GRADUATE JOB SEARCH GUIDE
All graduates seeking employment should review and follow the steps set forth in PCD's Graduate Job Search Guide found in Symplicity's Document Library under the 'graduate job search' tag. This gives you step-by-step instruction on preparing your marketing tools, commanding job search resources, networking and gaining experience through part-time and pro bono opportunities.
We post new job opportunities on a regular basis. Check regularly for job postings for recent graduates. Contact PCD at (617) 573-8148 or email@example.com if you need login information or assistance. Graduates also have access to CareerShift to mine the web for additional job opportunities and should check these career related links.
Temporary employment can often be an excellent opportunity to gain experience in different areas of law and industries on a short-term basis. Read more about temporary legal work and get contacts in our Temporary Legal Employment handout found in Symplicity's Document Library under the 'graduate job search' tag.
PRO BONO OPPORTUNITIES FOR EXPERIENCE
Volunteer opportunities are a great way to increase your experience and marketability. Visit the MassProBono website and contact our office for more information. You should also check the Volunteer Lawyers Project website.
Graduates seeking employment should schedule an individual counseling session with a PCD advisor to create your strategic professional development plan. To schedule an in-person or phone appointment, logon to Symplicity and click on the "Request An Appointment" link in the shortcuts menu.
Survive and Thrive: Tips of the Trade - Thursday, February 15, 6:00 to 8:00pm, MBA. Please join the Young Lawyers Divisions of the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association and the Boston Bar Association. Senior associates will provide newer attorneys with tips on how to survive and thrive during the first few years in the practice of law. The one-hour panel discussion will be immediately followed by a networking reception. Register
Practicing with Professionalism - Thursday, March 15, 8:30am to 5:00pm, Holiday Inn, Taunton. Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:16 requires all persons newly licensed to practice law in Massachusetts on or after September 13, 2013 to complete a one-day Practicing with Professionalism Course. As the only approved provider offering the course in multiple locations statewide, the Massachusetts Bar Association is committed to ensuring that newly-licensed attorneys enter the profession in good standing by offering an affordable and convenient means of satisfying this rule's requirement. Specific topics covered: Your reputation is everything, how lawyers should act; Ethics for the practicing lawyer; Ethical pitfalls in internet advertising, firm websites and social media; Introduction to law office management; and Professionalism in the Massachusetts Courts. Register
Join local bar associations to gain access to their professional development resources and excellent networking opportunities.
- Boston Bar Association - Special offer for recent graduates!
- Federal Bar Association
- Massachusetts Association of Hispanic Attorneys
- Massachusetts Association of Women Lawyers
- Massachusetts Bar Association
- Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association
- Massachusetts Black Women Attorneys
- Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association
- New Hampshire Bar Association
- Rhode Island Bar Association
- Womens Bar Association
Alumni can use Westlaw up to 60 hours per month during this period, and there’s no limit on what they use it for, including paid work. They can access everything they could as students plus some new resources that were added as part of the new contract. Some of these new resources could be especially useful to attorneys who are working alone or in small firms, like Practical Law Connect, Doc & Form Builder, Drafting Assistant, and West LegalEdcenter.
Visit the Financial Literacy page for questions related to loan repayment and consolidation (including public interest loan forgiveness for federal loans), and other financial aid information.