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What Is The Source Of The “Insider” Information On This Site And In The Books?

As attorneys, we’re trained to want to know (and rate!) the authority behind claims. One of the most important questions you should ask yourself before relying on job search and career advice is: Where does this “expert” advice come from?Yet, most job search, career advice, and résumé writing advice isn’t sourced at all. The authors don’t tell you how they arrived at their conclusions, and so it can be difficult to determine whether the advice is trustworthy and reliable or whether the authors are simply giving their own opinions based on out-of-date information.

The information on this site and in my books is trustworthy and reliable. Here’s how you know…

  • My insider sources are the 150+ hiring attorneys, who represent a cross-section of the very people who will be reviewing your résumé, interviewing you, and deciding whether to hire you (or not). (Keep reading this page for more information on these attorneys.)
  • The information I’m sharing with you has been endorsed by experienced lawyers across sectors (including hiring attorneys, judges, law school officials, and legal recruiters), and nationally known career experts.
  • This site and accompanying book series have earned mentions and reviews in the Harvard Law Bulletin, Happy Go Legal, Law School Success Tips, and more.
  • My work and advice (including this site and the books, as well as in-person) have appeared in publications or events by Harvard Law School, The Johns Hopkins University, Generation J.D., Military Spouse JD Network, Ms.JD, The Student Appeal, Happy Go Legal, Law School Success Tips, The Alliance of Black Women Attorneys of Maryland, and more.

How did I create the “How to Get a Legal Job®” series of books and website?

Yes, I used my own background as a hiring attorney and as a resume writer and career adviser for lawyers. But I didn’t rely on my opinion alone because my opinion isn’t what counts. What matters most to you as job seeker trying to find employment and to build career isn’t my personal opinion; what matters most to you is the opinions of the people who control or influence the hiring process as well as the career building process. Their opinion is what counts.

Rather than relying solely on my experience and opinion, I spent nearly 3 years interviewing 150+ lawyers across the country and across industries. So the How to Get a Legal Job® series isn’t just my advice; it’s thoroughly researched advice from the very people who will review resumes, interview, and make hiring decisions.

Who are the attorneys I interviewed?

They grew up, went to school, live, and practice all over the U.S. They attended diverse colleges, law schools, and other graduate schools. They have experience in local, regional, national, and international nonprofits; federal, state, and local governments; law firms ranging from sole proprietorships to international firms; investment banks and financial services firms; entrepreneurial ventures and start-up businesses to established companies; corporations of all sizes and in a range of industries; and academia. Many have experience not only as attorneys, but also in quasi-legal and business roles. Some have had entire careers before (or after) their careers as attorneys, including service in the U.S. Armed Forces. All have sat in the position you are now—as a graduating law school student or new attorney making career decisions, researching employers, preparing résumés and cover letters, and interviewing.

Alma Maters Include

  • American University
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • Case Western Reserve University—Weatherhead School of Management
  • Catholic University School of Law
  • Claremont McKenna College
  • College of William and Mary
  • Colorado College
  • Columbia Law School
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell Law School
  • Cornell University
  • Cornell University School of Industrial & Labor Relations
  • Dartmouth College
  • Duke University School of Law
  • Fordham University
  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • Glassboro State College
  • Hampton University
  • Harvard Business School
  • Harvard Law School
  • Harvard University
  • Howard University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Morehouse College
  • New York Law School
  • New York University Law School
  • Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management
  • Oberlin College
  • Princeton University
  • Rutgers Law School
  • Rutgers University
  • Seton Hall University School of Law
  • Southwestern University
  • Stanford Business School
  • Stanford Law School
  • Stanford University
  • St. John’s University School of Law
  • St. Mary’s College of Maryland
  • Syracuse University
  • Temple University – James E. Beasley School of Law
  • Texas A&M University
  • Thunderbird School of Management
  • University of Alabama
  • University of California at Berkley
  • University of California at Berkeley, Walter A. Haas School of Business
  • University of California at Los Angeles
  • University of California at Los Angeles Law School
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Florida
  • University of Florida – Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Maryland School of Law
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Michigan Law School
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of North Carolina
  • University of North Carolina School of Law
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Southern California Law School
  • University of Texas
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Virginia School of Law
  • Wellesley College
  • Wesleyan University
  • West Virginia Wesleyan College
  • Yale Divinity School
  • Yale Law School
  • Yale University

Employers Include

  • Aletheia Research and Management, Inc.
  • American Automobile Association
  • Arent Fox, LLP
  • Aspen Institute
  • AT&T, Inc.
  • Avis Rent A Car System, LLC
  • AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company
  • Bell, Boyd & Lloyd, LLP
  • Blank Rome LLP
  • Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP
  • Capital One Financial Corp.
  • Cardozo School of Law
  • Cendant Corporation
  • Center for Young Entrepreneurs, Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkley
  • ConversePoint, Inc.
  • Cornell Law School
  • Corporation for Enterprise Development
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting
  • Council for Responsible Public Investment
  • Covington & Burling, LLP
  • Davis Polk & Wardwell, LLP
  • Debevoise & Plimpton, LLP
  • District Attorney’s Offices (around the country)
  • DLA Piper US LLP
  • Ernst & Young, LLP
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • Fordham University School of Law
  • Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, LLP
  • GE IT Solutions
  • Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • Harvard University
  • Hewlett-Packard Financial Services
  • Ingersoll-Rand Company
  • Jackson Walker, LLP
  • Jenner & Block LLP
  • Jones Day
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
  • KPMG
  • Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund
  • Madison Square Garden, L.P.
  • Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
  • Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo LLP
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Morvillo, Abramowitz, Grand, Iason, Anello & Bohrer, P.C.
  • Multi-Chem Group LLC
  • Nixon Peabody LLP
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLC
  • Partnership for New York City
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • Peaceful Beach Mediation & Collaboration, Inc.
  • Pfizer, Inc.
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
  • Proskauer Rose, LLP
  • Quest Capital Strategies, Inc.
  • Radian Group Inc.
  • Reckitt Benckiser plc
  • Renewable Funding LLC
  • Ropes & Gray LLP
  • Rutgers Law School
  • Salomon Smith Barney
  • Sara Lee Corp.
  • Seton Hall Law School
  • Siemens AG
  • Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.
  • Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
  • Solomon, Zauderer, Ellenhorn, Frischer & Sharp LLP
  • Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal, LLP
  • Southwestern Law School
  • State Attorney General Offices (around the country)
  • Teach for America
  • Tribune Company
  • Tulane Law School
  • U.S. Air Force
  • U.S. Attorney’s Offices (around the country)
  • U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission
  • U.S. Courts of Appeal (around the country)
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • U.S. Department of State
  • U.S. District Courts (around the country)
  • U.S. Marine Corps Reserve
  • U.S. Postal Service
  • U.S. Olympic Committee
  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  • University of North Carolina
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Washington and Lee University School of Law
  • Washington Gas
  • The White House
  • White & Case LLP
  • Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation
  • Wyndam Worldwide Corporation