Out of Work? How to Prepare for the 2016 Job Surplus
Besides relentlessly applying for jobs, there are some things you could be doing to improve your chances of future employment, as the legal job market starts to improve
ABA President Wants to Give Jobless, Inexperienced Lawyers Something to Do: Help the Poor
From the ABA Journal: In what may turn out to be Silkenat’s signature project, he discussed the joining of two pressing issues for the legal profession: access to justice and the dearth of jobs for newly minted lawyers. Using jobless law school graduates to increase access to justice is a popular idea these days. The […]
Wanted: Funny Person to Edit Legal Humor Blog
Bitter Lawyer (bitterlawyer.com) is seeking an editor in chief with vision and a great sense of humor. POSITION FILLED on April 11, 2013.
California Job Opportunity: Probate and Trust Administration and/or Corporate Transactions
From the LAB: I’m exploring contracting out certain areas of my solo practice. We are cloud based on the Clio platform and have cloud based forms as well. I have a great virtual paralegal for Medi-Cal / elder planning and a drafter for basic estate planning. I’m looking for someone (paralegal? attorney?) with experience in […]
Money Money Money Money Money
American Lawyer magazine published data on the salaries of Biglaw non-equity partners, showing a large disparity in pay and responsibilities.
Lawyer Jobs Account for Only 10% of New Law School Grads Per Year
Lawyerist breaks down the numbers on lawyer jobs and law school graduation in the United States, illuminating the stark reality of the legal market.
Legal Sector Adds 1,000 Jobs in September
According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the legal sector added 1,000 jobs in September, bringing it to within 50,000 of pre-recession levels.
Justice Thomas: “My new bias, which I now embrace, is that … I intentionally prefer kids from regular backgrounds and regular students.”
Graduates of non-Ivy-League law schools may not have a prayer of becoming a U.S. Supreme Court justice (all the current justices went to Harvard, Yale, or Columbia (Ginburg, who started at Harvard), but we can at least hope to clerk for one. At a talk on Friday at the University of Florida, Justice Clarence Thomas […]
Another Solo Practice Postmortem
On myShingle, Carolyn Elefant has a two-part postmortem on a solo practice started by a BigLaw refugee. It looks like he kept it up for a bit less than two years, which is a decent time to gauge the likelihood of success. However, like the last postmortem we saw, just as it looked like things […]
Stalking the In-House Counsel Job Requires Persistence and Patience
The questions about getting an in-house job that I am most-frequently asked when coaching lawyers.
Should You Join the JAG Corps?
Recently, a lot of lawyers and law students have been applying to the JAG Corps. This post looks at whether the JAG Corps might be right for you.
Will a Law Firm Overlook Bad Grades for Good Experience?
Maybe, but when you compete for jobs that are few and far between, employers are not generally willing to take a risk on a “lower-tier” candidate when they can just pick from, honestly, T1 grads who are in the same boat but with better grades and more impressive resumes. It’s the harsh reality, probably the […]
Coping With Being Fired
As anyone who’s been fired knows, being fired is difficult to deal with. It’s not at all like quitting. Here's how to cope with being fired.
Small Firm Hiring in a Tough Economy
Small firm job applications must be tailored to the needs of a law firm and a business.
From the Archives: Applying to Law School? Please Reconsider!
Think you want to apply to law school? It might be time to rethink your application decision. While law school admissions are at an all-time high, law jobs are disappearing. Maybe forever. Applying to Law School? Please Reconsider!