Monday, March 30, 2009

CCS Limited Availability This Week

Several of the CCS counselors will be attending a conference this week, gaining insight into the current job market and expanding informational resources in these tough times. A counselor will be available until 1pm each day this week. We suggest that you send your question via email if possible, or schedule an appointment in advance.

Want to work in Jacksonville?

Consider applying for the
Chester Bedell Inn of Court.
The six students selected will travel to Jacksonville to attend a dinner and meeting on one Thursday night each month from September 2009 through March 2010. Each of the regular meetings consist of a dinner with all members of the Inn present followed by an educational component, at which the members of the Inn demonstrate and discuss issues, techniques, problems and ethics of trial advocacy. Students who are invited to participate in the Inn are expected to attend all Inn meetings during the year, to meet with a select number of Benchers and Barristers in "pupilage groups," and to take an active part in the meetings and social events of the Inn.
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:

● can commit to faithfully attending a dinner and meeting one Thursday per month from September through March in Jacksonville and
● have a demonstrated interest in litigation and the Jacksonville area and
● will not be graduating before May 2010

Applications and additional information are available in the Center for Career Services . The application deadline is April 10, 2009.

Considering a judicial clerkship after graduation?

Come hear federal judicial law clerks, Amanda Reid-Payne (JD 04), Jennifer Deeb (JD 00), and Lundi McCarthy share their experiences and perspectives on finding, attaining, and working as judicial clerks:

Federal Judicial Clerkship Roundtable
Wednesday, April 1, Noon, Faculty Dining Room

Pizza will be provided by the Federal Bar Association

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Ombudsman Internships

An ombudsman investigates reported claims, reports findings and helps achieve equitable settlements. Internships are available with a number of agencies and organizations:

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Upcoming Volusia County Bar Association Events

Interested in working in Volusia County? Don't miss these networking opportunities:

JOINT MEETING - VCBA & VFAWL Welcomes State Attorney R.J. Larizza
Thursday, April 9, 2009 - Halifax River Yacht Club - 11:45 a.m. $15.00 per person

Keynote Speaker: Chief Justice Peggy Quince
Criminal, Family, Civil & Appellate Breakout Sessions
Thursday, April 30, 2009 - 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Willie Miller Center at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
$40.00 non-members

RSVP to:

Monday, March 23, 2009

LGBT Annual Career Fair and Conference

Thursday, Sept. 10 – Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009
New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge
Early registration pricing in effect until July 31st.

The National LGBT Bar Association is pleased to announce that registration is now open for both professional and student attendees for the 2009 Annual Career Fair and Conference in Brooklyn, NY. As the only national career fair and conference dedicated to serving the LGBT legal community, the National LGBT Bar Association’s Annual Career Fair and Conference (formerly Lavender Law) remains an affordable means for both students and legal professionals to acquire the tools necessary to navigate the constantly evolving economic landscape.

Career fair attendees will have access to over 150 recruiters including representatives from law firms of all sizes, non-profit organizations, and government agencies. At the conference portion of the event (Friday/Saturday), attendees will have the opportunity to meet with peers and mingle, network and learn from the brightest legal minds currently shaping the LGBT equality movement. For practitioners in need of continuing legal education (CLE) credits, the National LGBT Bar Association expects that this year’s workshops will be accredited in over 25 jurisdictions that currently require CLE.

To learn more about the conference and to register to attend the 2009 Annual Career Fair and Conference, please visit:

Learn Practical Skills

Whether you are a recent graduate or a student, gain practical skills to distinguish yourself, while learning knowledge helpful in a firm or for volunteering to help others.

presented by April Carrie Charney, Esq.
Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc.
Saturday, March 28, 2009
8:00am – 4:00pm (doors open at 7:30am)
UF Levin College of Law, Holland Hall Room 359

This event is sponsored by The Florida Bar Foundation Public Interest Law Fellows & UF Center for Governmental Responsibility Present and co-sponsored by: 8th Judicial Circuit Bar Assoc., UF Real Property Law Association & Association for Public Interest Law.

Please see the Center for Governmental Responsibility (CGR) website for details and the pre-registration form . All pre-registration forms and payment are DUE to CGR by: TUESDAY, March 24, 2009.

This Week's Programs

What Should I Be Doing Now?
2L's and 3L's: Tuesday 3/24, Noon, 136 BG
1L's: Friday 3/27, Noon, 136 BG
Helpful information for all, no matter where you are in your job search.

