State Bar Association Job Boards

I’ve been going through the state bar associations and compiling links to their job boards to present in one easy reference guide, which is now a link in the Recommended Resources box on the Career page of my site.

I think my favorites in terms of ease of use and which seem most helpful to job seekers are:

What do you think? Are state bars helpful in finding employment? What would you recommend for them to do, if you think they need to change?

Editorial Position at Alston in Atlanta

If only I lived in Atlanta! Check out the job description below or head over to the website.

Best of luck to all who apply!

Editorial Specialist/Proofreader

Job Description:

At Alston & Bird, a major U.S. law firm with over 800 attorneys, our people trust the people they work for, take pride in what they do, enjoy the people they work with and serve the communities in which they live. Our environment has been praised as one of the most open and receptive in the United States, not only among law firms, but also among all businesses. Alston & Bird has been ranked by FORTUNE magazine as one of the “100 Best Companies to work for” for eleven years in a row. We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.

The Atlanta office of Alston & Bird is conducting a search for an Editorial Specialist/Proofreader in our Business Development Department. The Business Development Department is looking for a dynamic, detail-oriented editorial specialist/proofreader to work with the business development editor, coordinators and specialty managers on a variety of print and web productions. The editorial specialist/ proofreader is responsible for editing a variety of print and online content, including, but not limited to, client advisories, RFP responses, pitch materials, attorney profiles, newsletters, multi-page brochures, advertisements and event invitations. The editorial specialist/proofreader will work most closely with the business development editor to proofread documents in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment. Speed combined with accuracy is a must; a balance between the two is necessary to excel in the position. A positive attitude and the ability to work well with a variety of personalities are likewise critical.

Editorial/Proofing Responsibilities:

• Work directly with the business development editor to proof documents for spelling, grammatical errors and clarity of meaning.

• Ensure that written content in print and on the web is in keeping with the firm’s stylistic guidelines.

• Review materials for consistency in format.

• Field relevant questions from other members of the department as an expert on the subject matter.

• Coordinate with other members of the department to ensure the timely production and publication of projects.

Other Responsibilities:

• Maintain firm’s reprint files.

• Prepare the firm’s Business Development Bulletin Board for all offices.

• Maintain and grow the firm’s client permissions records.

• Participate, as needed, in marketing pitch preparation.

Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in English, Communications or related field.

• Working knowledge of software on a PC-based platform, specifically MS Office Suite.

• Excellent knowledge of grammar and command of the English language.

• Ability to function as a productive member in a team-focused environment.

• High level of follow-through and accountability to others.

• Exceptional organization and time management skills.

• The ability to handle multiple tasks with changing priorities.

• A positive attitude.

BigLaw 200 Jobs Updated for September!

In case you missed yesterday’s tweet, I’ve updated the BigLaw 200 Job Listings for September.

For less than $5, the list includes:

190+ attorney positions including lateral partner, lateral associate, staff attorney, temp or contract attorney, and one or two entry-level openings.

45+ paralegal and/or patent agent positions.

35+ administrative positions at the law firms, i.e., conflicts, business development, practice support, professional development, e-discovery

In response to your feedback…

I’ve created separate sheets for each type of position for easier navigation. [Note: In the picture, I opened the file in Google docs but the bottom of the page should look similar in Excel or Numbers.]

I’ve also made it easy to filter by city, state, and firm, if you click on these headers. You can also filter by practice type and years of experience columns… but, proceed with caution!  These columns are still works in progress.

What do you think?  Is endeavor “tell a friend” worthy?

I know looking at job boards is a pain but is it a pain worth solving for $4? Tell me your thoughts!

BigLaw 100 Job Listings August 2010 Now Available

August’s BigLaw 100 Job Listings is now available for the public. You can download them here.

Read more about the job lists project here.

Members, I’m still in the process of making the archives available to you once you’ve signed in. In the meantime, please feel free to contact me about viewing July’s listings.

Finally, thank you to all members/newsletter subscribers who purchased the August listings when I first published them last week. There are some updates in the version now available for download so I will send you the updated version for free ASAP. (Again, it’s only fair, right?)

Happy Friday the 13th!

BigLaw 100 Jobs Update and Latest BigLaw 200 Jobs

I’m so happy with the great responses I’ve gotten to the list of the BigLaw Jobs. I’m listening to all of your comments and feedback!!

I’ve made some minor updates to the BigLaw 100 Jobs (June 28, 2010), which you can order here. The cost is $4.00 plus tax.¹ You will be e-mailed a link to download an excel file once you complete your purchase.

