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"The most common means of obtaining a job was a letter or other "self-initiated contact" with the employer..."
- NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LAW PLACEMENT

The Process

The Process


Our Process
We have a dynamic legal employer database that is updated 24 hours a day in our data facilities in both the United States and abroad. Our database contains contact information for hiring authorities in virtually every law firm, corporation, college, university, law school, and courthouse in the United States. Our service works by allowing you to contact those hiring authorities that best fit your chosen career path. If you want a job, this is the most successful way to get one.

We operate in a different paradigm from that typically considered by lawyers or law students hunting for jobs. A targeted, self-initiated resume distribution as a means to find a job may be counter-intuitive to most legal professionals. However, the vast majority of job hunters (whether lawyers or other professionals) find jobs by writing letters of interest to potential employers. This is a very different concept than the more traditional, but oftentimes less effective, options such as on-campus interviewing or using a legal recruiter.

Visit our testimonials page to see our members share anecdotal evidence that our process works!

We are different, our processes are different, and you will be able to feel this difference yourself. You can search contacts online and purchase them on your own or allow one of our Employment Advocates to guide you through the selection and purchase process. If you select the online option, you will be directed to a page where you can choose to enter your job preferences yourself, including employer specifics such as size of the organization or focus areas. Alternatively, you may choose a consultation with one of our Employment Advocates who will discuss your job search options and concerns through a telephonic interaction with you. Our Employment Advocates are experts who will answer your questions and also provide insights on what to expect from the Legal Authority process.


The Online Search Process

Step 1
Set your preferences on the home page. Fill in details giving preferred geographic location, including city name and the zip code, firm type, practice area and revenue.

Click on Continue.

Step 2
You will be shown the number of contacts your search resulted in. If needed, you can edit your search criteria.

Here, you will also be required to sign up. Please enter your name, email address and phone number to continue with the order processing.

On successful registration, you will be given a client login that you can then use to review or edit your search preferences.

Step 3
Sign in with your email ID and password to reach the Process Order page. You can now access your search contacts or add more searches to your order as per your budget.

You will need to fill in your credit card details to confirm your order.

Note: Click on Pricing information for details such as the Number of Contacts, Rate per Contact, Number of Contacts and Shipping Price.

Step 4
Once you become a Legal Authority client, we provide you with access to our exclusive members-only online system. As soon as you upload a current version of your resume, you will immediately be assigned a Legal Authority Resume Professional whose job it will be to work with you in writing a resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn© profile materials that best markets your abilities.

Your Resume Professional will begin creating a personalized resume and cover letter for you, which will be submitted to you for your review. Once you have reviewed the first drafts, you will have the opportunity to provide feedback concerning your documents (including changes, specifications, and preferences) using our state-of-the-art, web-based software. Your Resume Professional is assigned the task of both working for you and working with you, which means that you have the ultimate say in what is done. The guidance and expertise of the Resume Professional will help you figure out what is right for you, but your decisions and your input will be what is ultimately reflected in the final product. By giving you total control over the process (while not making you do any of the work), we ensure that the outcome will be exactly what you had in mind.

All of our Resume Professionals spend their entire days writing resumes and cover letters and are among the very best in the industry. Our Resume Professionals have been trained to know what is important to emphasize in your background and what legal employers look for in a resume and cover letter. Not only do we help you decide which employers to target, but we create polished, winning documents for you that speak to your strengths and achievements and show you in the best possible light. Legal Authority gives you the professional edge you need to get your foot in the door. In fact, it is not uncommon for our well-crafted resumes and cover letters to generate interviews with firms and corporations that had been approached to no avail prior to using Legal Authority.

Step 5
Once you have approved the final version of your resume and cover letter, our Data Analysis Department will review the data that will comprise the contacts in your search for errors and potential inaccuracies. To the extent that data is incorrect, the corrections will be made immediately. More than 85% of the time, our Data Analysis Department approves all data for printing within 24 hours.

Step 6
Once our Data Analysis Department is satisfied with the data comprising your search, your data is sent to a Legal Authority Word Processing Center, and your resume and cover letter are printed on high-quality bond paper. We will also include envelopes that are addressed to each employer and contain your return address. Each of your letters and envelopes are specifically addressed to the hiring contact within each hiring organization you are approaching.

Your application materials will be shipped to you via Federal Express. Your cover letters will be postdated one week from the date of shipment (unless you specify otherwise).

Step 7
All you have to do is sign the cover letters, stuff the envelopes, stamp each envelope, and mail them.

Then you can sit back and remain confident that your resumes and persuasive cover letters are reaching a carefully tailored market of potential employers.

Once the mailing is out, remember, you are still a Legal Authority client. We are here to help you throughout your career. Your Employment Advocate will answer your questions or concerns about the interviewing process or starting your new job, and we're always happy to hear about your successes. To hear what current Legal Authority members are saying, click here.

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My law degree was earned in China. I thought getting a summer job with my background was impossible because my career services office couldn't help me, but Legal Authority's marketing got me the job. ...
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I am happy to report that as a result of using Legal Authority, I have received and accepted an offer from one of the firms with which you put me into contact. Actually, I received several callbacks, ...
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