Job Search Resources

Researching Employers

The following resources can be used to obtain information about legal employers and specific lawyers.
  • Martindale.com: The Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Locator is a free online directory of lawyers and law firms.
  • LinkedIn Company Pages
  • Employer Websites: Employer websites are great places to learn basic information about employers, such as an employer’s location, practice areas, number of attorneys, demographics, and current events involving the employer.
  • NALP Directory of Legal Employers: The National Association for Law Placement (NALP) publishes a directory of legal employers online. The directory contains specific information about larger law firms and some public interest employers. The NALP forms contain information such as practice areas, hiring statistics, starting salaries, billing hour requirements, diversity statistics, and other important information that is not readily available through researching the employer’s website.
  • Westlaw
  • Chambers Associate: Chambers Associate offers in-depth profiles of the top 100 law firms in the U.S., based upon the rankings and research of Chambers USA and telephone interviews with hundreds of associates at participating firms.
  • Texas Lawyer
  • Law.com Resources: This web site allows users to track breaking developments in the law, research issues and cases, attend online continuing legal education seminars, and explore nationwide job openings in the legal industry. On a daily basis, their editorial staff sifts through hundreds of articles in dozens of publications to find the most important and relevant legal information.
  • American Lawyer 100 and 200: This website contains information such as gross revenues, profits, pro-bono, grades, and more for America’s highest-grossing firms. To obtain the numbers reported, the American Lawyer calls thousands of partners in an effort to get multiple sources on the data.
  • American Lawyer Corporate Scorecard: This publication ranks major law firms according to the number of specialized transactions they have closed. Sections include Mergers & Acquisitions, Equities by U.S. Corporations, U.S. Equities by Foreign Corporations, IPOs, Investment Grade Debt, High Yield Debt, Asset-Backed Securities, Mortgage-Backed Securities, Project Finance, Municipal Bonds, REITs and Mutual Funds.
  • Associate Survey: This includes information taken from questionnaires given to third, fourth and fifth year associates. 

 

Newsletters from Law Schools around the Country

  • The Office of Career Services has a subscription to the Brigham Young University Intercollegiate Job Bank. Request password from OCS by emailing LAWCAREER@SMU.EDU.
  • Alumni are able to view the job listings in newsletters from over 140 law schools around the country.

 

Legal Employment Websites by Practice Area

Academic Alternative Dispute Resolution Child Advocacy Law Consumer Law
  • National Consumer Law Center
Corporate Law Criminal Law Employment Law Energy
  • Energy Jobs Network
Entertainment Law
  • Show Biz Jobs
  • Sports Link Central - List of firms that practice sports and entertainment law.
Environmental Law Government Health
Intellectual Property International Labor Legal Marketing Non-Profit

Public Interest Resources

* Denotes sites that are searchable by state
Tax

 

Legal Career Websites

  • ABA Career Counsel - Provides centralized access to ABA career information, as well as daily tips on finding jobs and enhancing careers, and is helpful for both law students and alumni.
  • AIRS Human Capitol Solutions - Go to this website and click on "Directories," then "Job Boards" and then find the "Legal" link for a list of over 60 links to websites for legal job searches.
  • Alternative Lawyer Jobs - Combs other sites with job listings -- Monster, American Corporate Counsel, CraigsList, to name a few -- and grabs those in-house counsel, law-related, non-legal and entrepreneurial positions that might be of interest to lawyers who are looking for work. You can subscribe to the Jobs feed, to be alerted any time a new listing is posted.
  • Career Builder - Corporate counsel or non-traditional positions.
  • CareerDFW.com - Website listing career and unemployment resources available in Dallas.
  • Counsel Recruiter.com
  • Find Law - The Webby Awards, the leading international honor for Web sites, named FindLaw.com as the best Web site of 2005 in the category of law. FindLaw.com is the nation's leading provider of online legal information and solutions for the legal community, businesses and individuals. http://www.jobs.findlaw.com/
  • Emplawyernet - Comprehensive law and government portal.
  • Greedy Associates
  • Hieros Gamos
  • JD Post - This website is run by law students; provides the largest job board exclusively dedicated to law students and attempts to meet the needs of all law students that arise incidental to employment.
  • Law and Policy Institutions Guide
  • Law Jobs - The most comprehensive and current listing of attorney jobs anywhere in print or online.
  • The Law Engine - Providing the best on-line law sources in a single-page format.
  • Law Guru
  • LawInfo.com - An attorney referral website with resources for non-attorneys.
  • Law Match
  • Law Information Employment Center - The LawInfo.com job center is a free employment center.
  • Law News Network - Law.com is a comprehensive destination for legal information, e-law services and legal products on the Web.
  • Law Student Resources – Jobs & Internships
  • Lawyers Weekly Jobs - Lists mainly blind postings by legal recruiters
  • Legal Authority - A fee-based legal search website.
  • Legal Employment Search Site - Provides links to sites that are related to legal employment.
  • Legal Internships Home Page - This site is dedicated to helping law students find internships.
  • Legal Recruiter.com
  • Lexis Nexis for Associates
  • Library of Congress - Terrific source for information on just about anything. This particular section deals with law on-line, with links to everything you need to know about the legal systems of the U.S. and other countries.
  • Martindale-Hubbell Careers
  • NALP (National Association for Law Placement)
  • NALP Directory of Legal Employers
  • Nationjobs.com- Legal
  • Paladian - Legal service providers and individuals, businesses, or organizations in search of legal services can meet and review each other's qualifications and legal requirements.
  • Summer Clerk - Website is dedicated to the summer clerkship experience.
  • Texas Lawyers Center Online
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association: TYLA Career Center
  • Yahoo - Law - Search for legal jobs on Yahoo!'s job search site

