So, You Want to Become a Lawyer?
The Law School Handbook is intended to help students who are interested in going to law school or are considering law as a career. It covers what to expect on your educational path in pursuit of a law degree, as well as the career opportunities that may be open to you once you obtain your law degree.
Law School Handbook Videos
In this video series, created to supplement the handbook, lawyers and judges share their personal paths to careers in law and provide helpful tips on choosing a practice area, the Bar admissions process and the importance of self-care during law school and beyond.
The Center for Professionalism and Young Lawyers Division created Decorum.com to help lawyers maintain the highest standards of ethics and professionalism. Free CLE courses featured on the website include:
The Attorney-Client Relationship
The Student Education and Admission to the Bar Committee of The Florida Bar presented an interactive workshop on the attorney-client relationship. This workshop begins with a brief panel discussion on the attorney-client relationship in general. Students will learn how to find clients, how to sign clients, and how to maintain happy paying clients.
How to Become the Lawyer You’re Supposed to Be
The Center for Professionalism received a $400,000 grant in February of 2019 to develop and maintain long-term professionalism and ethics programming for Florida law schools and young Florida Lawyers. These presentations were part of that effort.
The Center organized and presented two Continuing Legal Education panel discussions (one at Florida State University College of Law and the other at the Florida Coastal School of Law) focused on professionalism and ethics. Topics included:
- What it means to be client-focused;
- How to help clients solve problems;
- How to improve your interpersonal communications skills;
- Health and wellness strategies;
- The importance of mentoring; and
- What Florida Bar resources are available to new attorneys.
Professionalism vs. Ethics
Visit our Mentoring page to learn about all the resources available!
Erin Weinstock's tips and trick for taking the Bar exam
G.C. Murray on the importance of mentorship
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