Networking and Career Building for Lawyers

If you are actively engaged in a job search, then you already know about the importance of networking.  The question is: what have you done about it?

On April 1 the Oregon Federal Bar Association and Oregon Attorney Assistance Program co-sponsored a program on networking and career building for lawyers.  This program was a fine follow-up to last year’s Job Search 2010 for Lawyers and Law Students, also sponsored by the Oregon Attorney Assistance Program.

If you were not able to attend Networking and Career Building for Lawyers, I encourage you to order the free CD or DVD from our Web site and download the handout.  In addition to the Keynote Address by The Honorable Ann Aiken, you will hear about:

  • Building Your Career One Lunch at a Time
  • Getting in the Door: How to Find Firm or Other Employment
  • Life as a Contract Attorney: Benefits and Opportunities
  • Networking through Community Involvement
  • Attorneys in Government (counsel positions)
  • Serving in State and Local Government (non-counsel)
  • Opportunities for Private Industry Attorneys
  • Attorneys Working at Non-Profits
  • Attorneys Working at Universities and Colleges
  • International Opportunities for Lawyers
  • Serving as an Administrative Law Judge or Pro Tem Judge
  • Developing Your Career through Pro Bono Opportunities
  • Taking the Plunge: How to Start and Develop a Solo Practice

Job Search 2010 for Lawyers and Law Students is also available on the PLF Web site free of charge.  This full day program included the following topics:

  • Conducting an effective job search
  • A systematic approach to conducting informational interviews
  • Networking for introverts
  • Resume and job interview prep
  • Views of the legal market from law school career services professionals
  • How to effectively use the Internet and social media in your job search
  • Job search success stories
  • Taking care of yourself when you are unemployed and looking for your next job

I hope you take advantage of these resources and the free career transition services offered by the Oregon Attorney Assistance Program

Copyright 2011 Beverly Michaelis

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