 

General Career Websites

  • Affirmative Action Register - Professional, managerial and administrative positions.
  • America's Job Bank - Your guide to the latest job trends, employer and state profiles, and career exploration materials; post your resume, create cover letters, track your job search, & develop a personal online career account.
  • Career Builder - Provides access to classified ads from major metropolitan newspapers.
  • Careerjet - Employment search engine.
  • Career Journal - Career website provided by the Wall Street Journal; offers resume tips, job bank, and many other useful job search tools.
  • Career Magazine - Not necessarily law-related; some information applies to everyone seeking a job and some legal positions are listed.
  • CareerNet - Provides industry-specific career channels.
  • CareerShop, Inc. - CareerShop, Inc. is a provider of hiring management systems.
  • Careers.org
  • Jobfly.com - Provides links to other job search websites.
  • Job Hunt - The original award-winning job hunt super list. Job-seekers and recruiters find thousands of Web career resources carefully selected and organized for quick and easy access.
  • Monster.com- Employment website; search for jobs, post your resume, specify what you are looking for and receive emails when monster finds a job match for you.
  • Spherion - Employment Staffing Agency

 

General Websites of Interest

 

Post Graduate LL.M. Programs

  • LLM Guide – Master of Laws Programs Worldwide

 

Out-of-State Job Search


For a Permanent Job
The following resources and information are available to assist you in your out-of-state job search.
  • Alumni Lists: The Office of Career Services maintains alumni lists from the most popularly requested geographic areas. We may also request a specific geographic search of alumni from Alumni Relations. Please email lawcareer@smu.edu with your request.
  • BYU Intercollegiate Job Bank: SMU Dedman School of Law participates in the BYU Intercollegiate Job Bank, which is an exchange of alumni job bulletins from law schools around the country. This site is particularly helpful to students and alumni searching for jobs in areas outside of Texas. The job bulletins are updated regularly by the individual law schools. This website requires a username and password. Please email lawcareer@smu.edu with your request.
  • Request Reciprocity from Other Law Schools

Out-of-State Job Search Tips
A job search outside of Texas can be difficult, but it is not impossible! Keep the following in mind as you begin an out-of-state job search:

Coordinate your job search with the time of year the desired employers hire. For example, large law firms that hire summer associates every year are likely to interview on law school campuses during the fall semester. You want to apply and be considered during that same time frame or even in advance. Smaller and mid-sized law firms hire as needed, but some of these firms will consider hiring upcoming graduates during the spring as summer and graduation approach.

Visit the Resource Center to ascertain what out-of-state resources are available from the office. The Resource Center contains hundreds of national employer and job directories, and current information on out-of-state fellowships and government Honor Programs.

Consider applying for judicial clerkships as a means to enter the job market in that geographic area. Judicial clerkships provide great introductions to the practicing bar as well as the potential for a judge’s recommendation that can open doors with local law firm and public service employers.

The Search:
If you are relocating to an unfamiliar legal market, it is important to learn about the particulars of that market from the perspective of the attorneys who know it. Network with local attorneys—especially SMU Dedman Law alumni. Access the alumni lists. You can also find attorneys by doing a search using Martindale Hubbell directories (www.martindale.com), Lexis-Nexis (www.lexis.com), or Westlaw’s Legal Directory (www.lawschool.westlaw.com) to find attorneys with specific practices in your desired location. Once you identify these attorneys, call or write and inquire about conducting an informational interview at the earliest convenience. Ask what these contacts like/dislike/suggest about practicing law in that area.