Everything You Need to Know About Off Campus Recruiting
Wednesday 3/25, Noon, HOL 345
Don't miss registration deadlines this spring and summer for great recruiting events in Atlanta, D.C. & other cities in Aug. and Sept.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Upcoming Jacksonville Networking Opportunities

The Young Lawyers Section of the Jacksonville Bar Association invites you to attend:

Date: Friday, March 20, 2009
Event: YLS Annual Golf Tournament
Location: Plantation at Ponte Vedra
Time: Noon
For More Information: Contact Elizabeth Howard -

Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Event: YLS Judicial Breakfast with Circuit Civil Judges
Location: Judge Moran's Chambers
Time: 8:00am

Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Event: Happy Hour
Location: O'Brothers
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

ABA Labor and Employment Law Events in Orlando

The American Bar Association’s Section of Labor and Employment invites students to several ABA events that are taking place in Orlando. On Friday, April 3, 2009, the Section’s Law School Outreach Task Force will hold a panel on Careers in Labor and Employment Law. During this event, experienced practitioners will provide plaintiff, labor union, government, and employer perspectives on the practice of employment law. This event will take place at 12:30pm to 2:00pm at the Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes Resort. This program is being presented as part of the Section of Labor and Employment Law’s National Conference on Equal Employment Opportunity Law which will be attended by more than 250 attorneys from around the country. Law students attending the Careers in Labor and Employment Law Lunch are also invited to attend, as guests of the EEO Committee and at no charge, an Immigration for Employment Lawyers seminar from 1:30pm to 3:30pm, and a networking reception from 6:00pm to 7:30pm, at the Ritz-Carlton. Students wishing to attend the panel, the Immigration program, or the social, should RSVP to Tracey Moore at by March 30, 2009. Complete information about the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law’s National Conference on Equal Employment Opportunity Law, April 1-4, 2009, is available at If students have time to attend the regular conference seminars and events, the law student rate for the full conference is $275 (as compared to regular registration rates of $395 to $625).

Monday, March 16, 2009

CCS Extended Hours on Tuesdays

Beginning this week, the CCS will have a counselor available until 7:00 pm. on Tuesdays for appointments or on a walk-in basis.

Don't miss this opportunity to network with solo and small firm practitioners

General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section of the Florida Bar presents:
Solo & Small Firm Conference & Interview Program
Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando
March 20-21, 2009

One and one-half days of knowledge, plus two continental breakfasts, lunch with Florida Bar President and networking reception at a LAW STUDENT COST of $50. Registration through Florida Bar

FRIDAY, March 20, 2009
• The General Practitioner: A Dying Breed? (“I Ain’t Dead Yet!”)
• Managing a Solo or Small Firm & Still Finding Time to Practice
• Building Your Dream Team• Lunch John G. White, III, President of The Florida Bar
• Working with the Media to Promote Your Practice
• Bringing Balance to Your Practice and Your Life
• Panel Discussion: Hourly Fee vs. Flat Fee
• Networking Reception

SATURDAY, March 21, 2009
• Managing Your Overhead: Operating a Solo or Small Firm & Taking Home a Paycheck
• Marketing Your Practice
• Open Forum or Interview Program (for those with pre-scheduled interviews only)

This Week's Programs

Don't miss these great speakers and informative programs:

Monday 3/16, Noon, HOL 359
Career Services Q & A Forum, co-sponsored and Pizza provided by PAD.

Monday 3/16, 4:00-5:30 p.m., HOL 180
Careers in International Law with special guest speaker Matthew Wilson, co-sponsored by ILS.

Tuesday 3/17, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Volunteer Fair with local agencies in the Courtyard.

Tuesday 3/17, Noon, 136 BG
Pro Bono Symposium Panel featuring: George E. "Buddy" Schulz Jr, Holland & Knight, Neil Chonin, Southern Legal Counsel, Inc., Marcie Green, Three Rivers Legal Services, Inc. Co-sponsored by the Center for Children & Families.

Tuesday 3/17, 5:00 p.m., FDR
Practicing Criminal Law the PublicInterest Way w/ Whitney Untied-Public Defender’s Office & Teresa Drake-State Attorney's Office, co-sponsored by APIL.

Wednesday 3/18, Noon, HOL 345
Alternative Careers Options for JDs with Jessie Howell Wallace, Director of Career Services.

Wednesday 3/18, 5:00 p.m., 136 BG
Amendment 2, Civil Unions -Concerns & Consequences w/Shelby Day, ACLU, co-sponsored by APIL.

Thursday 3/19, 10:00 a.m., HOL 345
Pro Bono & Community Service Options with Kristen Bryant, Assistant Director of Career Services.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Hillsborough County Diversity Scholarship/ Government Internship

The Hillsborough County Bar Association Diversity Committee in conjunction with the George Edgecomb Bar Association and the Tampa Bay Hispanic Bar Association will provide a scholarship and internship in the amount of $5,000 to a qualified law student of a diverse background. The candidate must agree to work with a governmental agency that is chosen by the Committee for a period of ten weeks in the summer of 2009 in Hillsborough County. The deadline for the application is April 20, 2009 with a decision being made May 20, 2009.
Questions or concerns should be directed to:
Devon A. Stoney, Esquire
Chair Hillsborough County Diversity Committee
Applications available in the Student Affairs Office, 164 Holland Hall

Friday, March 6, 2009

Have a Great Break!

