Job Seeking Assistance

The Lawyers Assistance Program is committed to helping lawyers find satisfying jobs. This can include landing your first job, mid-career transitions, returning from a break in your practice or the choice to leave the legal profession. Don’t hesitate to contact us — we’re here to help.

Our articles and videos will help you create effective strategies for job hunting, networking, interviewing and identifying your ideal career. Need more hands on help? Join us at our Weekly Job Group, where we cover these topics in depth.


Virtual Job Group

When:  Six consecutive Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
How:  Using the Zoom Videoconferencing platform
Cost: $30 for all six weeks
 
The Virtual Job Group is available to WSBA Members who are unable to attend the Weekly Job Group in Seattle. The group will be limited to eight participants. This is an opportunity to upgrade your job search skills with trainings on networking, utilizing technology in the job search, informational interviewing, identifying your ideal career, elevator pitches, and resume review. Each week a different topic will be covered. Participants will be encouraged to introduce themselves each week and to describe their job search. Small homework assignments will be provided. The guidebook for this group is: Getting There: Your Guide to Career Success. Once you are signed up, information will be provided on how to sign into the Zoom platform. Additional questions may be directed to Dan Crystal at danc@wsba.org. RSVP required.


Weekly Job Group

When: Seven consecutive Mondays from 10 a.m to 11:30 a.m.
Where: WSBA
Cost: $35 for all seven weeks

Our Weekly Job Group is an opportunity to take your job search to the next level. It is an occasion to network with other attorneys and to learn valuable job-search skills. We cover methods of looking for work online, networking, elevator pitches, cover letters and resumes, and how to identify the best professional path for yourself. Whether you are new to the practice, making a mid-career transition, or thinking about leaving the legal profession, you are welcome to participate.  A hard copy of our Career Guide is included.  Each seven week sequence begins approximately every three months, and the sessions take place on Mondays at the WSBA offices in downtown Seattle.  If you are interested or would like more information, email LAP's Program Manager, Dan Crystal, at danc@wsba.org. RSVP required.

Work+Wellness Webcast Series

Career management webcasts are offered through our Work+Wellness Webcast Series. Topics include networking strategies, interview approaches and self-assessment tools, and transitioning into or out of a law practice. Previous presentations are available free of charge on our Work and Wellness Webcast page.

Phone Consultation

For those interested in career guidance and are not within range of WSBA offices to participate in the Weekly Job Group, phone consultations can be arranged. Contact lap@wsba.org for more information.

Getting There: Your Guide to Career Success

Getting There: Your Guide to Career Success  is a 130-page comprehensive job search resource. A hard copy is available to participants in job groups.

Lending Library

Check out the LAP/LOMAP Lending Library for useful books to help you with Career Development and other topics of interest.

Job Search Guide

Getting There: Your Guide to Career Success

Search Legal Jobs

View listings for legal jobs or submit a résumé and let employers find you!

Contact Us

Phone: 206-727-8268

Email: lap@wsba.org 

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