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.
Below you will find links to useful information related to the job search, including interviewing, networking, cover letter/resume and self-assessment.
Business Cards/Cover Letter/Résumé
Finding the Ideal Career
Using Social Media
The Emotional Challenge of Unemployment
Keeping At It
Buying a Law Practice
Selling a Practice
Weekly Job Group
Work+Wellness Webcast Series
Getting There: Your Guide to Career Success
Our Weekly Job Group involves a six week opportunity to take your job search to the next level. It's a chance to network with other attorneys and 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 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 six week sequence begins every three months, and the sessions occur 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. RSVP required.
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.
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 email@example.com for more information.
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.
Check out the LAP/LOMAP Lending Library for useful books to help you with Career Development and other topics of interest.
View listings for legal jobs or submit a résumé and let employers find you!
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