Please note: This presentation is now FULL! Please e-mail us at email@example.com to be placed on the waiting list. Food will be provided only to those who RSVP!! If you RSVP and are later unable to attend, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know and give another student your spot.
William “Bill” Flannery is the Country’s foremost expert on law firm business development and sales and his WJF Institute in Austin, Texas has hosted partners from many of country’s most well-respected law firms. The WJF Institute’s primary focus is client development and client relationship management, law firm marketing and marketing support programs. The WJF Institute also trains lawyers and provides related consulting services in substantive legal skills, law firm management and leadership. In addition to his work with the WJF Institute, Bill has been a member of the ABA’s Law School Curriculum Committee and lectured in law schools, graduate and undergraduate schools in the United States and overseas on strategic planning, technology and marketing. Bill has published numerous articles on marketing, technology and law firm management in law journals and legal publications. More information on Bill and the WJF Institute can be found at www.wjfinstitute.com.
If you’re interested in working in the public interest sector and want to learn more from professionals in the field, this panel coming up on Tuesday, February 26th at 12:00-1:15 p.m. in Room 550 is the perfect presentation for you! This presentation will feature local panelists discussing their fields and the work that they do. Panelists will include:
Moderator: Professor Robert Horstein
- Kyle Kelley – Wounded Warrior Project
- Jim Kowalski – Jacksonville Area Legal Aid
- Christine Meyer – Guardian Ad Litem
- Tricia Misner – Department of Children and Families
- Erica Shaffor – Three Rivers Legal Services
Don’t miss this panel if you are interested in learning about public interest and networking with the panelists! Pizza and drinks will be provided! RSVP on Symplicity or if you are a first-semester 1L, send an email to Career Services at email@example.com (no need to RSVP in both places!).
We’ve all heard about the pitfalls of social networking, but do you know how to use social networking to your advantage in your job search? On Thursday, February 21st at 12:00 p.m. in Room 525, the Career Services Department will host a social networking workshop. By now, you know all about the “don’ts” of social networking – this presentation will focus on the “do’s.” Join us to learn how to create an effective profile on LinkedIn and how to research and engage with prospective employers through LinkedIn, Twitter, and yes, even Facebook. This presentation will cover the basics for those just getting started and will provide insight on the latest tips, tricks, and trends to improve your odds in today’s job market.
Pizza and refreshments will be served! RSVP through Symplicity or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the Career Services Department on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 12:00 P.M. in Room 550 for a Resume Workshop. CSD Counselor Ray Adams will review what makes a legal resume stand out and how to get noticed (in a good way) among the sea of applicants! Get answers to questions such as:
- How long should a resume be?
- What is the difference between a business resume and a legal resume?
- Should I include every job I’ve had on my resume?
- What are employers really looking for on a resume?
- What should I omit from my resume?
Stay a step ahead of your competition and learn some new tips. Even if you think your resume is perfect, a quick refresher is always a great idea! Make sure to bring your computer to work on your resume while you learn!
Pizza and refreshments will be served. RSVP through Symplicity or First Semester 1Ls can send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Come hear John Daly, President of the South Florida Alumni Association, talk about the South Florida/Miami job market on Monday, February 11th at 12:00 in Room 570! This is your chance to get information on the job market and ask any questions you may have about finding a job in South Florida.
RSVP to Lauren Griffith at firstname.lastname@example.org in the Alumni Relations Department.
Then you need to attend the Family Law Panel on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 from Noon to 1:15 in Room 550! The panelists will discuss the challenges, opportunities, typical problems and tasks of lawyers practicing in the area of Family Law. Among other topics, the panelists will explain:
- The types of cases they handle
- The skills and personality traits that are helpful in practicing Family Law
- The opportunities that they have to go to court
- The professional organizations that a student can join to meet family law lawyers
- The traits that a Family Law firm would look for in hiring a law clerk or an associate
- The rewarding and challenging aspects of practicing family law
The moderator will be Associate Dean Cynthia Irvin and the panelists will include:
- Kim Martyn - Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Deputy Director
- David Garfinkel - GrayRobinson, P.A.
- Matthew Hunt – Hunt Green & James
- Ian Hurley - Stone Lockett
Pizza and refreshments will be served to those who RSVP. RSVP on Symplicity or if you are a first semester 1L, send an e-mail to Career Services at email@example.com.
You have three opportunities to do so! Join officers from Marine JAG on Monday, February 25th to learn all about life and a career in the Marine JAG Corps! Your questions are welcome during this informational session. Learn about:
- Benefits of being a Marine JAG
- The application process
- The commissioning process
- Internship opportunities and more!
Come to an open information session in Room 420 at 10:00-10:30 a.m. or 2:00-2:30 p.m. or stop by their table in the Atrium at Noon on February 25th! The Marine JAG Corps doesn’t visit our campus often, so be sure to take advantage of this rare opportunity!!
FACT: A judicial clerkship is one of the BEST possible legal experiences.
Want to know more? Come learn all about judicial clerkships on Tuesday, February 5th at 12:00 p.m. in Room 550 from those who have the insights. Join moderator, The Honorable Marcia Morales Howard, from the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida as well previous federal law clerks, judicial externs, and a Trial Court Staff Attorney for an informative panel discussing the benefits of judicial clerkships. Questions to be addressed include the length of clerkships, how to apply, what qualifications are needed, and MORE!
Pizza and refreshments will be served to those who RSVP. RSVP through Symplicity or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Honorable Marcia Morales Howard
United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
Former clerk to The Honorable Harvey E. Schlesinger
Director, Judicial Staff Attorney’s Office, Duval County
Career law clerk to The Honorable Harvey E. Schlesinger
Brandy Natalzia – (Class of 2013)
Former 5th DCA Judicial Extern, and former Judicial Extern for Judge Howard
Two Career-Building Opportunities Coming Soon!
1. Get answers to your career questions! Experienced ABA lawyers offer career pointers during “ABA CareerLineLIVE!” from 5 – 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 7. This virtual one-on-one, sponsored by the ABA Young Lawyers Division and LexisNexis, is FREE to ABA members so register now. (LINK – http://abacareerlinelive.eventbrite.com/)
Registration closes January 31; 200 participants will be contacted by February 4. If you are contacted, you will receive additional information from the ABA and a call from an attorney between 5-7 p.m. ET on February 7.
Not an ABA member? Learn how you might win a FREE ABA membership, courtesy of LexisNexis, beginningMonday, January 21, 2013!
2. Prepare for a professional position! Starting in February, LexisNexis offers Think Like A Lawyer 2013, a program that will prepare you to:
- Research cost-effectively for any employer and their clients.
- Become Professional Research Certified to prove that you’re ready on day one.
Earn Rewards, Too: Up to 2,300 LexisNexis® Rewards points and entry for a $250 J.Crew Gift Card at your school. Check lexisnexis.com/lawschool in mid-February for more information
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