Category Archives: 3Ls

Are You Checking Symplicity?

Even though it is Spring Break, you should still be checking Symplicity!  There are some great alternative career job postings on Symplicity right now.  Here is just a sampling of what you will find:

  • Healthcare Regulatory Policy Coordinator
  • Records Administrator for the District Attorney
  • Contract Analyst
  • Claims Attorney (in-house)
  • Healthcare Staff Attorney (in-house)
  • Law-Related Education Coordinator
  • Legal Services Director
  • Personal Injury Client Manager
  • Foreclosure Mediations Specialist

Use Spring Break to Find a Job!

Spring Break is just a few days away!  While Spring Break is a great time to relax, refresh, and get ready for finals studying, it is also a time to focus on your job or internship search – ESPECIALLY if you are conducting a long-distance job or internship search. 

So how can you use your Spring Break to intensify your job search? 

  1. Set up meetings with your contacts! 
  2. Attend any bar association functions and CLE’s to meet new attorneys.
  3. If you have not already done so, be sure to send your directed cover letters to firms you are interested in working for.
  4. Ask an attorney in a practice you are interested in if you can shadow her or him for the week.
  5. Update your job search checklist!

Law Clerk Internship on Capital Hill

Interested in being involved in federal politics?  Log onto your Symplicity account to get more information about a Law Clerk internship with a U.S. Senate Committee.  The position offers law students the opportunity to gain substantive experience while participating in the legislative process. 

The Law Clerk will assist the Committee staff in conducting document review, policy and legal research, drafting memoranda, contributing to reports and preparing for hearings. 

This position is open to current law students and recent graduates.  The position is located in Washington, D.C., and applicants should be available full-time.

Interested in Working for the Federal Government?

Alberto Ruisanchez with the US Department of Justice will be talking to students at Florida Coastal about employment with the federal government, on Thursday, February 23 from 12 -1 in Roonm 510.  Mr. Ruisanchez’ discussion will focus on:

  • Debunking myths associated with federal government employment (including myths associated with the location of federal government jobs and the undergraduate majors needed for federal government service)
  • Identifying resources available to assist people interested in working for the federal government
  • Identifying Department of Justice internships available for those interested in civil rights work
  • His work as a civil rights lawyer at the Department of Justice

Pizza and drinks will be served.  If you plan to attend, you must RSVP using Symplicity.

Alternative Dispute Resolution Conference

The ABA Section of Dispute Resolution is holding its Spring Conference April 18 – 21, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Capital Hill in Washington, D.C.

The Spring Conference is a vibrant forum appealing to a broad range of interests with two full days of concurrent panel presentations, a poster presentation session and reception and ample opportunities for information sharing and networking.

Registration is currently open and there are special law student rates. Click here to register.

Alternative Careers on Symplicty

Looking for an alternative career?  Have you looked on Symplicity lately?  Right now the following positions are posted on Symplicity:

  • Litigation Case Manager: Litigation Case Manager supports our litigation team of four attorneys with heavy document drafting, conducting discovery, and interacting with clients.
  • Lease Administrator: Lease Administrator will negotiate and prepare commercial real estate leases and other legal documents, oversee litigation and defaults/evictions. Responsibilities include responding to discovery requests, follow-up on landlord/tenant issues, maintenance of litigation logs, and maintaining contact with outside counsel. Manages negotiations directly with tenants and their attorneys and administers the lease production process.
  • Associate Professor: Professor will teach paralegal courses in ABA approved Paralegal Studies program, coordinate internships and serve as adviser for the Paralegal Student Association.

Log onto your Symplicity Account to get more information and to apply to any of these positions!

Apply Now: Foreign Service Officer

The U.S. Department of State is accepting applications for Foreign Service General Services Officer positions.

Click here (http://careers.state.gov/specialist/vacancy-announcements/gso) for more information, and to start the Gateway to State online application process via USAJobs.

Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is January 24, 2012.

Career in Mediation

A mediator is a neutral individual who facilitates the resolution of a legal issue between parties.  A mediator is not a judge or an arbitrator and does not decide which party is “right.”  Rather, a mediator assists parties in arriving at a compromise to find a win-win resolution to their disagreement.

Mediators can work in a variety of settings including community mediation centers, court-appointed programs, government programs, or a private office.  Mediators can specialize in a practice area (such a family law or mortgage foreclosures), or mediators can have a more general practice (such as commercial litigation).

If you are interested in a career in mediation, these are some helpful websites to visit: National Association for Community Mediators (www.nafcm.org); National Center for State Courts (www.ncsoline.org); Florida State Courts Alternative Dispute Resolution (http://www.flcourts.org/gen_public/adr/index.shtml).