Monthly Archives: April 2011

Loan Forgiveness

Want to know more about loan forgiveness?  Register for an upcoming webinar to get all of the updated information about public service loan forgiveness.

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Volunteer Opportunity with Fourth Judicial Circuit Guardian ad Litem Program

Are you interested in working with children?  The mission of the Guardian ad Litem Program is to speak for the best interests of abused, abandoned and neglected children in the courts. The program promotes and supports quality volunteer representation for children to provide each child a safe, permanent, nurturing home. The contact information is: Fourth Judicial Circuit Guardian ad Litem
220 E. Bay Street 6th Floor
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Christine Meyer, Esq.
Christine.meyer@gal.fl.gov
(905) 356-8371
http://www.guardianadlitem.org/partners_c4.asp

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Volunteer Opportunity at Duval House

Are you looking for an opportunity to volunteer with juveniles? The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice Jacksonville Duval House has a need for volunteers.
 
Duval House is a moderate risk juvenile commitment facility for boys that have been adjudicated delinquent. The juveniles generally have committed serious property offenses and their offending is characterized by frequent and repeated law violations. Duval House is for boys ages 14-18 who have been assessed as moderate risks to public safety and require 24-hour awake supervision.   The Duval House is a 24 bed facility. If interested, please call  904-573-2411.

 

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National Asian Pacific American Bar Association: 2011 NAPABA Convention

 
 
    Sustainability 2011: Renewal and Growth
for Today and Tomorrow
 
 
 Omni Hotel at CNN Center
100 CNN Center
Atlanta, GA 30303
 
  

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National LGBT Bar Association: Lavender Law 2011

Each year, the National LGBT Bar Association hosts the Lavender Law® Conference and Career Fair to bring together the best and brightest legal minds in the LGBT community.  The three-day conference draws over 1,200 attendees and features over 35 workshops and panel discussions.  The career fair, held on the first day of the conference, draws over 500 students and features over 130 recruitersLavender Law 2011

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Hispanic National Bar Association 36th Annual Convention

The Hispanic National Bar Association’s 36th Annual Convention will afford students great networking opportunities and provide students the chance to participate in a Career Fair. The Career Fair will occur on September 2, 2011.

Click on the image to the left to find out more information about the convention.

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SEMJF: Southeastern Minority Job Fair

Southeastern Minority Job Fair

For the individuals that have registered, this is a reminder that SEMJF will take place on July 29, 2011- July 30, 2011 in Marietta, Georgia.

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Minority Corporate Counsel Diversity Honors Gala

MCCA Mission Statement

The Minority Corporate Counsel Association, Inc. (MCCA) was founded in 1997 to advance the hiring, retention, and promotion of diverse attorneys in legal departments and the law firms that serve them. MCCA accomplishes its mission through the collection and dissemination of information about diversity in the legal profession.

Click on image above for more information about the Honors Gala.

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IMPACT: Career Fair for Law Students & Attorneys with Disabilities

Academics

Career Fair on Friday, August 5, 2011, at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport, Arlington, VA .

To register for the event click on the link below. http://www.law.arizona.edu/Career/Impact/studentregistrationintro.cfm

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Updated commencement speaker and law review citations

I would like to announce a change in the speaker for our Commencement Ceremony. Judge Deanell Tacha, who had been scheduled to speak, had to undergo hip surgery last week and is unable to travel for six weeks. Henry M. Coxe, III, former president of the Florida Bar and a member of the Florida Coastal Board of Advisors has graciously agreed to be our speaker. The Ceremony is at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 14 at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.

Congratulations to the Volunteer Immigrant Student Alliance, HALSA and the Multicultural Affairs committee for their informative and compelling symposium on Asylum and Human rights issues on last Friday. Nationally recognized experts on Asylum and international human rights law guided students through practical and in-depth discussions on current issues.

Late last week, the Law Review learned that the Review was cited in the Idaho Court of Appeals opinion of Idaho v. Pepcorn, 2011 WL 1366779, at *7 (April 12, 2011). Specifically, the opinion directly quoted language from a 2006 issue of the law review:

See also Washington v. Recuenco, 548 U.S. 212, 213 (2006) (following the Neder approach); 7 WAYNE R. LAFAVE ET AL ., CRIMINAL PROCEDURE § 27.6(e) (3d ed.2007) (observing that the most recent United States Supreme Court opinions follow the approach of “asking what the outcome would have been had the trial error not occurred” rather than applying the Chapman test “assessing the effect of the error on the trial that took place”); Brent M. Craig, “What Were They Thinking?”—A Proposed Approach to Harmless Error Analysis, 8 FLA. COASTAL L.REV. 1, 9 (2006) (asserting that the United States Supreme Court has “jump[ed] around; at times using the pure Chapman [sic] test of whether the constitutional error contributed to the verdict, and at other times appl[ying] the Harrington [sic] test of whether, notwithstanding the error, there was overwhelming evidence to convict the defendant beyond a reasonable doubt”).

Please join me in congratulating the Law Review for their continued excellent work.

Finally, Tuesday is, as I am sure everyone knows, the last day of classes. As final exams approach, please be respectful of those who are studying for exams. I wish all of our students all the best over the next several weeks.

Have a great week everyone.

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