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LawCrossing’s 20 Most Popular 2015 Articles for Attorneys and Legal Job Seekers

published January 01, 2016

By Diversity Director - BCG Attorney Search
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Summary: Take a look at the top 20 articles for legal job seekers in 2015 on LawCrossing in this article.
Check out the top 20 most popular articles of 2015 on LawCrossing in this article.

Legal job seekers rely on LawCrossing not only for job listings, but also for the most comprehensive archive of articles relating to legal job searches and career advice. What follows is a list of the 20 articles that were most popular in 2015 among LawCrossing attorneys and legal job seekers:

  1. Pass the Bar in One State, Work in Another

Our most popular article has to do with law degree portability. If you pass the bar in one state, can you work in another? Yes you can! There are various ways to do this, including taking another bar exam or attorney’s exam or waiving in to another jurisdiction. The rules differ among states and we discuss all the relevant considerations in this article.
  1. 2015 LawCrossing Salary Survey of Lawyer Salaries in Best Law Firms

We all want to know what lawyers are making at the best law firms around the country, right? In this article we give you the inside scoop on 2015 associate and summer associate salaries at top firms from coast-to-coast.
  1. 60 Nontraditional Jobs You Can Do with a Law Degree (and Should Strongly Consider Doing)

Are you an attorney who secretly longs to do something else? You are not alone! This article tells you why law might not be the right fit for you. It also gives you 60 other career options to choose from, including becoming a politician, government worker, musician, HR director, real estate agent or foreign service officer.
  1. As an American Attorney, How Can I Find a Job Overseas?

Maybe you love being a lawyer, but you dream of practicing law in another country. With a special emphasis on Australia, this article sets out all the considerations involved in practicing law abroad.
  1. The Questions to Expect During a Paralegal Job Interview

You will have absolutely nothing to fear if you read this article before you go in for your paralegal interview. It lists 275 questions you might be asked. The more of these question you are prepared to answer the greater the likelihood you will ace the interview and get the job!
  1. 10 Ways to Bounce Back After Failing the Bar and Pass on Your Next Attempt

Failing the bar exam is not the end of the world or the end of your career dreams! So many smart and accomplished people have failed the bar exam on their first try that it is difficult to count. The important thing is to pick yourself up and get ready to pass the next time. This article tells you how.
  1. Guidelines on Reciprocity or “Admission on Motion” among the States as per American Bar Association

All legal job seekers should be familiar with guidelines on reciprocity in order to increase their job prospects by considering out-of-state jobs. We tell you everything you need to know about reciprocity in this article as well as in our most popular article listed above.
  1. Late Bloomers: Going to Law School Later in Life

It is never too late to join the esteemed legal profession. More and more people are going to law school later in life. This brings its own challenges but also its own advantages. This article explores the real life stories of people who went to law school later in life and tells why, how, and where they did it.
  1. Creating an Exceptional Paralegal Cover Letter

This article gives you a step-by-step approach for drafting a winning cover letter for a paralegal job. It also tells you the 10 things you must and must not do in your cover letter to improve your chances of getting an interview.
  1. 25 Reasons Most Attorneys Hate the Practice of Law and Go Crazy (and What to Do About It)

If you are unhappy in your current attorney job situation, you are not alone. This article sets out 25 reasons why attorneys can feel miserable at work. But the good news is there might be ways to improve your happiness so you enjoy your work. This article tells you how.
  1. Learn How to Become a Law Professor

If you love the intellectual aspects of the law you might want to consider becoming a law professor. This article discusses the considerations involved in making this kind of career transition.
  1. Matt Murphy, Senior Deputy District Attorney, Orange County, California

Matt Murphy found his calling in the law after his first day as a junior law clerk in the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. Now he is a seasoned prosecutor and handles all kinds of felony cases. This article explores his career path and what his life is like in the trenches of criminal law.
  1. What Do In-House Attorney Positions Pay?

Have you ever dreamed of “going in-house”? You are not alone. This article covers the kinds of salaries you can expect to receive in in-house positions around the country.
  1. Advocacy Jobs: What They Are and How to Get Them

Do you like fighting for the underdog? If the answer is yes, then an advocacy job might be right for you. Advocacy jobs are available in a number of areas, including children’s rights, family negotiations, accident or crime victims’ needs, and more. Read this article to learn what kinds of qualifications you need for an advocacy job and what kind of salary you can expect to earn.
  1. What Law Firms Look for In a Lateral Resume

Do well-crafted lateral resumes look the same as law student resumes? Nope. This letter tells you everything you need to know to create an impressive lateral resume.
  1. The Real Reason There Are Fewer Law Firm Jobs (What No Attorney Wants You to Know)

From padding billable hours to doing unnecessary work, there are many little-discussed but problematic things that happen in law firms that are impacting the overall health of the legal profession. Read this article to find out what is really going on when it comes to the reasons behind why there are fewer law firm jobs.
  1. Part 2: Erin Brockovich Losing Ed Masry

If you loved the movie Erin Brockovich, you will want to read this article. In it Ms. Brockovich discusses her mentor Ed Masry and reveals details about her life story the movie left out.
  1. The Virtual Paralegal Allows Paralegals to Work at Home or Offsite

If you like job flexibility, you should consider becoming a virtual paralegal. The demand for virtual paralegals is growing and, under supervision of an attorney, virtual paralegals handle all sorts of interesting tasks such as legal research, drafting motions and demand letters, and creating PowerPoint presentations.
  1. The Pros and Cons of Practicing as a Real Estate Attorney

Check out this article if you are thinking about a career in real estate law. With examples from working real estate lawyers, this article discusses the pros and cons of being a real estate lawyer.
  1. How Attorneys Choose Law Firms

Did you know that many attorneys choose law firms based on their perceived prestige levels? This article discusses all the factors attorneys consider most important in selecting a law firm.

published January 01, 2016

By Diversity Director - BCG Attorney Search
( 130 votes, average: 4.2 out of 5)
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