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What Our Clients Are Saying
Legal Authority has helped thousands of attorneys and law students find new opportunities and new careers throughout the country. You would think that we have heard every possible story by now, every set of circumstances that led to success; but no, we haven't. Every client is different, and each one spins a different tale of his or her job search—pitfalls, promising opportunities, and philosophies.

Legal Authority would like to share some of these stories with you. While these can't indicate the level of success that you will necessarily have in your job search, they are certainly an indication of how people like yourself have felt about our service and product. Hopefully your letter can join these ranks soon!

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Thanks for your advice. One of the interviews went really well and the other two were just OK mainly because I wasn't as interested or familiar with their areas of practice (medical malpractice) as I was with the other firm (general practice). At the interview that went really well, I managed to go through rounds with all the partners, but was edged out by a candidate that had more trial experience. I will follow up with the firms that haven't contacted me yet. My friends from my graduating class tell me that I am doing REALLY well compared to most and some of them are probably going to call you.
-Melissa T.
I have been pleasantly surprised by your service. I was operating under the mentality that this was a last resort, and if it was unsuccessful, I would be forced to open my own practice or move. Two interviews later, with intelligent, pleasant partners at reputable firms, my disposition has improved considerably. You have a wonderful staff, and my results have certainly made me feel better about my ability as a lawyer.
-Jason
Two years into my career, I wanted to switch tracks entirely and get into a firm doing "mainstream" litigation or transaction. I had gone to a school that was suffering from some image problems and, because of an illness in the family, did not take the bar exam until February. I then skipped around in various non-traditional jobs for two years. So in the rigid world of legal recruiters, I had the cards stacked against me. Even though I had done all kinds of interesting things both in and after law school, I wasn't considered "marketable" because I had taken the path less traveled.

I found it very difficult to attract the attention of hiring partners for positions posted on-line. I was convinced that Legal Authority was the way to go, so despite my tight budget, I signed up. My coordinator Caroline was incredibly supportive and thoughtful. She made great suggestions. The production staff was also very responsive and professional.

It's hard looking for a job, but Legal Authority helped me to find my "market". While I hope I don't have to repeat a job search anytime soon, I would use Legal Authority again in a heartbeat!
-C.N.
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Legal Authority is effective

I was very, very hesitant about Legal Authority. It sounded like a good idea, and the marketing seemed great. Still, I was afraid that that was all that it was--just marketing. So I talked to an Employment Advocate and then waited about a week before getting started. During that week, I asked everyone I knew about Legal Authority. What finally helped me with my decision was that an associate at the law firm that I was clerking at told me that he used Legal Authority. I did not even tell him that I was looking for a job, but when he heard that I was, he called me in the office and told me about "the best-kept secret." He said Legal Authority had gotten him his last two jobs and he was planning to use them again in about six months. So I used the service and sent out 550 letters in New York. In about one week, I had set up six interviews, turned down three, and still had requests. I have just taken a job in the city of my dreams at a firm I love! Thank you, Legal Authority!
-C.B.
I got a new job in civil litigation, which is just what I wanted (I was an assistant D.A. before). Legal Authority is an excellent, effective service, and I would recommend it to anyone. Thanks.
-Lyle
I have been so impressed with Legal Authority. The service that I have received has been outstanding, and the materials that I have been provided with have been above and beyond what I expected. I think very highly of Legal Authority and would recommend it to any attorney looking for a professional and reliable service.
-Andy R.
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Legal Authority Exceeded My Expectations

I got an offer in Louisville! Combined litigation and transactional just like I wanted. I had feared that my experience was too heavy on the public sector and my social work stuff to interest a firm, but you guys really pulled it off. Thanks again!
-Chris
As an attorney with more than 12 years of experience, I was a little skeptical about the value that Legal Authority might have for me. However, I must say that I was completely wrong. I have received three interviews thus far--all with firms that seemed very eager to meet with me. None of them asked about a book of business initially, and they seem flexible and willing to negotiate all salary issues. Your writers did a fine job, and obviously, your cover letters worked. Thanks for the effort. I'm very impressed.
-Dan
Amazing. I was on medical leave, but still got 10 interviews and I'm still getting calls three weeks later. Legal Authority rocks!
-Tony L.
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Legal Authority is Much Better than other Methods of Looking for a Legal Job

