Why Create This Site?

This site is a reliable and authoritative job search strategies and career development resource for current and graduating law students, and new attorneys with up two years of legal practice experience.

It is the only resource of its kind.

How To Get A Legal Job® is culmination of Shauna C. Bryce, Esq.’s 15+ years of law firm, in-house, hiring committee, and career counseling experience, and her 3 years of research and interviews of 150+ hiring lawyers across the country and across industries.

Shauna is a Harvard Law School graduate who practiced in a Biglaw international firm based in Manhattan, a regional law firm, and in-house. She served on a firm’s hiring committee, participated in hiring decisions and recruiting events, reviewed countless resumes, conducted interviews, and mentored junior and mid-level associates, before founding Bryce Legal Career Counsel and becoming a resume writer and career adviser for lawyers.

She quickly realized how little quality career information was available for lawyers, especially law students and junior attorneys. Much of the information in general resume writing and career books was too generic to be useful, and because of the nuances of the legal world, that information was actually detrimental to lawyers starting their careers. Even books aimed at this audience weren’t written or edited by lawyers with hiring experience, failed to source their information.

So Shauna set out to create her own authoritative job search and career development resource.

To research her book, How To Get A Legal Job: A Guide For New Attorneys And Law School Students, and to create this site, Shauna spent nearly 3 years interviewing 150+ experienced lawyers (including law school deans and professors, federal prosecutors, partners and associates in AmLaw 100 law firms, sole practitioners, lawyers in financial services institutions and other corporations, and legal recruiters). And she continues to regularly confer with hiring attorneys, legal recruiters, and other influencers of the hiring process.

How To Get A Legal Job® is the most authoritative resource for new lawyers and law school students on: job hunting, writing resumes and other career documents, building and using a professional network, using social media, interviewing, working with legal recruiters, tips on business etiquette, staying motivated in a tough job market, and more.

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