Category Archives: Geographic Preferences

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/.

Join the Legal Runaround in Atlanta

The Atlanta Bar Association covers all counties in the greater metropolitan Atlanta area and offers numerous opportunities for networking.  If you like to run, as many of my students do, then consider attending their “11th Annual Legal Runaround” on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at the Piedmont Park Main Pavilion.  Runners are a very congenial group, so you will have a fantastic time and get to know some great attorneys.  Moreover, you will already have something in common with everyone else there – you like to run and you support community programs.  The run benefits the scholarship fund for children of Atlanta police officers killed or critically injured in the line of duty, which is a great cause.  So lace up those shoes and hit the ground running!

Atlanta Small Firm Section Luncheon & Transition Into Law Program

“What You Should Know About the State Bar of Georgia’s Transition Into Law Practice Program”
Thursday, August 25th  at 12:00 p.m.
Speaker: Douglas Ashworth
Director, Transition into Law Practice
Program for the State Bar of Georgia
Non-Section Member
$23 in advance, $26 at the door
For details on how to register for the luncheon, review the Registration Form.

Section Member
$18 in advance, $21 at the door

Network with Private Practitioners at CLE Events

One of the best ways to network with practitioners is at Continuing Legal Education (“CLE”) events, which all attorneys must attend annually per State Bar regulations.  For example, you might consider attending any of the following events sponsored by the State Bar of Georgia and its Institute of Continuing Legal Education.  Reach out to the presenters, who are generally experts in their given field, and chat casually with those seated around you.  Remember to ask for cards and to follow up after the seminar for more one-on-one discussions. 

Nuts and Bolts of Family Law – August 19th – Savannah Marriott Riverfront, Savannah, Georgia

Contract Litigation – August 25th – State Bar of Georgia Headquarters, Atlanta, Georgia

Start Ups and Early Stage Companies – September 1st – State Bar of Georgia Headquarters, Atlanta, Georgia

Institute for City and County Attorneys – September 8th-9th – Georgia Center for Continuing Education, Athens, Georgia

Secrets to a Successful Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Practice – September 9th – State Bar of Georgia Headquarters, Atlanta, Georgia

To attend any of these seminars, register at www.iclega.org.

Network at the Jax Bar Association Luncheon

The Jacksonville Bar Association’s monthly luncheon will be on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at 11:30 a.m.  To attend, email admin@jaxbar.org to make a reservation.  Be sure to mention that you are a student and whether you are a Bar Association Member.  If you aren’t a member, request to attend as a guest and simply pay for your meal.  The reservation deadline is Friday, August 19th.

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.