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Happy Public Service Recognition Week!

Public Service Recognition Week





This is a reminder to anyone who signed up to watch the live stream of the Public Service Town Hall meeting hosted by Cokie Roberts. The meeting is tomorrow, Tuesday May 6th from 1pm-2:30pm. You received a link to the live stream when you signed up, so check your email.


Washington DC Networking Event

DCAre you interested in practicing in our nation’s capitol upon graduation? If so, join us for a networking event with Coastal alumni and members of the DC Bar Association! You won’t want to miss this opportunity to meet attorneys practicing in the DC area. There will be a panel beginning at 4:30 pm followed by a networking reception at 6 pm. The event will be held in the Library of the University Club in downtown Washington, DC. You can RSVP through Symplicity here. Feel free to contact Kat Oughton at with any questions or stop by the Career Services Department. Can’t wait to see you there!!

Symplicity Job Postings

Don’t forget to be checking Symplicity frequently for new job postings! New postings this week including an aviation attorney in Ft. Lauderdale, a legal aid attorney in Washington, DC, and numerous positions with Children’s Legal Services throughout Florida. If you’re having log-in issues with Symplicity, email Abby at or stop by our office on the first floor!

Last Day to Register for Southeastern Minority Job Fair

SEMJFThe South Eastern Minority Job Fair (SEMJF) is a minority job fair that provides second and third year students, as well as graduates, with an opportunity to interview for internships and jobs with legal employers across the country.  This is just a reminder that TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT!!!  Click here to register.

 Where: Marietta, Georgia

When: July 26-27, 2013

Log on to to learn more about the job fair.  Should you have any questions, feel free to contact Amber Williams at

Government Honors Handbook


The Governmen Honors & Internship Handbook published by the University of Arizona is a GREAT resource for finding government jobs. Check your yellow bookmark for website and log-in information or stop by the Career Services Office to get information. There are also several opportunities for Fall 2013 Internships available on Symplicity. Remember that the deadlines for these opportunities are very early, so check them out today!

Public Service Recognition Week May 5-11, 2013

Public Service Recognition WeekPublic Service Recognition Week is coming up May 5-11. This week is an annual celebration honoring the men and women who serve our nation as federal, state, county and local government employees.  Agencies use this week to showcase the programs and services they provide .Included in the events of the week is a town hall discussion where Federal agency leaders will discuss the value of government service, how to communicate that value to the American people, and ways to support and motivate employees in this challenging and uncertain environment. The discussion will be moderated by Cokie Roberts. This town hall will be held on Monday, May 6 at 1:00 p.m. It will be a great opportunity for you to “meet” some heavy hitters in government service and to learn about their various organizations. For information on how to RSVP for the live stream of this event, please see the announcement portion of Symplicity. Spots are limited, so please RSVP quickly if you want to participate.

Tomorrow – US Citizenship and Immigration Services Open House

Department-of-Homeland-SecurityThe U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Office of Homeland Security is having an open house at its Jacksonville Field Office tomorrow, Tuesday, March 26, 2013 from 5 – 7 pm. The open house will provide an opportunity to meet Jacksonville’s Field Office Director and staff members, tour the office, and learn more about immigration topics.

To RSVP for this event and get the address, log onto Symplicity. If attending, be sure to bring photo identification and plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early to allow time to complete the security process.

Georgia Public Interest Summer Internship Grant

monopolyYoung Lawyers Division of the Georgia State Bar presents the Public Interest Internship Program Committee of the Young Lawyers Division is now accepting applications for 2013 summer funding.

Law students and recent law school graduates may apply for limited $5,000 grants to fund unpaid full-time summer internships in public interest law. The purpose of this program is to expand the number of students and young lawyers pursuing opportunities in public interest law. Applicants must have secured an unpaid internship in a law-related non-profit or government agency. Eligible internships must involve a commitment equivalent to ten (10) full-time weeks of work.

Applications are due no later than April 1, 2013, at 5 p.m.  Applicants will be notified of grant awards by May 1 and funds will be disbursed by June 30.  Log onto Symplicity for instructions on how to apply for this grant.

Southeastern Minority Job Fair

SEMJFRegistration for SEMJF will begin on April 3, 2013 and will end on April 19, 2013. Registration is FREE! Students will be able to register in the Atrium during Coffee Wednesdays, on Symplicity, or by email. To register via email contact Amber Williams at

This year’s job fair will be held at the Hyatt Regency Suites Perimeter Northwest in Marietta, Georgia on Friday, July 26 & Saturday, July 27, 2013


Public Interest Research Bureau Information Session

Put this on your calendarJoin members of the Public Interest Research Bureau to learn more about what they do and how you can be a part of this rewarding organization.  Make a difference in the lives of the poor, develop critical legal skills, and acquire essential writing and research experience. 

An information session will be held Thursday, March 21st at noon, in Room 250.  During the session, you will learn how to become a member of the Research Bureau.  Applications will also be distributed.  If you have any questions, please contact Brandy Natalzia at