Coastal Weekly | October 13 – October 19
The recently announced Coastal Center for Law Practice Technology will be offering the following courses this spring:
- Law Practice Technology and Management: 3 credits- Professors Granat and Kimbro
- Ethics of Online Legal Services: 1 credit- Professors Hornsby and Kimbro
- Social Media in Law Practice: 1 credit- Professor Kimbro
- Legal Document Automation: 2 credits- Professor Lauritsen
Courses offered through the CLPT will:
- Provide a distinct advantage to students entering a solo or small firm practice by teaching them how to create a virtual law firm, automate legal documents, leverage social media to develop a brand, and ensure legal services are delivered in an ethically sound manner.
- Position students to assume careers in the burgeoning market of companies offering technology solutions for legal services, including electronic discovery, legal process outsourcing, law practice management software, automated document assembly, and more.
- Provide students with the knowledge of technology recommended by ABA Model Rule of Professional Conduct 1.1, comment 8, which states that lawyers should “keep abreast of changes in the law and its practice, including the benefits and risks associated with relevant technology.”
- Address ways to improve access to justice through the use of legal technology.
For more information about the Center, the courses and our nationally-recognized professors, please visit http://www.fcsl.edu/clpt.
Pro Bono Student Informational Meeting
On Thursday, October 17, 2013, Pro Bono will host an informational meeting in room 405 from noon to 1 p.m. During the meeting, students can find out about new volunteer opportunities in the Northeast Florida community. Representatives from the Department of Children and Family Services and the Fourth Circuit Guardian Ad Litem Program will be present to provide information about how students can get involved in their organizations. Volunteering is a great way to gain legal experience while helping individuals without the resources to help themselves. We hope to see you there!
Bar Character & Fitness Event During Hot Dog Wednesday
The Library and IT will be hosting Hot Dog Wednesday on October 16th. During the event, the Librarians will also be available to help you find the information you need to fill out your bar character and fitness application! Stop by the Hot Dog Wednesday event on the deck, October 16th from 4:00pm-6:00pm, to ask your questions and have a snack. Remember all 1st semester students must complete their Florida Bar Character & Fitness application (or receive an exemption) in order to register for Spring classes.
3Ls – Take a FREE Kaplan Diagnostic Exam to Help You Prepare for the Bar!
Florida Coastal School of Law and Kaplan have collaborated to offer December graduates an outstanding opportunity to more effectively prepare for the bar exam. Between October 15, 2013 and November 5, 2013, graduating students are invited to take, free of charge, the online 3L Kaplan Diagnostic Exam. The exam is designed to test Torts, Contracts, Real Property, and Criminal Law, areas that are frequently tested on state bar exams, as well as essay writing. Students will receive detailed individual reports that provide valuable insight that can help them better prepare to take the Bar Exam. Graduating students will receive an email with information on how to log on to take the exam.
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