Category Archives: Presentations

The Career Services Department Presents Career Week!

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 inyour career 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

Informational Meetings for In-House Clinics and Externships

AdvisorsDo you want to learn how to earn credit while gaining valuable practical experience and improving your post-graduate employment opportunities?

Then be sure to attend one of the following meetings regarding In-House Clinics and Externships:

January 22 at Noon in Room 525
January 24 at 5:00 PM in Room 465
January 25 at Noon in Room 515
January 29 at 3:00 in Room 405

It is very important that you attend one of these meetings if you are interested in taking advantage of our many opportunities, especially in the summer!  Please direct questions to Professor Ada Hammond at

Special Alumni Webinar: Electronic Job Search Resources, Postings and More!

The Career Services Department understands that electronic resources are an important part of your job search.  December’s webinar on Thursday, December 20th from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. (EST), “Electronic Job Search Resources, Postings and More!” presented by FCSL alum and Career Counselor, Ray Adams, is the last installment of the 2012 Alumni Webinar series and will focus on the different resources that you can use in your job search.  We will cover everything from writing into firms to job posting websites.  

As always, there will be time for questions and answers at the conclusion of the presentation. Details are below and you can register by following this link:  If you have questions or suggestions for future webinar topics, please send them to Ray Adams at

2012 Afternoon at the Courthouse

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.

Skills Labs Information Session

On Tuesday, November 13th at 1:00-2:00 p.m. in Room 455, Professor Ada Hammond will hold an information session on skills labs offered at Coastal Law.  A skills lab is a course in which students work closely on live client cases with a professor who is a Florida Bar licensed full-time or adjunct faculty member.  Because the faculty and staff at Coastal Law, as well as those in the legal community locally and beyond, believe it is important for students to have law-related experience while in school, we encourage at least one live client experience before graduating from law school.  Skills Labs available: Wills & Estates; Education Law; Interviewing & Counseling; Mediation; Unemployment Compensation Claims and Appeals; Florida Appellate Law; Wrongful Convictions; Juvenile Law and Veteran’s Benefits Claims.

Please R.S.V.P. on Symplicity to attend this information session and learn more about the skills labs.  Lunch will be served to those who R.S.V.P. by 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday!

Special Alumni Webinar: Small Firm Hiring

Alumni: Did you know the majority of Florida Coastal graduates begin their legal careers in small law firms (less than 10 attorneys)?

On Tuesday, November 13th at 12:00-1:00 (EST) the Career Services Department will present “Small Firm Hiring” by Lisa Sigman Crouch, Esq.  In this installment of the CSD Alumni Webinar Series, Lisa, a former partner in the Orlando law firm of Sigman, Sigman, Notari & Sigman will discuss what small firms look for in new hires and how you can best position yourself for a career in a small law firm.  Additionally, Lisa will discuss interviewing, small firm salaries and what you can expect as a new-hire in a small firm.  There will be time for questions and answers at the conclusion of the presentation.

You can register for this webinar by clicking the following link .

If you have questions that you would like Lisa to address or suggestions for future webinar topics, please email them to Ray Adams at

Diann Catlin Presents: How to Make a Room Work for You

Want to learn how to work a room at a professional or social event? Don’t know what to say at a networking function? Then come to this informational session presented by respected professional Diann Catlin on Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 12:00-1:15 p.m. in Room 425 where you will get tips from establishing a conversation to ending it and leaving a favorable impression on those that matter.

This is the CSD’s last presentation of the semester, so don’t miss out! Pizza and drinks will be provided to those students that R.S.V.P. Remember, all students can now R.S.V.P. on Symplicity. Make sure to reserve your spot today!

1L CSD Orientation

First Semester 1Ls, your Career Services Orientation is quickly approaching on November 1st and 6th!  In order to schedule an appointment with one of our counselors, you must attend this mandatory Orientation.  During Orientation, you will be introduced to the CSD team, learn about the 1L event we hold in mid-November exclusively for your class called “The Starting Line,”  as well as find out about the timeline for taking the CSD Curriculum and accessing Symplicity.  We will also provide you with the all-important CSD Handbook, an extremely handy resource throughout your law school career.  Session days are listed as follows and all take place from Noon to 1:00 p.m. with lunch provided

Thursday, November 1
Section A – Room 365
Section B – Room 425
Section C – Room 465

Tuesday, November 6
Section D – Room 455
Section E – Room 250
Section F – Room 550

If you have a conflict with your scheduled Orientation time, please contact to reschedule.

Professionalism Advice for New Lawyers

Do you want insider secrets to success from the employer’s perspective?  Don’t miss out on your chance to learn what to do and what to avoid when entering the legal profession.  Florida Coastal alum, Rob Riva, with Holland & Knight, will be on campus on Thursday, October 25 at Noon-1:15 pm in Room 550 to provide insider information on being a professional.  From successfully navigating the office holiday party, to correcting emails sent to the wrong person, to preventing Facebook mishaps … learn how to avoid all kinds of traps for new attorneys.  This lively presentation full of information and advice about being a professional is not one to miss this semester.

This presentation has been approved for 1 CPE Credit.  RSVP on Symplicity to reserve your spot.  Pizza and refreshments will be provided to those who RSVP