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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 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




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  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

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

                                                Counselor:  Jennifer Turney at

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

                                                Counselor:  Kimberly Reid at

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

                                                Counselor:  Ellen Sefton at                            

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.

Social Networking Event in Miami

The Dade County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section is sponsoring a Social Networking Event on Thursday, November 10, 2011 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Kyma Lounge of the Epic Hotel.  The fee is $10 per person, and you may pay at the door.   For more information, please e-mail Monica Ospina at  This is a great opportunity to meet attorneys in the Miami area and to learn more about the local legal community.  Remember to ask for cards and to follow up with the attorneys you meet.

To learn more about the Miami area legal community, review the Dade County Bar Association’s monthly newsletter.

Mingle with Firm Leaders At Bar Luncheon With Chief Justice Canady

The Honorable Chief Justice Charles T. Canady of the Supreme Court of the State of Florida will address the Dade County Bar Association on Friday, September 23rd at 11:30 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency in Miami at 400 S.E. Second Avenue.  Non-members may attend for a fee of $55, which is only $10 more than regular members are charged.  To attend, go to to contact the bar association and to make your reservation.  Note that attorneys often make a special effort to attend bar meetings when esteemed members of the Bench will be present, so there will likely be a strong turnout for this presentation and if you plan to attend, you should register immediately.  Remember to ask for business cards from other attorneys you meet so you can follow up with them for informational meetings.

Job Postings for the Dade County Area

Like many other bar associations, the Dade County Bar Association’s website includes job postings in their “Career Center.”  These listings include a Bankruptcy Associate position in Orlando, a litigation attorney in Ft. Lauderdale, an Associate in Plantation, Florida, and an Associate in Tampa, just to name a few.  To review current job postings, visit the Dade County Bar Association Career Center.    To learn more about the Miami area legal community, browse the Dade County Bar Association’s Website.  You will find photos from recent events, committees by practice areas, and a calendar of events.

Considering a Career in Intellectual Property Law?

Continuing education seminars are great opportunities to network with attorneys in the subject area of practice.  If you are considering a career in Intellectual Property Law, The Dade County Bar Association is presenting a short seminar about “What You Need To Know About Intellectual Property Law” on Wednesday, June 8th from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Bankers Club, One Biscayne Tower, 2 South Biscayne Boulevard, 14th Floor in Miami.  Speakers will include Mark E. Stein of Higer, Lichter & Givner, LLP and Terri Doud, who is Senior Corporate Counsel at Bacardi U.S.A., Inc.  To register for the seminar, click here.