student Division members, mentees have the opportunity to select whether they prefer to be paired with a local mentor or an Across-the-State mentor. Local mentors are expected to meet with their mentees at least 5 times during the program, focusing on real legal experience, networking and professionalism by allowing their mentee to attend events and activities such as depositions, trials, negotiations, closings, hearings, mediations, document executions, client consultations, and/or local bar events, activities, and educational programs. Across-the-State mentors benefit those students who may be attending law school in one part of the State, but who have plans after graduation to practice in another part of the State, and/or students who want to learn about a particular practice area in which a practitioner outside of their school’s geographic region specializes. Mentors and mentees paired through an “Across-the-State” mentoring relationship will communicate electronically and/or by phone. Such relationship will allow the mentee to establish a relationship with an attorney who practices in their future “home” base and/or ideal post-graduation practice area.
Registration: Available @ flayld.org/students/LSD/programs/mentoring/mentee/
Complete details: Available @ flayld.org/students/LSD/programs/mentoring/
LCLD SUCCESS IN LAW SCHOOL MENTORING PROGRAM [REGISTRATION OPENS: OCTOBER 15, 2014 AT 6:00 A.M.]
Registration: Available @ lcldnet.org/programs/law-school-mentoring/mentees/
Contact: Louise Bald, LCLD Program Manager @ firstname.lastname@example.org or @ 804.658.6019
THE FEDERAL BAR ASSOCIATION SOUTH FLORIDA CHAPTER – LAW STUDENT MENTORSHIP PROGRAM KICKOFF EVENT [OCTOBER 21, 2014]
FLORIDA BAR RPPTL SECTION – MOCK INTERVIEWS [NOVEMBER 15, 2014]
The co-chairs of the Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section (RPPTL) of the Florida Bar’s Career Counseling Committee is offering the opportunity to our FIU Law students to have interviews where a RPPTL Section meeting is taking place. These practice interviews will take place with members of the Executive Council of the RPPTL Section. Executive Council members govern the Section, and it is through their participation and leadership that a great deal of Florida legislation dealing with real property, probate and trust issues has been addressed.
The Career Counseling Committee believes that by your participating in their program that you will be better equipped to secure a position in an ever increasingly competitive legal environment. This program allows you to practice interviewing with practicing lawyers who are recognized across Florida as leaders in their field.
Where: The Naples Grand Resort (formerly the Waldorf Astoria Naples)
When: Saturday, November 15, 2014
Additional information: Available @ rpptl.org/
Contact: Guy S. Emerich, email@example.com, 941.505.9938
Phillip A. Baumann, firstname.lastname@example.org, 813.223.2201
HAIKU CONTEST FOR LAW STUDENTS [NOVEMBER 15, 2014 BY 11:59 P.M. CT]
Take a break from your studies and write a haiku for a chance to win prizes. A haiku is an unrhymed Japanese poem. Haikus consist of three lines and a total of 17 syllables. The first line has five syllables, the second seven, and the third five.
Who: Members of the ABA Law Student Division
Themes: Recent U.S. Supreme Court Decisions and the U.S. Constitution
- 1st Place: $300 Apple Store Gift Card
- 2 runners up will each receive a $100 Apple Store Gift Card
Official rules: Available @
Entry form: Available @ americanbar.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_3OBJqI6GXgVdZ5z
Complete details: Available @
1L LCLD SCHOLARS PROGRAM [APPLICATION PERIOD BEGINS: DECEMBER 1, 2014]
THE NATIONAL TRIAL LAWYERS (NTL) 2015 TRIAL LAWYERS SUMMIT – SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM [JANUARY 18-21, 2015]
FIU Law has been invited to submit 15-30 students to attend the NTL 2015 Trial Lawyers Summit. There will be no registration fees, and the students will have access to all programs, receptions and networking opportunities during the Summit.
Where: The Loews Miami Beach Hotel
Registration: If you would like to attend, please send an email to Jessica Ciminero @ email@example.com expressing your interest by Monday, November 24th so that we may submit the names of our students (as they are expecting to have the recipients finalized by December 1st)
Agenda and featured speakers: Please see attachment below (at Comment section)
Complete details: Available @ ntlsummit.com/ (being updated daily as they add speakers and topics)
PALM BEACH COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION – 2015 BENCH BAR CONFERENCE [MARCH 27, 2015]
The Palm Beach County Bar Association’s Committee on Diversity and Inclusion is responsible for chairing the “Law Student” session of the Bench Bar Conference. Last year’s agenda featured a Speed Networking session involving various areas of the law and interaction with both local practicing attorneys and the judiciary. This year’s session promises to be just as exciting!
Where: The Palm Beach Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33401
When: 2:30 P.M. – 4:45 P.M.
Additional information: Available @ palmbeachbar.org/ (registration information not yet available)