Thursday, June 23, 2011

SELPC Bidding CLOSES at 12pm Today!

NEWLY ADDED EMPLOYER: US Army Corps of Engineers (added 6/27)

Apply now through the OCI tab on Symplicity and select SELPC 2011. Bidding closes at 12pm on July 5, 2011. Be sure to update your profile with your current email address.

A Career Hotline was sent on June 27th at 3:28pm with the Updated Employer List and detailed registration instructions.

More information can be found at or in the CCD now on the 1st floor of Bruton Geer (where student org offices were).

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Deadline tomorrow for Chester Bedell Inn of Court Jacksonville

The five students (and one alternate) will be selected as Pupils of the Chester Bedell Inn of Court and will travel to Jacksonville to attend a dinner and meeting on one Thursday night each month. Students who are invited to participate in this prestigious opportunity are expected to attend all Inn meetings during the year, from September ’11 - March ’12. The students selected will have the opportunity to work with and to observe the most outstanding trial lawyers and judges in the State and Federal courts; they will have the opportunity to meet and come to know on a personal basis the leaders of the Bench and the Bar in the State of Florida, and learn trial techniques and skills from true masters of their craft.

Well qualified students are encouraged to apply who:
1) can commit to faithfully attending a dinner and meeting one Thursday per month from September through March in Jacksonville and
2) have a demonstrated interest in litigation and the Jacksonville area and
3) will not be graduating before May 2012.

The Application is attached. Please submit your application to Student Affairs for this Jacksonville Inn by or before the deadline Wednesday, April 13, 2011.

**Please note that applications for the James C. Adkins Inn (in Gainesville) are not accepted until fall. Questions regarding the Adkins Inn should be directed to Professor Diane Tomlinson.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Workable Unity: Judicial Perspectives

A group of 8 students have been invited to attend the following event. Please email CCD Counselor Rob Birrenkott at if you would like to attend. First come first served!

Workable Unity: Judicial Perspectives

Cultural competency * civility/deference to the court * diversity * unity

How does Rule 4-8.4(d) of the Rules Regulating the Florida Bar apply to us?

2.0 CLE credits anticipated

Thursday, April 14, 2011 11:00am – 1:30pm

Lunch will be served

Holiday Inn Hotel & suites

213 SW Commerce Drive, Lake City, FL

Confirmed Panelists Include:

The Honorable Peggy A. Quince
Justice, Florida Supreme Court

The Honorable David W. Fina

Chief Circuit Judge, Third Judicial Circuit

The Honorable Leandra G. Johnson

Circuit Judge, Third Judicial Circuit

Sponsored by a grant from The Florida Bar and support from the Third Judicial Circuit Bar Association, the Third Circuit Association of Women Lawyers, and the Josiah T. Walls Bar Association.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Southeastern Minority Job Fair (SEMJF)

Pre-registration is now open for the Southeastern Minority Job Fair (SEMJF) to be held in Marietta, GA on July 29-30, 2011. Pre-registration lasts from April 6, 2011 through April 22, 2011.

Registration for this event is 2 steps.

Step 1) PRE-REGISTRATION: You must log in to SYMPLICITY, select the “OCI” tab, SEMJF session will come up, and you will choose the “APPLY” button as though you are applying to the employer “Southeastern Minority Job Fair Pre-Registration.” You need not have a resume uploaded. You must have your account listed in your profile until after the close of preregistration (April 22). After this, you may return your account address to any other email provider. If you do not pre-register by the deadline of April 22, 2011, you will not be permitted to participate in the event. These deadlines are very strict.

Step 2) On or about May 12, 2011 you will receive an email from SEMJF SYMPLICITY with a link, log in, and password. This is when you will be able to view employers participating in SEMJF and submit your materials.

Bidding will end on May 27, 2011 at 11:58pm EST. No resumes or other materials will be accepted after this point.

Both of these steps are required for your registration for SEMJF to be considered complete.

If you have questions, feel free to see the SEMJF website at or contact me directly.

All students are eligible to participate in SEMJF.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


The University of Florida Levin College of Law
Center for Career Development and the Legal Information Center
invite you to learn about life after graduation.


