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  • December 09, 2019 10:10 PM | JAMELL ISIDOR

    2020 1L Summer Internship Program
    Prudential Financial, Inc.


    The Hispanic National Bar Association and HNBA VIA Fund are pleased to partner with Prudential Financial, Inc. (Prudential) to provide a meaningful summer internship opportunity for a highly-motivated first-year law student. Through this partnership, the HNBA and HNBA VIA Fund will select a student to join the 2020 summer law intern class at Prudential for a 10-week internship at Prudential’s New Jersey offices, for a stipend of approximately $10,000.

    Internship Description
    The summer internship will provide interns with the opportunity to work with attorneys who support the broad reach of Prudential’s businesses. Other features of the summer internship program include:

    • Paid attendance at the LCLD Scholars Summit in Atlanta, GA, June 2-4, 2020
    • Participation in training programs presented by Prudential attorneys highlighting different areas of the business and the legal department
    • Pairing with an attorney who will serve as a manager during the program and will provide guidance on projects and other substantive work
    • Pairing with a mentor who will serve as an additional advisor on resume review
    • Interviewing skill development and mock interview practice
    • Networking both within Prudential and externally with law firms and regulatory groups
    • Presentation development and delivery
    • The opportunity shadow attorneys on various projects
    • Opportunities to interview with selected local firms for potential 2L internships
    The 1L summer internship will run for 10 weeks, from May 18 to July 24, 2020. Summer interns will be paid a stipend of approximately $10,000, which shall accrue and be paid on a
    weekly basis.

    Intern Requirements
    Applicants must be members of Hispanic National Bar Association. They need to be enrolled at an ABA-accredited law school and have successfully completed the first year of law school with a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent). Applicants must be scheduled for graduation in spring 2022 (full-time students) or spring 2023 (part-time students). The ideal applicant will have financial or business-related experience or interest.

    The intern will be responsible for his/her own housing and transportation to and from Prudential’s office in Newark, New Jersey. Prudential does not provide visa sponsorship for this position. Successful candidates must possess the requisite U.S. employment authorization to be eligible for consideration.

    How to Apply
    To apply, you must submit a cover letter, resume, a list of three references, and a copy of your law school transcript to: Julia A. Lopez, Esq., HNBA Region III President and Deputy National Finance Director, c/o Reed Smith LLP, 506 Carnegie Center, Suite 300, Princeton, NJ 08540, or via e-mail at

    Please write “Prudential Internship- [insert applicant’s name]” in the subject line of all correspondence.  Please also send all materials in one envelope or email.  All materials must be received by 5:00 pm EST on February 3, 2020. The finalist will be contacted by a Prudential Human Resources representative on or before March 2, 2020 regarding next steps in the application process.

    Prudential and its affiliates are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers and are committed to diversity in our workforce.



    The HNBA VIA Fund is a 501(c)3 nonprofit. Your contribution may qualify as a charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes. The deduction is limited to the excess of the contribution over the fair market value of any goods or services received in exchange for your contribution. Please consult your tax advisers or the IRS to determine whether your contribution is deductible. 


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    If you have any questions about the 2020 HNBA/VIA Prudential 1L Summer Internship Program, please contact:

    Julia Lopez, Esq.

    HNBA Region III President and Deputy National Finance Director


  • December 09, 2019 10:06 PM | JAMELL ISIDOR

    The American Arbitration Association is now accepting applications for the 2020 AAA Higginbotham Fellows Program, which will be a milestone year – our 10th year. The training component of the Program will be hosted in New York during the week of May 3, 2020.  During the Program, Fellows will engage with leading ADR practitioners for an intensive week of training, seminars, and networking events.  

    Interested candidates can visit  to download a copy of the Program Guidelines and Application or to apply online.  This year, we will be offering limited scholarships. Applications should be received no later than Friday, January 17, 2020.

    The AAA created this highly visible, extremely successful one-year program in 2009 to provide training, networking, and mentorship for up-and-coming diverse ADR practitioners, who historically have not been included in meaningful participation in the field. Since its inception, the AAA Higginbotham Fellowship Program continues to exceed expectations with past Fellows making gains in their ADR careers, including those who have successfully advanced to the AAA’s Roster of Arbitrators and Mediators. 

