Career Paths

 


Academic Resources

Academic Positions: as well as law professor positions, students interested in academia should consider areas other than law, as well as administrative positions (i.e. student affairs, career services and admissions).

    • http://www.aals.org
      The Association of American Law Schools maintains these pages to facilitate the Faculty Recruiting Conference, at which entry-level candidates meet with law school appointments committees each fall. An older, but still relevant, article providing advice on legal teaching is also included.
    • http://chronicle.com
      Information about careers in higher education. Has an extensive jobs board.
    • http://www.higheredjobs.com/ Search jobs in the higher education sector.

Don’t forget to go directly to the employment website of the institution you are interested in.


Corporations

Description of the Process

  • Traditionally, do not hire summer clerks or new graduates.
  • Want the attorney to have some experience, typically 3-4 years in private practice before coming on as entry-level in-house counsel.
  • Attorneys will often leave their firm to go to work directly for the client.
  • Some larger companies do have summer clerks and new graduate entry programs, such as Exxon or General Electric.

Marketing Yourself

  • Try to place yourself in a business firm that does work for the clients you might be interested in working for someday
  • Develop an expertise in practice areas that would appeal to companies such as corporate/transactional, business litigation, employment law and other business-related law.
  • Network, network, network. Especially while you are in private practice.
  • Be patient. Unless you land in one of the special programs mentioned above, it may take several years to land an in-house position.
  • Browse the website of some of the larger multinational companies you can think of and see if they have postings for summer clerks or entry-level attorneys. Marketing Yourself

Resources

  • The Association of American Corporate Counsel
    • The Association of Corporate Counsel is the in-house bar association, serving the professional needs of attorneys who practice in the legal departments of corporations and other private sector organizations worldwide. Includes a job board.
    • http://www.acc.com/jobline/
  • Findlaw.com
    • Legal Professionals website has legal news, case law, and analytical articles. Includes job listings is a variety of areas, including corporate counsel.
    • http://careers.findlaw.com/
  • General Counsel Consulting

Staying abreast of current financial and business news can be essential in landing an in-house position. As well as being able to “talk the talk”, you may find information about mergers or other deals that may result in employment opportunities. Some magazines that might help include:

Corporate Counsel.  Periodical designed for chief legal counsel. The library has current, as well as past issues.
(Reserve K 3.0757)

Other periodicals that can be found in the “periodical” section of the Reserve library include: Fortune, Business Week, The Economist


Federal Government

General Information about Government Law

What is Government Law?

It is the practice of law under one of the three federal branches of government and their respective agencies, for any of the state or local governments and their affiliated agencies, judicial clerkships, and may also include government related or sponsored work, such as public defenders, state legal aid programs, guardian ad litems, and state protection and advocacy agencies.

Many people choose to work for the government for many reasons. For some, it is the desire to serve in their community or nation. For some, it is a balanced approach to life in which they prefer to have a set schedule, many paid holidays, and excellent benefits, rather than billable hours and 80 hour work weeks. For others, it can provide a jumping off point for the work they really want to do but are unable to start in their preferred field. For some, it might be a debt forgiveness/repayment program. There are nearly as many reasons to work for the government as there are people, but there are just a few listed above.

The Federal government has coordinated an effort to make job searching within the federal government somewhat more simplified. USAJobs.com is the primary federal government job search site, but others may have some different jobs, so a thorough search is recommended. State governments have their own way of coordinating employment efforts.

Federal Government

Agencies:

Job Search:

JAG – Judge Advocate General

Government Related Employment

The Peace Corps
An alternative to the working world, join the Peace Corps for a time of service and deferral of student loans to help people around the world find success of their own.

Protection and Advocacy Agencies (P & A):


International Law – Public and Private

Definition – Private vs. Public

For international law in the private sector, you may find yourself working with Asian clients on a contract that is going to be completed in the US or you may be working with a US company that wants to open operations in South America. In either case, there is no private international law that will cover the transaction-some country’s law will apply. One BYU alum remarked that doing private international just meant he had to take a call from China at 2:00 am.

