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AMERIBAR'S GUIDE TO LEGAL JOBS WEBSITES

 

GENERAL LEGAL

 1.      American Bar Association (ABA) Career Center

o   Website: http://new.abanet.org/careercenter/Pages/careercenter.aspx

The ABA Career Center provides two searchable job boards: one for general legal jobs across the nation and another for jobs with the ABA. The ABA Career Center also features articles, career guides, news and trends.

 2.      Attorney Jobs by Thomson Reuters – Exclusively for Attorneys

o   Website: http://www.attorneyjobs.com/wps/portal/attorneyjobs/home

The site has a free basic search feature, which provides job seekers with access to a limited number of job postings and allows applicants to search by geographic location and employer type. The site also provides career resources such as career development articles, career advice and counseling, a state bar guide, and a resume and interview center.

 3.      Emplawyernet

o   Website: http://www.emplawyernet.com/

The site boasts a large number of legal job listings, mainly in firms and businesses with some firm recruiting. Jobs are searchable by area of practice, years of experience, and geographic location. The basic membership is free and provides access to a small sample of jobs and allows job searchers to post their credentials to the database for Emplawyernet’s nationwide audience of employers to search and review.

 4.      FindLaw by Thomson Reuters - Law Career Center

o   Website: http://careers.findlaw.com/

Job listings searchable by type of job and geographic location. The site also includes a variety of career resources such as articles, newsletters, and salary charts. Many employers use the service’s placement service, which means applicants may not know to which organization they are applying.

 5.      HG.org Legal Employment Center

o   Website: http://www.hg.org/employment.html

HG.org provides free access to a large job listing database, recruiter directory, and multiple career resources, such as articles, guides, and strategies. The job listings are searchable by geographical location and position type, and the recruiter database is searchable by geographic location only. The site is particularly useful for job seekers interested in law firm opportunities.

 6.      iHireLegal

o   Website: http://www.ihirelegal.com/

iHireLegal features an easy, free, and innovative job search process with a large database of employers (over 10,000 in a typical month). After applicants register and submit their resumes, iHire matches applicants to positions. iHire sends the applicants an email when they have been matched, the applicant returns to the website and press the “submit” button next to matched positions they find interesting.

 7.      Law Bulletin Legal Career Center

o   Website: http://jobs.lawbulletin.com/lc.cfm?page=rc_index2.cfm&CFID=11329274&CF
TOKEN=77081389

The Law Bulletin job site focuses on openings in law firm or corporate law environments. All job ads are updated weekdays at 3:30 p.m. Candidates can search job postings by position, practice area, or location and with free registration can upload resumes and sign up for job alerts.

 8.      LawCrossing

o   Website: http://www.lawcrossing.com/

LawCrossing is a pay site, but offers a free trial membership. LawCrossing is a legal job-opening research institution that boasts that it has culled and posted openings from every employer career webpage in America, every law firm in America, every public interest organization in America, virtually every government office in America, and virtually every job board in America.

 9.      LawHire

o   Website: http://lawhire.com/index.php

LawHire is a legal job site which, after free registration, allows users to create a profile, set up job alerts, upload a resume, and search positions by job type, location, and area of law.

 10.  LawMatch Legal Recruiting and Employment

o   Website: http://lawmatch.com/

Lawmatch is the oldest dedicated legal employment service on the Internet, is free for jobseekers, and offers active and passive search tools. The active (traditional) search allows applicants to search Lawmatch job listings consist of current opportunities posted by employers directly, plus additional openings culled by Lawmatch employees nightly from the Web sites of thousands of corporations, law firms, non-profit organizations and government agencies. In passive search mode, applicants fill out a profile and employers search for matching applicants. Lawmatch also offers a managed search service: Lawmatch creates a profile for the jobseeker based on a telephone interview and manages the jobseeker’s search for a period of six months, for a fee of $99. Lawmatch also provides access to a national database of legal recruiters.

 11.  LawJobs.com

o   Website: http://www.lawjobs.com/index.jsp

Comprehensive website from ALM, publisher of the National Law Journal. The site offers career advice, articles, resume posting, automated applications, and a large number of job listings searchable by location, job type, or employer.