    CLICK HERE TO VIEW a FACTSHEET about the AAA Higginbotham Fellows Program. Questions about the program may be directed to

  • November 23, 2019 3:21 PM | JAMELL ISIDOR

    The Executive Board of the Columbia Law School LaLSA Moot Court Program kindly requests your assistance in serving as a judge for the LaLSA Moot Court Internal Competition, which will take place from January 21 to January 23, 2020. 


    As you may know, the LaLSA Moot Court Program was established at Columbia Law School in 2012 as a specialized moot court focusing on significant legal issues related to immigration and asylum law. LaLSA Moot Court students study these issues as they prepare a written brief and oral argument in response to a complex immigration issue on appeal. This process will culminate with the LaLSA Moot Court’s Internal Competition to determine which students will represent Columbia Law School at the National U.C. Davis Immigration and Asylum Law Competition. 


    You are invited to sign up to judge one or more rounds of the LaLSA Moot Court Internal Competition.


    The Internal Competition will take place on the evenings of January 21st, 22nd, and 23rd at Columbia Law School. There will be two rounds each evening, one from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, and another from 7:45 pm to 9:15 pm. You are welcome to sign up to judge as many rounds as you would like, but we realize that many judges may only be available for one round. For those who are able to judge multiple rounds, it will likely be easiest to judge two consecutive rounds on the same day to alleviate the burden of commuting multiple days. When you sign up to judge, you will receive a copy of the record and a bench memo close to the competition date. Please fill out this form to sign up to serve as a judge.


    The LaLSA Moot Court Executive Board is also able to provide CLE credits for those that participate as judges in the internal competition. Credit would be applied towards the category of “Areas of Professional Practice.”


    One New York CLE credit may be earned for each 50 minutes of participation. Only six credit hours can be earned for participation during each reporting cycle (two years). Credit hours are not available for the attorneys’ own preparation time. You will be required to sign a CLE sign-in and sign-out sheet, which we will provide.*


    Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you very much for your time and consideration.




    Daniel Palacios 

    *Information Regarding New York CLE Credits: 

    Columbia Law School has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Board as an Accredited Provider of CLE programs. Under New York State CLE regulations, this live non-transitional CLE event will apply the determined number of CLE credits to the Areas of Professional Practice requirement. Under New York State CLE regulations, this category of CLE credit is awarded only to non-transitional New York attorneys only. Attendance is determined by an attorney's sign-in and sign-out, as shown on the register. Please note the NYS Certificates of Attendance will be sent to the email address as it appears in the register unless otherwise noted there.


  • November 13, 2019 10:25 PM | JAMELL ISIDOR

    Nominations for the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© are now open. You and all members of your organization are encouraged to participate by nominating lawyers held in high regard.

    In addition to accepting nominations for the traditional Best Lawyers awards, Best Lawyers is also accepting nominations for our newest award initiative Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch. Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch will recognize associates who have been in private practice 5-9 years for their outstanding professional excellence. 

    Our unified nomination system simplifies the submission process of entering information for any Best Lawyers or Ones to Watch eligible lawyers.

    The deadline to submit nominations for the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America and the inaugural edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch is December 31, 2019.

    We hope your organization will partake in acknowledging the accomplishments of remarkable legal professionals. If members have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Katie Morgan at the contact info below.
    T: 803.644.1664  |  F: 888.330.1112

  • November 07, 2019 10:23 PM | JAMELL ISIDOR

    The University of Georgia School of Law in Athens, Georgia USA has a long tradition of educating lawyers from abroad in U.S. and International Law. Our LL.M. alumni include judges and law firm partners, leaders in governments and in intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations, CEOs and heads of corporate legal departments, and university professors and administrators. 

    The law school annually awards generous financial aid to top candidates for the LL.M. degree, including partial and full tuition waivers (graduate research assistantships). The scholarship priority deadline is January 15, 2020Apply now!

    The Dean Rusk International Law Center, the home of international programs at the University of Georgia (UGA), takes applications through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) at

    One of the nation’s leading law schools, Georgia Law, offers world class faculty, first-rate preparation, and is the #1 Best Value Law School according to National Jurist. If you are interested in preparing for a U.S. bar examination or taking your career to the next level, contact at


  • October 10, 2019 9:03 PM | JAMELL ISIDOR

    The Commercial and Federal Litigation Section is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for its 2019 Honorable Judith Kaye Commercial and Federal Litigation Scholarship, which has been established by the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA). The scholarship(s) will be awarded to up to five female litigators and will cover the cost of their registration for either the 2019 session of the Commercial Litigation Academy, which is scheduled for November 14 to 15, 2019 in New York City (for those awardees who have previously registered for that session), or the next session which will take place in early 2021. The goal of the Scholarship is to help increase the number of women prepared to serve as first chair in large commercial cases. The Commercial Litigation Academy is sponsored by the NYSBA and the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section.