Public international law is different. Although there is no overseeing government, the UN and various treaties have resulted in a human rights and criminal system of laws, although their application may be limited. Employers may include the federal government, non-governmental organizations (NGO) or an inter-governmental agency such as the United Nations. In public international law, you have several areas to choose from: activism, academic/research, and government/diplomacy. You also need to decide if you want to work in the field or at headquarters.

Marketing Yourself

  • Your resume must show a strong interest in and commitment to international law.
  • You should pursue an international externship during your first summer. You can do this by participating in one of several international externship programs including:
    • International By Request Program
    • The Three Full-summer Externships
    • Fellowships with the Center for Law and Religious Studies
  • Take all international law classes offered.
  • Get involved with international groups, such as the International Law & Management
  • Review, and the International Society.
  • Be the best US attorney you can and develop a specialty or expertise. This is particularly important for attorneys interested in private international law.
  • Be sure to develop a knowledge of international law, particularly if you are looking at public international.
  • Emphasize your language skills.

Resources

ABA Rule of Law Initiative

The Rule of Law Initiative is a public service project of the American Bar Association dedicated to promoting rule of law around the world. They believe that rule of law promotion is the most effective long-term antidote to the pressing problems facing the world community today, including poverty, economic stagnation, and conflict.

American Foreign Service Association

The AFSA is a professional association whose members include current and retired members of the US Foreign Service.

American Society of International Law

ASIL is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, educational membership organization founded in 1906 and chartered by Congress in 1950. The mission of the American Society of International Law is to foster the study of international law and to promote the establishment and maintenance of international relations on the basis of law and justice.

Central Intelligence Agency

The homepage for the US Central Intelligence Agency.

The Department of Defense

The homepage for the US Department of Defense.

Export-Import Bank of the United States

The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) is the official export credit agency of the United States. Ex-Im Bank’s mission is to assist in financing the export of U.S. goods and services to international markets.

Foreign Policy Association

The Foreign Policy Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring the American public to learn more about the world. Founded in 1918, the Foreign Policy Association serves as a catalyst for developing awareness, understanding of, and providing informed opinions on global issues. Through its balanced, nonpartisan programs and publications, the FPA encourages citizens to participate in the foreign policy process.

The Hague

The Hague is an actual city in Holland and is home to more than 150 international legal organizations. To find information on these organizations, go to www.thehague.nl. Then click on City of Peace & Justice/International City/International Organizations. The web pages will provide you with information about international organizations, NGO=s (Non-governmental Organizations), European organizations, and the Hague Justice Portal.

Internships USA

(contact Career Services for the passwords)
The internships are categorized by employer type. Categories that might be of interest to students interested in international work include Internships in International Affairs, The Human Rights Internship, The Women’s Rights Internship and Washington Internships in Law and Policy.

International Bar Association

The International Bar Association (IBA), established in 1947, is the world’s leading organization of international legal practitioners, bar associations, and law societies. The IBA influences the development of international law reform and shapes the future of the legal profession throughout the world. It has a membership of more than 40,000 individual lawyers and 197 bar associations and law societies spanning all continents. It has considerable expertise in providing assistance to the global legal community.

International Center for Law and Religious Studies

The BYU International Center for Law and Religion Studies works with scholars, government leaders, non-governmental groups, and religious organizations to promote religious liberty and study the relations between governments and religious organizations.

The International Criminal Court

The International Criminal Court (ICC) is an independent, permanent court that tries persons accused of the most serious crimes of international concern, namely genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. The ICC is based on a treaty, joined by 104 countries.

International Development Law Organization

IDLO was founded in 1983 by a group of lawyers working in international development agencies in Africa. Troubled by the imbalances they saw in trade, commercial and development assistance negotiations, they sought to prepare legal professionals in developing countries to better protect and promote their societies’ interests.

International Society

Society members are members or friends of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who have international interests.

Martindale.com

This law firm directory allows you to search by country as well. Be sure to do an “advanced search”.

NALPDirectory.com

Another law firm directory that allows for searching by country. Be careful: the directory is predominately NALP membership which means many firms, particularly smaller ones, are missing.

