Round-Up: Am Law 100 Job Listings

For my observations on this list and hiring at Am Law 100 firms, please refer to this post:  Firms Take Recruiting In-House and Other Am Law Job Observations.

Key: New jobs highlighted in green. If a firm removed any job(s), the firm’s name is highlighted in red.

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Round Up: Am Law 100 Job Listings, Backstory and Future

I’m glad so many people like the Am Law jobs round-up. I figured I owed you a long-overdue explanation about the column – why I decided to create it and where it is moving. So, stick with me and you’ll find the latest round-up at the end of the post.1

Long, long ago, when I was a job seeker, I longed for a service that compiled all the job postings in one place. Why did I have to visit Martindale, Lawjobs, Monster, Emplawyernet, PSLawNet, Craigslist, Vault, and firm websites to find jobs? No wonder they recommend to take your job search as seriously as a full-time job.

Recruiting firms have it a little easier if they subscribed to any of the products offered by Leopard Solutions, which are nothing short of amazing. (May I add that Laura Leopard is a genius?) For example, Leopard Jobs compiles a database of open jobs at over 460 firms and 80 Fortune 500 companies daily. No, wait, twice per day. Plus, they’re easily searchable by geography or practice area. Couple that with the Leopard Lists, which publishes information on every firm’s attorneys (e.g., name, e-mail, graduation year, law school, undergrad, practice area, specialty, & clients) and, you’ve got a winning solution to match openings with viable candidates.

The only problem? Well, the Leopard List is pretty pricey. To have access to the job listings in the North East only, it costs $1,250/year. For recruiting firms who compete on inside hiring knowledge, the product’s well worth the price.

But what about the everyday consumer? The qualified candidate who wants to apply on their own without a recruiter?2 Or, what about the recruiters who can’t afford the Leopard List?

With the utmost respect for Leopard Solutions, I figured I could come up with a reasonably priced alternative that would cater to the general public. And that was the beginning of the Am Law Job Listings column.

Since November, I’ve published this column for free. Those who subscribe to my newsletter gain access to the column a few days before I post it for everyone else. However, the plan is to move this column over to a members-only section of my site, as I mentioned yesterday.

Anyone who subscribes to my newsletter already and/or who subscribes to my newsletter before I implement the members-only section will have free access to the site forever. Otherwise, the cost to subscribe will be $8.00/month. My goal is to use the money that I earn from the subscriptions to update the listings more often – either by myself or hiring someone to help. (I also take donations or gifts!)

I hope you agree that this is a useful service and its just one of the many perks to which members will have access.

Now, back to the present. Here is the latest round-up of Am Law 100 job listings. I’ve switched to publishing with Zoho Reports rather than Google Documents.3 I think it’s easier for searching and sorting but let me know if you have any feedback.

1 Yes, this is the same round-up that was password protected when published last week. This was a way to show my appreciation for subscribing. Unfortunately, this past time, a few of the subscribers had trouble accessing the password-protected post. I had already started to think that I may need to change how I distribute the listings and this incident sort of sped up the process.

2 Note: If a job seeker signs up to search the Leopard List job board or to receive e-mail job alerts, they see mostly jobs posted by recruiting companies. They do not have access to the database of jobs posted by those 460+ firms and 80+ Fortune 500 companies.

3 Ironically, I saw how nicely professionally Law Shucks tracks layoffs and I got inspired. Hat tip to them!

[Jobs] Round-Up of Am Law 100 Lateral Positions

Since the last round-up, there are 29 new jobs posted! These include a few coveted “alternative” arrangements such as an hourly position at Hunton & Williams in Austin and a practice support attorney opening at Reed Smith’s offices in Pittsburgh.

My guess for 2010? You’ll see a lot more of these positions. They are smart for firms, smart for clients, and smart for employees.

Note: To keep track of the changes, I’ve highlighted the new positions in green (money, baby, money!). If a firm removed one (1) position or more, I’ve highlighted the name of the firm in red.

Still looking for feedback. Also, still considering whether to make these updates solely available for newsletter subscribers (hey, it’s a lot of work! plus, my newsletters are fun and informative!). Thoughts in the comments, please!

If you’d like to sort by city or practice area, you may view it as a Google document. Under view, change the preference to list view.

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.

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[Jobs] Round-up of AMLAW Lateral Positions

Folks, this is something special that I’ve been working on for the past week.

[DC Job] Communication/Branding in DC

UPDATED:  Friday, November 13th, 12:50 pm

You may notice that I’ve deleted job posting that I published earlier this AM.  (It’s not deleted completely.  It’s actually at the bottom of this new, updated post.)

Well, I have some good news and some sorta bad news.

I’ll proceed with the sorta bad news:  After I saw the posting for a legal communication/branding position at a firm in DC, I had assumed the opening was at Womble Carlyle due to the contact’s e-mail address.  Based on its social media presence and creativity, Womble Carlyle has risen to its description as “Innovators @ Law!” (See: the firm’s Twitter bio).  Therefore, I thought it would be a kinda cool opportunity for someone in this field.

Alas, I found out I was mistaken – the power of Twitter! – the position is NOT at Womble Carlyle.  (What’s that expression about assuming things?)

However, this sort of relates to the good news.  There is a legal communication/branding position at a respectable law firm in DC that also wants to integrate social media and other innovative branding practices into its media strategy.  The firm reached out to someone at Womble Carlyle to assist them with their search because of WCSR’s positive experience.

What we’ve learned in a nutshell:  here’s an opportunity for a motivated, thought-leader to bring other top notch firm’s to WCSR’s level in regards to social media.  In other words, someone who wants to fight with the big dogs.

ORIGINAL POST

In a contest among AmLaw firms as to who has the best Twitter avatar, Womble Carlyle would win hands down.  True, the competition may not be fierce (see: Am Law Tweeple chart) but Womble Carlyle’s bull dog will probably guard the firm’s legacy for awhile.

WCSRTwit

In other words, working at Womble Carlyle seems like an exciting opportunity for any legal marketing/communication/branding professional.

Well, good news!  I’m pretty sure that these “Innovators @ Law!” have a “New Job in DC,” based on the contact’s e-mail address.  The full details are available on the LFMP’s job board.

New Job in DC
Posted: 11-9-09

Utilize your branding skills (may be optional), and your media relations experience leading external communications efforts for this top law firm. Collaborate with others and oversea communications strategies including media relations (manage external agencies as well, website content, and the development of collateral materials, etc. Spearheading the communications efforts, you will stretch your craft on a large marketing team of this national law firm that focuses on practice areas to include: environmental regulation, public policy and regulatory affairs, corporate law, government contracts, intellectual property, complex litigation, real estate, energy and finance.


This series posts jobs found 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.