I recently accepted an attractive offer of full-time employment that, but for Legal Authority, I never would have gotten. After months of trying to work with recruiters to no avail, I tried your service and had an interview scheduled in two days. More followed, including callbacks and a couple of offers. It was nice to be in the position of choosing, and without you I could not have done that. Thank you!
-Hannah B.
You have amazed me. I was working in the Bay Area as a trademark attorney, and due to the economy, I was let go. I wanted to move to Los Angeles and do the same kind of work. I spoke with a number of recruiters and looked at legal advertisements on a daily basis, and I found nothing. I sent out resumes on my own and didn't have much luck. Not a single interview for a trademark position. Even the recruiters I spoke to didn't know about any openings. After working with your company, I sent my application to more than 100 different firms in the Los Angeles area that have trademark practices. Surprisingly, I got a number of interviews! In fact, I got an interview at a firm that I had never heard of before that does high-level trademark litigation. I was shocked. How could no one have known about this? The salary I was offered was also exceptional. I owe my success to you, Legal Authority. Thank you!
-Claudia
I am thrilled to inform you that after sending 225 letters, I got interviews with six employers and finally accepted an offer today with a small firm doing civil and criminal litigation. Great position, especially for a forty something recent law grad with so-so grades and no litigation experience. This firm is highly selective and never advertises openings, relying solely on referrals from colleagues. If it had not been for your services, I would never have learned of this firm; my letter landed in their office at exactly the right time, and I was the first person they interviewed. Thank you for my new career!
-R.M.
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Legal Authority Worked for Me

Just an update: I've had three firms contact me. One for a position I wasn't interested in (ERISA), and two of which I've already had a formal phone interview. Of those two, I haven't heard back from one yet (it's been about 10 days since the phone interview); the other invited me back, and is flying me to interview at their office next week to meet with several people.
-Patrick S.
I hate litigation. I hate it with a fiery, fiery passion. Even though I was at an Am Law 100 firm, I basically could not stand my job one minute longer. Thanks for helping me make the transition to a job I love!
-Jill
After sending out 500 letters, I got two interviews and one offer. All it takes is one!! Thanks for helping. Because I had very little legal experience, I kept working in ad sales during law school.
-Jeff
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Legal Authority is a Good Value for Money

I sent out 150 or so resumes to Colorado with your service six months ago and got three interviews and two offers. I love my firm and the job, but my wife hates the cold. I need you again; let's look somewhere warm! Please contact me soon. You guys were the best investment!
-Russ
I got two more calls today. This is so incredible. And ****** just sent me a letter today, asking me to call and interview as well. I've done a lot of targeted mailing before. I have never had any sort of response like this. I've gotten at LEAST 60 letters back, some very terse and two sentences, the standard thank-you-very-much-but-not-interested, but also MANY entire-page-length letters asking me to please write back later in case something opens up. The money I sent you guys was probably the best investment I've ever made. I really wanted to change jobs and get into a firm next school term, and firms are like in a bidding war for me to clerk for them or something. This is so FUN! I have five firm offers! I don't know what to DO!??? I am telling all my friends at school about you! YOU GUYS ARE SO MUCH BETTER THAN THE CAREER SERVICES OFFICE and ON CAMPUS INTERVIEWING! YOUR ADS ARE REALLY TRUE!

Thank you!

Every interview - practically - I went on was so intensely interesting.

Thanks again.
-Philip
My results are like one of those credit card commercials.
Cost of law school: $90,000.
Cost of BarBri and Bar Exam in California: $2,500.
Cost of sending out 550 resumes throughout Southern California: $1,300.00.
Receiving 10 interviews and two job offers in two weeks: Priceless.
Thanks for all your help.
-B.O.
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