NGO.org

A directory of non-governmental organizations.

Overseas Private Investment Corporation

OPIC is the U.S. Government’s development finance institution. It mobilizes private capital to help solve critical world challenges and in doing so, advances U.S. foreign policy. Because OPIC works with the U.S. private sector, it helps U.S. businesses gain footholds in emerging markets catalyzing revenues, jobs and growth opportunities both at home and abroad.

The Public International Law & Policy Group (PILPG)

The PILPG is a non-profit organization, which operates as a global pro bono law firm providing free legal assistance to states and governments involved in conflicts. To date, PILPG has advised over two dozen states and governments on the legal aspects of peace negotiations and post-conflict constitution drafting, and over two dozen states and War Crimes Tribunals in Europe, Asia, and Africa concerning the protection of human rights, self-determination, and the prosecution of war crimes.

The United Nations

Easy to get to career page with an extensive list of jobs with the UN. Just be patient after you apply.

US Agency for International Development

U.S. foreign assistance has always had the twofold purpose of furthering America’s foreign policy interests in expanding democracy and free markets while improving the lives of the citizens of the developing world. USAID has been the principal U.S. agency to extend assistance to countries recovering from disaster, trying to escape poverty, and engaging in democratic reforms.

US International Trade Commission

The United States International Trade Commission is an independent, quasijudicial Federal agency with broad investigative responsibilities on matters of trade.

US Institute of Peace

The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) provides the analysis, training, and tools that help to prevent, manage and end violent international conflicts, promote stability and professionalize the field of peacebuilding.

US State Department

According to the website, the U.S. Department of State is the lead U.S. foreign affairs agency whose mission of diplomacy begins in Washington, DC, where Foreign Service, Civil Service, and student employees are hired to work at offices in the United States and at nearly 265 posts abroad.

US Trade and Development Agency

The USTDA helps companies create U.S. jobs through the export of U.S. goods and services for priority development projects in emerging economies. USTDA links U.S. businesses to export opportunities by funding project planning activities, pilot projects, and reverse trade missions while creating sustainable infrastructure and economic growth in partner countries.

US Trade Representative

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) is responsible for developing and coordinating U.S. international trade, commodity, and direct investment policy, and overseeing negotiations with other countries. The head of USTR is the U.S. Trade Representative, a Cabinet member who serves as the president’s principal trade advisor, negotiator, and spokesperson on trade issues.

The World Intellectual Property Organization

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations dedicated to developing a balanced and accessible international intellectual property(IP) system.

The World Trade Organization

The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations.

Government Consultants and Contractors Working in the International Arena

§ Booz Allen: www.boozallen.com/
§ PAE: www.paegroup.com/
§ Checchi: www.checchiconsulting.com/
§ DPK: www.dpkconsulting.com/
§ DevEx: www.devex.com/


Legislative Policy Positions

Networking is the key to landing one of these positions. If you want to work on “the Hill” you should plan to start as “entry level” and work your way up.

Resources

Internships USA http://www.internships-usa.com/
Website for internships of all varieties and types. Contact the CSPD for the password.

USA.gov http://www.usa.gov
This is the official U.S. gateway to all government information on the Internet. This comprehensive site provides links to all federal entities in the three branches of government.

Presidential Management Fellowships Program Program http://www.pmf.gov/
This site details the Presidential Management Fellowship Program, a federal program designed to groom graduate students for upper-level management positions in the federal government.

US House of Representatives Employment Website https://www.house.gov/content/jobs/
This page of the site maintained by the U.S. House of Representatives contains a discussion of employment opportunities at the House.

Hill Zoo www.hillzoo.com
This “inside the beltway” site lists positions on and off Capitol Hill for those interested in working on either the Right or the Left.

Opportunities in Public Affairs http://www.opajobs.com 
This site contains job listings in government affairs, public relations, legislation, print and broadcast journalism on the Hill, and in non-profits, corporations, and federal agencies in the Washington, DC area. Subscription required.

The Roll Call http://www.rcjobs.com/
The Roll Call, one of Capitol Hill’s political newspapers, lists jobs through these pages on its website.

