Leadership Opportunities

LEADERSHIP IS AN ACTION, NOT A POSITION.

(so what are you waiting for?)

To help you get started,  we've put together this list of current Leadership Opportunities, including deadlines, short descriptions, and related links.

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FIU Center for Leadership

The Center presents new virtual program offerings designed to give participants the tools needed to enhance leadership skills in an ever-changing world. The Center’s virtual programs are offered through a live online format. Live online programs take place in real-time with live instructions and continue to include all the hallmarks of the Center’s development programs – interactivity, research-backed insights, a focus on self-discovery, small and large group discussions, in-class practice, and opportunities to interact with our world-class instructors – all with the goal of helping you become more effective and grow in your leadership. Live online programs are intensive 2-5 day programs scheduled during regular work hours (ET), and live attendance is required for participants.


Learn more here.

March 13, 2022

Judicial Vacancies - United States Magistrate Judges in Fort Lauderdale and Miami, Florida

The Judicial Conference of the United States has authorized the appointment of two (2) full-time United States Magistrate Judges for the Southern District of Florida: one (1) at Fort Lauderdale, Florida; and one (1) at Miami, Florida.

To be qualified for the appointment an applicant must:

  1. Be, and have been for at least five years, a member in good standing of the bar of the highest court of a state, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Territory of Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, or the Virgin Islands of the United States, and have been engaged in the active practice of law for a period of at least five years (with some substitutes authorized);

  2. Be competent to perform all the duties of the office; be of good moral character; be emotionally stable and mature; be committed to equal justice under the law; be in good health; be patient and courteous; and be capable of deliberation and decisiveness;

  3. Be less than seventy years old; and

  4. Not be related to a judge of the district court.

 

Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on March 13, 2022

 

Click here for a copy of the Public Notice to read the description of the available positions and how to apply.

March 15, 2022

National Association for Women Lawyers Annual Meeting Host Committee

NAWL will be hosting its Annual Meeting on July 20 - 21, 2022. Joining the host committee is a great way to get to know fellow NAWL members and take on leadership opportunities that help  build skill sets and grow professionally.
 
The Annual Meeting is NAWL’s celebration to honor women making an impact in the profession and welcome the incoming NAWL President. We’re also hoping the 2022 Annual Meeting will be our first return to an in-person conference since the pandemic at the Hilton Chicago. Host Committee members will focus their support on one of four subcommittees; Marketing, Sponsorship, Engagement (Community Building/Networking), or Programming. Generally, Host Committee members commit about 1 hour a week to their work on the Annual Meeting (this varies by subcommittee and timeline). Host committee meetings will be scheduled monthly with a date yet to be determined for the first meeting.
 
Please email Chelsea Robinson, Program Manager, at crobinson@nawl.org if you are interested in joining the committee or feel free to reach out with any questions.

March 24, 2022

Deadline Extended for JNC Nomination Applications

The Florida Bar nominates six lawyers for each of the state’s 26 judicial nominating commissions to the governor for appointment. The Bar’s Board of Governors wants all interested attorneys to apply because it is critical to have a wide range of attorneys, from diverse practice areas, geographic locations, and demographics, to select from.

 

Applications must be submitted no later than 5:30 p.m., Thursday, March 24.

 

Each appointee will serve a four-year term, commencing July 1. Applicants must be members of The Florida Bar engaged in the practice of law and a resident of the territorial jurisdiction served by the JNC to which the member is applying. Commissioners are ineligible for state judicial office for vacancies filled by the JNC on which they sit for two years following completion of their terms.

 

Click here to begin the application process and download the new application form. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. If you require assistance, call Bar headquarters at 850-561-5757 or email kwilson@floridabar.org.

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