Office of Career Planning and Placement

10/06/11

Advocacy Board

The Office of Career Planning and Placement, in conjunction with the Black Law Studen Association (BLSA) and Northwestern Mutual, held its 3rd Brown Bag Lunch on Thursday, October 6. The lunch was specifically designed for upper level students thinking about going into solo practice after graduation. Several area attorneys were in attendance including Kamilah Jolly, Skinner Louis, and Ronald Nesbitt. In addition, Mr. Todd Bryant from Northwestern Mutual also attended and provided valuable information regarding how to finance and economically develop a solo practice. Students who attended gained valuable insight into the diverse problems and joys of solo practice including procuring clients, finding a niche, marketing strategies, being your own boss, office structure, common pitfalls to avoid, and of course finance.

Opportunities:

Check Symplicity for internship and employment opportunities. If you are a 2L, 3L, or 4L and don’t use Symplicity, stop procrastinating and get online! Log-on to Symplicity at https://law-famu-csm.symplicity.com/students and use your FamMail address as your username. Symplicity is password protected. If you need help with your password, use the forgot password option or contact Yhonsha Rue at yhonsha.rue@famu.edu.

Brevard County Court Judge David Silverman is selecting a new Judicial Assistant. If you are a 2L, or 3L night student or recent graduate in need of a full-time position, visit Symplicity for application information and www.davidsilverman.com for more details regarding the duties inherent in the position and compensation.

Lippman Law Offices, PA is seeking a legal intern to assist attorneys with legal research, preparing pleadings, preparing for trial, and processing files. Areas of practice include criminal law, family law, contract disputes, real property, foreclosure defense, and bankruptcy. Interested? Check Symplicity for information on how to apply!