US Senate www.senate.gov 
The U.S. Senate’s web site. It does not contain a specific page on employment opportunities but this general overview may be useful to job seekers looking for a comprehensive overview of the entity.

Brad Traverse Group bradtraverse.com
It posts Capitol Hill, executive branch, legal, PR/communications, government affairs/exec., management, and campaign/PAC jobs and internships. Subscription is $5/month.


Large and Medium Firms

Description of Hiring Process

Large firms

  • Have formalized hiring procedures
  • Hire through On Campus and/or Job Fairs, but will consider students that contact them directly
  • Specific individuals at the firm are in charge of hiring, and they often have no other duties
  • Set hiring time line: they do their summer clerk hiring in the early fall and then typically make permanent offers to members of the summer clerk pool at the end of the summer or shortly after the students return to school in the fall
  • Risk adverse when it comes to employees
  • Rely heavily on grades as a screening method

Medium firms

  • Usually participate in job fairs and on-campus interviews but direct contact is very common
  • Have a hiring partner or committee, but these members will have other duties unrelated to hiring (i.e. their Recruiting Coordinator may also be responsible for marketing)
  • Their concern for grades will probably vary from firm to firm

True of Both

  • Concerned with an employee leaving before their investment pays off
  • Want to know you are interested in them and their city

Marketing Yourself

  • Large and medium sized firms are concerned about investing in an employee and then getting burned.  In addition, members of the hiring committee don’t want to be blamed for a “dud”.  By using grades as a screening method, the hiring committee can at least support their decision and essentially say “no one would have known this person was not going to work out because they had great grades.”  This being the case, anything that convinces them that you are a low risk is important.  If you don’t have the grades, externing or doing work for free is an excellent way to demonstrate your skills and remove doubts.  Knowing someone at the firm who can vouch for your abilities is also a good way to ease an employer’s fears.  Finally, having another large, reputable law firm on your resume is very helpful.

Activities

  • High grades are important to large firms.  If you are truly interested in a large firm employer, you may want to focus on your studies and try to get rid of any extra activities or commitments that may be affecting your grades.
  • Extern for a large firm.
  • Volunteer to work for free for a trial period.
  • Conduct informational interviews with the firm’s attorneys.
  • Extern for another eye-catching big-name law firm or extern in some other unique and interesting experience that will get you noticed.

Resources

The Vault Reports

NALP Firm Directory  

  • (www.nalpdirectory.com)
  • Provides extensive information about member firms (mostly large) including pay, benefits, hiring requirements, contact information, and demographic information.

Findlaw.com

Martindale.com 

  • www.Martindale.com
  • The Martindale-Hubbell lawyer locator online.  Probably the best place to start for a comprehensive law firm search.  Almost everyone is in the directory.  Be sure to do an “advanced search.”

Law Firm Websites

  • Go directly to the law firm’s website.  Nowadays, most law firms have something online and frequently, good information about their recruiting process is posted.

The Legal Eagle 

  • Utah’s Legal Directory. Contains Federal and state government, digest of courts, professional associations, counties and county seats, and alphabetical attorney roster, including firms.

The State Bar Directories

  • Career Services has hardcopies of State Bar Directories for most of the West. Most states have online directories available as well.

Utah Firm List

  • The list includes contact information, firm size and area of practice and is put together by BYU’s Career Services and the U of U’s Career Services.  Email hansenb@law.byu.edu to obtain copies.

Firm Lists for the Northwest Consortium

  • The law schools in Arizona, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho put together a firm list similar to the Utah Firm List.  Email hansenb@law.byu.edu to obtain copies.

