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Career Services Has a New Name!

changeThe Career Services Department will now be known as the Center for Professional Development or CPD.  This is in line with the other consortium schools and better reflects the comprehensive nature of the work handled by our department at Coastal. The CPD prepares students for the world of legal work throughout the student’s academic career and beyond.

Alumni Chapter Holiday Socials

The South Carolina, Washington, D.C. and Atlanta alumni chapters have finalized their 2013Holiday bells-14 holiday events and invite you to attend!  All students, alumni and their guests are welcome.  Please RSVP via the attached links if you plan to be there.  These are great networking opportunities!

  • Wednesday, December 18 at 5-8 p.m.: South Carolina Alumni/Student Holiday Party at The Phipps Law Firm in Mt. Pleasant.  RSVP here.
  • Friday, January 3 at 6-8:30 p.m.: Washington, D.C. Alumni/Student Holiday Party at Johnny’s Half Shell.  RSVP here.
  • Saturday, January 4 at 6-8 p.m.: Atlanta Alumni/Student Holiday Party at Gordon Biersch Brewery in Buckhead.  RSVP here.

If you would like to join any of the Alumni Chapter Facebook groups, please visit the alumni chapter directory and contact Alumni Relations Manager, Lauren Griffith at lgriffith@fcsl.edu with questions.  See where our FCSL graduates practice throughout the United States by viewing the alumni map.  You can also connect with graduates by logging into your LinkedIn homepage and clicking “Network” then “Find Alumni” on the top navigation bar.  You can then search by practice area or city/state.  Additionally, students can connect with graduates through the Coastal Connect Online Directory.

Army/Navy JAG Corps Joint Presentation!

We are excited to announce that on Friday, September 13th at 1:30 p.m. in Room 425 an Army Man in U.s. Marine Corps Uniform Saluting American FlagJAG Corps officer as well as a Navy JAG Corps officer will conduct a joint information session for all students interested in learning about careers and internship opportunities in JAG.

This is a very rare chance to listen to two military JAG Corps representatives speak to students together and an especially great opportunity for first semester 1Ls to learn all about jobs and life in the JAG Corps and speak one-on-one with officers working in the field. You will also have an opportunity to ask questions in an informal setting.

RSVP on Symplicity or if you are a First Semester 1Ls to careerservices@fcsl.edu and let us know you’ll be joining us!

We’re Consolidating the CSD Blogs!

your careerWe 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. 

Questions about the blog?  Contact Abby Lee at alee@fcsl.edu.

Networking Event: Tee Off Downtown

Looking for a place to network?  Be sure to attend the first Tee Off DowntownTee 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!

Lunch and Learn with Bill Flannery

Please note: Lunch will be provided (not pizza!), so you must RSVP on Symplicity or e-mail us at careerservices@fcsl.edu 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 careerservices@fcsl.edu to let us know and give another student your spot.

“Running Your Own Firm? Essentials You Need to Know about Trust Accounts and Liability Issues”

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

8787 Baypine Road
Oak Grove Building, Room 145
For more information and to register, visit https://www.jaxbar.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=28 by Tuesday, January 24th. Early Bird Special: Sign up by January 13th and receive $20 off your registration fee!

Atlanta Alumni Chapter Holiday Social

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.