Websites for Job Seekers
American Association Of Law Libraries AALL has developed an on-line Job Hotline (database) for law graduates interested in careers as law librarians. The AALL website also contains information on the educational requirements necessary for a career as a law librarian.
American Bar Association Has created a free web portal, Economic Recovery Resources, to provide lawyers with resources and benefits during the current economic downturn. Visit the site to explore advice and information on job searching/networking, career transitions, professional development, practice management, stress management, savings, insurance, complementary programming, CLEs, and other recession-related topics.
Association Of American Law Schools The AALS serves as a conduit between law schools and candidates seeking positions in law schools: it provides candidate information to law schools and notifies candidates of law school position openings. In addition, the Association sponsors an annual two-day Faculty Recruitment Conference at which the law schools can interview candidates. Last year, almost 700 candidates were interviewed by faculty appointments committees from more than 130 schools. To review current openings at law schools, contact Lisa Carberry.
Association of Corporate Counsel Provides a searchable job database and resume-posting service for in-house positions.
Cornell Clubs Bring together Cornell graduates living throughout the U.S. and the world. These social/networking organizations often contain lawyer sub-groups that offer excellent networking opportunities.
The Hieros Gamos Legal Employment site contains a searchable database of legal positions and a directory of legal recruiters and employers.
Lawmatch Marketplace provides graduates with three services to help them reach potential employers: (a) a national resume bank which will allow them continuous exposure to hiring employers, (b) a confidential profile designed to assist attorneys who are currently employed, and (c) a directory of legal recruiters which provides details on 160 recruiters nationwide. To access Law Match contact Lisa Carberry for a username and password
LawJobs.comThis website allows job seekers to post resumes, review job databases and search for employers and recruiters. It also contains news features, links to surveys, and salary information.
LexisThis website provides law school graduates free access to many of its career-related files, including Martindale Hubbell. To obtain the password to access these files, contact Lisa Carberry. There are also employment opportunities for lawyers available at LexisNexis.
NALP, the Association of Legal Career Professionals, and ALI-ABA have developed a free webcast: Managing a Legal Career Transition in Tough Times to advise legal job seekers. Presented by legal consultants, Marcia Pennington Shannon and Susan G. Manch of Shannon & Manch LLP, this 75-minute webcast provides comprehensive advice for recent graduates as well as more senior attorneys.
National Association of Freelance Legal ProfessionalsThis website assists lawyers who work on an independent contractor basis for licensed attorneys. The Association seeks to support freelance attorneys in optimizing the financial and personal success of their businesses, as well as to raise the profile of freelancing as a career choice that can optimize work-life balance. Membership is free.
Thomson West (website)
Hires attorneys to serve as researchers, editors and account representatives.
Washington Council Of Lawyers ("WCL")
A voluntary bar association which promotes the practice of pro bono and public interest law. To view open positions with public interest organizations nationwide, join WCL via its website.