The doors of opportunity in legal work are open wider than ever, thanks to an abundance of online job boards that specialize in law-related employment. Many of these platforms are geared exclusively toward employment within the field of law. Here you will find a sampling of options for guidance on your path to success in a legal career.
With more than ten years of experience, this Leading legal recruitment company has averaged at least one placement per day. BCG Attorney Search provides legal news and resources for attorneys and law students in addition to job postings for attorneys.
LawCrossing boasts of providing over 25 times as many legal job postings as any other job board. You can find over 140,000 jobs posted on their site which is updated several times daily.
A resource for the world’s leading legal association, the American Bar Association’s Legal Career Central is designed for pre-law and law students and attorneys. Here you can find entry-level legal job listings, internships, and networking opportunities.
Hosted by the Association Career Network, Legal Staff is a leading resource for finding employment opportunities, resources, and qualified candidates in legal careers. Jobs are posted in collaboration with Career Centers of state legal associations to streamline job searches across the nation. Legal Staff also offers a free resume review service for legal professionals.
FindLaw’s Law Career Center posts career assessment and management resources and other options in legal careers. This popular website keeps legal professionals and students up to date on legal news and case law.
A premier platform for legal professionals, LawJobs.com provides national and international opportunities with AmLaw 200 offices and Fortune 1000 companies. LawJobs.com hosts a career center that includes career profiles and advice along with salary information.
Lawmatch partners with the nation’s leading law schools and firms to match vetted candidates with prime part-time, full-time, and contract opportunities. The company provides complimentary and fee-based services for lawyers, law students, and other legal paraprofessionals.
The NALP’s Job Center is primarily set up for employers, providing resources to assist them in posting attractive job listings. However, prospective applicants can search and save jobs as well as filter searches based on interests. The NALP’s resources are available to NALP members and non-members.
Legal news treasure trove Above the Law posts jobs on its homepage and its Career Center page. The Job Board allows you to search for opportunities by city, category, position, and experience level.
Beginning law students might think that they have the next few years of schooling before they need to start worrying about their future. However, the truth is that now is the time to begin planning for life after graduation. Because the three years of law school will fly by, it is crucial to start thinking about a long-term plan now. Here are three things that beginning law students should know to ensure that they make the most out of their burgeoning career:
DO NOT USE LAW SCHOOL AS A CRUTCH: Law school should not be used as a backup option because you do not know what you want to do with the rest of your life. If you are unsure if a career in law is right for you, it is better to take a year off from schooling and work in a law office or with a government organization in an attempt to ascertain if this is the path for you. It is better to lose a year now than to spend three years in expensive schooling only to decide that this is not the right career path.
THINK BEYOND THE CLASSROOM: While it is true that the primary focus of your first year of law school should be your classes and grades, it is also important to dedicate time each week to think about what lies ahead. Develop the habit of spending time networking, meeting with potential future employers, and working on your resume. You never know when somebody will ask for your resume or transcript and so it is recommended to have all of these essential documents ready to go at any time. You do not want to miss out on an opportunity because it took too long to apply.
REACH OUT TO PROFESSORS: Some of the most influential people you will encounter on your path to becoming a lawyer will be your law school professors. Not only will these people be an invaluable resource of information, but they also have the knowledge to steer you toward the right specialty. Most students will also eventually rely on their professors for letters of recommendation and references. Getting to know them personally early in your schooling will serve you better in the future
About Henry Vinson
Henry Vinson is a 10,000 hour commercial pilot with Single-Engine and Multi-Engine Airplane; Rotorcraft-Helicopter; Instrument-Airplane; Flight Instructor Airplane & Flight Instructor Helicopter ratings. Henry Vinson holds a Master of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications from West Virginia University, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Mortuary Science from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. He is a member of the Public Relations Society of America, Airplane Owner and Pilot Association, American Marketing Association, American Communications Association, and Experimental Aircraft Association.
Henry Vinson was born in 1960 in South Williamson, Kentucky. He graduated from Williamson High School in 1979, and, after attending South West Virginia Community College, he enrolled in the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. In 1982, he was appointed the Coroner for Mingo County, West Virginia.
Four years later, he became a funeral director for W. W. Chambers Funeral Homein Washington, DC. After his stint at W. W. Chambers Funeral Home, he owned and operated the largest gay escort service ever uncovered in Washington, DC at the age of 26.
In 2007, Mr. Vinson received a Masters in Integrated Marketing Communications from West Virginia University, and today he is a successful entrepreneur who lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Following a successful career as a marketing and advertising consultant, Henry Vinson opted to return to school in 2014 to pursue a law degree. Vinson is currently enrolled in the Juris Doctor Program at William Howard Taft University, America’s oldest nationally accredited distance learning law school.