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Top 10 Social Media Blunders to Avoid While Seeking Legal Employment

Social media is great for connecting with friends or staying up-to-date with the news, butSocial Networking there is a fine line between personal and professional social media use. PSJD Fellow, Ashley Matthews, breaks down the top ten social media blunders while you are searching for a job. Don’t forget, many employers check a candidate’s social media accounts before making an offer!

10. Lying about qualifications

9. Highlighting bad communication skills

8. Highlighting bad work behavior

7. Being indiscreet

6. Unprofessional profile photos

To read the full article and find out the top 5 blunders, you can catch Ashley Matthew’s article here (Top 10 Social Media Blunders ).

Southeastern Minority Job Fair (SEMJF)

Registration for SEMJF will begin on April 2, 2014 and will end on April 18, 2014. Students can register on Symplicity at https://law-fcsl-csm.symplicity.com/surveys/SEMJF_Registration14.

Registration is FREE! On May 15th, students will  be able to view the list of employers SEMJF Symplicityparticipating and will be able to apply for opportunities on SEMJF Symplicity. Only students selected to interview with employers or as an alternate are allowed to attend the job fair.

Registration includes providing the following information:
• First, Middle, and Last Name
• Email Address
• Graduation Date
• Class Year: 1L, 2L, 3L

Job Fair Details

When:  Friday, July 25  & Saturday, July 26, 2014
Where: Hyatt Regency Suites Perimeter Northwest in Marietta, Georgia

Should you have additional questions, feel free to contact Amber Donley at ardonley@fcsl.edu.

Clinics Are Still Accepting Applications!

Have you received your Notice of Registrant Clearance?job_openings

Will you have completed 48 credit hours by the beginning of summer?

Are you looking for legal experience this summer?

If you answered yes to all three questions, check out the below listings on Symplicity (under job postings).

The clinics listed below are still taking applicants for the summer! This is a great way to get real legal work experience!

-          Family Law Clinic (posting #7940)

-          Criminal Defense Clinic (posting #7942)

For questions about applications, please see Career Services. If you have specific questions about the clinics, please see Professor Tuttle (Family Law Clinic) or Professor Ragsdale (Criminal Defense Clinic).

Law School Admission Council (LSAC) Diversity Committee Writing Competition

Law School Admission Council (LSAC) is now accepting entries for its first Diversity Committee Writing Competition.  A winner will be selected from each class (1L, 2L and 3/4L) and each winner will receive a $5,000.00 cash prize. 

Submissions must be received by 5:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, May 1, 2014.  Details are included in the attached memo (LSAC Writing Competition Memo).

Sarasota County Bar Association Diversity Scholarship Program

The Sarasota County Bar Association in partnership with the Community Foundation of Sarasota County is accepting applications for its Diversity Scholarship Program to provide scholarships of up to $5,000 to qualified law students of diverse backgrounds. Students are selected from Florida law schools by the SCBA Diversity Committee. Click on the link to view the Diversity Scholarship Program brochure.

Eligibility is based on need, merit and qualifying criteria. Candidates interview with area law firms and/or governmental agencies that have agreed to employ the students for 10-week summer internships. Once approved, successful applications are referred to the Community Foundation who awards the scholarship to the student’s law school to further his/her legal education.

The Diversity Committee is available to provide information about housing for students that do not have ties to the community.  To learn more and obtain an application, visit http://www.sarasotabar.com/ or http://www.cfsarasota.org/. You can also obtain a copy of the application below. If you have questions, feel free to contact Amber Williams at arwilliams@fcsl.edu.  Applications are due by March 1, 2014.

SCBAR-Application 2013-14

Want to know more about Compliance?

Didn’t get enough at last Thursday’s compliance panel or just intrigued to learn more about this hot topic?  Check out this recent InsideCompliance Counsel article reporting on the importance of compliance issues in the corporate world. 

You can also check out this article from Corporate Counsel on why one should consider compliance if seeking in-house positions.  You will need a

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