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JOB SEARCH WEBSITES
American Bar Association, Section of Taxation
  • http://www.abanet.org/tax/lawstudents/jobs/joblisting.html

Attorney Jobs
   • http://www.attorneyjobs.com

BusinessWeek
   • http://bx.businessweek.com/estate-planning/jobs/

Careers in Finance
   • http://www.careers-in-finance.com/fp.htm

Internal Revenue Service
    • http://www.jobs.irs.gov/

J.D. Huntr
   • http://www.jdhuntr.com/
   • Filter by type of law

Law Crossing
   • http://www.lawcrossing.com/lcjobtypelisting.php

Law Jobs
   • http://careers.lawjobs.com/jobs/browse/category/attorney
   • Filter by type of law

Los Angeles County Bar Association
   • http://www.lacba.org/showpage.cfm?pageid=5658

PSLawNet
   • http://pslawnet.org/searchopportunities
  • Filter by field of law

Simply Law Jobs
   • http://www.simplylawjobs.com
   • This is a UK-based site, so be sure to change the location to North America

Tax Talent
   • http://www.taxtalent.com/

USAJobs
  • www.usajobs.gov
  • U.S. government’s hiring portal

See also the CSO’s comprehensive job site listing



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   •   http://chapman.edu/law/career/secure/FINALJobSearchWebsitesHandout.pdf


OTHER ONLINE RESOURCES
American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys
  • http://www.aaepa.com/

American Association of Trust, Estate, and Elder Law Attorneys
  • http://www.aateela.org/

International Tax Planning Association
    • http://www.itpa.org/

Institute for Professionals in Taxation
    • http://www.ipt.org

National Association of Tax Professionals
   • http://www.natptax.com

National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys
   • http://www.nnepa.com/public/

Society of Estate and Trust Practitioners
   • http://www.step.org/

ATTORNEY EMPLOYMENT (this is not an exhaustive list)
Government
  • Attorney General’s office                     •   Import-Export Bank of the United
  • California Bureau of State Audits                 States
  • California Employment Development             •   Multistate Tax Commission
      Department                                  •   Overseas Private Investment
  • California State Board of                         Corporation
      Equalization                                •   Securities and Exchange
  • California State Controller                       Commission
  • California State Franchise Tax                •   Small Business Administration
      Board                                       •   Tax Court
  • City tax/finance department                   •   Taxpayer Advocacy Panel
  • County Assessor                               •   U.S. Dept. of Justice, Antitrust
  • County internal audit department                  Division
  • County Tax Collector                          •   U.S. Dept. of Justice, Tax Division
  • County treasurer-tax collector’s              •   U.S. Dept. of the Treasury (including
      office                                          the Internal Revenue Service)
                                                  •   United States Court of Federal
                                                      Claims




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Non-Government
   • Legal aid                                        •   Federation of Tax Administrators


Private firms
Use these resources to find firms specializing in tax/estate planning law:
    • Martindale
           o http://www.martindale.com/Taxation-law-firms-countries.htm
    • NALP Directory
           o http://www.nalpdirectory.com/dledir_search_advanced.asp
    • HG
           o http://www.hg.org/lawfirms-areas-practice.asp
    • Lawyers.com
           o http://www.lawyers.com


ALTERNATIVE CAREERS (this is not an exhaustive list)
   •   Accountant                                     •   Paralegal
   •   Asset management specialist                    •   Payroll specialist
   •   Certified public accountant                    •   Probate accountant
   •   Chief financial officer                        •   Public finance consultant
   •   Commercial loan specialist                     •   Revenue officer
   •   Congress (e.g. House Means and                 •   Tax analyst
       Ways Committee)                                •   Tax auditor
   •   Corporate finance executive                    •   Tax compliance
   •   Estate tax examiner                            •   Tax consultant
   •   Federal Financial Institutions                 •   Tax controversy specialist
       Examination Council                            •   Tax economist
   •   Hidden assets investigator                     •   Tax planning manager
   •   International tax analyst                      •   Tax professor
   •   International tax consultant                   •   Tax research manager
   •   Investment banking officer
   •   Law professor

CHAPMAN STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
Tax Law Society
   • http://www.chapman.edu/law/students/taxLawSociety.asp

Chapman University School of Law has many more student societies and organizations that can
be found at http://www.chapman.edu/law/students/activities.asp.