When contacting attorneys for informational interviews or to follow up on job leads from personal referral, be specific as possible about what you want in terms of future employment (For example, what type of employer or environment – small or mid-sized firm? Government? Or the type of practice – litigation or transactional; civil or criminal, in which area of law?) Ask for other people that he or she suggests you contact. Build your network!

Contact the bar admission authority in the state. This will help you to determine exactly which requirements must be met to practice law in that state. The American Bar Association website, www.abanet.org, contains a nationwide directory of bar admission offices. Determine the timing of bar exams.

Join bar associations in the city or state. Some bar associations and chambers of commerce will allow you to join as a student member. Membership provides access to attorney/employer contact information and key bar calendar events – perfect venues for job search networking.

Surf the Internet, law firm web-pages, state and local governments, and the local newspaper for valuable information about a geographic location in which you are interested. Start by checking out the Online Job Search Websites on the Career Services webpage. This page contains links to many job websites, many of them have national job listings.

Find legal newspapers or bar newsletters that cater to attorneys in that city and read them! Many of these publications have classified employment ads. Use the publications to research trends in the area and even changes in local laws and procedures. Visit the Office of Career Services, which subscribes to legal trade publications having national classifieds (Lawyer’s Weekly – geared to smaller law firms, National Law Journal).

Access alumni job bulletins from other law schools from the BYU website. Get a feel for the type of employment opportunities available in that area.

Access the web pages of ALL the local area law schools for news on local legal events and job search advice relevant to finding employment in that legal market.

Your Plan Should be to Research, Apply and Get the Interview!

Research:

Review the NALP Directory of Legal Employers in the Office of Career Services or online (www.nalpdirectory.com) for information on member law firms and public service employer information. Use the Martindale Hubbell Directories (www.martindale.com), Lexis-Nexis and Westlaw directories to research attorneys, private practice and public service employers, and national judicial resources. Visit individual firms’ websites, which often have information about recruiting and contacts.

Apply:
Plan to visit the area if possible. Write to your contacts to set up informational interviews during the time you plan to be the area.

You must demonstrate your willingness to commit to the out-of-state employer or location. Employers are wary of candidates proposing to make drastic life/location changes without a clear showing of commitment to actually make the change. In your cover letter, explain your interest in or connection to the geographical area. Inform the employer if you are already licensed to practice in that jurisdiction or when you will be taking that jurisdiction’s bar exam. Note on your resume, any information that conveys a commitment to the area. For example, if you have local family, get permission to use their address on your resume and correspondence until you relocate. Or rent a local post office box and use that address on your materials.

Your cover letter should reflect that you have researched the employer and know something specific about the organization. If you know someone who works with a particular employer that you are contacting, write to that person directly or write to the recruiting coordinator and mention the name of the person you know.

Get the Interview:
Many firms may be interested in you but are not willing to buy a plane ticket for you to visit the firm. If you are not invited to interview at the firm’s expense, you can plan and pay for a trip to an area and tell employers you will be in town and available to interview. Many employers are happy to have you come by and talk to them. This is a good way to get your foot in the door and show the employer you are serious about working in that particular city.

If one employer invites you to interview, call other employers and say “I’ll be in town interviewing with employer XYZ. I wanted to see if I could interview with you while I am in town.”

Once you have the interview scheduled, follow proper protocol; that is, be on time, bring an extra resume, transcript, writing sample and references.

During the interview, be direct, and articulate why you are interested in that employer and that particular city.

After the interview, be sure to send a thank you letter.
 

State Bar Examination Information

Alabama 
Alabama State Bar Admissions Office
P.O. Box 671
Montgomery, AL 36101
Telephone: (334) 269-1515 
admit@alabar.org 
http://www.alabar.org

Alaska 
Alaska Bar Association
P.O. Box 100279
Anchorage, AK 99510-0279
Telephone: (907) 272-7469 
http://www.alaskabar.org

Arizona 
Committee on Examinations
Supreme Court of Arizona
1501 W. Washington
Phoenix, AZ 85007-3231
Telephone: (602) 364-0369 
http://www.supreme.state.az.us/admis

Arkansas 
Board of Law Examiners
625 Marshall Street
120 Justice Building
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
Telephone: (501) 374-1855 
http://courts.state.ar.us/courts/ble.html

