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Association of Corporate Counsel

The Association of Corporate Counsel (“ACC”) is an organization serving the professional and business interests of attorneys who practice in the legal departments of corporations, associations, and other private-sector organizations. 

Go to the ACC’s website (click here) to find the latest news affecting in-house counsel and to find job postings for in-house counsel positions (click here).

Externship Informational Meetings!

The externship program is one of the BEST ways to get experience with an in-house corporate legal department.  Come to an Externship Informational Meeting to get more information on what an externship is, the requirements, and the available positions.  Meetings will be held:

Wed, Feb 1st                       5:00 to 6:00 p.m.                                               Room 515

 Thurs, Feb. 2nd                   noon to 1:00 p.m.                                            Room 250

 Fri,  Feb. 3rd                        11:00 a.m. to noon                                          Room 420

 Tues, Feb. 7th                     noon to 1:00 p.m.                                            Room 365

It is very important that you attend one of these meetings if you are interested in taking advantage of the many externship opportunities and, especially, if you are interested in doing so this summer or next fall.

6 Positions with ARC Jacksonville

The Arc Jacksonville is looking for six talented, caring individuals to join their team in developing a new assisted living facility to serve individuals with developmental disabilities.  The positions range from volunteer coordinator, fundraising (2 positions), financial literacy education, employment, and project research.  The positions are funded through VISTA, the national service corps, and pay a stipend of $11,200, health insurance, and an education credit of $5,000, which can be used to pay down student loans or to pay for further education.  There is also a provision to pay for child care if needed.

For more information about these positions and to apply, log onto Symplicity!

Shasi Brown Named Jaguars New GC

The new Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan announced that he is promoting former Assistant General Counsel Sashi Brown to the position of General Counsel of the Jaguars.  Brown replaces former General Counsel Paul Vance.  It is reported that Vance will continue to be a consultant to the organization.  Key responsibilities for the General Counsel include assisting with player budget, developing salary cap strategy, and negotiating players’ and coaches’ contracts.

According to the Jacksonville Daily Record, Brown earner his undergraduate degree from Hampton University and his juris doctorate from Harvard Law School.  Prior to joining the Jaguars, Brown was an associate for the Washington, D.C. law firm Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale and Door.  Brown serves on the Jacksonville Housing Authority board and as an ambassador for the MaliVai Washington Kids Foundation.

Click here to read the Jacksonville Daily Record announcement.

It’s Coffee Wednesday!

Do you have a quick internship or career question?  Want a Career Counselor to take a quick look at your resume or cover letter?

Come to Coffee Wednesday!  Two Career Counselors will be in the Atrium from 2 – 4 today answering career questions and serving free coffee. 

Even if you don’t have a question, come by and meet the Career Counselors!

Part-Time Lawyer – Viable Alternative?

A recently released NALP survey confirms what many working attorneys have likely seen in their firms.  Although the vast majority of firms have part-time work options (sometimes called work-life balance programs), very few attorneys are actually using them.  In fact, over the past year that small number even declined.  According to the NALP survey:

In 2011, nearly all law firm offices, 98%, allowed part-time schedules, either as an affirmative policy or on a case-by-case basis, but as has been the case since NALP first compiled this information in 1994, very few lawyers are working on a part-time basis, even though the percentage of offices allowing part-time schedules has increased from 86% over that time period.  In 2011, just 6.2% of lawyers were working part-time, compared with 6.4% in 2010, and most of them, over 70%, were women.

Although working part-time is an attractive career alternative for making working lawyers, the results of this survey certainly call into question the viability of actually putting your firm’s work-life balance program into use. 

Click here to read the full NALP survey.

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.

Job Fair for Veterans – January 18th in Washington, D.C.

If you are a veteran looking for a job, you want to know about this!

On Wednesday, January 18, the Department of Veterans Affairs will host a major veteran-focused career fair and exposition with potentially hundreds of public and private-sector hiring opportunities for veterans. Hiring managers and career coaches from federal agencies and several private-sector organizations will be on hand to interview and extend tentative job offers to veterans from the Mid-Atlantic region.

The job fair will take place at the Walter Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C. from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.vaforvets.com/DC/.