BAR ASSOCIATIONS
American Bar Association, Section of Real Property, Trust, and Estate Law
  • http://www.abanet.org/rpte/home.html



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   •   Section newsletter
   •   Probate & Property magazine
   •   Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Journal

American Bar Association, Section of Taxation
  • http://www.abanet.org/tax/home.html
  • The Tax Lawyer newsletter
  • NewsQuarterly newsletter
  • Young Lawyers forum
  • Law Students forum
  • Several discussion boards
  • Job locator program

Beverly Hills Bar Association, Section of Taxation
   • http://www.bhba.org/Committees_Sections/Tax.htm

Beverly Hills Bar Association, Section of Trusts and Estates
   • http://www.bhba.org/Committees_Sections/Trusts.htm

Federal Bar Association, Section on Taxation
   • http://www.fedbar.org/Sections/Section-on-Taxation.aspx

Los Angeles County Bar Association, Taxation Section
   • http://www.lacba.org/showpage.cfm?pageid=190

Los Angeles County Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section
   • http://www.lacba.org/showpage.cfm?pageid=191

Orange County Bar Association, Section of Financial Practice
   • http://www.ocbar.org/Sections/FinancialPractice.aspx

Orange County Bar Association, Section of Tax
   • http://www.ocbar.org/Sections/TaxLaw.aspx

Orange County Bar Association, Section of Trusts and Estates
   • http://www.ocbar.org/Sections/TrustsEstates.aspx

National Bar Association, Tax Law Section
   • http://www.nationalbar.org/taxlaw.html

Riverside County Bar Association, Section of Estate Planning, Probate, and Trust Law
   • http://riversidecountybar.com/members/committees.htm

San Bernardino County Bar Association, Estate Planning, Trusts, and Probate Section
   • http://www.sbcba.org/probate/

San Diego County Bar Association, Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Law Section
   • http://www.sdcba.org/index.cfm?pg=SESTATCommAbout




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San Diego County Bar Association, Taxation Law Section
   • http://www.sdcba.org/index.cfm?pg=STAXATCommAbout

State Bar of California, Section of Taxation
   • http://taxation.calbar.ca.gov/
   • California Tax Lawyer journal

State Bar of California, Section of Trusts and Estates
   • http://trustslaw.calbar.ca.gov/

Ventura County Bar Association, Probate and Estate Planning Section
   • http://www.vcba.org/about-2/sections/


MENTORING OPPORTUNITIES
California Women Lawyers
   • Student and new lawyer mentoring opportunity
   • http://www.cwl.org/professional-development/mentoring

California Young Lawyers Association
   • Young lawyer mentoring opportunity
   • http://cc.calbar.ca.gov/CommitteesCommissions/Special/CaliforniaYoungLawyersAssoci
       ation/Programs.aspx

Iranian American Bar Association
    • Law student and new attorney mentorship program
    • http://www.iaba.us/Content.aspx?pg=1-1

Iranian American Lawyers Association
    • New attorney mentorship program
    • http://www.ialawyers.org/why-join.php

Japanese American Bar Association
   • Judicial Candidate Mentoring Program
         o Mentoring program for those interested in becoming a judge or commissioner
   • http://www.jabaonline.org/

Korean American Bar Association of San Diego
   • Law student and new attorney mentorship program
   • http://kabasd.org/index.php/mentorship/

Lesbian and Gay Lawyers Association of Los Angeles
   • Law student mentorship program
   • http://www.lgla.net/student-center/

Mexican American Bar Association
  • Law student mentorship program
  • http://www.mabaattorneys.com/benefits



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National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
   • Law student mentorship program
   • http://www.napaba.org/napaba/showpage.asp?code=In-HouseCounsel

Orange County Bar Association
   • General mentoring opportunity
   • http://www.ocbar.org/Committees/MentoringCommittee.aspx

Orange County Trial Lawyers
   • New attorney mentorship program
   • http://www.octla.org/membership.asp

San Bernardino Bar Association
   • http://sbcba.org/mentor/index.html

San Diego County Bar Association
   • Third-year law student and new attorney mentorship program
   • http://www.sdcba.org/index.cfm?pg=MentorProgram

Santa Barbara Women Lawyers Association
   • Law student and new attorney mentorship program
   • http://www.sbwl.org/resources.html

Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association
   • Law student and new attorney mentorship program
   • http://www.sccla.org/committee_view.php?id=33

Western San Bernardino Bar Association
  • New attorney mentorship program
  • http://www.wsbcba.org/

Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles
  • Law student mentorship program
  • http://www.wlala.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=22

Many local attorneys and bar associations are happy to mentor young lawyers or law students.
In addition, many bar associations have pages on various social networking sites, such as
Facebook, which offers an excellent chance to find a mentor.