    The “Kaye Scholars” will also be invited to attend the Section’s Annual Meeting and Gala Luncheon to be held on January 29, 2020 at the Hilton Midtown in New York City. Each “Kaye Scholar” will be presented with her award on November 13, 2019 during a program session which will take place in the Ceremonial Courtroom at the Southern District of New York in conjunction with the presentation of the Shira A. Scheindlin Award for Excellence in the Courtroom to female litigators who have had distinguished career in the courtroom in either the Federal or State Courts in New York and who have shown a commitment to mentoring young attorneys. The 2018 recipients of the Award are Sharon L. Nelles of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York City and Sharon M. Porcello of Bond Schoeneck & King PLLC in Buffalo. A cocktail reception will follow the presentation of awards.

    Eligibility: Female attorneys who have practiced commercial litigation between two and ten years since their admission to the New York State bar and who remain in good standing. In addition, recipients must attend the November 13, 2019 event when the scholarships will be awarded.

    Scholarship Application Requirements To apply, please submit the following: 1. A letter (no more than two pages) stating why you should be selected as a Kaye Scholar and how receiving this scholarship would benefit your career or for the next session which will be scheduled in late 2020 or early 2021.

    2. A current resume.


    The scholarship will cover the registration fee for each recipient to attend the Commercial Litigation Academy in New York City either for the 2019 session scheduled for November 14-15, 2019 if the awardee has pre-registered for that session or the next session which will take place in early 2021


    The application and supporting documents must email to on or before Wednesday, October 16, 2019.

    Recipients of the Kaye Scholarship will be based on the following factors:

    • Content of letter 
    • Quality of written expression 
    • Work and other experience 
    • Any other relevant factors
  • October 02, 2019 8:00 PM | JAMELL ISIDOR


    Earn FREE CLE Credits While Volunteering for a Great Cause! Judge High School Mock Trial on 10/12 or 10/13 at the S.D.N.Y.

    ~550 students from 5 countries and 22 states are traveling to New York City and they need your support. You are invited to serve as a judge or juror at the 13th annual Empire New York mock trial program, coordinated by Empire Mock Trial (an education nonprofit). By volunteering just a few hours of your time, you can make a meaningful impact in the lives of many high school students. 


    General information about the competition below, and registration to judge here.


    • Features two trials on Saturday and two trials on Sunday (9:30 AM and 2:45 PM report times), and you can evaluate as many or as few as you'd like;

      • Note: No litigation experience is required to serve as a juror.

    • Earn 3 free non-transitionalCLE credits in the category of skills;

    • The time commitment lasts on average 4 hours, and includes an orientation, meal, trial and feedback period;

      • Enjoy breakfast or lunch on us! 

    • If you invite a friend or colleague to evaluate, we can pair you together.

    • If you can't make the competition, you can still support our students by spreading the word! Share this e-mail with a friend or colleague and/or distribute our flyer in your office;

    • Registering takes less than 5 minutes! Go to:


    We are happy to answer any questions you may have!  Simply call us at 646-481-2332 or e-mail us at: We hope to see you soon!

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  • September 12, 2019 6:55 PM | JAMELL ISIDOR

    American Constitution Society’s 2019 National Lawyer Convening on October 17–19, in Atlanta, GA is offering a Public Interest Fellowship scholarship. The scholarship covers travel (airfare, rail, or mileage) and registration costs for public interest and government attorneys earning $100,000 or less.

    The Convening offers the opportunity to celebrate our progressive legal community and empower attendees to be progressive champions and partners in their communities. Confirmed speakers include Hon. Kim Jolson (S.D. Ohio), Hon. Beverly Martin (11th Cir.), Hon. Carlton Reeves (S.D. Miss.), Nancy Abudu, Jarrett AdamsStephen BrightConchita Cruz, Barb McQuade, Neil Kinkopf, Josie Duffy RiceEric SegallElliot Williams, and more.


    The deadline to apply is September 17, 2019. If you have questions about the salary cutoff or the scholarship application in general, please contact Candice Isaac at  Applications are reviewed on a rolling case-by-case basis.  Please consider applying. 

    You can learn more about ACS here:


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