California 
Office of Admissions
State Bar of California
180 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-1639
Telephone: (415) 538-2300
- or -
Office of Admissions
State Bar of California
1149 South Hill Street
Los Angeles, California 90015-2299
Telephone: (213) 765-1500 
http://www.calbar.org

Colorado 
Board of Law Examiners
600 17th Street, Suite 520-S
Denver, CO 80202
Telephone: (303) 893-8096 
information@lawexaminers.state.co.us 
http://www.courts.state.co.us

Connecticut 
Bar Examining Committee
80 Washington Street
East Hartford, CT 06106
Telephone: (860) 756-7901 
http://www.ctbar.org

Delaware 
Board of Bar Examiners
Office of the Secretary
200 West Ninth Street, Suite 300-B
Wilmington, DE 19801-1717
Telephone: (302) 577-7038
Fax: (302) 577-7037 
http://courts.state.de.us/bbe

Florida 
Florida Board of Bar Examiners
1891 Eider Court
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1750
Telephone: (850) 487-1292
Fax: (850) 414-9822 
http://www.barexam.org/florida

Georgia 
Board of Bar Examiners
P.O. Box 38466
Atlanta, GA 30334
Telephone: (404) 656-3490 
http://www2.state.ga.us/Courts/bar/barhome.htm

Hawaii 
Board of Bar Examiners
Supreme Court of Hawaii
417 South King Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
Telephone: (808) 539-4977
Hawaii Bar Admission Information Line: (808) 539-4907 (recording) 
http://www.hsba.org

Idaho 
Idaho State Bar
P.O. Box 895
Boise, ID 83701
Telephone: (208) 334-4500 
http://www.state.id.us/isb

Illinois 
Board of Admissions to the Bar
625 South College Street
Springfield, IL 62704
Telephone: (217) 522-5917 
http://www.ibaby.org

Indiana 
State Board of Law Examiners
115 West Washington Street
Suite 1070 South Tower
Indianapolis, IN 46204-3417
Telephone: (317) 232-2552 
http://www.inbar.org

Iowa 
Board of Law Examiners
Supreme Court of Iowa
State Capitol Building
Des Moines, IA 50319
Telephone: (515) 281-5911 
http://www.iowabar.org

Kansas 
Attorney Admissions
Kansas Judicial Center
301 S.W. 10th Street, Rm. 374
Topeka, KS 66612
Telephone: (785) 296-8410
Fax: (785) 296-1028 
http://www.ksbar.org

Kentucky 
Board of Examiners
1510 Newtown Pike
Lexington, KY 40511
Telephone: (606) 246-2381 
http://www.cris.com/~kbbe

Louisiana 
Committee on Bar Admissions
601 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130
Telephone: (504) 566-1600 
http://www.lsba.org

Maine 
Board of Bar Examiners
P.O. Box 140
Augusta, ME 04332-0140
Telephone: (207) 623-2464 
http://www.mainebarexaminers.org

Maryland 
Maryland Board of Bar Examiners
District Court Building
3rd Floor
251 Rowe Boulevard
Annapolis, MD 21401
Telephone: (410) 260-1975 
sble@courts.state.md.us 
http://www.courts.state.md.us

Massachusetts 
Board of Bar Examiners
77 Franklin Street
Boston, MA 02110
Telephone: (617) 482-4466 (recording)
(617) 482-4467 (other inquiries) 
http://www.state.ma.us/bbe

Michigan 
Board of Law Examiners
200 Washington Square
Lower Level
P.O. Box 30104
Lansing, MI 48909
Telephone: (517) 334-6992 
http://www.michbar.org

Minnesota 
Board of Law Examiners
Minnesota Judicial Center
25 Constitution Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55155
Telephone: (651) 297-1800 
http://www.ble.state.mn.us

Mississippi 
Board of Bar Admissions
Court of Appeals Building
656 North State Street, 1st Floor
Jackson, MS 39202
Telephone: (601) 354-6055 
http://www.mssc.state.ms.us

Missouri 
Board of Law Examiners
Supreme Court Building
P.O. Box 150
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Telephone: (573) 751-4144
Fax: (573) 751-5335 
http://www.osca.state.mo.us

Montana 
State Bar of Montana
P.O. Box 577
Helena, MT 59624
Telephone: (406) 442-7660 
http://www.montanabar.org

Nebraska 
Nebraska State Bar Commission
635 South 14th Street
P.O. Box 81809-1809
Lincoln, NE 68501
Telephone: (402) 475-7091 
http://www.nebar.com

