eLawyering and the Future of Legal Work
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
12:00 – 12:45 pm
Florida Coastal School of Law
FCSL Career Services Department
FCSL Center for Law Practice Technology
The American Bar Association eLawyering Task Force
(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.
Pizza and drinks will be provided to those who RSVP on the Events tab of Symplicity or email email@example.com!
RSVP by Monday, October 28th at 3:00 p.m.!
The ABA Business Law Section offers two outstanding initiatives specifically for law students. Please consider taking advantage of these opportunities to gain a unique and rewarding experience and earn some extra cash.
2014 Mendes Hershman Student Writing Contest
This highly regarded student writing contest is in its 28th year. Law students writing on a business law subject of general and current interest have the opportunity to win up to $2,500 and a paid trip to the Section Spring Meeting in Los Angeles, CA.
Visit our website for more details regarding the contest requirements and to download a 2014 submission entry form. Submissions are due January 10, 2014.
2014 Business Law Section Diversity Clerkship Program
Up to 9 law students from diverse backgrounds are placed in summer business court clerkships around the country. Students will gain invaluable experience and the opportunity to build their network. They will also receive a stipend to cover living expenses for the duration of the 8-week clerkship.
Visit our website for more details regarding the applicant criteria and application process or view the application in the attached document. The application Deadline is Friday, December 27, 2013.
Please contact Lauren Shores at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-988-6398 with any questions.
2014 Business Law Section Diversity Clerkship Program Application
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?
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 email@example.com.
The ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty is seeking motivated law student interns to apply for stipends available for the Summer 2014 Program.
The Program will pay a $2,500 stipend to three law school students who spend the summer months working for a bar association or legal services program designed to prevent homelessness or assist homeless or indigent clients or their advocates. The Legal Internship Program will provide much-needed legal assistance to organizations serving the under-represented and give students direct experience in a public interest forum. Through this, it aims both to help homeless clients and to encourage careers in the law that further the goals of social justice. Students must already have a position offered, contingent on funding, from a qualified organization.
This fellowship is open to all law students and first year law students are encouraged to apply.
All applications must be received by Monday, March 31, 2014. Early submissions are welcome. The complete application can be found here. For more information about this fellowship, visit the website at: http://www.americanbar.org/groups/public_services/homelessness_poverty/john_j_curtin_jr_fellowship1.html.
Due to last minute submissions, there are still a few Spring credit-bearing Externship opportunities available for a limited time! They are:
- Federal Public Defender’s Office
- Main Street America
- Second Harvest
View these externship opportunities on Symplicity under the “Externships” shortcut link on the homepage or click on the Jobs tab and be sure to get your application materials in order before Thursday, October 31st!
Do you want to sharpen your interviewing skills? Then don’t miss this Interviewing Workshop on Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 12:00-1:15 p.m. in Room 250. Your resume can get you in the door, but it takes a successful interview to get the job. Learn how to effectively prepare for job interviews as well as strategies and techniques for making the right impression during the interview.
RSVP on Symplicity or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 9:00 a.m. on the 17th to reserve your spot. Lunch and drinks will be provided to those who RSVP!
The mission of Second Harvest North Florida is to distribute food and grocery products to hungry people and to educate the public about the causes and possible solutions to problems of domestic hunger.
APPLICATION MATERIALS: Resume; Unofficial Transcript; Writing Sample; Experiential Learning Agreement Form (can be found on Symplicity’s document library)
REQUIREMENTS: Interest in logistics, transportation, and food; 2L or 3L students
DUTIES: The anticipated work of the selected extern is to be involved in operational aspects of the organization. Students will assist with regulatory and compliance matters, review and analyze contracts, draft memorandums, assist with warehouse logistics, transportation, and operational management. Issues may include food safety and the recall process.
Address Cover Letter to: Dear Sir or Madam:
Applications DUE OCTOBER 14, 2013
Questions? Contact the CSD at email@example.com or 680-7744.
The Department of Children and Families, Children’s Legal Services (CLS) will be on campus on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 12:00 in Room 560 for an information session open to all students. Tricia Meisner and Jennifer Maes will discuss how CLS came to exist out of the Department of Children and Families, how to apply for CLS openings and what they look for in candidates. Bring your lunch and learn about this public interest organization that has a large presence throughout Florida!
RSVP on Symplicity or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you plan to attend!