Chambers Associate


Small Law Firms

Description of the Hiring Process

  • Unlikely to have set recruiting patterns:  they do not interview simply because it’s the fall recruiting season
  • Their needs dictate their hiring timeline
  • Advertise their hiring needs by word of mouth
  • Also advertise by posting a job announcement with Career Services, but will not often take the time to participate in On Campus Interviews or Job Fairs
  • Concerned with an employee leaving before their investment pays off
  • Want to know you are interested in them and their city

Marketing Yourself

  • With rare exceptions, most small firms are not grade conscious.  Their biggest concern is being able to turn someone loose without much supervision.  You need to be able to convince them that you could jump in with both feet since they won’t have much time or many resources to train you.  Another strong selling point is the ability to bring in clients.  Showing them you have good rain-making skills is a real plus.
  • Obviously, apply through on campus interviews and job fairs when the opportunity arises, but be particularly meticulous about following up after an interview.
  • Research, research, research and then apply directly to the firm.  Call or email or drop in.
  • Watch the Job Postings very carefully.  Firms that don’t otherwise have the time or resources to come to campus to interview will frequently call and place an ad with the office.
  • Extern for the firm.
  • Volunteer to work for free for a trial period.
  • Conduct informational interviews with the firm’s attorneys.
  • Join a bar section that may appeal to your target employer i.e. if they do employment law, join the employment law section.
  • Volunteer to help run a Continuing Legal Education class that may appeal to your target employer.  Some CLE classes will be attended by literally hundreds of attorneys.  If you are working the check-in table you will have the chance to meet many of them.
  • When you do your substantial writing requirement, do some research that involves interviewing practitioners.
  • Volunteer to help with Career Services or other law school activities such as the Alumni Board visitors or the Law Society Chapter Chair Small Group Sessions.
  • Attend lecture series/seminars/brown bags that are of interest to you and be sure to speak with the presenter afterward.

Resources

  • www.Martindale.com
    The Martindale-Hubbell lawyer locator online.  Probably the best place to start for a comprehensive law firm search.  Almost everyone is in the directory.  Be sure to do an “advanced search.”
  • Law Firm Websites
    Go directly to the law firm’s website.  Nowadays, most law firms have something online and frequently, good information about their recruiting process is posted.
  • The State Bar Directory
    Career Services has hardcopies of State Bar Directories for most of the West.  Most states have online directories available as well.
  • Choosing Small, Choosing Smart – Job Search Strategies for Lawyers in the Small Firm Market
    (Career Services has 2005 edition, Law Lib Reserve, KF 297.G48, has 2001 edition)
    Excellent and comprehensive guide to the small law firm job search.
  • Utah Firm List
    • See above.
  • Firm Lists for the Northwest Consortium
    • See above.
  • The Legal Eagle
    • See above.

Vault and nalp.org, which have predominantly larger firms, are not good resources for locating smaller firms.


Public Interest

Destination Public Interest: Landing the Ideal Public Interest Job

The National Association of Legal Professionals (NALP) PSJD.org website is an outstanding resource for students interested in public interest law. Besides access to an online public service job database, it offers concrete best practices and tips in the areas of cover letter and resume drafting, as well as interviewing and professional networking which will be relevant to those preparing for public interest careers.

General Information

Public Interest Career Fairs

Students should also consider attending one or more of the public interest career fairs held throughout the country. BYU students have attended several major public interest career fairs in the past. These include the Equal Justice Works Career Fair held in Washington, D.C. during October of each year and the Northwest Consortium’s Public Service Career Fair held in Washington and/or Oregon during February of each year. The Equal Justice Works Career Fair and Conference is the largest public interest career fair in the nation and students from all over the country attend. Well over a hundred employers attend each year; usually a few are government employers, but nearly all are public interest organizations. More information (including a searchable list of employers that have attended in the past or are planning to attend this year) is available online at https://www.equaljusticeworks.org/conference-and-career-fair/about/.

The Northwest Public Service Career Fair is sponsored by law schools at the following universities: BYU, Gonzaga University, Lewis & Clark, Seattle University, University of Arizona, Arizona State University, University of Idaho, University of Oregon, University of Utah, University of Washington, and Willamette University. The two day fair takes place annually and is held one day in Washington and the next day in Oregon. This fair offers numerous opportunities for students to learn about, make contact with, and interview with a mix of government agencies, public interest employers, and public service employers. More information is available online at the Northwest Consortium website.

There are also non-profit and public interest career fairs that are not limited to traditional legal work. Idealist.org is an organization that hosts this type of career fair in different places across the United States.

