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Top 13 Legal Job Search Sites for Legal Jobs and Alternative Legal Jobs
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Use these legal job search sites in your next legal job search.

Summary: Use the following job sites to ensure you have a successful legal job search.

Online job listings remain the most effective and easiest way to conduct a successful job search. Whether you are interested in a traditional legal job or an alternative career, below is a list of online resources that can help you achieve your search toward a satisfying legal career.

  
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5 Legal Job Sites for General Legal Jobs

  1. LawCrossing. A comprehensive legal career website which lists a variety of legal jobs, including positions for attorneys, paralegals, legal secretaries and other legal-related work. LawCrossing also offers job seekers informative articles for those interested in legal work.
  2. Top Law Schools. Top-Law-Schools focuses on students who are either considering law school, already enrolled in law school, or who have graduated and are searching for their first legal job. Similar to LawCrossing, Top-Law-Schools offers current and graduated law students career advice that applies to the legal profession.
  3. Summer jobs. Are you ready for a taste of what it’s like to be an attorney? Turn to your law school for advice and direction as to which law firms hire summer interns. While many regular job sites will not list summer positions, online job listings are nonetheless a great source of summer job listings that your law school should list. A good source of these jobs is found on LawCrossing.
  4. Federal Government sites such as usajobs.gov.For your search terms, use J.D., attorney, legal, and your location. This site focuses on government-related legal job openings (i.e. not private sector). Look into this site for the latest openings for government lawyers and public interest.
  5. Court/Judge jobs: http://www.uscourts.gov/. Diverse career opportunities within the federal courts can be found within the federal public defender organizations and the Administrative Office of the United States Courts. The federal Judiciary is looking for talented and motivated individuals to help ensure equal justice under the law. The federal Judiciary hires attorneys, probation officers, IT experts, interpreters, and many other skilled professionals.

8 Alternative Legal Careers Job Sites

Many possibilities exist for alternative legal careers. A good place to start when searching for these types of jobs is a specific industry job board. These job boards are an easy way to find specific job listings in each industry. Here are some of the best job sites to start your search, based on some alternative legal careers often chosen by attorneys:

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  1. General: employmentcrossing.com. This is a great general job site for every industry, and typically has 2,000,000+ listings. It is a great place to start your search.
  2. Education: educationcrossing.com. Law school, college, high school, and K-12 administrative and teaching jobs.
  3. Finance/Business: financialservicescrossing.com. Any kind of job in the financial services industry can be found here.
  4. Human Resources: hrcrossing.com. This is the number job board for human resources jobs. Having a legal background is sometimes helpful for HR jobs.
  5. Writing: writingcrossing.com. The biggest source of writing jobs.
  6. Public Relations: prcrossing.com. Every kind of public relations job can be found here.
  7. Healthcare: healthcarecrossing.com. Health care is currently growing, so this site is definitely worth a look if you are thinking about an alternative legal career.
  8. Politics: hillzoo.com.If you’re considering a career in politics, you need to go to this site.

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