Category Archives: Atlanta

Networking Receptions in Atlanta, D.C., Orlando, and Miami

If you are interested in the Atlanta, D.C., Orlando, or Miami markets, you are invited to attend the networking receptions sponsored by the Career Services Department in each location.  Email careerservices@fcsl.edu to R.S.V.P. for any event or to schedule an appointment with a counselor to discuss your preparation and follow-up.  This is a great opportunity to develop relationships with local attorneys!

Atlanta Networking Event

When: Thursday, May 17, 2012

5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Networking Reception

Where: Rooftop 866 Restaurant, Midtown Renaissance Hotel

866 West Peachtree Street Northwest, Atlanta, Georgia 30308

 Miami Networking Panel & Reception

When: Thursday, May 17, 2012

6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Panel Discussion on the Landscape of the Miami Market

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Networking Reception

Where: Fado’s Irish Pub , Mary Brickell Village

900 S. Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33130

 Orlando Networking Club Panel & Reception

When: Tuesday, May 15, 2012

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Panel Discussion on Life and Law from the Perspective of Young Lawyers

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Networking Reception

Where: Orange County Bar Association

880 North Orange Avenue, Orlando, Florida 32801

 Washington, D.C. Networking Panel & Reception

When: Thursday, May 17th

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Panel Discussion on the Landscape of the D.C. Market

6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. – Networking Reception

Where: The University Club

1135 16th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20036

 

 

 

Network with Atlanta Attorneys at FCSL Sponsored Reception

The Atlanta Networking Club’s reception with the Atlanta Bar Association will be Thursday, May 17th from 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Rooftop 866 at the Midtown Renaissance Hotel located at 866 West Peachtree Street Northwest, Atlanta, Georgia 30308.   All students are welcome to attend the reception regardless of whether they are members of the Networking Club.  There is no fee for students for the event since it is being sponsored by Florida Coastal.  This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the Atlanta legal community and to develop contacts there.  Follow this link to a map with directions to Rooftop 866:  http://www.rooftop866.com/atlanta-midtown-bar-and-lounge/rooftop-866-directions-2.html

Save the Date for Networking Receptions in Orlando, Miami, Atlanta, or Washington, D.C.!

The CSD recognizes how critical networking is to your job search success.  As a result, we launched a networking initiative targeting  key markets in Orlando, Miami, Atlanta, and Washington, D.C.  The program is organized into four separate Networking Clubs for each target area.  Each club has met throughout the semester to cultivate students’ networking skills in the context of a specific geographic market.  These efforts will culminate with a trip to each city in May to attend a reception sponsored by Florida Coastal with the local bar association.  Although participation in a Networking Club enhances the experience, you do not have to be a member of a Club to attend the networking eventAll students and alumni are invited to participate.

 Below are the dates for each reception.  You will be responsible for your own travel arrangements, although students are encouraged to work together to share travel costs when appropriate.  If you are truly committed to finding a job in any of these markets, the trip is worth the investment. 

 During difficult economic times, most people find jobs through a contact or someone they met at an event.  As such, this trip could be the most important thing you do in your job search.  If you have not already accepted an invitation to a reception, you can add your name to our list of attendees by emailing careerservices@fcsl.edu.  Below are the dates for each reception:

 May 15th

Orlando/Orange County Bar Association

 May 17th

Atlanta Bar Association

Bar Association of D.C.

Miami/Dade County Bar Association

 

Join the Networking Clubs!

Do you want to strengthen your networking skills?

Do you want to learn more about your target market?

Join the Networking Clubs!

The first meeting for each Club is listed below:

  • Orlando                        Thursday, November 10th at 3:30 p.m. in Room 565

                                                 Counselor:  Amber Williams at arwilliams@fcsl.edu

  • Miami                           Thursday, November 10th at 12:00 p.m. in Room 405

                                                Counselor:  Jennifer Turney at jturney@fcsl.edu

  • Atlanta                          Thursday, November 10th at 5:00 p.m. in Room 450     

                                                Counselor:  Kimberly Reid at kreid@fcsl.edu

  • Washington, D.C.       Wednesday, November 9th at 5:00 p.m. in Room 450 

                                                Counselor:  Ellen Sefton at esefton@fcsl.edu                            

If you would like to join any of the Networking Clubs, please email the designated advisor.  Note that students may belong to Networking Clubs in more than one market.