Nevada 
State Bar of Nevada
600 East Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89104
Telephone: (702) 382-2200 
http://www.nvbar.org

New Hampshire 
Office of the Clerk
Supreme Court of New Hampshire
Noble Drive
Concord, NH 03301
Telephone: (603) 271-2646 
http://www.nhbar.org

New Jersey 
Board of Bar Examiners
25 Market Street
8th Floor - North Wing CN-973
Trenton, NJ 08625
Telephone: (609) 984-7783 
http://www.njbarexams.org

New Mexico 
Board of Bar Examiners
9420 Indian School Road, N.E.
Albuquerque, NM 87112
Telephone: (505) 271-9706
Fax: (505) 271-9768 
info@nmexam.org 
http://www.nmexam.org

New York 
State Board of Law Examiners
7 Executive Centre Drive
Albany, NY 12203-5195
Telephone: (518) 452-8700
(800) 342-3335 (in NY only) 
http://www.nybarexam.org

North Carolina 
Board of Law Examiners
One Exchange Plaza
Suite 700
Raleigh, NC 27602
Telephone: (919) 828-4886 
http://www.barlinc.org

North Dakota 
Bar Admissions Administrator
State Board of Bar Examiners
Judicial Wing, 1st Floor
600 E. Boulevard Avenue, Dept. 180
Bismarck, ND 58505-0530
Telephone: (701) 328-4201 
http://www.court.state.nd.us/Court/Committees/BarBd/Board.htm

Ohio 
Admissions Office
Supreme Court of Ohio
30 East Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Telephone: (614) 466-1528 
admissions@sconet.state.oh.us 
http://www.sconet.state.oh.us/Admissions

Oklahoma 
Board of Bar Examiners
P.O. Box 53036
1901 North Lincoln Boulevard
Oklahoma City, OK 73152
Telephone: (405) 524-2365 
http://www.okbar.org/publicinfo/admissions

Oregon 
Oregon State Board of Bar Examiners
5200 S.W. Meadows Road
P.O. Box 1689
Lake Oswego, OR 97035-0889
Telephone: (503) 620-0222 
http://www.osbar.org/programs/admissions

Pennsylvania 
Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners
5035 Ritter Road, Suite 1100
AOPC Building
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Telephone: (717) 795-7270 
http://www.pabarexam.org

Rhode Island 
Clerk, Supreme Court
Providence County Courthouse
250 Benefit Street
Providence, RI 02903
Telephone: (401) 222-3272 
http://www.courts.state.ri.us

South Carolina 
The Supreme Court of South Carolina
P.O. Box 11330
Columbia, SC 29211
Telephone: (803) 734-1080 
http://www.judicial.state.sc.us/bar

South Dakota 
Board of Bar Examiners
State Capitol
500 East Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501
Telephone: (605) 773-4898 
http://www.state.sd.us/state/judicial

Tennessee 
Tennessee Board of Law Examiners
706 Church Street, Suite 100
Nashville, TN 37243
Telephone: (615) 741-3234 
ib27ble02@smtpaoc.tsc.state.tn.us 
http://www.state.tn.us/lawexaminers

Texas 
Board of Law Examiners
P.O. Box 13486
Austin, TX 78711-3486
Telephone: (512) 463-1621 
info@ble.state.tx.us 
http://www.ble.state.tx.us

Utah 
Utah State Bar
645 South 200 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Telephone: (801) 531-9077 
adm@utahbar.org 
http://www.utahbar.org

Vermont 
Board of Bar Examiners
109 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05609-0702
Telephone: (802) 828-3281 
http://www.vtbar.org

Virginia 
Virginia Board of Bar Examiners
Shockhoe Center, Suite 225
11 South 12th Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Telephone: (804) 786-7490
(recorded message; phone answered 10am-12pm & 2pm-4pm) 
http://www.vsb.org

Washington 
Washington State Bar Association
2101 4th Avenue, 4th Floor
Seattle, WA 98121
Telephone: (206) 443-WSBA
(800) 945-WSBA
Fax: (206) 727-8320 
http://www.wsba.org/faq/bar-exam.htm

West Virgina 
Board of Law Examiners
910 Quarrier Street
Suite 212, Davidson Bldg.
Charleston, WV 25301 
Telephone: (304) 558-7815 
http://www.state.wv.us/wvsca

Wisconsin 
Board of Bar Examiners
110 East Main Street
Madison, WI 53703
Telephone: (608) 266-9760 
BBE@courts.state.wi.us 
http://www.courts.state.wi.us/bbe/Wisconsin_Bar_Examination.html

