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Free Online Legal Career Resources

The Office of Career Planning has identified the following valuable career planning Web Resources for your reference.

Associations

American Bar Association (ABA) Career Counsel
www.abanet.org/careercounsel
The ABA's central source for online information on finding jobs and enhancing lawyers' careers.

California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA)
http://www.celaweb.org
A statewide organization of attorneys representing employees in termination, discrimination and other employment cases. We help our members protect and expand the legal rights of working women and men through litigation, education and advocacy.

National Association of Law Placement (NALP)
http://www.nalp.org
Preeminent leadership and expertise in legal career planning, recruitment and hiring, employment, and professional development worldwide. Includes the NALP Foundation for Law Career Research and Education.

National Association of Legal Search Consultants
http://www.nalsc.org
The national professional organization for the legal search profession which is committed to upholding the highest ethical standards in the field.

National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA)
http://www.nela.org
Provides assistance and support to lawyers in protecting the rights of employees against the greater resources of their employers and the defense bar.

San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association (SFTLA)
www.sftla.org/sf
For over fifty years SFTLA has served the needs of the plaintiff's bar.  Their main goal is to provide continuing legal education to attorneys; however, SFTLA also offers everything from a group health plan to discounted rates on conference calling.

Society of American Law Teachers (SALT)
http://www.saltlaw.org
America's Largest Membership Organization for Teachers of Law.
Select the Job Openingslink under the ‘Help You’ tab to access public interest job openings.

The State Bar of California
http://www.calbar.ca.gov
Official site and homepage. The State Bar is a public corporation within the judicial branch of government, serving as an arm of the California Supreme Court. All State Bar members are officers of the court.

The Bar Association of San Francisco
http://www.sfbar.org
A nonprofit membership organization of over 9,900 legal professionals in the Bay Area. We provide legal services to the community and career development opportunities for legal professionals.

Corporate Sites

Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC)
http://www.acca.com
The ACC serves the professional needs of attorneys who practice in the legal departments of corporations and other private sector organizations worldwide.

California Minority Counsel Program (CMCP)
http://www.cmcp.org/
CMCP has developed several programs designed to maximize the opportunities for minority attorneys to network, interface, and develop business relationships with in-house counsel and each other.

General Legal Job Sites

BYU Law School Intercollegiate Job Bank
www.law2.byu.edu/career_services
This site is maintained by Brigham Young University and contains Alumni Job Bulletins submitted from law schools across the country.
Access the site and select "Intercollegiate Job Bank", located under Alumni Information (contact Career Planning for the User Name & Password).

California State Bar Practical Training of Law Students (PTLS) Program
www.calbar.ca.gov/state/calbar/calbar_generic.jsp?cid=10169&id=1342

EmplawyerNet
http://www.emplawyernet.com
Fee-based site containing thousands of current job listings.

FindLaw Career Center
http://careers.findlaw.com
Careers and resources for the legal industry.  Sponsored by FindLaw.

Hieros Gamos Career Center
www.hg.org/employment.html
Provides comprehensive information for legal job seekers and extensive job site links.

Law Jobs on law.com
http://www.lawjobs.com
Legal employment opportunities; updated several times throughout the day.

LawGuru.com
http://www.lawguru.com
General legal reference site; includes positions "offered" and "wanted".

Lawyer's Weekly
http://www.lawyersweeklyjobs.com
Online classified ad service provided by the newspaper publisher.

The Chronicle of Higher Education
http://chronicle.com
Fee-based site listing career opportunities at over 890 universities.

The Legal Employment Search Site
http://www.legalemploy.com
Lists site links for legal related employment, law school career services offices, general employment, online resume posting, and other job searching suggestions.

Government Sites

America's Job Bank
www.ajb.dni.us
The biggest and busiest job market in cyberspace. Job seekers can post their resume where thousands of employers search every day, search for job openings automatically, and find their dream job fast. Employers can post job listings in the nation's largest online labor exchange, create customized job orders, and search resumes automatically to find the right people fast.

California Office of the Attorney General
www.ag.ca.gov/careers/students.htm
Career opportunities website for the California Office of the Attorney General.

California Public Defender Association
http://www.cpda.org
Information, news, press releases, and web links for California County Public Defender offices and County web pages.

California State Personnel Board
http://www.spb.ca.gov
The website provides access to employment opportunities, requisite applications and examination information.
Access Job Opportunities by clicking on the Seeking Employmentlink, then click "Transfers and Reinstatements" and then "Search for a Vacancy." Search by Typing in Class Title.

Fed World
www.fedworld.gov/jobs/jobsearch.html
A gateway to government information. This site is managed by the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) as part of its information management mandate.

