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.
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.
Beltran Litigation seeks law students and lawyers with knowledge of specialized practice areas to assist with ongoing and prospective matters.
Applicants may inquire through Attorney Beltran’s LinkedIn page by sending a short message addressing the foregoing.
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
Fundamentals of Federal Litigation
The Art of Cross-Examination
ABA Guide to Depositions
Pretrial by Thomas A Mauet
Curmudgeon’s Guide to Practicing Law
Civil Procedure Examples and Explanations
Evidence Examples and Explanations
From other disciplines:
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