 12.  Lawyers Weekly Jobs

o   Website: http://classifieds.dolanmedia.com/LWJ01/

Weekly combines the classified ads of several legal publications across the country. The job ads can be searched for free by category of employment, geographical location, and other keywords.  

13.  Legal Career Network

o   Website: http://www.legalstaff.com/JobSeeker/Jobs.aspx?abbr=WWW3

Allows users to search jobs posted by the nation's leading law firms, corporate legal departments, and government agencies listing their full-time, part-time, contract, and temporary positions online. Jobseekers can sign up for job alerts, upload resumes, and search job postings by category and geographic location.

14.  Legal Career & Practice Development Community

o   Website: http://www.legalcareerexpo.com/

Legal Career Center Network has partnered with over 90 online legal career centers on websites of 60+ state and local bar associations to deliver online career related services such as resume listings, job searches, and career advice to a combined network of over 500,000 legal professionals.

 15.  Martindale-Hubbell Career Center

o   Website: http://www.martindale.com/Careers/Careers.aspx

The LexisNexis public legal job site features a job board, searchable by function and geographic location, resume posting, networking site, and job alerts. Free registration.

16.  Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) Career Center

o   Website: http://www.mcca.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=Page.viewPage&pageId=474

The MCCA site is dedicated to minority and diversity candidates and includes a free job search and resume posting site, as well as a free monthly email blast of job announcements, a mentoring program, and a professional development page with ongoing educational information related to skills for career advancement and development.

17.  The National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA) Job Opportunities

o   Website: http://www.nlada.org/Jobs

The NLADA jobs site lists positions throughout the country and is searchable by geographic location and job type, including civil legal services, defender organizations, pro bono and public interest organizations, public interest law firms, and academia.

18.  The Public Service Law Network (PSLawNet)

o   Website: http://www.pslawnet.org/

PSLawNet is free to law students and alumni of a network of over 200 American and Canadian subscriber law schools. A list of subscribing schools is provided on the website at http://www.pslawnet.org/subscriberlawschools. Opportunities in the PSLawNet database include internships (fall, spring, and summer), postgraduate fellowships, and a wide variety of permanent positions at many levels of experience. PSLawNet also includes over 11,000 national and international organizational profiles for nonprofit, government, and other public interest employers. Registered users may search the database, flag and store opportunities for later viewing, receive email alerts with newly posted opportunities, and apply directly for opportunities on PSLawNet. The site also offers an online library of educational and career-building resources.

19.  MyLawJob.com

o   Website: http://www.mylawjob.com/

This free, basic site allows jobseekers to keyword search its large database of legal positions. Jobs are listed for free, and include many recruiter positions.

20.  Simply Hired Attorney Jobs

o   Website: http://www.simplyhired.com/a/jobs/list/q-attorney

Simply Hired allows jobseekers to browse a massive list of attorney positions by title, company, date posted, job type, and experience. The site also allows users to research salaries and job trends, and with free registration jobseekers can save searches and set up email alerts. 

21.  TheLadders – Law

o   Website: https://law-jobs.theladders.com/

TheLadders requires registration before viewing or searching positions. It has a basic registration for free, which provides users the ability to post a resume, access job search advice articles, set up email alerts for new jobs, and search job postings. Users cannot actually apply for the jobs without upgrading to a pay account, but many postings give the company or firm posting the job so applicants can go direct to the source. 

22.  Vault: Law

o   Website: http://www.vault.com/wps/portal/usa

The Vault allows jobseekers to search jobs, research companies and salaries, get career advice, join lists, and receive newsletters. The site includes areas outside of law, but contains sections dedicated to legal employment, including the Vault Law Job Board and a Law School Career Information section.

 

GOVERNMENT

 23.  Avue Central

o   Website: https://www.avuecentral.com/casting/aiportal/control/mainmenu

Avue Central maintains a large, searchable database of federal jobs and allows users to search by a variety of fields, including salary range, geographical location, pay grade, agency, field of interest, applicant job skills, and talent community (including legal). Free registration provides access to more services, including: recommended vacancies based on user-set preferences, skills and experience; resume uploads; email alerts; and networking capabilities.