Government Honors & Internship Handbook
www.law.arizona.edu/career/honorshandbook.cfm
Lists government agency programs and includes salaries, deadlines and housing resources.
Username: graham / Password: cracker

GovernmentJobs.com
http://www.governmentjobs.com
Provides a comprehensive website for public sector jobs.

Hill Zoo
http://www.hillzoo.com
Site contains Hill Zoo Job Bank with a variety of Capitol Hill positions.

Marin County
www.co.marin.ca.us/hr

National State Attorneys General Program
http://www.stateag.org
Created by Columbia Law School.  Provides the specifics of the Program along with related links.

Opportunities in Public Affairs
http://www.brubach.com
A source of Capitol Hill, Public Relations and Public Affairs jobs in the Washington, DC area.

Other Defender Offices
www.cpda.org/publicarea/county/county.html
Website links to PDF document containing California Federal, State, & County Public Defender Offices, Alternate Defender Offices, Conflict Defender Offices, and California Appellate Project Offices Directory.

Political Resources on the Net
http://www.politicalresources.net
Listings of political sites available, sorted by country.
Site contains links to governments, organizations, and media from around the world.

Roll Call
http://www.rcjobs.com
A leading publication for Congressional news and information.

San Francisco City and County
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us
Department of Human Resources webpage; has direct access to all information regarding city and county jobs.
Click on the City Jobslink to view all current openings.

San Francisco City Attorney Internship Program
www.sfgov.org/site/cityattorney_index.asp
Fall, Spring, and Summer programs are available.  See the internshippage for dates and deadlines.

San Francisco District Attorney Internship Program
http://www.sfdistrictattorney.org
Fall, Spring, and Summer programs are available.  See the Internship and Opportunities page under the About Us tab for dates and deadlines.

The Hill
http://www.hillnews.com
The newspaper for and about the U.S Congress.

U.S. Department of Justice
www.usdoj.gov/oarm
The largest legal employer to law students, entry level attorneys and attorneys with experience in a large number of fields.

U.S. House of Representatives
http://www.house.gov
Site contains current vacancy announcements for positions on Capitol Hill.
Applicants can submit their resumes online.

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
http://www.sec.gov
Site contains multiple links to Division of Investment Management, Division of Market Regulation, Office of the General Counsel, Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations, Office of International Affairs, Division of Corporation Finance, and Division of Enforcement.

USAJOBS
http://www.usajobs.gov/
This is a United States Office of Personnel Management web site. USAJOBS is the Federal Government's official one-stop source for Federal jobs and employment information.

International Sites

ABA Section of International Law
www.abanet.org/intlaw/internprofiles.html
International Internship Program listing law firms worldwide who have offered to host internships for the Summer of 2005.

Action Without Borders/Idealist
http://www.idealist.org
Action Without Borders connects people, organizations and resources to help build a world where all people can live free and dignified lives. Career Center provides search engine for hundreds of jobs worldwide.

American Society of International Law (ASIL)
http://www.asil.org/
Since 1906, the ASIL has provided an avenue of communication, of networking, of influence and of information for people around the world who are interested in this exciting field.

Association for Women's Rights in Development
http://www.awid.org/jobs
AWID job board. Postings are compiled for a variety of sources, mostly non-legal.

CARE
http://www.care.org
Jobsite for one of the world's largest international development and relief organizations with jobs at all levels in countries throughout the world.

Derechos
www.derechos.net/links/law 
Good source for resources on human rights law.

Jobsite
http://www.jobsite.co.uk
Job opportunities throughout the United Kingdom and Western Europe.

Human Rights USA Resource Center
http://www.hrusa.org
Under Training/Field Opportunitiesthis site of the University of Minnesota contains job listings and numerous links to other human rights job postings.

Institute for Global Communication
http://www.igc.org
Comprehensive site with links to job and volunteer opportunities.
Click on Job/Volunteer Opportunities.

International Affairs Network
www.etown.edu/vl
Annotated list of links to sites on international affairs, human rights, development, and more.

Lawyers Without Borders
http://www.lawyerswithoutborders.org
A US-based non-profit organization whose mission is to create a global association of lawyers dedicated to the promotion & protection of human justice via pro bono service.

OneWorld Jobs
www.oneworld.net/jobs
Lists jobs in human rights, the environment and sustainable development. Searchable by career sector and country. Remainder of site has information about international social justice issues.

OverseasJobs.com 
http://www.overseasjobs.com
Features international job opportunities for professionals, expatriates and adventure seekers.

