Category Archives: Presentations

2015 EQUAL JUSTICE WORKS FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION WEBINAR

The 2015 Equal Justice Works Fellowship application will be open from July 7, 2014 to September 17, 2014.

The webinar will be held on Wednesday, May 21 at 2 pm.  

The Equal Justice Works Fellowship Program is very competitive, receiving hundreds of applications each year for approximately 60 fellowship slots. To be considered, you must be a qualified and passionate lawyer who has developed a new and innovative legal project that can impact lives and serve communities in desperate need of legal assistance. We will cover how to prepare and complete a successful application. This presentation is intended for law students and recent graduates interested in pursuing a public interest legal career as well as law school professionals who advise students on fellowship and other public interest career opportunities.

To register for the webinar, please click the link below.

Webinar: Creating a Successful Application for an Equal Justice Works Fellowship

This webinar will also be offered on June 18, July 16, and August 13. Information about registering for these sessions will be available on the EJW website soon.

If you have questions about Equal Justice Works Fellowships, please visit their website or contact fellowships@equaljusticeworks.org.

Depending on funding, EJW provides between 45-55 two-year fellowships annually. Fellows receive a competitive salary, generous loan repayment assistance, connections to their prominent sponsors and leaders of the private and public interest bars, participation in trainings, and additional support during their two-year tenure.

Compliance Panel on January 30th!

Compliance is a hot area for those interested in nontraditional legal careers.  In fact, many employers are actively recruiting attorneys and JD’s for compliance roles.  On Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 12:00-1:15 p.m. in Room 550 we will have a panel ofRSVP esteemed compliance attorneys discussing this hot topic and the growth of compliance positions in the legal industry.  The panelists include:

Moderator:
Kristine Cherek, Esq.
Visiting Assistant Professor
Florida Coastal School of Law

Panelists:

Monique Brown, Esq.
Corporate Compliance, Privacy & Risk Counsel
Fidelity National Information Services

John J. Price, Esq.
Global Litigation & Compliance Counsel
CEVA Logistics

Anna Shea, Esq.
Corporate Compliance & Privacy Counsel
Fidelity National Information Services

If you are interested in learning more about compliance and networking with professionals in the field, RSVP on Symplicity or send an email to careerservices@fcsl.edu to reserve your spot.  Lunch and drinks will be provided to those who RSVP!

NALP & EJW – Free Summer Job Search webinar series for students and CSO professionals

Public Interest Summer Job Search Webinars 

This free two-part webinar series, co-sponsored byWebinar 1 NALP and Equal Justice Works, provides both law students and CSO professionals with insight on the key elements of the summer public interest job application process. Attorneys with years of application review experience highlight what you should and shouldn’t do; explain how and why public interest application materials may substantively differ from law firm materials; and explore the dynamics of personal interactions in interviews and networking situations.

The Summer Public Interest Job Search Part I – Best Practices in Drafting Cover Letters and Resumes
Thursday, January 23 at 2:00 ET
https://www2.gotogeeting.com/register/488502650

The Summer Public Interest Job Search Part II – Best Practices in Interviewing and In-person Networking
Friday, January 24 at 2:00 ET
https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/462203130 

 

Blackstone Legal Fellowship Informational Webinar

The Blackstone Legal Fellowship is a prestigious, nine-week summer internship program designed to train future legal scholars, litigators, policy makers, and judges, and is unlike any other opportunity available to Christian law students. What makes Blackstone unique?

  • Blackstone interns gather for two weeks at the beginning of the summer for intensive training in constitutional jurisprudence, natural law, history, and effective advocacy, taught by prominent legal scholars from around the country.
  • Each intern then participates in a six-week field internship that is individually selected to advance each intern’s career objectives. Placements include government entities, law firms, policy groups, and public interest legal organizations, both domestic and international.
  • The summer concludes with a week of career development training led by top litigators, jurists, and other legal professionals.
  • Upon completion of the program, interns will have the opportunity to join the Fellowship and have access to a dedicated career services team, additional training opportunities, and a broad alumni network that is available throughout their professional careers.

Blackstone is entering its 15th year, and has trained over 1,300 law students. These alumni are now working in major law firms and prominent government offices, teaching at top law schools, and clerking at every level of the state and federal judiciary systems.

Admission to Blackstone is highly competitive. Those selected for participation are provided airfare, lodging, materials, and a $6,300 scholarship.  See the attached flyer for details on how to join the webinar.

www.blackstonelegalfellowship.org

Blackstone Informational Webinar – Nov 19

 

eLawyering and the Future of Legal Work presentation on Tuesday!

Center for Law Practice Technology

eLawyering and the Future of Legal Work

Tuesday, November 5, 2013
12:00 – 12:45 pm
Florida Coastal School of Law
Room: 250

presented by

FCSL Career Services Department
FCSL Center for Law Practice Technology
and
The American Bar Association eLawyering Task Force
www.elawyering.com
(Law Practice Management Section) 

eLawyering is doing legal work – not just marketing it – over the Web.  Pioneering practitioners have found dramatic new ways to communicate and collaborate with clients and other lawyers, produce documents, settle disputes, interact with courts, and manage legal knowledge.  There are exciting initiatives underway now that deserve attention by all lawyers – present and future. 

The legal profession is being disrupted from without and from within.  To be successful in the coming era, lawyers will need to know how to practice over the Web, manage client relationships in cyberspace, and offer “virtual” legal services.  

Come hear about the knowledge and skills you need to prosper in the years ahead and the new legal technology and law practice management courses to be offered by the Center for Legal Technology at Florida Coastal School of Law.

This is a 35 minute presentation on the Center’s Program and how its courses lead to new careers preparing students for 21st century law practice.  There will be the opportunity for students to ask questions about the Center and the courses.

Presenter:

Pizza and drinks will be provided to those who RSVP on the Events tab of Symplicity or email careerservices@fcsl.edu!Digital-Lawyer.com

Learn How to be Great at Networking!

Did you know that based on historical data collected each year, approximately 70% of Florida Coastal graduates find their first job after law school as a result of networking?Networking 3

Join the CSD on Thursday, October 31st at 12:00 PM in Room 465 to learn the basics of networking and how it will help with your job search.  Lunch and refreshments will be served to those who RSVP!

RSVP on the Events tab of Symplicity or send an email to careerservices@fcsl.edu.