Fellowships

Fellowships provide an opportunity for recent law graduates to engage in public interest legal work for one or two years after graduation. Fellowships can be found in all areas of the law and are often defined by the creativity and interest of the law student.

Summer fellowships operate similar to postgraduate fellowships and allow students to become familiar with the fellowship application process, design a project, or take on an existing project. Interested students will need to find an existing project or organization willing to sponsor them.

Funding

International


Solo Practice

Preparation

  • Good collection of random/helpful/inspiring reads-50 Web Resources for the Suddenly Solo Lawyer, at http://www.americanbar.org/groups/law_practice.html (or just Google it).
  • “Managing” booklets, http://www.practicepro.ca/managingbooklets/default.asp. These are a series of ebooks on various solo/business topics.
  • Chuck Newton’s blog, StayViolation.typepad.com.
  • Susan Cartier Liebel’s blog, SusanCartierLiebel.typepad.com.
  • Carolyn Elefant’s (author of Solo By Choice) blog, MyShingle.com.
  • Solo Practice University… And Off You Go!!!
  • Google Scholar. Almost as good as Westlaw and FREE.
  • Gmail and Google Calendar. Spoof “real” email addresses. Get all your email in one place. Keep all your calendars in one place. Sync to your phone. Be mobile.
  • Solosez, the ABA-sponsored discussion list for solo and small firm lawyers.
  • Solo, Small Firm, and Rural Practice section of the Utah Bar.
  • Court websites, UTCourts.gov. Browse and search the Utah Code and US Code, some free forms, electronic case filing, and some help with instruction.
  • Court clerks. Treat them like you would treat your mother. Seriously.
  • BNI (Business Networking International). Join a section. It seems expensive but is completely worth it.
  • Bar sections. (Usually) monthly CLE lunches and other great networking.
  • New Lawyer Training Program. You have to do it but it can be fantastic. Work it hard and you will reap big rewards.
  • Start Your Own Law Firm The Ultimate Checklist

Websites and Hardcopy Resources

American Bar Association, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division
http://www.americanbar.org/groups/gpsolo.html

Utah State Bar Solo, Small Firm and Rural Practice Section
http://solosmallruralpractice.utahbar.org/

(other state bars will have a similar section)

Attorney and Law Firm Guide to the Business of Law – planning and operating for survival and growth (Hunter Library Main Shelf KF 320 .A2 .P64 2002)

Choosing Small, Choosing Smart – job search strategies for lawyers in the small firm market.  Excellent comprehensive guide to finding and landing a job with a small firm (Hunter Library Main Shelf KF 297.G48 2001; 2005 edition available at Career Services)

Collecting Your Fee – getting paid from intake to invoice. Acceptance of presentation, informing the client, budgeting, pricing as two-way contract, billing, collections, and final words. (Hunter Library Main Shelf KF 316 .P65 2003)

Effectively Staffing Your Law Firm by Jennifer Rose (Hunter Library Main Shelf KF 318.E34 2009)

Flying Solo: A Survival Guide for the Solo and Small Firm Lawyer – published by the ABA (Hunter Library Main Shelf KF 300.F678 2001)

Growing Your Law Practice in Tough Times (Hunter Library Main Shelf KF318.P65 2010)

How Good Lawyers Survive Bad Times – managing and marketing your law firm in a down economy (Hunter Library Main Shelf KF 315 .N45 2009)

How to Build & Manage an Employment Law Practice (Hunter Library Main Shelf KF 299 .E44 .F37 1997)

How to Build & Manage an Entertainment Law Practice (Hunter Library Main Shelf KF 299 .E57 .G74 2001)

How to Build & Manage an Environmental Law Practice (Hunter Library Main Shelf KF 300 .S66 2000)

How to Build & Manage and Estate Practice (Hunter Library Main Shelf KF 300.E94 2008)

How to Build & Manage a Family Law Practice (Hunter Library Main Shelf KF 300 .C455 2006)

How to Build & Manage a Personal Injury Practice – your first bid decision: solo or partnership—planning your own practice—office space equipment—case management—preparing for trial (Hunter Library Main Shelf KF 1257 .G53 2006)

