Category Archives: Job Opportunity

Legal Work is right around the Corner!

Are you a 2L or 3L looking for a spring semester externship outside of Jacksonville?  There are lots of them on Symplicity right now, including: Blue Ridge Legal Services (Harrisonburg, VA), Bay Area Legal Services (Tampa/St. Pete), Northwest Florida Legal Services (Pensacola, FL), Put Something Back (Miami, FL), Gulfcoast Legal Services (Southwest Florida), Criminal Justice Policy Foundation (Silver Spring, MD), Sierra Club (San Francisco, CA), Advocates for Justice (New York, NY), National Labor Relations Board (Detroit, MI), Farmworker and Landscaper Advocacy Project (Chicago, IL), Frank H. Hiscock Legal Aid Society (Syracuse, NY).  Most of these locations will also be looking for summer interns (it’s not too early to start thinking about summer internships! 

Speaking of summer internships, the following public interest summer externships are currently posted on Symplicity: Colorado Legal Services (Denver, CO), Legal Aid of Columbus (Columbus, OH), Rockland County Public Defender’s Office (New City, NY), Mississippi Center for Legal Services (McComb, MS), Public Defender’s Office 2nd Circuit (Tallahassee, FL).

Are you looking for a Spring or Summer Externship?

We have several opportunities for you to gain valuable legal work experience for academic credit with government and public interest organizations across the country right now on Symplicity!  Just click on the “Job Postings” tab to view the available externship opportunities. 

Many of these employers have worked with Coastal Law students in the past and were so thrilled with the work that they produced that they are searching for more talented future legal professionals!  Don’t miss your opportunity to expand your legal knowledge with a fantastic organization while obtaining school credits! 

For more information on how to obtain academic credit for an externship, contact Professor Ada Hammond in the Clinics department at ahammond@fcsl.edu.

Sarasota County Bar Association Diversity Scholarship Program

The Sarasota County Bar Association in partnership with the Community Foundation of Sarasota County is accepting applications for its Diversity Scholarship Program to provide scholarships of up to $5,000 to qualified law students of diverse backgrounds. Students are selected from Florida law schools by the SCBA Diversity Committee. Click on the above link to view the brochure.

Eligibility is based on need, merit and qualifying criteria. Candidates interview with area law firms and/or governmental agencies that have agreed to employ the students for 10-week summer internships. Once approved, successful applications are referredto the Community Foundation who awards the scholarship to the student’s law school to further his/her legal education.

The Diversity Committee is available to provide information about housing for students that do not have ties to the community.  To learn more and obtain an application, visit www.sarasotabar.com or www.cfsarasota.org. Copies of the application are also available in the information racks at the front of the CSD office. If you have questions, feel free to contact Amber Williams at arwilliams@fcsl.edu.

 

Four Military Service Branches will be On Campus This Semester!

Have you always wondered what it’s like to work in the military?  Are you interested in a position with the Marine Corps, Navy JAG Corps, Air Force JAG Corps or Army JAG Corps?  Make sure you don’t miss your chance to visit with them while they’re on campus this semester!

The Marine Corps will be in the Atrium on Monday, September 10 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM to answer your questions and provide you with career information.

The Navy JAG Corps will be holding an information session on Tuesday, September 18 from Noon – 1:00 PM to provide you with a wealth of knowledge about beginning your legal career with the Navy JAG as well as the application process.  Sign up on Symplicity to attend this presentation.  Lunch will be served!

The Air Force JAG Corps will be holding informational interviews on Friday, September 21 for all students and alumni interested in learning about life in the Air Force as a lawyer, how to apply, what the application process and competition is like, and ask any questions in a one-on-one format with a Captain in the Air Force JAG.  While these interviews are not part of the application process, if you make a great impression, they can certainly help you move forward in the process.  Apply under the OCI tab in Symplicity

The Army JAG Corps will be holding informational interviews on Wednesday, October 17 for all students and alumni interested in learning about life in the Army as a lawyer, how to apply, what the application process and competition is like, and ask any questions in a one-on-one format with a Captain in the Army JAG. Again, these interviews are not a part of the application process, but can help you move forward in the process if you leave a great lasting impression upon the interviewer. Apply under the OCI tab in Symplicity beginning on September 3rd.

Don’t miss these opportunities to learn about life and careers in the military!

PAID Federal Work Study Positions Available!

Paid Fall positions through the federal work study program are available with three local organizations: Three Rivers Legal Services, Jacksonville Area Legal Aid (JALA) and Compassionate Families. Apply online through Symplicity! The deadline to apply is Tuesday, August 21, 2012.

*** In order to qualify for this position, you MUST qualify for Federal Work-Study. Please email Rita Rosario in Financial Aid (rrosario@fcsl.edu ) to confirm your eligibility BEFORE applying. If you are not federal work study eligible, you will not be considered for this position***

Interested in becoming an Officer in the Air Force, Army or Navy JAG Corps?

