Throughout the academic year, the Office of Career Services hosts a variety of programs addressing a wide range of topics. Loyola welcomes your participation and you are invited to speak alone, as a panel participant, and/or in any setting which you feel is appropriate for the topic and/or for your convenience.
With countless areas of practice within the legal profession, this series is designed to provide students information on legal practice specialties to assist them in planning their career path during and after law school. Programs are typically conducted in small group settings to allow for more interaction between participants. This series is also a means of introducing our students to our alumni. The office will accommodate your schedule by hosting you on a date and time most convenient for your schedule. You may choose to speak at a Power Breakfast, Luncheon or Afternoon Tea. If you would prefer to host a group of students in your office’s conference room, this can be arranged as well. In the past, some alumni have hosted an informational meeting off-campus in venues such as courts, government agencies, client sites and corporate headquarters, to name a few.
This series of programs is designed to educate students that the practice of law is also the business of law. Alumni volunteer their time and expertise in teaching students essential business decision skills to build and maintain a successful law practice, whether they will be self-employed or employed by someone else. Some of the topics which are covered are under the headings of marketing your services, management, and use of technology. Examples of topics include -
Marketing Your Services: Effective Marketing Strategies, Adhering to Advertisement Rules and Regulations.
Management and Accounting: Staff Management, Effective Communication, Time Management, Setting-up Billable Hours, Fixed Fee Engagements, Client Directed Billing, From Law School to Practice, From Practice to Business, Alternative Fee Arrangements, Risk Management and Malpractice, Outsourcing Legal Support Services, Economics of Partnerships, Attorney Client Relationships and Agreements, Preparing a Business Plan and Budget
Technology: Use of Equipment, Paperless Offices, On-line Document Filings, Use of Social Media, On-Line Databases, Licensing Agreements, Use of Technology in the Courtroom, Email Security, Document Security, Emergency Preparedness.
Professional Correspondence, Effective Use of Social Media, Networking, Dressing for Success, Interviewing Skills, Business Etiquette, Professionalism, Ethics.