Atlanta Bar’s Fall Solo & Small Firm Social

The Solo Practitioner and Small Firm Section of the Atlanta Bar is hosting a Fall Social on Wednesday, October 26th at 5:30 p.m. at First Citizens Bank located at 3300 Cumberland Boulevard, 4th Floor in Atlanta.  The cost is $25 to non-section members.  The event will feature complimentary beer, wine, & hors d’oeuvres, as well as a live jazz band.  If you are interested in finding a law clerk or associate’s position in Atlanta, attend this event to meet more local attorneys!  Ask for their cards, then give them a call a couple of days later and ask them questions about the local legal market.  Schedule an appointment with a counselor if you would like assistance in preparing for your informational meetings.  Register here.

Firms Seeks Bankruptcy Associate in Atlanta

Interested in working as an associate for a firm in Atlanta that specializes in Bankruptcy?  If so, go to Symplicity and review the recent job postings.  Our office constantly searches for employment opportunities publicized through bar associations, legal publications, and legal employers.  Each week, we have several new postings, so make it a habit to review new postings in Symplicity at least once a week.

Firm Seeking Part-Time Contract Attorney Near Atlanta

A busy civil litigation firm in Woodstock, Georgia, which is in the Atlanta area, is seeking a part-time contract attorney for twenty to thirty hours a week.  Candidates must have a minimum of two years of civil litigation experience.  To apply, review the job posting in Symplicity.  This is a great opportunity for a recent graduate who has not yet found a full time position.  It will provide you with additional experience for your resume and enable you to make new contacts in the Atlanta area.  If you would like to discuss more about how to pursue such an opportunity, schedule an appointment with a Career Counselor.

Interested In A Plaintiff’s Practice?

If you are interested in a plaintiff’s practice, consider attending a continuing legal education event designed for such practitioners.  For example, the State Bar of Georgia is hosting “Secrets to a Successful Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Practice” on September 9th from 7:45 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the State Bar of Georgia’s headquarters in Atlanta.  Register at www.iclega.org.    Remember to introduce yourself to other attendees and to ask for their cards.  After the event, follow up with them for an informational meeting to learn more about a plaintiff’s practice and whether it is the right fit for you.  Check your State Bar’s calendar each month to learn about more opportunities to interact with attorneys in plaintiff’s practices.

Networking with Small Firms in Atlanta

The Atlanta Bar Association’s Sole Practitioner/Smal Firm Section will be hosting a luncheon on August 25th from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Gordon Biersch in Atlanta.  Register at http://www.atlantabar.org/.   This is a fabulous opportunity to get to know local attorneys and to learn more about the area legal market.  If you plan to attend, contact our office to schedule an appointment with a counselor to help prepare you and to discuss how you should follow up with the contacts you meet.  You might also consider calling the Atlanta Bar Association to find out more about the event, get directions in advance, and to discuss appropriate attire.  While there, introduce yourself to the Chair of the Sole Practitioner/Small Firm Section and get his card.  Then follow up with him in a few days to gain his insight regarding the local legal market.

Learning the Atlanta Legal Market

Are you interested in practicing in Atlanta?  If so, there is no greater resource for learning about the Atlanta metropolitan legal community than the “Daily Report.”  This is a daily legal publication that feature legal news primarily for the Atlanta area, although it sometimes includes features on a statewide basis.  It includes job postings and detailed articles regarding key litigation or occurrences in the legal market.  We receive a paper copy of the “Daily Report” each day in the Career Services Department, so feel free to stop by to review them and to chat with me about the Atlanta market.  You can also check out selected portions online at http://www.dailyreportonline.com/.