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WEBSITES WITH JOB LISTINGS

Association of Corporate Counsel (jobline.acc.com) – Serving the professional needs of attorneys practicing in corporate legal departments and private sector organizations worldwide. The job database is searchable by state, country, and more than three dozen categories from ADR and antitrust to tax and transactions.

American Bar Association (www.abanet.org/careercounsel) – The ABA’s Career Counsel Section links with LegallyMinded, an online community serving the legal profession created by the ABA. It contains job postings as well as career-oriented articles and career advice pod casts.

American Lawyer Media (www.LawJobs.com) – Employment classifieds from a network of recruiters and legal publications, including its own — the Recorder, National Law Journal, and New York Law Journal. The site contains a rotating collection of career-oriented articles, surveys, and firm rankings.

Law Crossing (www.lawcrossing.com) - A collection of active legal jobs. They monitor the hiring needs of over 1,200,000 legal employers.

InsideCounsel (www.insidecounsel.com) – formerly known as Corporate Legal Times, Inside Counsel is a monthly magazine for in-house lawyers. Their website contains job postings you can access for free after registering online.

FindLaw (http://careers.findlaw.com) – a part of the West Group, FindLaw has a variety of services for lawyers including this site that contains job openings.

Monster (www.monster.com) - contains legal and non-legal databases. Offers an overview of employers and several interfaces for job hunting. You can search by company name, location, discipline, industry, job title, or combinations of these.

CareerBuilder (www.careerbuilder.com) - similar to Monster.

Simply Hired (www.simplyhired.com) – a job search site with legal and non-legal positions. 

Indeed (www.indeed.com) – for all types of careers, this site claims to include all the job listings from major job boards, newspapers, associations and company career pages. 

Hound (www.hound.com) – again, a job-search engine with legal and non-legal positions.

EmplawyerNet (www.emplawyernet.com) – Subscription-based online job data for lawyers, law students, and paralegals. Members get email alerts when a posted job matches their search criteria. Jobs are gathered from a variety of online sources, legal newspapers, and directly from legal employers. Member discounts available to many law school alumni groups. Established 1991.

Hieros Gamos (www.hg.org/employment) – In ancient Greece, hieros gamos – or hierogamy – meant “holy wedding”. It’s an apt description for this encyclopedic marriage of all things legal. Founded by a law firm consortium in 1995, the site presents a wealth of posted legal jobs (domestic and international), links, and thoughtful, career-oriented material. There’s something here for anyone leaving a job, losing a job, changing careers or seeking alternatives. And it’s free; go to the tool bar and click on Employment Center.

Womens Job List (www.womensjoblist.com) — Founded in 1999 for employers and job seekers dedicated to diversity and inclusion. The site, which breaks out jobs by more than three dozen professional categories (legal, among them), draws from thousands of employer classifieds posted every day on Craigslist. Free membership; members can sign up for email job alerts.

Atlanta Area Legal Recruiters:

Wendy Strassner – Strassner Search Consultants LLC – wstrass@bellsouth.net

Chuck Trense - Trense Group –chuck@trense.comwww.trense.com

American Legal Search - www.americanlegalsearch.com

Baird Legal Placement, LLC – www.bairdlegalplacement.com

BCG Attorney Search – www.bcgsearch.com

Cambridge Professional Group – www.cambridgeprofessionals.com

Counsel On Call – www.counseloncall.com

HIRECounsel – www.hirecounsel.com

HudsonLegal - www.us.hudson.com/legal

LawStaff Group – www.lawstaffgroup.com

Major, Lindsey & Africa – www.mlaglobal.com

Matteson Partners –www.mattesonpartners.com 

Partners Group - www.partners-group.com

Special Counsel – www.specialcounsel.com

West Highland Placement – www.westhighlandplacement.com

Alternative Career Paths:

Smith Hanley Associates, LLC (www.smithhanley.com) – recruiters for non-legal jobs in specialized areas including marketing, capital markets, investment banking, insurance and pharmaceutical areas.

Other Resources:

Attorney Resume (www.attorneyresume.com) - resume writing service.

Dig Your Work (www.digyourwork.com) - Ken Kuznia provides free job search teletrainings once a month that cover resumes, proactive job search strategies, and effective interviews. Although the trainings are not focused on attorneys, they do provide tools that can be easily utilized by lawyers seeking new positions. To register for the teletraining, email contact information to Admin@DigYourWork.com.

Contact information for Ken - Ken@DigYourWork.com

Unemployment benefits for individuals in Georgia - www.dol.state.ga.us/

Georgia Lawyers' Assistance Program - www.gabar.org/programs/lawyer_assistance_program. This program is a confidential service provided by the State Bar to help its members with life's difficulties. To ensure confidentiality, the Bar contracts the services of Families First Employee Assistance Program, a Georgia based counseling agency for over 100 years. Services include assistance with stress, family programs, work-place conflicts, alcohol/drug abuse, psychological issues, legal problems, or financial issues. You can contact the LAP by calling 800-327-9631, or by e-mailing them directly at: steve.brown@familiesfirst.org
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