Jacksonville Bar Association Luncheon & Diversity Symposium

 Membership Luncheon

  • When: January 9, 2013 at 12 p.m.
  • Where: Hyatt Regency Downtown
  • Speaker:  Karol Corbin Walker. Esq. Ms. Walker is a shareholder at LeClairRyan. She is currently serving as president of the National Conference of Bar Presidents.  In 1995, she became the first African American woman to attain partner status at any major New Jersey law firm.

2013 Diversity Symposium

“Diverse Approaches to Legal Business Development”

  • January 9, 2013 (Following the JBA Members Luncheon)
  • 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.


  • 1:30     Opening Remarks: Latasha Fullwood, Esq., Chair of The JBA Diversity Committee
  • 1:35     Marketing to Diverse Audiences  – Ken Matejka, Esq., California attorney, President of an online marketing company for lawyers
  • 2:20     “Rooney Rule” – Sashi Brown, General Counsel of The Jacksonville Jaguars
  • 2:45     Break (10 minutes)
  • 2:55     Interactive Workshop on Cultural Competency – Cal Jackson, Diversity Practitioner
  • 3:20     Diversity in the Workplace  – Juan M. Diaz
  • 3:45     Panel DiscussionModerator: Michael R. Freed, Esq., Past President of the Jacksonville Bar Association.  The panel also will discuss ethical and practical challenges to embracing diversity and how to respond to challenges to diversity.  Panelists: Carol Corbin Walker, Esq., President of National Conference of Bar Presidents; Alicia Edwards, Dean of Multicultural Affairs, Florida Coastal School of Law; Susan Hamilton, Esq., Former VP of Diversity and Inclusion, CSX and Jim Kowalski, Esq., Executive Director of Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc.

3.5 General CLER Hours Applied for with The Florida Bar

Groups of 3 or more will receive a $20 discount per attendee. Please contact Carla Ortiz at (904)527-7179 or cortiz@jaxbar.org to process your group registration.

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Registration Deadline:  Monday, January 7, 2013


F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. Bar Scholarships

F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. Bar Scholarships

The F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. Bar Association (the “Association”) is seeking applicants for its bar preparation scholarships. The Association provides scholarships to offset bar examination preparation expenses for economically disadvantaged black third-year law students who demonstrate a commitment to excellence. The awards will be presented at the 12th Annual William M. Holland Scholarship Luncheon that will be held on Saturday February 23, 2013, in Palm Beach, Florida.

The Association will award two $1,500 scholarships to eligible students and one $1,000 scholarship from the Law Office of Salesia V. Smith-Gordon to an eligible student from Florida A&M College of Law.

Applications are available in the information rack in front of Career Services.

Deadline: January 11, 2013

Delaware Minority Job Fair/Philadelphia Area Diversity Job Fair

The Delaware Minority Job Fair

Delaware State Bar Association invites students to participate in the Job Fair’s 1L Resume Collect program.  The Job Fair and its participating organizations (corporate, law firm, and public interest/sector legal employers) seek applications from highly-qualified 1L students with a demonstrated interest in career opportunities in Delaware.  All interested students are invited to apply and must submit a resume, undergraduate transcript, and law school transcript (when available).  The submission of a cover letter addressing the student’s commitment to the promotion of diversity and inclusion (through personal interests, leadership positions, volunteer work, and organizational activities) is strongly encouraged.

The application deadline is Monday, January 21, 2013.  Please direct any questions regarding the Job Fair’s Resume Collect program to the Job Fair Administrator at dmjf@dsba.org or (302) 651-3246

Delaware Minority Job Fair/Philadelphia Area Diversity Job Fair | Delaware Minority Job Fair/Philadelphia Area Diversity Job Fair.

Symplicity Document Library: 12 Months of Diversity

12 Months of Diversity

12 Months of Diversity is a resource located in the Document Library of Symplicity. 12 Months of Diversity identifies scholarships, internships, job fairs, and conferences that are available to students throughout the year.

December Opportunity:

The month of December includes the application for the NCAA Ethnic Minority and Women’s Enhancement Programs’ Postgraduate Scholarships for Careers in Athletics.

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American Association of People with Disabilities Internship Program

AAPD’s Summer Internship Program


AAPD’s summer internship program makes the Washington, DC internship experience available to motivated people with disabilities, developing a new generation of leaders and offering host employers access to a talented, diverse work force. Each summer, AAPD places students and recent graduates with all types of disabilities in paid 10-week summer internships in Congressional offices, federal agencies, nonprofit and for-profit organizations.  AAPD provides accessible housing, a living stipend, and travel to and from Washington, DC for all summer interns.

See Internship Program for more information.

LCC Minority Outreach Program

 AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee

Purpose: The purpose of the LCC Minority Outreach Program is to encourage law students of color to apply for summer clerkship opportunities at LCC law firms and legal departments. The outreach program seeks to introduce minority law students to the practice of law in the labor movement and to encourage them to join the ranks of union-side attorneys in the ongoing battle for social and economic justice.

Experience: During their clerkships, the students typically deal with important issues arising under a wide range of labor and employment laws, including the National Labor Relations Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Americans with Disabilities Act, Employee Retirement Income Security Act and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Also, in recent years, as immigrant workers have played a larger role in the labor movement, many students have gained exposure to a variety of immigration-related issues.

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CFGALLA Gives Back

 Central Florida Gay & Lesbian Law Association Gives Back

A Holiday Happy Hour to Benefit

Hope and Help Center of Central Florida

  • Date: Thursday, December 6, 2012
  • Time: 5:30 pm—8:00 pm
  • Location: The Wine Room on Park Avenue
  • 270 Park Ave. S., Winter Park, FL 32789
  • Complimentary Appetizers & Wine
  • Suggested Donation $20

Judicial Clerkship Opportunity

Judicial Resources Committee & Just the Beginning Foundation’s:

Joint Internship Diversity Project

Applicants should submit the following materials:

  • (1) a cover letter explaining the applicant’s interest in diversity and participating in the Summer Judicial Internship Diversity Project;
  • (2) a resume;                                                                                                                  
  • (3) a law school transcript, official or unofficial (if first semester law school grades are unavailable or incomplete, please send an undergraduate transcript and supplement with law school grades as they become available);
  • (4) a writing sample (no more than 10 pages in length);
  • (5) a list of three references; and
  • (6) a completed geographical preference form with locational ranking (available at www.jtbf.org on November 20, 2012). 

Applicants must e-mail all of the application materials listed above no later than 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday, January 4, 2013, to SJIDProject@gmail.com.  Please address your cover letter to:  Program Coordinator, United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, Albert V. Bryan U.S. Courthouse, 401 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, VA 22314.  If you have any questions, you may contact JTBF Program Director Laura Ramsey at (312) 258-4868 or lramsey@jtbf.org.

Nashville Bar Association: Damali Booker First Year Minority Clerkship Job Fair

Nashville Bar Association:

Damali Booker First Year Minority Clerkship Job Fair

  • What: An annual minority job fair designed to recruit first year law students and provide summer clerkship opportunities.
  • When: March 1, 2013-March 2, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Requirements: Resume, Writing Sample, and Transcripts from Undergraduate and Law School
  • Applications are available in the Career Services Department
  • Deadline: February 1, 2013

For more information contact Amber Williams in the Career Services department at arwilliams@fcsl.edu