11 A.M. The Honorable Robert W. Hodges (JD 90), Fifth Judicial Circuit in and for Marion County, will discuss what he expects from attorneys in the courtroom and how to best prepare to stand before a judge. Hodges currently works on the family law docket. He was a state attorney after graduating from UF Law.

12 P.M. Information session by Fastcase, a free legal search engine for licensed attorneys in Florida. Pizza will be served.

2 P.M. Attorney Bill Beck (JD 07) will discuss what it takes to open a practice and how to be successful in a legal career. Beck, a solo practitioner, worked as a staff attorney for the Fifth Judicial Circuit and later started his own practice in Tarpon Springs.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Volunteer Hours Deadline 5pm TODAY!

This is just a reminder that the deadline is TODAY, Monday, 3/28, by 5pm , to turn in hours for the Pro Bono and/or Community Service Projects.

Invitations to the Volunteer Celebration, at 4pm on 4/7 in the Rare Book Room, will be sent out this week via

To receive an invitation:

· 1Ls & 2Ls must have submitted at least 35 qualifying volunteer hours this academic year, 2010/2011.

· Graduating 3Ls must have at least 35 qualifying volunteer hours over the course of their law school career. They will be receiving their certificates at the celebration.

· Non-graduating 3Ls must follow the rule for 1Ls & 2Ls.

PLEASE NOTE: Graduating 3Ls completing volunteer hours after this deadline must send an email by 3/28 at 5pm to with "VOLUNTEER HOURS EXTENSION REQUEST" in the subject, with your name, the agency you are volunteering with, an estimate of the total hours & the projected date when you can submit your final hours.

Friday, March 25, 2011

ELI Skills Workshop in Public Interest Environmental Law


Friday, April 15 - Saturday, April 16, 2011


Georgetown University Law Center (McDonough 156)
600 New Jersey Ave NW
Washington, DC

ELI is pleased to announce the second year of its highly acclaimed Skills Workshop in Public Interest Environmental Law. The workshop is open to staff of public interest organizations with a local, regional, national, and international focus and that address environmental protection, conservation of natural resources, and environmental justice.

Public Interest Environmental Law WorkshopThis workshop is specifically dedicated to skills training for junior attorneys and policy professionals who work for public interest organizations. ELI draws from nearly 20 years of experience working with senior practitioners to distill the substance and practice of environmental law into training programs for new environmental attorneys.

For more information visit:

Friday, March 11, 2011

Good Works Law Student Competition

ATTENTION LAW STUDENTS! Join the ABA Section of Litigation's Good Works Law Student Competition where you can win a $10,000 grant to start/run the Section's next public service project, up to $2,500 in cash, a trip to Laguna Beach, and more! Click the "GW COMPETITION" tab below the profile pic on their Fan Page ( for details!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Small Firm Conference and Interview Program

Bidding for the Small Firm Interview Program in WESTON is now Closed!

You can still register for the General, Solo & Small Firm Section of the Florida Bar's annual conference on 4/1-2 in Weston, FL.


The conference runs from 9-7:30 on Friday, April 1st and from 9-2 on Saturday, April 2nd. Attending the Conference will introduce you to aspects of a smaller firm practice that will help you best prepare to make the transition. Topics include: To Create an Extraordinary Practice, You Need an Extraordinary Future, Leverage Your Marketing Dollar - Build Your Brand Through Social Media, specifically for law students: The Extraordinary New Associate: Landing and Keeping a Dream, and more! The Conference costs includes continental breakfasts, luncheons and a networking reception. UF Law students can attend the full conference for the discounted rate of $30. (the law student rate is $60.00 and UF Law is paying $30.00 of the registration fee). Last year, students and alumni who also attended the full day and one-half Conference enjoyed impromptu interviews by employers with immediate hiring needs that did not have time to register for the Interview Program. The conference brochure is attached above.

Students attending the Interview Program and/or the Conference are invited to attend the FREE law student session at 10:40am on Saturday, April 2, “The Extraordinary New Associate: Landing & Keeping a Dream Job” a panel discussion moderated by UF Law Assistant Dean Linda Calvert Hanson.

If students would like to register to stay at the Conference hotel, the deadline is March 17th. This is mainly for students wanting to attend the Conference since participants in the Interview Program will not find out about interview selections until March 22nd.