Making Connections!

Small law firms tend to hire any time of the year based on their current needs, and they most often hire someone with whom they have a connection.  You can create that connection by networking at local Bar Association events.  Most Bar Associations have events year round, including luncheons and socials.  Bar associations also sponsor continuing education seminars, which provide excellent opportunities to network with lawyers in your chosen area of law.  For example, check out the events listed below sponsored by the Jacksonville Bar Association in the upcoming months.  Generally, you do not have to be a member of the Bar Association to attend the event, but student membership is $30 a year.   Then, call or meet with a Career Services Counselor to plan your strategy for creating your connection at the event! 

October 15, 2012    Sidebar Luncheon with the Federal Judges    12:00 PM – 1:00 PMOctober 26, 2012   Members Luncheon 12:00 PM – 01:00 PMNovember 12, 2012    2012 RAYMOND EHRLICH TRIAL ADVOCACY SEMINAR “THE ANATOMY OF A SUCCESSFUL TRIAL” — AN INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCE TRIAL SKILLS SEMINAR    8:30 AM – 5:00 PMNovember 12, 2012    Members Luncheon 12:00 PM – 1:00 PMDecember 13, 2012    Annual Bench & Bar Party  5:30 PM – 8:30 PMJanuary 10, 2013    Strategize Your Electronic Presence  1:30 PM – 3:45 PMFebruary 16, 2013    CLE at Sea: Carnival Fascination