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Getting a Job in the Legal Field - A More Serious Issue than Getting the Degree

published October 21, 2013

By CEO and Founder - BCG Attorney Search left
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Getting a Job in the Legal Field - A More Serious Issue than Getting the Degree
A legal career is gaining momentum and is rising up with many other job options. Many are getting attracted toward a legal career as the perks that it offers are far more impressive than many other career options. Once you find out that you have all the skills required for an attorney and you have earned your degree, how do you get started with your practice?

If you have earned exceptionally good grades, then chances are that a reputed law firm will hire you as an intern or associate and then eventually get you on board with the other lawyers in the firm. However, all those who graduate from law school will not be placed with jobs, as no firm wants to spend money in hiring a new graduate and end up wasting their valuable resources on them. What can you do to increase your chances of getting hired by a reputable law firm? With technology on the rise you can get more exposure than you could in the olden days.


Be socially active, on websites like Facebook, twitter, etc. Follow the lawyer whom you would like to work with and try and connect with them on social networking platforms. Remember to leave a good impression in order to be noticeable. You should also try and get in contact with the people working in the organization you wish to join and try and get a recommendation so that you can get a job in the organization in a lower level position. You should get a good resume prepared. Your resume should attract the attention of the reader at first glance. You should be abreast with all the current legal openings. Every university nowadays provides campus placements, so you could always approach them and keep your options open. Visit your local court rooms and observe the court proceedings, adding these to your knowledge bank. Every experience should be a learning one. It is going to be a difficult task to get a legal career, and you have to be determined and strong headed to get one, but it is possible.

You should set goals for where you want to be in the legal field and work toward them. There are various job portals which will help you get a job in a legal department or a law firm and they can also help you prepare your resume for these positions.

You could also opt to be an in-house counsel. These are positions which are in high demand and competitive. These lawyers prefer to be on the payrolls of a company rather than run their private practice and keep track of the bills and payment of clients, which can get quite cumbersome. Today there are many options and positions available for law graduates, and one should not get disheartened about being unable to find a position. If you follow your dreams, drawing on your passion and good networking, everything will fall in place and you will achieve your dreams successfully and have a satisfying career.

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Harrison is the founder of BCG Attorney Search and several companies in the legal employment space that collectively gets thousands of attorneys jobs each year. Harrison’s writings about attorney careers and placement attract millions of reads each year. Harrison is widely considered the most successful recruiter in the United States and personally places multiple attorneys most weeks. His articles on legal search and placement are read by attorneys, law students and others millions of times per year.

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About LawCrossing

LawCrossing has received tens of thousands of attorneys jobs and has been the leading legal job board in the United States for almost two decades. LawCrossing helps attorneys dramatically improve their careers by locating every legal job opening in the market. Unlike other job sites, LawCrossing consolidates every job in the legal market and posts jobs regardless of whether or not an employer is paying. LawCrossing takes your legal career seriously and understands the legal profession. For more information, please visit www.LawCrossing.com.

published October 21, 2013

By CEO and Founder - BCG Attorney Search left
( 42 votes, average: 5 out of 5)
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