Buy BigLaw 100 Jobs Now

I’ve also completed the BigLaw 200 Jobs (July 21, 2010), which you can order here. Like the BigLaw 100 Job Listings, the cost is $4.00 plus tax. You will be e-mailed a link to download an excel file once you complete your purchase.

Buy BigLaw 200 Jobs Now

I think we’ve come a long way in a few short weeks.

Anyway, I’m trying to get the word out about the listings. How’s this for promotion?

Think about it

For $4, any lawyer, paralegal, or law firm professional can save time.

For $4, any law firm can save recruiting fees.

Download a list of all of the jobs law firms have recently posted on their website.

Current edition: BigLaw 200
Last edition: BigLaw 100
Next edition: “I wanna go in-house!”2

The BigLaw 100 & BigLaw 200 lists include all of the lateral associate and lateral partner openings that firms publish on their websites.  The lists also include most legal marketing, knowledge management, recruiting or career development, business development or practice support, and paralegal positions found on the websites.

Eh?

My goal is to sell a total of 500 copies by July 31, 2010.

Think it will work? (Say yes. Say yes.)

Wanna help me make it work? (Say yes. Say yes.)

Here are some awesome things that you can do to show your support:

  • Download the BigLaw 100 Listings;
  • Download the BigLaw 200 Listings;
  • Tell your friends/family/colleagues/neighbors/acquaintances/HR department to download both listings;
  • Blog about how awesome these listings are
  • Tweet about how awesome these listings are (See: tweet button in upper right-hand corner.);
  • Share a link to these listings on your Facebook wall (sorry, no FB integration yet. You’ll have to copy & paste the link.);
  • Leave a comment about how useful these listings are;
  • Send me feedback on how to make the listings even better.

Ready, Team?

500 copies.

(Break.)

¹ I sent the revised version to anyone who purchased the original BigLaw 100 Listings.  (It’s only fair, right?)

2 If all goes as planned…! Also, big thanks, Naomi Beard! Wonderful idea.

Alternative Listings at Am Law 200 Firms

I was on a roll so I decided to update the Am Law 200 jobs. Who knows, maybe if I keep it up, I’ll update the lists every other week?

I will post the updated Am Law 200 job listings in the next post (members-only, folks but see: this good news!). In the meantime, I wanted to point out a few alternative job listings that caught my eye:

[Jobs DE, DC, GA, CA] Law Firm Associate and Partner Listings

There’s nothing quite like getting sick when you’re working for yourself. When you can’t get out of bed, well, that’s it. Nothing gets out of bed.

For the lack of recent posts, here are quite a few jobs from around the web.

Morris James

Patent Litigation Attorney – Wilmington, DE – Morris James LLP is seeking lateral partners to grow its Intellectual Property Practice Group.

Corporate Litigation Attorney – Wilmington, DE – Morris James LLP is seeking lateral partners to grow its Corporate/Commercial Practice Group.

Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman

Patent Prosecution Attorney or Patent Agent - Silicon Valley (Sunnyvale)An experienced mid-level associate or agent with at least 3.5 years, but no more than 5 years of experience in patent prosecution.  A degree in computer science and industry experience as a software engineer is preferred.  Qualified candidates must have excellent academic credentials, superb communication and writing skills, and be admitted to the USPTO

Eckert Seamans

Litigation Associate – Washington, DC – Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC is a national full-service law firm, with multiple offices located throughout the Eastern United States.  The Washington, D.C. office of the firm is seeking an associate with 1 to 3 years of litigation experience.  D.C., VA and/or MD bar admission is required.

Christie Parker & Hale

Electrical Patent Prosecution Associate or Patent Agent – California — Degree in Electrical Engineering, registered to practice with the PTO, and two to five years patent prosecution experience is required. Experience with telecommunications, signal processing, video, television, digital electronics, database technology, and user interfaces. Will prepare and prosecute patent applications, draft opinions, and conduct due diligence investigations.

Biotech Partner – California Degree in Biology, Chemistry or similar field. Experience in biotech patent prosecution and counseling, and portable business required. An advanced degree is preferred for this position.

Keller Heckman

FDA Associate – Washington, DC -  Qualified associate needed to assist on food, food additive, drug and device matters. Experience with FDA rulemaking and regulatory proceedings, or those of other federal agencies (such as EPA, CPSC and FTC) strongly preferred. Strong academic credentials, excellent analytical, writing and interpersonal skills, and the ability to assume immediate responsibility are required. Ability to relate well with a variety of people is important.

Dennis, Corry, Porter, & Smith

Mid-Level Associate – Atlanta, GA – We have an opening for mid-level associate with 4-6 years litigation experience.  Insurance defense experience is required.  Personal injury defense experience is preferred.

