Researching-Prospective-Employers by panniuniu


									Researching Prospective Employers – Websites & Other Resources

Helpful Websites

      NALP Directory

      Vault Career Insider (through the Career Center webpage)

      Chambers & Partners USA and Chambers Associate

      The Government Honors & Internship Handbook (user: “pecan” password: “sandies”)

      The Public Policy Handbook (user: “world” password: “peace”)



      Charity Navigator ( (Use the “Advanced Search” and “Keyword”
       functions for additional organizations to explore)

      Martindale-Hubbell (

      Leopard Solutions (through the Career Center webpage)

Employers < 50 Lawyers

      Researching smaller organizations often requires students to consider:

              Speeches and Conferences (for both participation and sponsorship)

              Articles and Texts (for both authors and contributors)

              The “trades”

                         New York Times, Wall Street Journal (including WSJ Legal Blog), American
                          Lawyer,, National Law Journal, Lawyers Weekly, Trial Lawyer, Business
                          Journal, Local Newspapers and Local Legal Publications (e.g., Legal Times (DC),
                          The Recorder (CA), Legal Intelligencer (PHL))

              State/Local Bar Associations, including section chairs and members (e.g., The Association
               of the Bar of the City of New York (

              Clients/Businesses who can “light the way”

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Researching Prospective Employers – Websites & Other Resources

Identifying Leading Lawyers

      Chambers & Partners USA

      Leadership Directories (hardcopies & online) (user: “CPDC” password: “bluedevils”)

      “Super Lawyers” Lists (including the “Advanced Search” feature)

      Law Dragon (including the “Find” feature and “The Law Dragon 500”)

      The numerous “American Colleges”

      Association of Corporate Counsel (the “Chapters” and “Committees” sections)

      Practicing Law Institute (PLI) (for identification of “Seminar” and “Webcast” Faculty & “Treatise”
       and “Handbook” Contributors) (

      American Bar Association ( (for complete Membership List, access to
       “Sections, Divisions, Forums and Committees” & the “CLE” division for lists of “Program Faculty.”)

      Additional Bar Associations (also look for local counterparts in cities of interest): Hispanic
       National Bar Association (; Metropolitan Black Bar Association
       (; National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (; The
       Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Law Association of Greater New York (LeGAL) (www.le-; The National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations (; and
       many more

      American Association For Justice ( (for both “Public” and “Member-Only”
       Directories, identification of “Section” Leaders & “CLE” Faculty)

      Law Periscope ( (Use the “Advanced Search” function to identify which
       of the 300 largest firms in the U.S. maintain active practice groups of interest (e.g., bankruptcy)
       in your target markets)

      Local board members/leaders of civic, service and not-for-profit organizations, and blogs on
       practice specialties

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