Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Deadline tomorrow for Chester Bedell Inn of Court Jacksonville

The five students (and one alternate) will be selected as Pupils of the Chester Bedell Inn of Court and will travel to Jacksonville to attend a dinner and meeting on one Thursday night each month. Students who are invited to participate in this prestigious opportunity are expected to attend all Inn meetings during the year, from September ’11 - March ’12. The students selected will have the opportunity to work with and to observe the most outstanding trial lawyers and judges in the State and Federal courts; they will have the opportunity to meet and come to know on a personal basis the leaders of the Bench and the Bar in the State of Florida, and learn trial techniques and skills from true masters of their craft.

Well qualified students are encouraged to apply who:
1) can commit to faithfully attending a dinner and meeting one Thursday per month from September through March in Jacksonville and
2) have a demonstrated interest in litigation and the Jacksonville area and
3) will not be graduating before May 2012.

The Application is attached. Please submit your application to Student Affairs for this Jacksonville Inn by or before the deadline Wednesday, April 13, 2011.

**Please note that applications for the James C. Adkins Inn (in Gainesville) are not accepted until fall. Questions regarding the Adkins Inn should be directed to Professor Diane Tomlinson.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Workable Unity: Judicial Perspectives

A group of 8 students have been invited to attend the following event. Please email CCD Counselor Rob Birrenkott at rbirrenkott@law.ufl.edu if you would like to attend. First come first served!

Workable Unity: Judicial Perspectives

Cultural competency * civility/deference to the court * diversity * unity

How does Rule 4-8.4(d) of the Rules Regulating the Florida Bar apply to us?

2.0 CLE credits anticipated

Thursday, April 14, 2011 11:00am – 1:30pm

Lunch will be served

Holiday Inn Hotel & suites

213 SW Commerce Drive, Lake City, FL

Confirmed Panelists Include:

The Honorable Peggy A. Quince
Justice, Florida Supreme Court

The Honorable David W. Fina

Chief Circuit Judge, Third Judicial Circuit

The Honorable Leandra G. Johnson

Circuit Judge, Third Judicial Circuit

Sponsored by a grant from The Florida Bar and support from the Third Judicial Circuit Bar Association, the Third Circuit Association of Women Lawyers, and the Josiah T. Walls Bar Association.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Southeastern Minority Job Fair (SEMJF)

Pre-registration is now open for the Southeastern Minority Job Fair (SEMJF) to be held in Marietta, GA on July 29-30, 2011. Pre-registration lasts from April 6, 2011 through April 22, 2011.

Registration for this event is 2 steps.

Step 1) PRE-REGISTRATION: You must log in to SYMPLICITY, select the “OCI” tab, SEMJF session will come up, and you will choose the “APPLY” button as though you are applying to the employer “Southeastern Minority Job Fair Pre-Registration.” You need not have a resume uploaded. You must have your @ufl.edu account listed in your profile until after the close of preregistration (April 22). After this, you may return your account address to any other email provider. If you do not pre-register by the deadline of April 22, 2011, you will not be permitted to participate in the event. These deadlines are very strict.

Step 2) On or about May 12, 2011 you will receive an email from SEMJF SYMPLICITY with a link, log in, and password. This is when you will be able to view employers participating in SEMJF and submit your materials.

Bidding will end on May 27, 2011 at 11:58pm EST. No resumes or other materials will be accepted after this point.

Both of these steps are required for your registration for SEMJF to be considered complete.

If you have questions, feel free to see the SEMJF website at www.semjf.org/student or contact me directly.

All students are eligible to participate in SEMJF.