Looking for a place to network? Be sure to attend the first Tee Off Downtown (http://www.teeoffdowntown.com/) this Friday, May 3rd. It will be a fun night with live music, great food and various golf activities at the Jacksonville Shipyards to kick off The PLAYERS week. The event will run from 4:00 PM – 10:30 PM. There will be on-site parking, a food truck fare and a full cash bar. Etiquette expert, Diann Catlin, will be making an appearance and is always willing to help anyone looking for networking advice. Tickets can be purchased via the website mentioned above!
Please note: Lunch will be provided (not pizza!), so you must RSVP on Symplicity or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, April 17th at 4:00 p.m. RSVPs will be capped at 150 students for the LIVE presentation in Room 550. Please note, food will be provided only to those who RSVP!! If you RSVP and are later unable to attend, please e-mail email@example.com to let us know and give another student your spot.
On Thursday, January 26, 2012 from 1:30 PM through 4:30 PM Florida Coastal School of Law will host the JBA Continuing Legal Education Program with a presentation entitled, “Running Your Own Firm? Essentials You Need to Know about Trust Accounts and Liability Issues”. Attorney & Paralegal Credits 3.0 CLER Hours Applied for with The Florida Bar.
1:30 – 2:20pm Title: Trust Account-Ability!
Presentation to cover: Specific accounting records attorneys need to maintain • How to open a IOTA Trust Account and determine if the financial institution is qualified • How to maintain physical property (other than cash) to be held in trust for the client • How to handle client dispute regarding the funds/property held in trust • The perils of delegation (the attorney can delegate duties but not responsibility) • Examples of inadequate trust accounting and reporting (and the potential consequences) • What the attorney needs to do to maintain accurate records and suggested internal controls • How the bank can add value in information reporting in terms of how statements are received (paper, email or file upload) and backup reporting in the event of an audit • How a bank can assist in protecting Trust accounts against unauthorized transactions and monitoring
2:30 – 3:20pm Liability Issues: How to Reduce Your Risk of Law Suit
A discussion on how to reduce your risk of a malpractice lawsuit. Lawyers risk being sued every time they provide legal services. Even if you have not made a mistake, a client may file a lawsuit alleging malpractice. Although you cannot control whether a lawsuit is filed against you, you can minimize your risk.
3:30 – 4:20pm Panel Discussion: The Do’s and Don’ts of Running Your Law Firm
Discussion will cover various questions on running a law firm: Starting a law firm • Law Firm administration • Hiring staff and associates • How to find the right fit for your firm • Partnership issues • Closing a law firm
4:30pm Happy Hour: Sponsored by Jacksonville Bank
Oak Grove Building, Room 145
Calling all students and alumni who will be in Atlanta for the holidays! The Atlanta Alumni Chapter invites all Coastal Law alumni, current students and their guests to a holiday social on Saturday, December 17 from 5-7 p.m. at Shout in Midtown.
Appetizers will be provided and alumni and students will receive two complimentary drink tickets. RSVP by December 15 online or by calling Lauren Kelly at 904.256.1123. For more information about this social and other events, visit the Alumni & Friends page on the FCSL website or click here.
The Washington, D.C. alumni chapter invites all Coastal Law alumni, current students and their guests to a holiday social and Toys for Tots fundraiser on Friday, December 16 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Uno’s Chicago Grill at Union Station.
Everyone is asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to Toys for Tots.
A cash bar will be offered and anyone donating a toy to Toys for Tots will receive a complimentary drink ticket. To find out more information about this event or to RSVP, click here. Attendees must RSVP by December 14 online or by calling Lauren Kelly at 904.256.1123.
Time: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM