What Veteran Attorneys And Career Experts Are Saying
About How To Get A Legal Job Book And Website
From Attorneys Across Sectors
From Davison M. Douglas, Esq., Dean, William & Mary School of Law
This is a splendid guide for those navigating the difficult waters of the legal market. The advice offered is very practical and highly useful. I recommend this book to anyone searching for a legal job.
From The Hon. William G. Bassler, U.S.D.J. (Retired)
Bryce has written a very informative and practical guide to finding a job as an attorney. She combines her knowledge as a legal resume writer and career counselor with real advice from hundreds of legal professionals. This is a must-read manual for every graduating law student and a go-to resource for those changing jobs.
From The Hon. Erin Masson Wirth, ALJ and Co-Founder, Military Spouse JD Network
I work with attorneys who move every two to three years because they are military spouses. This book is well suited to assist them with their legal job search no matter where their service sends them. Enjoyable to read, it provides practical advice and real world examples. Even our experienced attorneys find useful information and are more confident in their employment searches.
From Glenn E. Davis, Esq., SVP & Deputy General Counsel, Radian Asset Assurance Inc.
Shauna C. Bryce has written a sharp, concise, and insightful book that provides a handy guide for any lawyer contemplating her or his next career move. With plenty of practical advice from practicing attorneys who have been on both sides of the interview table, “How to Get a Legal Job: A Guide for New Attorneys and Law School Students” is an excellent resource for lawyers in search of that “more perfect” job. I highly recommend this book for all lawyers at any stage of their career.
From Sharon Bauman, Esq., Partner at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
A must read for all attorneys. The clear and concise explanations of Biglaw offer invaluable insight for those embarking on a legal career and the strategic guidance—often bestowed in the form of war stories from experienced attorneys “in the trenches”—is both entertaining and enlightening for all attorneys seeking to advance their legal careers.
From Brian M. Wong, Esq., Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
This is an exhaustively researched and perfectly tailored manual on how to advance your career in the law, whether you are still in law school or seeking a mid-career change. Helpful hints from hiring attorneys throughout the book underscore the take-aways from each chapter, bringing the information home and promoting self-reflection. Up-to-date guidance on getting a law job in the age of cell phones, e-mail and social networking is woven in with the face-to-face etiquette that so many applicants in today’s market are sorely lacking.
From Marc Merriweather, Esq., Vice President-Legal, Wyndham Worldwide Corporation
This comprehensive Guide is a necessity for any attorney in the job market and all law students. Through her extensive and varied experience, Bryce expertly covers all aspects of the job search and hiring process while providing practical advice with real world examples. She manages to do so while injecting a keen sense of humor.
From Henry Morris, Jr., Esq., Partner, Arent Fox LLP
Kudos to Shauna C. Bryce for her thoughtful and practical text on seeking a legal job. I only wish that she had written it earlier, when I was entering the profession.
From Debi Neal Alexander, Esq.
An extremely useful and detailed book with information you won’t find elsewhere. I wish I had this book when I began the interview process and I hope the attorneys I interview in the future read it!
From Firoz Dattu, Esq., Managing Director, AdvanceLaw
I found the book to be extremely readable, and much more practical and helpful than any other career guide I’ve seen or read. Most authors of career-related (and business-related) books tend to make broad generalizations that fit with their own personal philosophies. Ms. Bryce, however, provides information that not only rings true to me, but is based upon empirical research and on-the-ground expertise. In fact, it is abundantly clear from reading the book that Ms. Bryce is not tied to any dogma or personal philosophy and instead desires to provide a truly honest, report of the facts – from what a resume or cover letter should look like, to preparing for and conducting an interview, and even networking effectively to line up that next great job. This book also doesn’t shy away from the details. Too often career or job-hunting books gloss over the details, and those details are the very things we need to know – for example, whether and how to include personal references in the application process, acceptable fonts for a resume, whether an email, letter, or card is most appropriate as follow up to an interview, how to approach ones’ personal references, what not to wear on interview day, how to handle a lunch interview, and so on. Ms. Bryce addresses all these details and provides helpful guidance (and interesting anecdotes) for new and seasoned job seekers alike. Most importantly, this book is geared to the legal professional – based not only on Ms. Bryce’s experience as a lawyer but also as a hiring director in the legal field. I recommend this book as essential reading for any lawyer hoping to land that next great job, whether now or in the future.
From Ty Hyderally, Esq., Owner, Hyderally & Associates, P.C.
Shauna C. Bryce’s book on seeking employment is a fascinating must read for anyone looking for employment. She is a brilliant writer who draws in the reader and provides an easy to read informative and practical guide for anyone seeking employment as an attorney. Ms. Bryce provides wonderful insights that will assist job seekers everywhere. She has put together a must have resource for anyone changing jobs or graduating from law school.
From Brooke Goldfarb, President, Peaceful Beach Mediation & Collaboration, Inc.
As a double large law firm survivor, former legal recruiter and executive coach, I find Ms. Bryce’s advice to be spot on. Practical for lawyers at any point of their career, the Guide is an indispensable tool for the lawyer making both short and long term career decisions. Every newly minted lawyer should be presented with this how-to guide upon graduation from law school.
From Glynn Washington, Esq., Host/Executive Producer of NPR’s Snap Judgment
This book shows how to make your law background to work for you within the traditional legal world—and how to leap outside of it. Real world knowledge direct from the horse’s mouth provides job seekers the tools they need to direct their careers (instead of having their careers directed by somebody else).
From Recruiters & Career Services Professionals
From Irene Marshall, MBA, PhD, President, Tools for Transition
Shauna C. Bryce’s book is one of the most thoughtful sources of information on both a job search and general career management that I have read. She starts with WHY for every section. Because of her clear descriptions of the principles behind each topic, the recommendations she makes become intuitive and easy to apply. She pulls the information together in a no-nonsense and practical way. I personally know Shauna as a resume writer and coaching colleague. She has taken general industry best practices and put them into a context based on her personal experience in the legal field. I recommend that people read this on a regular basis as a reminder on how to effectively manage their own career.
From Charlotte Weeks, President, Weeks Career Services, Inc., Author of “I Want to Work in an Association – Now What???”
The job search can be challenging for any recent graduate, but even more so for those in the legal profession. Because the industry’s “rules” differ from other fields, it can be hard to find career advice tailored toward the needs of attorneys. Shauna C. Bryce’s book changes all of this, outlining everything a new attorney needs to know to get hired. This book cuts down the job search learning curve every new graduate goes through; for legal professionals wanting an offer sooner rather than later, it’s a MUST!
From Robyn Feldberg, NCRW, ACRW, CJSS, CCMC, TCCS
Executive Career Coach | Job Search Strategist | Resume Writer, The Abundant Success Coach™
Comprehensive. Practical. Well researched. This book will — no doubt — become the new job-search bible for people seeking a legal career, and I will recommend it without reservation. Well done, Shauna. This book needed to be written, and you are the absolute perfect person to have done that.