CLE
ABA
  •    Various instant formats (e.g. MP3, video)
  •    Solo-geared topics include
          o The Ethics of Starting Your Own Firm



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           o Smart Soloing: Success Strategies for Diverse Lawyers
           o Networking Effectively and Ethically
   •   http://www.abanet.org/cle/?gnav=global_cle_lead

Orange County Bar
   • Various in-person, online, and seminar-based classes, often geared toward specialty
      (e.g. solo status)
   • http://www.ocbar.org/Education.aspx

Los Angeles Bar
   • On-Demand CLE and media
         o http://onlinestore.lacba.org/SC/index.cfm?Fuseaction=ListProducts&ProductTem
            plateID=16,31&CFID=8695153&CFTOKEN=85034722
         o Searchable by practice area
   • Examples of topics available
         o 2009 Small Firm and Solo Practitioners Conference: MISSION POSSIBLE
            (Cumulative Package)
         o How to Grow an Immigration Law Practice in Turbulent Times
         o Online Privacy: Maintaining Client Confidence in Online Communication

Chapman Law Library
   • Various DVDs are available for free viewing at the Chapman Law Library.




SCHOLARSHIPS
American Bar Association, Section of Real Property, Trust, and Estates
  • Annual writing competition
  • http://www.abanet.org/rpte/section_info/lawstudents/home.html

Chapman University School of Law Scholarships
   • http://chapman.edu/law/finaid/scholarships/default.asp


FELLOWSHIPS
American Bar Association, Section of Taxation Public Service Fellowship
  • http://www.abanet.org/tax/awards/publicservice/

American Bar Association, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Fellowship Program
  • http://www.abanet.org/rpte/fellows/




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BOOKS
Rinker Law Library

   Alan B. Morrison & Diane T. Chin. Beyond the Big Firm: Profiles of Lawyers Who Want
   Something More. (2007).
      • Call number KF299.P8 M67 2007 (Law Placement)

   Gary A. Munneke. Careers in Law. (3rd ed. 2004).
      • Call number KF297.M86 2004 (Law Placement)

   John Gamino, Robb A. Longman & Matthew R. Sontag. Careers in Tax Law: Perspectives
   on the Tax Profession and What it Holds for You. (eds. 2009).
       • Call number KF299.T3 C37 2009 (Law Placement)

   Lisa L. Abrams. The Official Guide to Legal Specialties: an Insider’s Guide to Every Major
   Practice Area. (2000).
       • Call number KF297.A758 2000 (Law Placement)

   Susan Echaore-McDavid. Career Opportunities in Law and the Legal Industry. (2nd ed.,
   2007).
      • Call number KF297.E245 2007 (Law Placement)

Career Services Office Library

   Debora M. Strauss. Behind the Bench: The Guide to Judicial Clerkships. (2002).

   Deborah Arron. What Can You Do With a Law Degree? (2003).

   Dennis V. Damp. The Book of U.S. Government Jobs - Where They Are, What's Available &
   How To Get One. (10th ed.).

   Donna Gerson. Going In-House: A Guide for Law Students and Recent Graduates. (1993).

   Kimm Alayne Walton. America's Greatest Places to Work with a Law Degree. (1998).

   Richard L. Hermann. Federal Careers for Attorneys: A Guide to Legal Careers in Over 80
   Practice Fields. (2nd ed.) (1991).

   Richard L. Hermann. The Lawyer’s Guide to Finding Success in Any Job Market. (2009).

Career Services Library - Legally Related / Alternative Career Titles

   American Bar Association, Section of Law Practice and Management. Breaking Traditions:
   Work Alternatives for Lawyers. (Ed. Donna M. Killoughey, 1993).

   Federal Reports, Inc. JD Preferred!: Legal Career Alternatives. (1995).

   Gary A. Munneke & William D. Henslee. Nonlegal Careers for Lawyers. (3rd ed.).




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Janet Smith. Beyond LA Law: Breaking the Traditional Lawyer Mold. (1998).




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