 24.  Federal Jobs Digest – Legal, Examining

o    Website: http://www.jobsfed.com/GroupDet10.htm

The Federal Jobs Digest is free to search with registration. The link above goes directly to the Legal and Examining job board, but the parent website has over 10,000 legal and non-legal federal and private sector jobs, updated daily.

 25.  Government Jobs – Legal Services

o   Website: http://careers.govtjobs.com/c/search_results.cfm?&site_id=9366&quick
=function|Criminal%20Justice

This free to search site lists open positions in legal services at the state and local government levels.

 26.  National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Jobs Clearinghouse

o   Website: http://www.ncsl.org/Default.aspx?TabID=305&tabs=1027,78,588#588

The NCSL is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the nation’s 50 states, its commonwealths and territories. NCSL Jobs Clearinghouse for State Legislatures and Public Policy lists career opportunities with state legislative offices, searchable by state.

27.  OSCAR: Online System for Clerkship Application and Review

o   Website: https://oscar.uscourts.gov/

OSCAR is a single, centralized resource for notice of available judicial clerkships, clerkship application information, and law clerk employment information. OSCAR allows users to register for free, upload a profile and resume, search available positions, and receive email alerts of open positions.

28.  US Department of Justice: OARM Attorney Vacancies

o   Website: http://www.justice.gov/oarm/attvacancies.html

All Department organizations advertise their vacancies for experienced attorneys on this web site. Applicants may search the vacancies by hiring component, geographic locale, and/or practice area. The website also details the Attorney General’s Honors Program - the only way that the Department hires entry-level attorneys.

29.  USA Jobs

o   Website: http://usajobs.opm.gov/

USAJOBS is the official job site of the U.S. Federal Government, hosted by the Office of Personnel Management. It is a one-stop source for Federal jobs and employment information. The site allows users to register for free, upload a profile and resume, search available positions, enter desired job details and receive email alerts to matching positions.

Public Interest

30.  Action Without Borders (Idealist)

o   Website: http://www.idealist.org/if/as/Job

Jobs, internships and volunteer opportunities, both law-related and other, at over 40,000 nonprofit organizations in over 160 countries. Idealist is searchable by subject matter, country, type of position, and other categories, and features many career resources for public interest jobseekers.

 31.  Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID)

o   Website: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs

AWID’s job site features international legal and non-legal positions with AWID and member organizations. The site is free to search and offers a free weekly job information newsletter.

 32.  Human Rights Jobs

o   Website: http://www.humanrightsjobs.com/

International legal and non-legal job posting board allows jobseekers to browse job listings for free by geographic location. Access to job searching, some job postings, resume posting, and weekly alert options requires a pay-for subscription.

 33.  Lawyers and Judges Without Borders

o   Website: http://www.jobtarget.com/home/index.cfm?site_id=175

This site compiles interesting jobs and internships primarily in international human rights and civil rights law. The site allows job seekers to create a free user account to search and keep track of jobs, manage resumes, and set up job alerts.

 34.  OneWorld Global Jobs

o   Website: http://us.oneworld.net/jobs

OneWorld offers jobseekers free access to legal and non-legal jobs and volunteer positions with over 2500 member organizations focused on international social justice and sustainable development positions. The site also has a searchable directory of partner organizations.

 35.  The Leadership Conference Civil Rights Career Center

o   Website: http://www.civilrights.org/career_center/

The site provides a list of open positions at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and The Leadership Conference Education Fund, and also allows jobseekers to search job openings at member organizations and other civil rights organizations.

 36.  National Fair Housing Advocate Online Job Listings

o   Website: http://www.fairhousing.com/index.cfm?method=page.display&pagename=
resources_jobs

The site manages a small, non-searchable list of positions with organizations and government agencies dealing with fair housing issues. Mostly legal, with some non-legal positions also listed.

