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The Blog (and your Government & Public Interest Blogger) is taking a much needed nap this holiday season. Do not expect any new posts until the New Year — specifically on your first day of classes, January 9, 2012
. We will see you then!
Enjoy a wonderful and safe holiday season!
The Jacksonville Bar Association is presenting a CLE entitled “Running Your Own Firm” on Thursday, January 26th. The seminar will be from 1:15 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. on campus in the Oak Grove Building. The seminar will include a panel discussion about the do’s and don’ts of running your own law firm, trust account issues, and how to reduce your risk of a law suit. This seminar is a great way to bridge the gap from the academic environment to the real world for those who are planning to open their own practice. At 4:30 p.m., immediately following the seminar, there will be a happy hour, which will be a good opportunity to network with presenters and other attendees. The registration fee will be waived for all students. To register, complete the registration form. If you have questions, please contact Karen Rhodin with the Jacksonville Bar at email@example.com.
Following yesterday’s post, some students asked exactly what commercial litigation is. Commercial litigation is any type of legal controversy that is related to business matters. This includes breach of contract claims, employment disputes, class actions, ERISA claims, debt collection suits, franchise issues, tortious interference with contracts, fraud and deceptive trade practices, and a host of other types of claims. The issues are business in nature, and the clients are small businesses or corporations rather than individuals. Some firms are devoted entirely to commercial litigation, while others may simply have litigation teams with individual attorneys specializing in commercial litigation.
This spring will be the inaugural semester of the Criminal Defense Clinic. Under the supervision of Prof. Lois Ragsdale, a former Assistant Public Defender, 8 students will be representing clients in county court on misdemeanors. All of the Clinic’s cases will come from the Jacksonville Office of the Public Defender. Clinic students will be handling all aspects of the representation from initial client interviews, to researching possible defenses, filing evidentiary objections, and conducting hearings and trials. Stay tuned for updates on Coastal’s first criminal clinic and the exciting work the students will be doing this spring!
According to Robert Denny Associates, Inc.’s 23rd annual report on what’s happening in the legal profession, commercial litigation is HOT! This includes a wide assortment of cases with everything from insurance, regulatory, health care, and retail cases. Some experts have reported a large increase in bread-and-butter cases sometimes referred to as “Law Factory work.” With this trend, it appears that more cases are being resolved through alternative dispute resolution rather than actual trials, but this still generates significant work for attorneys representing both sides. To learn how to find experience with a commercial litigation firm, schedule a counseling session with a Career Services Counselor.