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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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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.
I have a new address because I have gotten a new job. For that, I wish to extend my appreciation for all the help and hard work you and your staff put into this project. I could not have done it without you. Should the need arise, rest assured that I will be contacting your firm for your assistance once again. Again, thank you.
-Huge
I'm never listening to my Career Services Office again!! Not only did they tell me that Philadelphia was such a bad area that I am going to have a hard time finding a job, they also said that instead of paying for a service, I should do this on my own! Ridiculous - you guys did work with my resume and cover letter that I never would have, and it was a lifesaver. I didn't have to try to gather data from places like Martindale every weeknight - you guys just helped me reach 300 employers in less than two weeks! … I've gotten two interviews already, and one of the firms had just lost an associate the day before they got my resume, so they hadn't even started looking for someone and my resume was in the right place at the right time!
-David
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Legal Authority is effective

I sent 300 letters and got three interviews within one week, and eight days after sending the letters, I had a great offer. I love the firm and the environment. I am enjoying my new job immensely, and the location is so perfect. Thank you again for all your help. I could not have done this without you or your company.
-Angela
Thanks for your help! I just received the documents yesterday and only made a few changes. I was able to finalize them yesterday evening and send them off to Production with confidence. I really thought that the cover letter captured my tone and enthusiasm for my work in a way that I have always been unable to. It was a great decision to work with you!
-H.P., Chatham, N.J.
After struggling with writing my own resume and cover letter, I had Legal Authority take over. I was extremely pleased with how Legal Authority redesigned the entire look and style of my resume and cover letter, giving them a more professional image. Thanks, Legal Authority, for doing such an amazing job!
-Todd G.
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Legal Authority Exceeded My Expectations

I mailed my Legal Authority letters on a Wednesday and I had a few interviews set up already by that Thursday! And that is with that 14-month gap in my resume, obviously, you were right about how to handle that. I have had 10 interviews so far, with 2 callbacks, and I am getting close to wrapping up my somewhat epic search. I feel so much hope now that my next job will give me the livable lifestyle I am looking for after the hell I went through at the last firm. Thank you so much.
-E. Lee
I went to one of the worst law schools in the nation, and the only kind of work experience I had, whatsoever, was in carpet care. I don't know what you guys did, but I got 5 interviews and 3 call backs! You are unbelievable, thank you so much.
-Sean
Got an interview and offer last night and other firms are still interested. I wish I'd known about Legal Authority sooner, because the work you do is nothing short of wonderful!
-Anne L.
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Legal Authority is Much Better than other Methods of Looking for a Legal Job

I just wanted to let you know that I accepted an offer and will be starting my new job. Thank you so for all of your help. I had my doubts about Legal Authority, and my husband was very reluctant. I decided that I was going to trust my instinct and go with your service. I sent out 500 resumes and cover letters and got a tremendous response. My letters were addressed for a Monday, and Tuesday I had two interviews scheduled. Every day, I was getting a new interview; I even had five scheduled for one day! All the recruiters who I talked to told me to use the Internet and look in the paper; they couldn't help me, because my background was strictly criminal. It was a wonderful feeling to know that I was still marketable and my criminal background was not going to hold me back. I accepted an offer after 14 interviews and never would have found my new position if it weren't for Legal Authority. Thank you so much for everything!!
-Linda W.
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 would like to thank you for all of your help during this process. I truly could not have done it without you or Legal Authority. Given the nature of the profession, I believe that an attorney looking for a job must consider Legal Authority a necessary, indispensable service. The cost is money well spent. As a person who tried to find a job on his own once, my advice to others is don't do it. Your likelihood of finding the best position is drastically reduced. After using Legal Authority, I received 10 requests for interviews! For this reason, I was able to make an informed choice that best suited me, rather than settle for a firm because it was the only one that offered me a job. I can assure you this is a much better position to be in. I intend to recommend Legal Authority to all of my friends in the profession who are looking for other positions.
-Mike M.
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Legal Authority Worked for Me

Who says you can't find a needle in a haystack? With my Legal Authority mailing, I batted a thousand -- got one interview and one offer, and it was in entertainment law, which my Career Services Office said was almost impossible to break into!
-Jeff F.
I sent out 500 letters in LA County (I am a recent Georgetown grad with no bar results yet). I wanted to let you know that I have received at least 8 interviews (and they are still coming) and that I have already accepted an offer with a criminal defense boutique firm! Thanks a lot.
-Karen G.
I didn't go to a great law school and my GPA didn't make up for it. Legal Authority helped me send out more than 700 letters, and thanks to you guys, I got four interviews in a city a thousand miles away!
-Lauren T.
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Legal Authority is a Good Value for Money

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.
Whoever said it's impossible to find a job fresh out of law school and without a bar license obviously has never met Legal Authority. I didn't have any problem at all! During my last year of law school, I approached my career services for help in finding a job back in my home state. While they were great with me, they just didn't have the resources to help.

Then, someone suggested the targeted mailing scheme. Since I didn't know much about it, I didn't really care to follow up on it. It wasn't until after the bar that the reality of the real world finally kicked in, and I decided to contact Legal Authority. It was the BEST decision I ever made! AND the BEST investment ever!

Caroline Lee was absolutely wonderful!! She listened to my goals and suggested an attack plan that proved to be quite effective. The legal staff was great, too. They helped me write a very impressive cover letter and resume that my employer still raves about! I was really lucky to have found Legal Authority, and especially, Caroline.

Two weeks after I mailed out my cover letter and resume, I secured five interviews and had offers on the table that I simply couldn't resist. I am now with a very prestigious mid-sized west-coast law firm, practicing in the corporate/commercial litigation and estate planning sections. Exactly what I wanted and wished for! I could not have asked for a better gift this year. Thank you, Legal Authority!
-B.C.
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
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