Attend the Navy JAG information session and apply for an on-campus informational interview with the Air Force JAG and Army JAG!  There is now only ONE annual deadline to apply for a JAG position with the military, which takes place on November 1, 2012. That means, the next time you will be able to apply won’t be until Nov. 1, 2013.  Scheduling an informational interview with a Captain in the JAG Corp will not only provide you with helpful information on things like what kind of career path you will take, what work you will be doing, and what military life is like, but it will also position you to be ready for the application process. 

We strongly encourage any students or alumni interested in applying to the JAG Corps to apply for an informational interview.  Though it has no weight on your application, it will provide you with a contact in the organization and allow you an opportunity for that all important FIRST IMPRESSION to stand out in the best light possible!  Below are our JAG Corps informational opportunities on Symplicity:

U.S. NAVY JAG INFORMATION SESSION

When: Tuesday, September 18th at Noon-1:00 PM
Where: Room 250
Is this the career for you?
Learn About:
• The benefits of being a Navy JAG
• The application process
• The commissioning process
• Internship opportunities

Pizza and refreshments will be provided for those who RSVP on Symplicity.

OCI: United States Air Force, Judge Advocate General’s Corps

Eligible: Second Semester 1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls, Graduates
Position: Assistant Judge Advocate
Location: Worldwide
Recommended: Be sure to visit http://www.afjag.af.mil/ to review the application process.
Application Material: Resume, Unofficial Transcript, OCI Agreement Form (found in the Document Library on Symplicity)
Application Deadline: 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, September 13, 2012
How to Apply: Submit your application via Symplicity.

OCI: United States Army, Judge Advocate General’s Corps (available on Symplicity on September 3rd) 

Eligible: Second Semester 1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls, Graduates
Position: JAG Corps
Area of Practice: Criminal/Administrative/International
Location: Worldwide
Recommended: Be sure to visit http://www.jagcnet.army.mil/JARO to review the application process.
Application Material: Resume, Unofficial Transcript, OCI Agreement Form (found in the Document Library on Symplicity)
Application Deadline: 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, October 9, 2012
How to Apply: Submit your application via Symplicity.

New Resume Collect Opportunity for Alumni!

Graduates, please read on for a new Resume Collect opportunity! 

Memorial Hospital Jacksonville

Eligible: Graduates
Position: Full-Time Contract Manager
Area of Practice: N/A – this position does not require licensure
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Required Qualifications: Excellent communication skills; desire for an alternative career path; interest in healthcare operations; exceptional writing abilities; high degree of aptitude in contract negotiations and drafting
Preferred Qualifications: Background in accounting strongly preferred; exposure to hospital environment/healthcare field preferred
Application Material: Resume, Cover Letter (addressed to Ms. Jamie McIntyre), OCI Agreement Form
Application Deadline: 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, August 2, 2012
How to Apply: Submit your application via Symplicity

**Please note: Employer may wish to conduct on-campus informational interviews during the week of August 6th.  If applying, please keep in mind that you may be contacted to schedule an informational interview. 

***If you do not submit an OCI Agreement Form with your application materials and it has not been previously submitted on Symplicity, you will not be considered for an OCI/Resume Collect.

New OCI for 2Ls!

2Ls, read on for a new OCI opportunity!

Foley & Lardner

Eligible: 2Ls
Position: Associate
Location: Nationwide offices
Compensation: Varies by Office
Preferred Qualifications: Top academic performance
Application Materials: Resume, Unofficial Transcript, signed OCI Agreement Form (found in the Document Library tab of Symplicity)
Application Deadline: 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 (Interviews will take place on campus on Wednesday, September 9th)
How to Apply: Submit your application materials via Symplicity. Please do not contact the employer directly.

***Please note: If you do not submit your signed OCI Agreement Form with your application materials and it has not been previously submitted on Symplicity, you will not be considered for an OCI.

New OCI for 3Ls!

3Ls, read on for a new OCI opportunity!

Public Defender’s Office, 4th Judicial Circuit

Eligible: 3Ls
Position: Assistant Public Defender
Area of Practice: Criminal Law
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Compensation: $40,500 annually
Preferred Qualifications: Rule 11 Internship; Top 25% of class, Trial Practice
Application Materials: Resume, Cover Letter (addressed to Mr. Razan Farmand), Unofficial Transcript Writing Sample, signed OCI Agreement Form (found in the Document Library tab of Symplicity)
Application Deadline: 11:59 p.m. on August 24, 2012 (Interviews will take place on campus on Friday, September 7th)
How to Apply: Submit your application materials via Symplicity. Please do not contact the employer directly.

***Please note: If you do not submit your signed OCI Agreement Form with your application materials and it has not been previously submitted on Symplicity, you will not be considered for an OCI.  

 

Resume Collect Opportunity for Alumni!

Alumni, please read on for a new Resume Collect opportunity!

Kenny Leigh & Associates

Eligible: Graduates, Bar Members
Position: Associate Attorney
Area of Practice: Family Law
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Required Qualifications: Job experience outside of law school; interest in family law; must be comfortable in a court room setting
Preferred Qualifications: Top 10-15% of class
Application Material: Resume, Unofficial Transcript, OCI Agreement Form
Application Deadline: 11:59 p.m. on Monday, July 23, 2012
How to Apply: Submit your application via Symplicity