Category Archives: Job Postings

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Interested in an associate’s position with an insurance defense firm in West Palm Beach?  Or a corporate associate position with a regional law firm out of Ft. Lauderdale?  How about an associate’s position at a firm as far away as New York or Kansas, or as close as Orlando or Atlanta?  Symplicity has job postings from law firms in many different states.  As a general rule of thumb, you should check it at least once a week for any new postings in which you might be interested.  Browsing the postings also helps you get a feel for average pay and the practice areas in which firms are hiring so that you can focus your job search in those key areas.  If you have difficulty accessing Symplicity, contact our office at careerservices@fcsl.edu.

Immigration Attorney Position Available

Andrade Legal, a boutique progressive immigration law firm located in beautiful Boise, Idaho, is seeking an associate attorney to represent our primarily Spanish-speaking clientele in all immigration matters, with a focus on family-based immigration.

The associate attorney will handle his or her own sizeable docket.  The caseload will be comprised of removal defense cases, BIA appeals, federal litigation (primarily petitions for review), motions to reopen, consular processing, T & U visas, asylum, DACA, VAWA, adjustment of status, criminal advisements, post-conviction relief, and likely some employment-based immigration.  The incoming attorney will be expected to conduct consultations with new clients, diagnose possible relief, and secure for clients the benefits they seek. In addition, candidates will be expected to conduct CLEs and community workshops.    Candidates should have a strong foundation in immigration law, gained either through work as an immigration lawyer or through law school clinical work and internships.  Strong candidates will have a firm grasp on the nexus of criminal and immigration law. The position requires strong oral advocacy skills, excellent writing and legal research skills, attention to detail, ability to work independently and collaboratively, comfort speaking in public, ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure, and good judgment in dealings with judges, opposing counsel, ICE, and USCIS.

Spanish language fluency is strongly preferred.

 Andrade Legal’s attorneys collaborate closely. The incoming attorney will enjoy as much mentorship and guidance as necessary and appropriate.  The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to social justice and the expansion of immigrants’ rights.  Andrade Legal offers a competitive salary and benefits, including the payment of AILA and NIP membership dues, a CLE stipend, and generous health care coverage.  Andrade Legal is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals to apply.

We are looking to fill the position as soon as practicable.  To apply please send your cover letter, resume, and a brief writing sample to Patrick Taurel at the following email address: ptaurel@andradelegal.com.  Please cc Maria Andrade at mandrade@andradelegal.com

Bar Association websites can be a great source of Job Postings

Bar Associations are fabulous resources for job postings in many areas, particularly in larger cites.  Most are organized based upon the county or city in which they are located, so you can find them online through a simple search using the county or city name and the words “bar association.”  For example, if you are interested in the Jacksonville and Florida markets, check out the Jacksonville Bar site here.  On the left side of the home page, you will find the “Job Target” tab which will take you to the Career Center.  From there you enter a keyword for your desired practice area and you will be taken to jobs in Florida and beyond.

To start your search for bar associations in your target area, make a list of the counties and cities in the region in which you are interested, and search for each of their websites.  Then peruse any job postings, which may be listed under classifieds or careers.  If you don’t see any, pick up the phone and call the bar association to ask them how most legal employers in the area advertise positions.

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 careerservices@fcsl.edu to schedule an appointment with a counselor.�
 

Law Firm Spotlight

A local personal injury firm has an immediate opening for a law clerk position for a 2L or 3L.  The selected student will work 10 to 20 hours per week for a minimum of 12 weeks.  Compensation is $12.00 per hour, and the deadline is Monday, March 5th.  To apply, log into Symplicity and click on “OCI” for information about this and other on campus interviews.  Remember to update your status in Symplicity since you will only be able to view those OCI’s applicable to your class year.

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.

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/.

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.

Symplicity Offers More Than Local Job Postings

Interested in an associate’s position with an insurance defense firm in West Palm Beach?  Or a corporate associate position with a regional law firm out of Ft. Lauderdale?  How about an associate’s position at a firm as far away as New York or Kansas, or as close as Orlando or Atlanta?  Symplicity has job postings from law firms in many different states.  As a general rule of thumb, you should check it at least once a week for any new postings in which you might be interested.  Browing the postings also helps you get a feel for average pay and the practice areas in which firms are hiring so that you can focus your job search in those key areas.  If you have difficulty accessing Symplicity, contact our office at careerservices@fcsl.edu.

Find Job Postings on Bar Sites!

Bar Associations are fabulous resources for job postings in many areas, particularly in larger cites.  Most are organized based upon the county or city in which they are located, so you can find them online through a simple search using the county or city name and the words “bar association.”  For example, if you are interested in the Atlanta area, check out the site for the DeKalb County Bar Association.  To the right of the menu bar, you will find the “Career Center,” where you can search for jobs, sign up for job posting alerts, or post your resume. 

To start your search for bar associations in your target area, make a list of the counties and cities in the region in which you are interested, and search for each of their websites.  Then peruse any job postings, which may be listed under classifieds or careers.  If you don’t see any, pick up the phone and call the bar association to ask them how most legal employers in the area advertize positions!