How to Capture and Keep Clients – marketing strategies for lawyers (Hunter Library Main Shelf KF 316.5 .H69 2005)

How to Go Directly into Your Own Solo Law Practice and Succeed – into the new millennium and beyond, by Gerald M Singer (Hunter Library Main Shelf KF 300.G37 2010; KF 300.S56 2000)

How to Start a Successful Law Practice – the new lawyer’s guide to opening an office as a solo or small firm attorney (Reserve KF 318.Z9.P43 2006)

How to Start and Build a Law Practice – published by the ABA (Hunter Library Main Shelf KF 300.F66 1999)

Law Office Procedures Manual for Solos & Small Firms – published by the Law Practice Management section of the ABA. The manual provides information about procedures, expectations, protocols and other information. Explains how a law office operates. (Hunter Library Main Shelf KF 318.Z9.D55 2005)

Law Practice Management – actual text book for a law practice management course. Topics include management, marketplace, partnerships, resources, financial resources, work product, office systems, practice skills and more. (Hunter Library Main Shelf KF 318.M 86 1999 and 2002; Reserve KF 318.M 86 2003)

Law Practice Quarterly – periodical (Hunter Library Main Shelf  KF 300 .A1 .L38)

Legacies of Solo Practitioners and Country Lawyers – advice, attitude, commitment and civility, understanding judges (Hunter Library Main Shelf KF 300. G737, 2010)

Minding Your Own Business – the solo and small firm lawyer’s guide to a profitable practice,  ABA published (Hunter Library Main Shelf KF 318 .G85, 2010)

Opening a Law Office: a handbook for starting your own practice. (Hunter Library Main Shelf KFC 77 .O64 1996)

Practical Law Office Management – covers law firm governance, administration and technology, client relations, fees, timekeeping, bills, trust funds, calendaring, marketing, law libraries and more.  (Hunter Library Main Shelf KF 318.R66 2002)

Practicing Law in Small-town America –  examines how local practitioners got to where they are, details what an aspiring small-town lawyer needs to know and includes appendices on what’s out there, a small-town due diligence check-list and the best and worst places to relocate.  (Available at Career Services)

Practicing Law Without Clients – making a living as a freelance attorney (1996 edition available at Career Services)

Solo by Choice – a comprehensive, hands-on guide to opening and maintaining your own law practice (Hunter Library Main Shelf KF 300.Z9.E43 2008; also available at Career Services)

Solo Contendere – how to go directly from law school into the practice of law without getting a job, by Marc D. Garfinkle, 2010

The Complete Guide to Contract Lawyering – what every lawyer and law firm needs to know about temporary legal services (Hunter Library Main Shelf KF 315.A97 1999, 2004)

The Independence Track – how to succeed as a freelance attorney (Hunter Library Main Shelf KF 300.M64; 2011 edition available at Career Services)

The Lawyer’s Desk Guide to Preventing Legal Malpractice – published by the ABA’s Standing Committee on Lawyer’s Professional Liability. (Hunter Library Main Shelf KF 313.L393 1999)

The Lawyer’s Guide to Increasing Revenue – produce by the Law Practice Management section of the ABA, the book addresses how to increase the profit potential of your firm (Hunter Library Main Shelf KF316.5.G74 2005)

The Road to Independence – 101 women’s journey to starting their own law firms. Pioneers and first advocates of women-owned firms, work/life balance, etc. (Hunter Library Main Shelf KF 299 .W6 .R532 2001)

The Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guide – ABA published (Hunter Library Main Shelf KF 320. A9. S66, 2011)

Think Again! – innovative approaches to the business of law, what is special about you, stop wasting your money, your perfect client, building your business, etc. (Hunter Library Main Shelf KF 318 .N57 2007)

Through the Client’s Eyes – new approaches to get clients to hire you again and again (Hunter Library Main Shelf KF 311 .E92 2008)

Women Rainmakers Best Marketing Tips (Hunter Library Main Shelf KF 316.5.W666 2010)

For any questions about books available at Career Services, talk to Beth Hansen (375C).