Category Archives: Jacksonville

Looking for Legal Experience this Summer?

A local solo practitioner is seeking a 2L, 3L, or graduate to assist in her family law practice.  This part-time internship position is unpaid, but offers a wonderful opportunity for legal experience.  The clerk may even work remotely when conducting research or drafting documents, but is welcome to accompany the practitioner to court or in client meetings.  The required qualifications are an interest in family law and good grades in LP/research and writing courses.  To apply, log into Symplicity and submit your application under the OCI tab.  Remember to update your status in Symplicity since the OCI will only be visible to those registered as a 2L, 3L, or graduate.  The deadline is Friday, May 4th.  If you need assistance in completing your application materials, email to schedule an appointment with a counselor.�

Find Networking Opportunities in the Daily Record

The Financial News & Daily Record is the legal publication for the Jacksonville area.  It contains newsworthy events in the legal arena and often features local attorneys.  In addition, it includes a calendar of upcoming legal and community events, which are superb opportunities for networking.  For example, all upcoming bar association meetings and CLE’s are posted.  To review the Financial News & Daily Record, either check it out online at or come by the Career Services Department to review the actual publication.

Opportunity to Interview with The Law Office of Ronald Sholes

The Law Office of Ronald Sholes, P.A., a personal injury law firm in Jacksonville,  is accepting resumes and cover letters from 2L’s and 3L’s for a part-time law clerk position this semester at the rate of $12.00 per hour.  Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, March 5, 2012 via Symplicity under the OCI tab.  Make certain your current year status is up to date as a 2L or 3L or you will not be able to view the OCI posting.

Jax Bar Luncheon Embracing Excellence Through Diversity

The Jax Bar Association’s monthly luncheon meeting will be on February 21st at 12:00 p.m. at the Hyatt Downtown.  The topic will be “Embracing Excellence Through Diversity” as presented through “The Life of Henry Lee Adams.”  If you took advantage of the student membership discount, you simply need to email to attend.  If you are not a member, you can still attend for a small fee.  Email for more information.

JBA Offers Mentoring Program

Students who join the Jacksonville Bar Association for $25 will be able to participate in the JBA Mentoring Program.  The Bar has mentors available in several practice areas.  These experienced attorneys can provide guidance in professional matters, answer questions about the actual practice of law in a particular area, and help introduce you to the local legal community.  Join the JBA today and sign up for your mentor!

Join the Jax Bar for Only $25!

The Jacksonville Bar Association is offering Florida Coastal students the opportunity to join for a reduced student membership fee of $25 for the current year, which runs from July 1st through June 30th.  There are many benefits to joining the Jacksonville Bar Association.  You can enroll in the JBA Mentoring Program to obtain insight and guidance from experienced attorneys.  Also, you will receive all publications and emails regarding bar activities and can attend all bar events, including the monthly membership luncheons and CLE programs.  These are all great opportunities to network and to learn more about the local legal community.

If you plan to practice in Jacksonville once you graduate, you should consider joining the Jacksonville Bar Association while you are still a student.  If you plan to practice outside of the Jacksonville area, the CSD will assist you in identifying the voluntary bar association that will be most advantageous in your job search.  To join the Jacksonville Bar Association, complete the online membership application.

Mingle With Judges To Learn More About Firms

The Young Lawyers’ Section of the Jacksonville Bar Association will be hosting a Judicial Breakfast on October 19th at 8:30 a.m. in Room 505 of the State Courthouse.  Both judges and practicing attorneys will be present, so it will be an excellent opportunity to network and learn about the local legal community.  The last breakfast boasted networking with over 30 attorneys and 10 judges.  Remember that law firms love to hire attorneys who have experience working as judicial clerks, so follow up with the judges you meet for informational meetings on how to become a successful judicial clerk.  To make a reservation to attend, please email

An Afternoon At The Courthouse

If you plan to work in the Jacksonville area during your tenure as a student or after graduation, then consider this fabulous opportunity to tour the courthouse sponsored by the Jacksonville Bar Association on November 22nd.  The tour will include an introduction to the various departments and will give you a good frame of reference when you are later sent to the courthouse to file a pleading or to attending a court hearing.  To participate, email

Learn About The Jax Legal Community With The Daily Record

The Daily Record is a newspaper style publication that publishes news, profiles and articles of interest to the Jacksonville business and legal communities.  Also, it is the primary publisher of legal notices in Duval County, which means lawyers use it and read it.  It is published Monday through Friday and is a staple of the Jacksonville legal community.  If you want to learn more about the area’s firms and attorneys, it is a tremendous resource that reports not merely legal events, but trends and nuances of the field.  You can view their website or come by the Career Services Department to review the most recent hard copies.

Join the Jax Bar Softball League!

The Young Lawyers’ Section of the Jacksonville Bar Association is searching for recruits for their Softball League.  To sign up, please email  The first game will be on October 5th, and it will be a fabulous way to get to know other attorneys in a relaxed and casual environment.  In other words, it’s a fun way to NETWORK!!  If you are not already a member of the Jacksonville Bar Association, join as a student for a reduced fee.