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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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.
How to Become a Mediator - Tuesday, May 23, 4;30 to 6:00pm, MBA. Have you ever wondered how you could begin to include mediation into your law practice? Come and learn from mediation trainers and attorney/mediators who can provide you with information on how to get trained, how to integrate mediation into your practice and how to effectively market mediation as part of your practice. Whether you are a seasoned litigator or someone who is fresh out of law school, this program has something for you. The presenters will provide attendees with resources and information about mediation and why you should think about including it in your practice. The program will conclude with a Q&A session. RSVP
BBA New Lawyers Open Section Meeting - Thursday, June 1, 8:30 to 9:30am, BBA. All Boston Bar Association Members are welcome to attend their monthly Section meeting. This is your opportunity to learn about upcoming events, join Section Committees, and to become more involved by helping to plan and contribute to Section programs! The New Lawyer's Section is the HUB for lawyers in their first 10 years of practice. The Section also includes a special sub-group for law students, their Law Students Forum. RSVP
Friday Fundamental: Ethical Issues Facing Solo Practitioners & New Law Firm Associates - Friday, June 2, 12:30 to 2:00pm, BBA. This program will educated attendees on how to recognize common ethical issues facing solo practitioners and new law firm associates as well as how to address and resolve them. RSVP
Limited Assistance Representation (LAR) Training - Tuesday, June 6, 4:00 to 6:00pm, MBA. Are you interested in getting trained to take Limited Assistance Representation (LAR) cases? Look no further. The Massachusetts Bar Association is scheduling a training to help you. Trainers include: Cynthia T. Runge, divorce mediator, family, and collaborative attorney; Ilene Mitchell, assistant deputy court administrator for the Probate & Family Court; and Julie Tolek, Esq, of Think Pink Law Firm. RSVP
Strategies for Success: Advice from the Bar for Summer Associates, Summer Interns, and Recent Grads - Wednesday, June 7, 8:30 to 10:30am, BBA. Whether you’re spending this summer working as a summer associate or a summer intern, or are a recent grad preparing for your first big job, you won’t want to miss this breakfast at the BBA ! Their 19th Annual Strategies for Success discussion will arm you with important advice you can put to use today to get your career started off in the right direction. A panel of diverse attorneys will offer practical advice about professional development, making a lasting impression in the workplace, cultivating professional relationships, and will also address your burning questions. All summer associates, interns, new lawyers, law clerks, and recent grads are welcome to attend! RSVP
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
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.