Mark your calendars now for these programs right after Spring Break:

Monday, March 16th, 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., HOL 180
Careers in International Law

Monday, March 16th, Noon, Location TBA
Q&A Forum with Career Services

Wednesday, March 18th, Noon, HOL 345
Alternative Careers

Thursday, March 19th, 10:00 a.m., HOL 345
Pro Bono and Community Service

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Lunch with U.S. District Court Judge Paul

Join the CCS for lunch with Senior U.S. District Court Judge Maurice M. Paul on Tuesday, March 17th from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Jury Assembly Room of the United States Courthouse, 401 SE First Avenue, in Gainesville. If you wish to be one of the five students attending this event with the CCS, email with Judge Paul in the subject line, indicating your class year and name by no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10th.

Diversity Fellowship

Cooley Godward Kronish LLP is now accepting applications for its Diversity Fellowship Program. Through the program, Cooley will award up to $15,000 to eight first-year students to assist with law school tuition. Each fellow will also receive an invitation to join Cooley’s Summer Associate Program. For 1L students in the 2008-2009 school year, applications must be received by April 15, 2009. Awards will be announced to the students in the summer following their first year of law school with the Summer Associate position to start following the successful completion of the recipients’ second year of law school. The application and additional information are available at or send inquiries to

Gubernatorial Fellowship Program

The Gubernatorial Fellowship Program is designed to provide students who are interested in public service with the opportunity to gain experience and exposure by working in key areas of government. Gubernatorial Fellows are assigned to the Executive Office of the Governor or the Governor’s agencies, based on their major or area of concentration.

To be eligible for a Gubernatorial Fellowship, candidates should be enrolled at a Florida college or university as an upperclassman (junior or senior) or a graduate student. Approximately 12 students from around the state will be selected based on a competitive application process. The Fellowship year will follow the university calendar, starting in August 2009 and ending in May 2010.

Applicants should possess strong leadership, written and oral communication skills, community activism, and a desire to serve the people of Florida. Applications are due no later than Friday, March 20, 2009. The Governor’s Screening and Selection Committee will announce the program participants by the first week of June 2009. For more information on the Gubernatorial Fellowship program, please visit

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

National Black Prosecutors Association Job Fair

The National Black Prosecutors Association (NBPA) cordially invites law students and graduates to participate in its Annual Job Fair on Tuesday, July 21, 2009 at the Marriot Memphis Downtown in Memphis, Tennessee. The Job Fair will provide a unique forum where law students, recent law graduates, and experienced attorneys from across the nation can meet and interview with prospective prosecutorial employers at the local, state, and federal levels. For information and registration visit
The Indianapolis Bar Association (IBA) cordially invites fall 2009, 2L law students to participate in the IBA Diversity Job Fair on August 6-7, 2009. Student registration opens on April 1, 2009. Students will register for the IBA Diversity Job Fair via Symplicity’s web site at After the student submits his/her registration, an automatically-generated password will be provided, which will enable him/her to use the system throughout the next few months. Student registration deadline is July 10, 2009.
There is no fee for students to register for the IBA Diversity Job Fair. Please contact Caren Chopp,, 317-269-2000 with any questions.

Federal Magistrate Lunch Rescheduled

The lunch with Federal Magistrate Judge Kornblum originally scheduled for Tuesday, March 3rd and rescheduled to March 25th has been rescheduled at the judge's request to Thursday, March 26th from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. It will be held in the Jury Assembly Room of the United States Courthouse, 401 SE First Avenue. If you are interested in a federal judicial clerkship or federal practice, this is an ideal networking event for you. Email indicating your class year and interest by Tuesday, March 17th at 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Considering an LL.M.?

Check out these sites for information about U.S. and international LL.M. programs:

This Week's Programs

Wednesday, March 4 at Noon:

For 1L's: What I Did Last Summer
Join a panel of 2 and 3L's and hear about their summer experiences.

For 3L's: Bar Application Conversion & Prep Program, Co-sponsored by Bar/Bri
HOL 345

Save the Date -- Careers in International Law

Career Services and the International Law Society present guest speaker MATTHEW WILSON, Associate Dean & General Counsel, Temple University, Tokyo Japan Campus.
Mr. Wilson has more than 17 years of experience in the international law arena and will offer students practical tips on finding opportunities in international law, how to market themselves, and how to make the most of study abroad opportunities.

The program takes place right after Spring Break on Monday, March 16 from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. in HOL 180. Mark your calendars now and don't miss this exciting program.