Wyoming 
State Board of Law Examiners
P.O. Box 109
Cheyenne, WY 82003-0109
Telephone: (307) 632-9061

For application:
Clerk, Wyoming Supreme Court
Supreme Court Building
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Telephone: (307) 777-7316 
http://www.wyomingbar.org

Washington D.C. 
Committee on Admissions
District of Columbia Court of Appeals
500 Indiana Avenue, N.W. Room 4200
Washington, D.C. 20001
Telephone: (202) 879-2710 
http://www.dcbar.org

 

Out-of-State Job Search Websites

SOUTH

(AR, KY, LA, MA, OK, TN, TX)

ARKANSAS KENTUCKY LOUISIANA MISSISSIPPI OKLAHOMA
  • Legal jobs in Oklahoma
  • Oklahoma Attorney General jobs
  • Oklahoma District Attorney’s Council job postings
  • State of Oklahoma employment resources
  • Legal Jobs database of Oklahoma
  • Legal Job Search database of Oklahoma
TENNESSEE TEXAS


NORTHEAST

(CT, DE, ME, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT)

CONNECTICUT DELAWARE MAINE MASSACHUSETTS NEW HAMPSHIRE NEW JERSEY NEW YORK PENNSYLVANIA RHODE ISLAND VERMONT District of Columbia


SOUTHEAST

(AL, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV)

ALABAMA
  • Alabama Bar Association
  • Alabama Judiciary website
  • Alabama Department of Industrial Relations, you need to create a user account at the prompt
  • Alabama Job Hunt website
  • Government Jobs in Alabama separated by location
  • Federal job opportunities in Alabama
  • Database of Legal Jobs in Alabama
  • Birmingham Times website, check classifieds search engine
FLORIDA
  • Florida Bar online, look under “Lawyers’ Marketplace”
  • Florida Attorney General’s Office
  • Florida State Courts jobs
  • Florida Public Defender Association
  • Federal Public Defender Middle District of Florida
  • Florida State jobs
  • Florida Municipal Attorneys Association
  • Florida League of Cities, "I am a Job Seeker" link; be sure to follow the "Datagram" link for a listing of current municipal job openings
  • City of Orlando jobs
  • Orange County jobs
  • Orange County Bar Association jobs
  • City of Tallahassee jobs
  • Leon County jobs
  • City of Tampa jobs
  • Hillsborough County jobs
  • City of Clearwater jobs
  • Pinellas County jobs
  • City of St. Petersburg jobs
  • Florida newspapers
  • The Environmental & Land Use Law Section of the Florida Bar
GEORGIA
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • State of Georgia jobs
  • Judicial Branch of Georgia
  • Georgia Attorney General jobs
  • GA Public Defender jobs
  • Atlanta Legal Aid jobs
  • GA environmental links
MARYLAND
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Maryland State Jobs
  • Maryland Attorney General
  • Legal Jobs Database for Maryland
  • Job Hunt database for Maryland
  • Environmental Law Job opportunities in Maryland
  • Maryland database of Legal Jobs.net
  • Maryland State Bar Association Legal Career Center
NORTH CAROLINA
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • North Carolina Attorney General jobs
  • North Carolina State jobs
  • North Carolina Court System jobs
  • Legal Aid of North Carolina, go to “Jobs and Internships”
  • NC Conservation Network, check out “Jobs”
SOUTH CAROLINA
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • South Carolina State jobs
  • South Carolina Attorney General jobs
  • South Carolina Judicial Department
  • South Carolina Centers for Equal Justice
  • Legal Jobs in South Carolina
WEST VIRGINIA
  • West Virginia Bar Association Legal Jobs
  • West Virginia State Judiciary Website
  • West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
  • Legal Job Search West Virginia
  • Law Firms with Environmental Practices in West Virginia
  • West Virginia Legal Jobs
VIRGINIA
  • VA Department of Environmental Quality jobs
  • Preferred Jobs Virginia
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Employment page of Virginia Judiciary
  • Fellowship information for Licensed Virginia lawyers
  • State Employment website
  • Virginia Public Defender
  • Virginia Office of Attorney General


MIDWEST

(IL, IN, IA, KS, MI, MN, MO, NE, ND, OH, SD, WI)

