There will be a Networking Club meeting on Wednesday, March 20 at 5:15 p.m. in Room 420. This meeting will focus on “How to Work a Room” at a networking event. All students are welcome to attend Networking Club meetings!
Please be sure to RSVP on Symplicity (click on “Events” and then “Networking Clubs”) or e-mail Lisa Crouch at email@example.com if you would like to attend this meeting. If you are unable to attend the Networking Club meeting and would like to schedule an individual counseling session to discuss your target market,schedule an appointment with one of our counselors on Symplicity.
The DC alumni chapter has planned a happy hour while students are home for spring break on Tuesday, March 12th at 6:30 p.m. at Johnny’s Half Shell Restaurant located at 400 N. Capitol Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001. If you are hoping to practice in the DC area and looking to make some connections in the area, this is a great place to start!
Students can RSVP through the Facebook event or online.
There will be a Networking Club meeting on Thursday, February 14th at 5:15 p.m. in Room 400. This meeting will focus on “Informational Meetings – what they are, how to land them, and how to prepare for them.” All students are welcome to attend Networking Club meetings! You will receive invaluable guidance from Career Service Counselors, as wells as other students, as you work together to prepare a network of contacts in your target market. These efforts will culminate with a networking trip to each city – Atlanta, Orlando, and Washington D.C. – to attend an event sponsored by the Career Services Department with the local bar association. Students who participated in Networking Clubs last year gained confidence in their networking abilities and learned how to translate those skills into legal experience and job opportunities.
Please be sure to RSVP on Symplicity (click on “Events” and then “Networking Clubs”) or e-mail Lisa Crouch at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend this meeting.
If you are unable to attend the Networking Club meeting and would like to schedule an individual counseling session to discuss your target market,schedule an appointment with one of our counselors on Symplicity.
Career Week, January 28 – February 1, is a great opportunity to focus on your future career! Join faculty, alumni, and members of the Career Services Department in presentations, break-out sessions, networking, Symplicity Knowledge Bars, the ever-popular State Fair event in the atrium, and more! Wondering where and what to practice? Here is your chance to ask your questions and get some answers and direction. We look forward to seeing you there!
Monday, January 28
Join the CSD counselors for information sessions at the 5th floor knowledge bar:
11:00 AM – Private Practice
1:00 PM – Alternative & In-house Careers
2:00 PM – Government & Public Interest
Tuesday, January 29
12:00 PM – “How to Gain Legal Work Experience” Panel Presentation
Representatives from Pro Bono, Work Study, Externships, Skills Lab, and Clinics will provide information about each program
Break-out sessions for more in-depth information:
10:00 AM – Pro Bono (Room 425)
11:00 AM – Clinics (Room 405)
1:00 PM – Skills Lab (Room 550)
2:00 PM – Community Work Study (Room 465)
3:00 PM – Externships (Room 405)
Wednesday, January 30
Double Coffee Wednesday in the Atrium!
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM & 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Thursday, January 31
State Fair in the Atrium!!
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
A regional informational fair where students can learn about legal communities across the country and network with the faculty who have attended school or worked there.
Friday, February 1
11:00 AM – Symplicity Information Session (5th Floor Knowledge Bar)
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Alumni Relations Destination Event
• Destination Atlanta – Room 505
• Destination DC – Room 510
• Destination NYC – Room 520
• Destination SC/Charlotte – Room 555
• Destination Panhandle (Tallahassee and Pensacola) – Room 560
• Destination Orlando/Miami/Tampa/Jacksonville – Room 565
Attention all students and alumni who will be in Atlanta for the holidays! The Atlanta Alumni Chapter invites all Coastal Law alumni, current students and their guests to a holiday social on Saturday, January 5 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Shout in Midtown.
Appetizers will be provided and alumni and students will receive a complimentary drink ticket. RSVP by January 4 online or through the Atlanta Alumni Chapter Facebook group.
Shout is located at 1197 Peachtree Street Northeast Atlanta, GA 30361.
The next Networking Club meeting will be on Wednesday, November 28th at 5:15 p.m. in Room 555 . This meeting will focus on “Researching Your Target Market.” All students are welcome to attend Networking Club meetings so mark your calendar for the meeting on November 28th!
If you are unable to attend the Networking Club meeting and would like to schedule an individual counseling session to discuss your target market, schedule an appointment with one of our counselors on Symplicity.
The Friends of 440 Scholarship Fund, Inc. is a local 501(c)(3) charitable organization whose membership is comprised of attorneys, doctors, insurance adjusters, Judges of Compensation Claims, claims administrators, rehabilitation providers and others whose primary employment is connected within Florida’s Workers’ Compensation system. Throughout the year, members of the organization raise scholarship funds to aid students who lack the economic ability to continue their education beyond high school or to further their college education. Since 1991, the organization has awarded 651 scholarships that total $1,322,425, which has been used to assist qualified college students achieve their educational goals.
Heather Byrer, Esq. and Blake Hood, Esq., partners at Boyd & Jenerette, are hosting a fundraiser on behalf of Friends of 440 on Tuesday, December 4th. They have offered reduced admission to FCSL students for this event. Please see the flyer below for more information on this fabulous networking opportunity!
The Young Lawyers Section of the Jacksonville Bar Association invites you to The Afternoon At The Courthouse on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The event will be held in Courtroom 407. There will be a happy hour following the program at Zodiac Bar and Grill. Best of all, Afternoon At The Courthouse is ABSOLUTELY FREE! This year’s program will feature:
- A Mock Hearing and Q & A session featuring 3 local judges;
- Practicing with Professionalism and Integrity by Judge Gary Flower;
- Presentations on how to interact with Judicial Assistants and Court Reporters;
- The History and Future of the Duval County Courthouse; and
- A Guided Tour of the Courthouse.
In addition, the Young Lawyers Section has applied for CLE CREDIT that will be at no cost to you! Please contact Eric Roberson at (904) 858-3211 or Shea Moser at (904) 356-1306 to RSVP or for more information.
For the 7th year, the CSD will be hosting an event exclusive to 1Ls called “The Starting Line” in the Atrium on Thursday, November 15th from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Attorneys from the academic, corporate, judicial, government/public interest, private practice and alternative sectors will be in attendance to visit with students in a table talk format regarding their careers, areas of practice, and the hiring criteria used by their specific firms/organizations.
Please note that this event is not designed as a venue for employer recruitment. Rather, The Starting Line is an educational event for 1Ls, which we hope will demonstrate the versatility of the Juris Doctor degree and provide you with an opportunity to speak with a diverse group of attorneys about their own career paths in the law. Business dress is required and your resume will serve as your ticket for entry. Make sure to drop off your resume to our CSD staff and do not bring one with you into the event! For more information about what to wear and bring, visit our website at http://fcsl.edu/startingline. All 1Ls must RSVP on Symplicity by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 13th. Remember that all students are already registered in the Symplicity system, you simply need to log in using your regular FCSL login information. We look forward to seeing 1Ls on Thursday for this fun and informative event!