We have some big plans for 2010 including the launch of our new job board. The goal is to move our job listings series¹ over there.

Right now, we’re reaching out to legal employers and asking them to join our Beta team. (In less nerdy terms, a team of brave trailblazers who are willing to post their legal positions on our job board. Basically, they post for free during our launch, receive discounts for all eternity, and are pampered with praise and adulation.)

Until we’re ready to fully transition over to the job board, we’ll continue to post jobs that we find here. Hey, we may as well get the firm’s attention, right? Show ‘em the awesome caliber of our readers. :-)

Also, to help keep you updated, we’ll push all job notifications to @RecruiterEsq (a newish account that’s now reserved for site announcements) as well as my personal account @mjsq.

¹ About the (old) job listings series: This series features job posts from around the web.

In this series, RecruiterEsq posts directly to the link where the job was found. In addition, RecruiterEsq posts pertinent information here for readers to assess interest.

Please do not apply to jobs directly through RecruiterEsq.

Please e-mail melissa@recruiteresq.com if you would like to post a relevant job in the legal industry and/or would like a job that is posted here to be removed. Thank you.

[CA, CO, DC, IL, MA, NY Jobs] Law Firm Assoc and Partner Listings

Whoa. Can someone please translate my post from yesterday for me? More evidence of why one must always proofread.

And now, the daily job postings:

Here are a few job listings:

Fitch Even

Patent Attorneys – Washington, DC, Chicago, IL, Boulder, CO, & San Diego, CA

Washington, DC

* Experienced patent prosecution attorneys

Chicago, IL

* Experienced patent prosecution attorneys, particularly in the technical fields of electrical engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering and chemical engineering and/or chemistry

Boulder, CO

* Experienced patent attorneys

San Diego, CA

* Experienced patent prosecution attorneys and patent agents in electrical engineering

Ropers, Majeski, Kohn & Bentley

Litigation Associate – San Jose, CA

Two to three years of experience in:

* General litigation.

Meckler Bulger Tilson Marick & Pearson

IP Attorney – Chicago, IL

The Chicago office is actively seeking senior level candidates with portable business in all technological areas and trademarks.

IP Litigator – Washington, D.C.

The Washington, DC office is actively seeking senior level candidates with portable business in all technological areas and trademarks.

IP Attorney – Boston, MA

The Boston office is seeking senior level candidates with portable business in all technological areas.

Check in tomorrow for a few more!

We have some big plans for 2010 including the launch of our new job board. The goal is to move our job listings series¹ over there.

Right now, we’re reaching out to legal employers and asking them to join our Beta team. (In less nerdy terms, a team of brave trailblazers who are willing to post their legal positions on our job board. Basically, they post for free during our launch, receive discounts for all eternity, and are pampered with praise and adulation.)

Until we’re ready to fully transition over to the job board, we’ll continue to post jobs that we find here. Hey, we may as well get the firm’s attention, right? Show ‘em the awesome caliber of our readers. :-)

Also, to help keep you updated, we’ll push all job notifications to @RecruiterEsq (a newish account that’s now reserved for site announcements) as well as my personal account @mjsq.

¹ About the (old) job listings series: This series features job posts from around the web.

In this series, RecruiterEsq posts directly to the link where the job was found. In addition, RecruiterEsq posts pertinent information here for readers to assess interest.

Please do not apply to jobs directly through RecruiterEsq.

Please e-mail melissa@recruiteresq.com if you would like to post a relevant job in the legal industry and/or would like a job that is posted here to be removed. Thank you.

[NY, Chicago, DC, OR Jobs] Law Firm Associate Listings

Hey folks! Happy New Year!

As you may have heard, we have some big plans for 2010 including the launch of our new job board. The goal is to move our job listings column over there.

As we reach out to law firms about posting joining our team of Beta employers during our launch (read: beta employers get to post jobs for free during beta program and receive lifetime discounts), we’re finding a bunch of jobs. In the next few weeks, we’ll try to list three or four new positions each day. You’ll also be able to search for positions by using the search function and/or the links to the word-index at the bottom of each post.

Here are a few job listings:

Cullen & Dykman

Litigation Associate (Insurance) – Brooklyn Heights, NY

Requirements:   Individual must have a minimum of one to three years experience for busy tort and insurance defense practice. The position will be located in our Brooklyn Heights office.  NY Bar required. The right candidate must possess excellent academic credentials, have excellent writing, research and communications skills and should expect immediate client contact and assumption of responsibilities.  Candidate must be a self-starter, detailed oriented, and a team player.