ILLINOIS
  • Illinois State Bar Association jobs
  • Illinois Courts
  • Illinois Attorney General jobs
  • Office of Illinois State Appellate Defender
  • Illinois State jobs
  • Illinois Legal Aid jobs
  • Chicago jobs
INDIANA
  • Indiana Judiciary
  • Indiana Attorney General
  • Indiana newspapers
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Indiana State jobs
  • Indiana Legal Job Search
  • Indiana Bar Association Legal Job Search Website
IOWA
  • Iowa Legal Jobs Search Website
  • Iowa Legal Job Search Website
  • Career Opportunities in Iowa Judiciary
  • Iowa Public Defender
  • Iowa State Government Home Page
  • Iowa Department of Natural Resource Employment Opportunities
KANSAS
  • State of Kansas Civil Service Employment Search
  • Kansas Judicial Branch Employment Opportunities
  • State of Kansas Government Branch Website
  • Kansas State Board of Indigents’ Defense Services Job Postings
  • Environmental Job Database for Kansas
  • Kansas Legal Services Job Opportunities
  • Kansas Bar Association Job Database
MICHIGAN
  • Michigan legal job recruiter
  • Michigan legal job database
  • Michigan Job Search Database
  • Michigan Attorney General Employment Opportunities
  • Michigan Bar Employment Opportunities
  • Detroit Free Press Career Builder
  • Lansing State Journal Career Builder
MINNESOTA
  • MN State Bar Association classified ads
  • MN Attorney General jobs
  • MN Public Defender jobs
  • MN Legal Services jobs
  • MN Judiciary jobs
  • MN State jobs
  • City of Minneapolis jobs
  • League of MN Cities jobs
  • MN newspapers
MISSOURI
  • Missouri Bar law placement service
  • Missouri Attorney General jobs
  • Missouri Public Defender jobs
  • Missouri Office of State Court Administrator, go to “Job Opportunities”
  • Missouri state jobs
  • City of Kansas City jobs
  • Missouri newspapers
MONTANA
  • Montana Bar Association
  • Montana Department of Justice
  • Montana Supreme Court
  • Montana Legal Services
  • Montana State jobs
  • City of Bozeman
  • University of Montana Environmental Law Group
NEBRASKA
  • Employment opportunities in the Nebraska Judiciary
  • Nebraska state government job listings
  • Legal Jobs: Nebraska
  • Nebraska Bar Association legal career center
  • Nebraska Legal Job Search database
  • Lincoln Star Journal job database
NORTH DAKOTA
  • North Dakota Bar Association job advertisements
  • North Dakota Bar Association Career Center
  • UND Law School job postings
  • Legal Job Search North Dakota
  • North Dakota Legal Jobs database
  • Legal Services of ND Job opportunities
OHIO
  • Ohio State Legal Services
  • Attorney General Jobs
  • Ohio Bar Association career center
  • Legal Jobs Ohio database
  • Ohio Legal Job Search Database
  • Cleveland Plains Dealer job search database
SOUTH DAKOTA
  • South Dakota job database
  • Legal Jobs in Pierre, SD
  • South Dakota Judiciary
  • SD Federal District Court employment opportunities
  • South Dakota state government job search
  • Legal Jobs South Dakota
WISCONSIN
  • WI Lawyer classifieds
  • WI Department of Justice jobs
  • WI State jobs
  • WI State Court jobs
  • WI State Public Defender jobs
  • Legal Action of WI
  • WI Equal Justice Fund
  • City of Madison jobs
  • WI newspapers


NORTHWEST

(AK, ID, MT, OR, WA, WY)

ALASKA
  • Alaska Department of Law job opportunities
  • Alaska Bar Association employment listing
  • Alaska Legal Job Search database
  • Job opportunities with the Alaska Dept of Environment Conservation
  • Alaska Job Bank
  • Alaska Public Defender homepage
IDAHO
  • Idaho Attorney General jobs
  • Idaho Public Defender jobs
  • Idaho Bar Association jobs
  • “Idaho Has Jobs” Court jobs, search for “Legal” job listings
  • Idaho State jobs
  • City of Boise job openings
  • Idaho Statesman classifieds
  • Idaho Press "wanted" section
OREGON
  • Oregon DOJ
  • Oregon Public Defender jobs
  • Oregon State Bar Association
  • Oregon State Legislature
  • Oregon State jobs
WASHINGTON
  • WA State Bar Association jobs
  • WA Attorney General jobs
  • WA State Courts jobs
  • WA Defender Association jobs
  • Federal Defenders of Eastern Washington and Idaho
  • Washington State jobs
  • City of Seattle jobs
  • King County jobs
  • King County Bar Association jobs
  • City of Tacoma jobs
  • Pierce County jobs
WYOMING
  • Federal Public Defender, Colorado and Wyoming districts
  • Wyoming Attorney General employment opportunities
  • Wyoming Judiciary job opportunities