PSLawNet (Public Service Law Network)
http://www.pslawnet.org
Also accessible through the Career Planning USFLawCareers site.
A global network of some 120 member law schools and nearly 10,000 law-related public service organizations and offices around the world.

United Nations
http://www.un.org
Lists clerkships, attorney and law-related jobs with the U.N.
Click on employmentto view current job listings.

United Nations Development Programme
http://www.undp.org
The UN’s global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life.

Click on Work for UNDP under About UNDP for global development internships, volunteer opportunities and permanent international opportunities in NY and throughout the world.

United Nations System of Organizations
http://www.unsystem.org 
This official site serves as a portal to web sites of the United Nations, its funds and programs, and specialized agencies. It also includes international job opportunities.

U.S. State Department
http://www.state.gov
International vacancy announcements for the U.N. and other organizations.

IP/Entertainment Law Sites

EntertainmentCareers.net
http://www.entertainmentcareers.net
Entertainment Jobs, Internships and Career Information in the Entertainment Industry.

Glenn Bacal's Indispensable Website
www.azlink.com/lawyers
This site provides original articles on Intellectual Property Issues by Glenn S. Bacal and lawyers with whom he works and a Hot List of links to some of the most useful Websites on the Internet for lawyers, topically organized, with a focus on Intellectual Property sites.

MediaLawyer.com
http://www.medialawyer.com
This World Wide Web site is designed as a central reference point for helpful information to entertainment, multimedia, intellectual property and online professionals along with international links to professional, legal and business services.

Patents.com
http://www.patents.com
Includes information on careers in Intellectual Property Law.

ShowBiz.com
http://www.showbiz.com
The search engine for the entertainment industry.

The Technology Law Resource
http://www.kuesterlaw.com
This website is intended to be the most comprehensive resource on the Internet for technology law information, especially including patent, copyright & trademark law.

Judicial Sites

California Courts
http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov
The Judicial Branch of California's website; include job opportunities page.

California Judicial Council
www.courtinfo.ca.gov/jobs
Search current openings across the judicial branch by function, region, county, or organization.

Guide to State Judicial Clerkships
www.vermontlaw.edu/career/guides
Published by Vermont Law School. Contains guidelines and timelines for judicial clerkships, along with detailed listings by state.   A print version is available in Career Planning.
User Name: guide2007 / Password: Juneau
Select the Complete Guide or one of the Individual State Guides

Judicial Clerkships.com
http://www.judicialclerkships.com
Comprehensive site for those interested in a clerkship.
Sponsored by DMS Consulting - providing services to students, law schools, law firms and judges, specializing in judicial clerkship and skills seminars as well as informational resources.

Judicial Staff Directory
http://jsd.cqpress.com/scripts/index.cfm
Up-to-date judicial announcements and information provided by CQPress.

Marin County Superior Court
http://www.co.marin.ca.us
Includes job search system for court employment opportunities.

National Center for State Courts
http://www.ncsconline.org
Through original research, consulting services, publications, and national educational programs, NCSC offers solutions that enhance court operations with the latest technology; collects and interprets the latest data on court operations nationwide; and provides information on proven "best practices" for improving court operations in many areas, such as civil case management.

U.S. Courts
http://www.uscourts.gov
The Federal Judiciary home page.

U.S. Courts Judicial Confirmations
www.uscourts.gov/vacancies/confirmations.htm

U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee
http://judiciary.senate.gov/nominations.cfm

Whohascourtjobs.com
http://www.whohascourtjobs.com
Lists court positions throughout the nation. 
Also includes a link to the National Center for State Courts website.

Public Interest Sites

Action Without Borders / Idealist
http://www.idealist.org
Action Without Borders connects people, organizations and resources to help build a world where all people can live free and dignified lives. Career Center provides search engine for hundreds of jobs worldwide.

AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee
www.unionvoice.org/lcc/home.html
Union and Labor related listings, including Law Student and Intern positions.

Affirmative Action Register
http://www.aar-eeo.com
Website provides lists of job openings for professional, managerial and administrative positions for equal opportunity recruitment.

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
http://www.aclu.org
Search engine provides a listing of fellowship opportunities in civil liberties and social justice. To view fellowships, type in "fellowship" at the Search prompt.

Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID)
www.awid.org/jobs
AWID job board. Postings are compiled for a variety of sources, mostly non-legal.

CARE USA
http://www.care.org
Jobsite for one of the world's largest international development and relief organizations with jobs at all levels in countries throughout the world.

Derechos
www.derechos.net/links/law
Good source for resources on human rights law.

Environmental Web Directory
http://www.webdirectory.com
Earth's biggest environment search engine. Includes employment information.