Garvey Schubert Barer

Environmental Associate, Washington, D.C.

Garvey Schubert Barer is seeking an associate attorney to join the Environmental Group in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office. The ideal candidate has a minimum of two years of experience in environmental law with in-depth exposure to a diversified cross-section of federal and state environmental laws and regulations; experience in Clean Air Act, climate change and solid waste management; and CERCLA and RCRA experience. Environmental litigation experience is a plus.

Litigation Associate, Portland, OR

Position offers opportunity for challenging work in a collegial environment. The ideal candidate will have two to three years of business litigation experience and current Oregon State Bar membership. Applicants must have outstanding writing and analytical skills, top academic credentials and a commitment to excellence.

Meckler Bulger Tilson Marick & Pearson

Labor & Employment Associate – Chicago, IL

Mid-size Chicago law firm seeks an associate attorney to join its national labor and employment law practice representing some of the largest public and private employers. Qualified candidates will have handled a wide array of legal assignments and will have litigation experience, including conducting discovery and successful motion practice. Ideal candidates should have between 2 and 5 years of labor and employment experience in handling cases before federal and state courts and administrative agencies, will have advised clients on labor and employment law issues and will have demonstrated excellence in writing.

Check in tomorrow for a few more!

This series features job posts from around the web.

RecruiterEsq posts directly to the link where the job was found. In addition, RecruiterEsq posts pertinent information here for readers to assess interest.

Please do not apply to jobs directly through RecruiterEsq.

Please e-mail melissa@recruiteresq.com if you would like to post a relevant job in the legal industry and/or would like a job that is posted here to be removed. Thank you.

[Jobs] Fed Govt Openings in DC & TX

A few years ago, you may have heard “government jobs” and thought “stability.” When you hear “government jobs” today, you should think “available.”

Whether its the change in the executive or legislative branches or the missteps of the private sector, we are in a climate of government expansion. The hot practice areas at firms are even hotter in the government.

Here are a few of the positions posted lately on USAJOBS, the official job board of the federal government:

Department of EnergyAttorney-Adviser
Excerpt: Provide legal support, advice and counsel to the Principal Offices and Assistant Secretaries for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy on matters concerning DOE energy efficiency and renewable energy programs and activities, focused in particular on the Office of Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs. Legal support, advice and counsel will involve programmatic issues, proposed and final rulemakings and other regulatory oversight matters.
Salary: 60,989.00 – 153,200.00 USD /year
Location: Washington, DC
Comment: How come I never knew there was an Office of Weatherization?

Federal Deposit Insurance CorporationRegional Attorney/Senior Attorney
Excerpt: Incumbent performs or oversees a wide range of litigation, transactional and bankruptcy, legal work relating to the FDIC’s role as Receiver or Conservator of failed banks, with particular emphasis on the interpretation and application of statutes, regulations, and FDIC policy governing the activities, operations and structure of Receiverships. Participates in the litigation of receivership matters, the resolutions of failing banks, and in the management and sale of receivership assets. Conducts legal research, prepares legal opinions and legal documentation, and participates in legal negotiation in receivership transactional, litigation and bankruptcy matters. Interprets complex commercial and/or civil procedural laws and regulations and makes legal recommendations, orally or in writing.
Salary: 75,143.00 – 169,227.00 USD /year
Location: Dallas, TX
Comment: With 15 vacancies, banks better be on their best behavior.

Office of the Solicitor, Division of Indian AffairsAttorney
Excerpt: This position is located in the Office of the Solicitor, Division of Indian Affairs, Branch of Water and Power. Applicants with experience working with Indian tribes on water rights claims and water law are preferred, however others will be considered. The duties of this position include complex legal responsibilities that deal with rights to the use of water resources and hydroelectric power related to land and natural resources owned by the United States or reserved by the United States for Indian use and benefit. The incumbent will develop and execute litigation strategy, advise the Commissioner of Indian Affairs and staff, and the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs in the discharge of the government’s trust responsibility for the protection of water resources.
Salary range: 71,087.00 – 129,865.00 USD /year
Location: Washington, DC
Comment: How does the bundle of sticks analogy play out in water law? A bundle of seaweed?

Further reading: Government careers: Applying for federal and security-related jobs, advice from Derrick Dortch in the Washington Post.

This series features job posts from around the web.

RecruiterEsq posts directly to the link where the job was found. In addition, RecruiterEsq posts pertinent information here for readers to assess interest.

Please do not apply to jobs directly through RecruiterEsq.

Please e-mail melissa@recruiteresq.com if you would like to post a relevant job in the legal industry and/or would like a job that is posted here to be removed. Thank you.