Updated: Aug. 31, 2022

The Member Wellness Program is committed to helping legal professionals to build satisfying careers. 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. If you are new to Washington and don’t have your WSBA license yet, you are still welcome to participate. 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

Career Center

The Washington State Bar Association’s Career Center is a member benefit provided and operated by YM Careers. It provides a personalized job search tool and recommends career opportunities to job seekers based on their prior searches. View job openings, post a resume, and receive email notices about job openings that match your skills and desires. Employers can post jobs, view an anonymous resume bank, and screen and manage applicants. For questions and support, please contact Customer Service at clientserv@yourmembership.com or call 860-437-5700.

Job Groups

When: Groups typically meet for six sessions on Thursdays 9–10:30 a.m.
How: Either in person at WSBA offices or by using the Zoom video conferencing platform
Sign Up: Email wellness@wsba.org

We provide an in-person experience for those who can meet in downtown Seattle and a virtual experience for those who prefer to login online. Each group is six weeks long and limited to 12 participants. Both groups cover networking, utilizing technology in the job search, informational interviewing, identifying your ideal career, giving great elevator pitches, and reviewing your resume. Participants will be encouraged each week to introduce themselves and describe their job search. The guidebook for this group is "Getting There: Your Guide to Career Success."

Phone Consultation

If you cannot participate in a career group we are still happy to connect. Feel free to share a resume for feedback, explore possible paths in the law, or explore how to handle an upcoming interview. We’re here to help. Contact us at  wellness@wsba.org

Job Search Resources

The Work & Wellness Webcast Series includes several video presentations on how to land a job, how to harness technology in your job search, and how to manage the uncertainty of career transition.

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.

Informational Interviewing & Networking

Business Cards, Cover Letters & Résumés

Finding Your Ideal Career

Using Social Media

The Emotional Challenge of Unemployment

Keeping at It

WSBA's Lending Library

Selling a Practice