Equal Justice Works
http://www.equaljusticeworks.org
Equal Justice Works organizes, trains, and supports public service-minded law students and is the national leader in creating summer and postgraduate public interest jobs. (A cookie will be placed on your computer after your first visit to Members Only Content and you will not need to enter the password each time you access the information.)
Password: justice20

Human Rights USA Resource Center
http://www.hrusa.org
Under Training/Field Opportunitiesthis site of the University of Minnesota contains a few job listings and numerous links to other human rights job postings.

Institute for Global Communications
http://www.igc.org
IGC Internet is about advancing the work of progressive organizations and individuals for peace, social justice, and sustainability through the strategic use of the internet.
Click on Job/Volunteer Opportunities.

International Affairs Network
http://etown.edu/vl
Annotated list of links to sites on international affairs, human rights, development, and more.

Lawyers without Borders
http://www.lawyerswithoutborders.org
U.S. based non-profit organization whose mission is to create a global association of lawyers dedicated to the promotion and protection of human justice via pro bono service.

National Center for Adoption Law & Policy Jobsite
http://www.adoptionjobsite.org
Free job matching service for connecting law students and graduate social work students with child welfare employers.

National Fair Housing Advocate
http://www.fairhousing.com
The National Fair Housing Advocate Online is a resource designed to serve both the fair housing advocacy community and the general public with timely news and information regarding the issues of housing discrimination.

OneWorld Jobs
www.oneworld.net/jobs
Lists jobs in human rights, the environment and sustainable development. Searchable by career sector and country. Remainder of site has information about international social justice issues.

Probono.net
http://www.probono.net
Probono.net is a unique experiment in the use of information technology and a unique collaboration among the various parts of the public interest legal community.
Includes information on San Francisco's Volunteer Legal Services Program (VLSP).

Pro Bono Institute
http://www.probonoinst.org
The Institute provides support, guidance, training, resources, and inspiration to major law firms, in-house corporate legal departments, and public interest organizations seeking to expand and enhance access to justice for the poor and disadvantaged and promotes effective and productive partnerships among these groups.

PSLawNet (Public Service Law Network)
http://www.pslawnet.org
Also accessible through the Career Planning’s USFLawCareers site.
A global network of some 120 member law schools and nearly 10,000 law-related public service organizations and offices around the world.

Public Interest Clearinghouse (PIC)
http://www.pic.org
This web site is built for legal service providers, advocates, staff and other stakeholders involved in the delivery of legal services to the poor.

Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI)
http://www.pili-law.org
Student internships, graduate fellowships, and information on the Pro Bono Initiative.

San Mateo County - Non Profit Agency Opportunities
http://www.co.sanmateo.ca.us
Under Employment Opportunties, select the link for NonProfit Agencies, Housing Authority, and Other Employment Opportunities.
These positions are not in the San Mateo County government organization and not covered by County Civil Service Rules. The employers are nonprofit agencies.

The Politix Group
http://www.politixgroup.com
Provides multiple links for political and government career resources, as well as, news and commentaries.

United Nations
http://www.un.org
Lists clerkships, attorney and law- related jobs with the U.N.

United Nations System of Organizations
http://www.unsystem.org
Official portal to web sites of the U.N., its funds and programs, and specialized agencies.

Resource Sites

FindLaw
http://www.findlaw.com
Use this index of law resources to search for law schools, associations, statutes and law reviews.

LawGuru.com
http://www.lawguru.com
General legal reference site; includes positions "offered" and "wanted".

Loislaw
http://www.loislaw.com
Fast, accurate and affordable electronic legal research.

NALP (National Association of Law Placement)
http://www.nalp.org
Preeminent leadership and expertise in legal career planning, recruitment and hiring, employment, and professional development
Includes the NALP Foundation for Law Career Research and Education.

VersusLaw
http://www.versuslaw.com
Provides legal practitioners access to current, in-depth, easy- to-use legal research, regardless of the size of their firms, by using the power of technology.

WashLaw
http://www.washlaw.edu
Guide to legal information on the internet. Provided by Washburn University School of Law.

Self-Assesment/Career Counseling

Decision Books
http://www.decisionbooks.com
Career resources for a life in the law. Books, assessments, & law career experts.

Kiersey Temperament Sorter
http://keirsey.com
Online personality assessment tool.

Non-Specific Job Sites

Craigslist:  http://www.craigslist.org

Job-Hunt:  http://www.job-hunt.org

Monster:  http://www.monster.com

Net-Temps:  http://www.net-temps.com

NOVA:  http://www.novaworks.org

Riley Guide:  http://www.rileyguide.com

WetFeet:  http://www.wetfeet.com