In the legal field, it isn't always who you know — it's who you know that you are. Most people entering into the legal job market find that it's very competitive. Your education prepares you for the job, but it's entirely up to you to find employment. Many people rely on referrals from teachers, colleagues, or summer internships to help them get a wing tip in the door when searching for a firm to help start their career. Whether you're a file clerk, legal secretary, paralegal, or attorney, it's often tough to find the right firm, and currently things are tougher than ever with so many legal jobs being cut left and right.
The legal system can greatly affect nearly every aspect of the society, may it be as simple as crossing a street or as complicated as buying a home. Lawyers form the backbone of our society's system. With the growing disputes that people face each day, the demand for lawyers to settle each case increases in number. This idea gives us a clear and better picture that law opportunities are always there to stay despite the fact that there is a high competition for law jobs due to the huge number of students graduating each year from law schools.
THE LAW-JOB SEARCH BEGINS WITH INFORMATION-GATHERING. Assemble as much information about your areas of interest as possible. Unpredictable, but useful, information sources for the general job market in a particular locale are state and city bar association directories and journals. Investigate also your college alumni journals and place