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Job search advice for graduates

September 01, 2015

By Liz Stone LIZ STONE (estone@dubingroup.com) is managing director of The Dubin Group LLC, an attorney search firm in the San Francisco Bay area. You’re anticipating graduating and passing the bar, and you’re ready to find a job. Here are tips for your job search. Evaluate whether a recruiter will be able

Interview tips for law students.

8 Tips for A+ Interviews

September 01, 2015

By Susan Fine. Of course, you’ve prepared for job interviews. But before you meet with any prospective employer, be sure you’ve covered these eight bases. Everyone agrees that good preparation is the key to a successful interview. But what sets the top performers apart? They ensure that their preparation goes well beyond

6 Interviewing traits you should have

September 01, 2015

By Casey Berman CASEY BERMAN (casey@leavelawbehind.com) graduated from law school in 1999 and is now a San Francisco-based entrepreneur and founder of Leave Law Behind, a blog helping lawyers find alternate careers. When I was a freshman in college, I was given one of the most valuable items a

Networking tips from those who dread it

September 01, 2015

By ADAM FRIEDL ADAM FRIEDL (ajfriedl@nycourts.gov) is deputy director of the Midtown Community Court in New York City, a demonstration project of the Center for Court Innovation. “You should network.” It probably ranks somewhere between “build your personal brand” and “start contributing 10 percent of your income to a 401(k) at

Legal career central

September 01, 2015

By Kathy Morris You can reach Kathy at Kathy@underadvisement.com, and I’ll share with the board your comments and suggestions. The ABA has launched a new resource to provide career guidance, the Legal Career Central. For pre-law students to law students to lawyers, the LCC's mission is to serve as the predominant reservoir

Financial Literacy

September 01, 2015

By Besty Munnell “Don’t wait to learn business fundamentals and industry context on the job.  Pursue practical skills every chance you get in law school.” In early March, I met with one of the second-year students I mentor at a Boston-area law school. She was deciding on her third-year courses and, as

An American law student in King Arthur’s court

September 01, 2015

By Fabiani Duarte FABIANI DUARTE - Is the Chair of the ABA Law Student Division.J.D. Candidate 2016, Mercer University School of Law M.Div. Candidate 2018, McAfee School of Theology, Mercer University Cramming into a hostel room with 14 strangers, London’s reputation as not the cheapest of cities, and justifying whether flying to Europe

What kind of job is right for you

September 01, 2015

By Dr. Larry Richard. When lawyers or law students look for a job, they often make a common mistake—they begin by asking “What’s out there?” This is a great second question to ask, but not a very good initial question. Instead, they should first be asking “What’s in here?” In other

Build your skills through experience

September 01, 2015

By Susan Fine SUSAN FINE (sfine@law.gwu.edu) is director of professional development at The George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C. You not only benefit from learning the skills, but you add value to your resume, cover letters and interviews. In addition to developing knowledge about different areas of the law, experiential

resume dos and donts.

Do’s and don’ts for resumes and cover letters

September 01, 2015

By Mark Weber When you have approximately 15 seconds to grab the attention of an employer who’s scanning your resume and cover letter, how can you make a strong first impression? Here’s a road map. First, before you even begin working on a resume and cover letter, clean up your online presence.

Open doors at law firms

September 01, 2015

By Carol Kanarek CAROL KANAREK (ckanarek@aol.com) is a former transactional lawyer who has also earned her master’s degree in social work. She has provided career-related services to lawyers, law students, and law firms for more than 30 years. Resumes and cover letters are the key to sparking the interest of potential employers. The

5 Painless Ways to Grow Your Network

September 01, 2015

By Robert White ROBERT WHITE (robert@robertwhiteconsulting.com) is the former director of alumni career services at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, and is now executive director of the California Minority Counsel Program, a nonprofit dedicated to advancing business and professional development opportunities for attorneys of color. Networking doesn’t come easily

Tips for making the right first impression

September 01, 2015

By Avery Blank AVERY BLANK (ablan001@umaryland.edu) uses her legal training as a consultant and is a nationally recognized women’s advocate. Your online presence may now be the first impression you make on others. You can access information on the Internet about yourself and others more quickly and easily (for better or for worse)