Starting cost per student: $0
Max. Capacity: 25
Transportation Needed? Yes
Who Arranges Transportation? Other (see description)
Is Financial Assistance Offered? No
Do you like to help people?
Are you good at understanding rules and laws?
Do you appreciate accurate, precise communication?
Do you like to work as part of a team?
If YES, join us in exploring the world of law at Sarasota’s largest law office, Williams Parker!
Legal work takes a team. While attorneys are the most visible representatives of a law firm, there are many more important roles. When considering a career in law, T.V. shows like Suits or Conviction, or classic novels like To Kill a Mockingbird, or movies like Erin Brockovich may have prompted your interest in being an attorney. Critical thinking and advocacy are important skills, but hard work and passion go a long way too. As Francis Escudero states, “Together, we must fight for what is right, and fight what is wrong.” Fighting that fight involves more than the drama of a courtroom. The team must possess the ability to plan, write precisely, conduct research, interpret and explain complex subjects. problem-solve, negotiate, run an office, and work well with others. We, the team at Williams Parker, invite you to explore the real world of law. Come join us for a brief tour, hear from our lawyers, and participate in brief interactive sessions.
Rotation one (30 minute presentation):
- Careers include: Lawyer (Litigation, Business, Real Estate, Labor & Employment, Tax, Government)
- Interactive activities may include: (Presenting a 60 second argument about the benefits of a career in law)
Rotation two (30 minute rotation): Other Law Firm Careers..
- Careers include: Certified Legal Assistant/Paralegal; Legal Administrative Assistant; IT (computers); HR (people); Accounting; Management; Marketing; Administration
- Interactive activities may include: (Introductions, shaking hands, and asking questions).
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
~Martin Luther King, Jr.
Understanding the connections between what is being taught and career aspirations are essential to both increased student achievement as well as to the development of a trained community-based workforce. Relevance is key! For example, when students understand the relationships between the skills being taught (speaking, problem-solving, writing) and the ability to achieve a law degree and to pass the bar exam, then two things happen. First, those students understand the need to register for upper-level English, speech, business, and law-related courses in high school; and second, the need for high-demand professions are more likely to be filled. When teachers, students, and parents discover meaningful real-world connections and transfer those connections to the classroom, everyone benefits!
THE EDUCATION FOUNDATION OF SARASOTA COUNTY is serving as the coordinating organization for the EdExploreSRQ Interactive (or Experiential) Career Series.
SC.68.CS-PC. 2.6, SC.68.CS-PC 2.8, SC.68.CS-PC 1.1, LAFS.68.RH.1.2, LAFS.68.RST.3.9, MAFS.K12.MP.3, MAFS.K12.MP.1.1, SS.8.FL.1, CIP.0614130100, Program #: 8401100