Support PDF,DOC,DOCX,TXT,XLS,WPD,HTM,HTML fils up to 5MB
Advice for Recent Law School Graduates
by Chuck Panzarella, Esq., founder of Consumer Action Law Group
Single most important piece of advice: if you know what you want to do, you are very lucky. Do it for free if you have to, as long as you put yourself in a position to move up and eventually make a living. If you don't know what you want to do, but you want to practice law, then volunteer for 2-3 lawyers or firms or companies or anybody you can pitch an intern position to get a foot in the door.
Click Here to Find Law Student Jobs on LawCrossing
The best plan is to find a niche and become the expert on that niche. Own it. Master it. With some luck your niche will grow and you will be in high demand. If you are smart you will pick a niche that is dynamic and interesting so that it keeps you engaged. Avoiding burnout from repetition is a factor.
Most recruiters will look for grades and top tier schools. Sell name brands on your résumé and emphasize any interest or experience you have. But most people looking are in the same boat. We would love to be Yale grads with a very helpful alumni network. But it's up to you to make it better. It takes a lot of hustle and knocking on doors.
Click Here to Find Summer Associate Jobs on LawCrossing
Meet as many people as possible. Go to free bar mixers. Or pay if you have to. Go to the CLE classes. Get out there and talk to lawyers. Show an interest in what others do. Remember that other people need to be more interesting than you are. Ask lots of questions. Go deep. The deeper the interest the more likely the impression will be lasting and memorable.
You make your luck. It really is a numbers game. Never mind good luck. Go meet 100 lawyers!"
Click Here to View the 2015 LawCrossing Salary Survey of Lawyer Salaries in the Best Law Firms
Find Recent Law School Graduate Jobs on LawCrossing.
The wide range of offers and postings on LawCrossing is very helpful.
LawCrossing Fact #28: LawCrossing’s main hub EmploymentCrossing is a member of MySpace.com, which encourages users to connect, network, and share information.
NOW TRENDING ON BCG ATTORNEY SEARCH
MOST POPULAR ARTICLES
Testimonial of the Week
- Eileen Baca-Penner New Mexico
Never assume the interviewer knows what's been going on at your company. Explain why you left, but be brief.