SOUTHWEST

(AZ, CA, CO, HI, NM, NV, UT)

ARIZONA
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Arizona Attorney General’s Office
  • Arizona Courts job page
  • Arizona Legislature jobs
  • Arizona Public Defender Association
  • Arizona State jobs
  • City of Phoenix jobs
  • Maricopa County jobs
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • City of Tempe jobs
  • City of Tucson jobs
  • Pima County jobs
  • Arizona newspapers
CALIFORNIA
  • State Bar of California
  • California Attorney General jobs
  • California Courts job page
  • California legislative links
  • California Public Defender links
  • Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc.
  • California State jobs
  • California Legal Services links
  • San Francisco Bar Association
  • City of San Francisco, follow link to “City Jobs”
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • City of Los Angeles jobs
  • Los Angeles City Attorney jobs
  • Los Angeles County jobs
  • Los Angeles County DA jobs
  • Los Angeles County PD jobs
  • Los Angeles County Alternate PD jobs
  • Orange County web page, follow link to “Jobs”
  • Orange County Court jobs
  • Orange County DA jobs
  • Orange County PD jobs
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • City of San Diego jobs
  • San Diego County jobs
COLORADO
  • Colorado Bar Association employment page
  • Colorado Attorney General jobs
  • Colorado Legal Services
  • Colorado Public Defender
  • Federal Public Defender, Colorado and Wyoming districts
  • Colorado State Jobs
  • Colorado Courts jobs
  • Colorado General Assembly
HAWAII
  • Hawaii State Bar Association (check out the Kauai Bar Association under “About Us” and “County Bar Assoc.”)
  • Hawaii Attorney General jobs
  • Hawaii Office of the Public Defender
  • Legal Aid Society of Hawaii jobs
  • Hawaii Courts
  • Hawaii State jobs
  • City/County of Honolulu
  • County of Kauai
  • County of Maui
  • County of Hawaii
NEVADA
  • Nevada Bar Association Career Center
  • Job opportunities at Nevada Attorney General
  • State of Nevada employment database
  • Nevada Legal Job Search database
  • Nevada Legal Jobs database
  • Washoe Legal Services job opportunities
  • Supreme Court of Nevada job opportunities
NEW MEXICO
  • New Mexico Office of the Attorney General
  • New Mexico Public Defender job opportunities
  • State Bar of New Mexico career center
  • New Mexico Judiciary job opportunities
  • New Mexico State Personnel Office, go to “Job Search”
  • New Mexico Municipal League job opportunities
UTAH
  • Utah State Bar
  • Utah Attorney General job listings
  • Utah Courts job page
  • Salt Lake County Criminal Justice Services
  • Utah State job listings
  • Utah newspaper links
  • Salt Lake City’s online job center
  • Salt Lake County employment
  • Utah employers organized by companies and laboratories, non-profits, law firms, and government agencies
Action Without Borders, a public interest site; go to "Jobs" and then select "United States", "ut" and any other search terms that interest you; note that you can sign up for an email service that notifies you when jobs matching your criteria become available
 

D/FW Support Resources and Information for Alumni Attorneys in Transition

The following organizations are not specific to attorneys, but offer support, information, and networking opportunities to job seekers in the Dallas/Fort Worth area at no charge:
  • Career Transition Workshop: This twelve-week series provides substantive workshops on Tuesday evenings at Park Cities Baptist Church - Fellowship Hall, 3933 Northwest Parkway, Dallas, TX 75225. The sessions on resumes and interviewing are particularly helpful. An optional notebook offers outlines, sample resumes, and a list of alumni for networking purposes. You can begin attending at any time in the series. See www.careertransitionworkshop.org or call 972-702-0761 to find out this week's topic.
  • Career Connection: This organization offers a searchable job bank, general meetings, and a career management group ("CMG") for legal professionals for a modest monthly membership fee. General meetings and a resource center are located at Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church at Preston Road and Walnut Hill Lane in Dallas. Go to www.careerconnection.org or call 214-739-7153.
  • Jewish Family Services: This organization hosts speakers on career-related topics like working with recruiters and using Linked-In. Presentations are held monthly on Tuesday evenings at 5402 Arapaho Road in Dallas. See www.jfsdallas.org or call 972-980-2474.
There is also a website that bills itself as "the one-stop place for the unemployed or underemployed in the DFW area": www.CareerDFW.org. 
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