Spring credit-bearing Externship opportunities with corporations, public interest employers and government entities are now available for a limited time! A few examples of unique Spring externship opportunities available for 2Ls and 3Ls with a low number of applicants thus far include:
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
North Florida Public Land Trust
Public Defender’s Office – multiple locations
State Attorney’s Office – multiple locations
Three Rivers Legal Services
U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development
Log onto Symplicity for all the latest opportunities and be sure to get your application materials in order before Friday, October 11th!
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. Check out this recent New York Law Journal article reporting on the growth of compliance positions in the legal industry.
If you are interested in learning more about compliance and networking with professionals in the field, please RSVP for the upcoming meeting of the Northeast Florida Compliance & Ethics Group. The Group will be hosting two veteran third-party risk experts – Jeff Weiss, NAVEX GLOBAL Director of Strategic Accounts,and Bill Hauserman, NAVEX GLOBAL Third-Party Risk Management Solutions. The presentation, “Ignorance is Not Bliss: What You Don’t Know about Third-Parties and Agents Can Hurt You!” will address an emerging trend of third party risk across the supply chain, legal and ethics, and compliance fields
The meeting will be held on September 5th from 3:30pm – 5:00pm at Brooks Hospital located at 3599 University Blvd. South, Jacksonville, Florida 32216 (Please park in Main Lot A, enter the Hospital Main Lobby at the Southeast corner of Beach Blvd. and University Blvd. South, and the receptionist will direct you to Assembly Room 2).
If you plan to attend,you must RSVP to Andrea Fourman (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 5pm on Thursday, August 22nd!
If you aspire to work in-house, one of the best things that you can do now, in addition to internships and externships, is to stay current on issues relevant to in-house lawyers. Check out InsideCounsel and the law.com network’s Corporate Counsel. Both websites allow you to register for free email alerts that deliver the latest news and trends affecting the in-house counsel world directly to your inbox. On the InsideCounsel website, click the eNewsletter tab at the top to sign up for email alerts. To register for the Corporate Counsel alerts, click the alert icon on the law.com homepage. Also, check out the ABA’s list of in-house counsel blogs.
As the summer winds down, take some time to review these resources and learn more about working in-house to determine whether it is a path you want to pursue. In addition to checking Symplicity regularly for job opportunities, check out goinhouse.com for in-house attorney job postings. Goinhouse.com includes entry level positions and internships.
We will now be hosting ONE blog for all of your CSD needs! We are consolidating each of our separate blogs into Career Crossroads. Now, everything you need to know about Diversity, Private Practice, Alternative Careers, Government & Public Interest and anything else related to your career will be hosted on this blog. Simply use the appropriate tag at the bottom of each post to select your interest. For example, when you’re searching for a job in alternative careers, scroll to the right-hand side of the blog under the Categories header, click on “Job Opportunity” and then click “Alternative Careers” under the Tags header. Your preferences will sort based on your selections.