Law Clerks

Beltran Litigation considers Harvard, Duke, University of Florida, University of Miami, and Stetson students seeking experience with federal statutory litigation.  Law clerks will interview clients, investigate cases for possible representation, perform preliminary legal research, and draft initial complaints; attend meetings, depositions, and hearings; review documents and assist with discovery; and draft briefs, motions, and other filings.  Attorney Beltran usually invites interns to conference, mediation, deposition, jail/prison, and court.  With the permission of the presiding officer, law clerks may sit at counsel table with Attorney Beltran.  Work-from-home is acceptable on days when Attorney Beltran is not in court or meetings.  Interested students should have a GPA in excess of 3.5, a previous internship in a litigation setting, and a strong interest in  federal court practice.

Information Technology

Beltran Litigation seeks a college student or experienced professional with excellent computer skills to assist with the firm’s technology and online marketing needs.  Applicants should be familiar with CM/ECF, Florida E-Filing, PACER, Sunbiz, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Google Apps, WordPress, Adobe, and a least one practice management platform, one online legal research database, and one document management system.

Contract Attorneys

Beltran Litigation seeks law students and lawyers with knowledge of specialized practice areas to assist with ongoing and prospective matters.

Applications

Applicants may inquire through Attorney Beltran’s LinkedIn page by sending a short message addressing the foregoing.

Recommended Reading

Attorney Beltran recommends the following books for new or aspiring litigators:

Business Basics for Law Students

What they Don’t Teach you in Law School by Kimm Alayne Walton

Trawick’s Florida Civil Procedure

Chemerinsky’s Federal Courts

11th Circuit Criminal Handbook

Defending White Collar Crime

All Books by Brian Garner and /or the late Justice Scalia

The Partners

Trial Notebook

Fundamentals of Federal Litigation

The Art of Cross-Examination

ABA Guide to Depositions

Pretrial Advocacy

Pretrial by Thomas A Mauet

Curmudgeon’s Guide to Practicing Law

Civil Procedure Examples and Explanations

Evidence Examples and Explanations

From other disciplines:

Telling Lies

Never be Lied to Again

Caro’s Book of Poker Tells

48 Laws of Power

How to Smell a Rat

The 4-Hour Workweek (not to be taken literally)

David v. Goliath

On Writing Well by William Zinsser

All books by Henry Kissinger