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Alternative Careers for Lawyers

Click here to register for a live webinar hosted by John Corcoran, Esq. and Basil Plastiras, Esq. on Thursday, June 14th at 3pm Pacific Time (6pm Eastern Time).  Topics include business opportunities for new law grads, networking secrets, and growing industries with opportunities for non-traditional careers. 



Upcoming Application Deadline for In-House Internship!

Medtronic Surgical Technologies is currently accepting applications from 1L’s and 2L’s for an internship with their in-house legal department in Jacksonville to work with their Senior Legal Counsel and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer on a wide range of corporate compliance and legal activities. This is a great opportunity to gain legal experience while learning about the functions of in-house counsel. 

The application deadline for this great internship is this Friday (May 11th)!  Don’t miss out!  Log onto Symplicity to find out more information about this internship and to apply!

Health Care Debate at FCSL

The health care debate has been heard by the Supreme Court.  But what was argued and why?  What are the potential effects to your health care?  Join us as we host local experts who will debate the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) at a health care symposium. 

  • What: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act panel debate
  • When: Tuesday, April 17th from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Florida Coastal School of Law, Room 550

Speakers include:

  • Hugh Greene, CEO of Baptist Health, will serve as the policy expert
  • Joe Jacquot, former chief of staff to Bill McCollum, 2007-2011 Florida Attorney General
  • Professor Darren R. Latham, Florida Coastal School of Law

This event is sponsored by Impact Jax, the Jacksonville Bar Association, and Florida Coastal School of Law.

ACC Event Tomorrow!

The North Florida Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel has invited interested students to attend a CLE event TOMORROW (March 14th).  The CLE focuses on labor and employment issues commonly encountered by in-house counsel.  There will be a Social and Cocktail Reception after the CLE, which is a great time to network!

Interested students must contact Jennifer Turney in Career Services to find out additional details about the event (such as time and location) and to RSVP.  If you do not contact me, you cannot attend!

Federal Government Speaker

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, RSVP using Symplicity.

Promising Legal Job News for 2012?

Just when you thought you couldn’t bear any more negative news about the state of the legal job market, the U.S. Labor Department issued some positive news!  According the Labor Department, about 1,000 new legal jobs were added in January.  Could this indicate that 2012 will be the year that the legal industry will start stabilizing?  We all certainly hope so!