 37.  Non-Profit Oyster Job Center

o   Website: http://careers.nonprofitoyster.com/c/search.cfm?site_id=78

Online career center serving the national nonprofit sector, including some legal jobs. The site has many free services for jobseekers, including allowing users to search jobs by job function, keyword, industry and geographic location.

 38.  The Non-Profit Times (NPT) Career Center

o   Website: http://careercenter.nptimes.com/search.cfm

The NPT is a non-profit business publication, and its career center offers a variety of services with a free subscription, including job searching, resume posting, job alerts and e-mail newsletters, and career resources. Most postings appear to be non-legal, but there are some legal postings.

 39.  Opportunity Knocks

o   Website: http://www.opportunityknocks.org/JobSeekerX/

National online job site focused exclusively on the nonprofit community. The site has job and resume posting databases and various career resources including a free search for employment by category, type, salary range, and function (including legal).

 40.  The Philanthropy News Digest (PND) Job Corner

o   Website: http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/jobs/

The PND Job Corner provides legal and non-legal listings of current full-time job openings at U.S.-based foundations and nonprofit organizations. Listings can be searched by keyword or browsed by organization type, job function (including legal), or geographical location. 

 41.  ReliefWeb

o   Website: http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/doc212?OpenForm

ReliefWeb lists jobs, both law-related and other, in humanitarian organizations around the world. Vacancies are searchable by sector, geographic location, and member organization. The site also offers searchable lists of internships and volunteer opportunities, and several professional resources, such as training and communities of practice.

Alternative and Non-Attorney Positions

 42.  Alternative Lawyer Jobs (ALJ)

o   Website: http://www.alternativelawyerjobs.com/

This site’s tagline is “Careers for Lawyers who Want Something More.” ALJ provides users free access to a database of openings in alternative legal careers, searchable by keyword and geographical location.

 43.  Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) In-House Jobline

o   Website: http://jobline.acc.com/search.cfm

Jobseekers can register for free and upload their resumes, set up job alerts, and search for in-house attorney positions by keywords and location.

 44.  Life After Law

o   Website: http://www.lifeafterlaw.com/joblist.php

Life After Law is a Canadian recruitment and placement firm dedicated to the placement of legal professionals in careers outside the traditional practice of law. The job list is not searchable, but includes Canadian and American job postings. Applicants can apply for free directly from the website.

 45.  NALP – The Association for Legal Career Professionals

o   Website: http://www.nalp.org/jobs

NALP maintains a non-searchable list of alternative legal and non-attorney positions (e.g., academic positions at law schools, recruiting and marketing positions with law firms).

Temporary Placement Services

 46.  Robert Half Legal

o   Website: http://www.roberthalflegal.com/search#/form

Robert Half places legal professionals on a temporary, project, and full-time basis at law firms and corporate legal departments. They provide all job search services for free to jobseekers, including career advice, resume counseling, interviewing assistance, and placement. Users can search for jobs by type, location, and other keywords.

 47.  HireCounsel

o   Website: http://www.hirecounsel.com/jobs_landing.php

HireCounsel is a website that places attorneys for temporary assignments such as document review. All placement services are free for jobseekers, including job search and resume upload.

 48.  Special Counsel

o   Website: http://www.specialcounsel.com/legal-jobs/

Special Counsel places attorneys, paralegals, legal nurses and legal support personnel on a temporary, temporary-to-direct hire, and direct hire basis into law firms and corporate legal departments.  Job search and placement services are free to jobseekers.

 49.  Compliance LP

o   Website: https://www.compliancestaffing.com/ApplyOnline/JobBoard.aspx

Compliance specializes in providing temporary attorneys and paralegals for companies and their law firms to handle document review on litigation matters, internal investigations, and regulatory inquiries. Applicants can register for free to become a member of the general applicant pool. Placement is free for jobseekers.

 50.  Kelly Law Registry

o   Website: https://kellycareernetwork.tms.hrdepartment.com/cgi-bin/a/searchjobs_quick.cgi

Kelly Law places attorneys for temporary and direct hire positions. Registration and placement are free, and jobs can be searched by keyword, location, or job category. The site also provides many free career resources, such as resume tips, sample interview questions, and a salary wizard.


 

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