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Richard L. Hermann

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    Finding Legal Jobs in a Polarized World, Part I

    Where do you look for legal jobs when a divided government looms as a huge obstacle to attorney job creation?  The last two years were, despite a very down economy, quite good for job-seeking lawyers, thanks to huge legislative, policy and regulatory initiatives that created a great many legal jobs.  That era is probably over, at least for the next two years.  This Future Interests blog and the several that follow will try to answer the question of where to employ your legal education posed above.

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    Next: Advance Notice of Legal Job Opportunities, Part Three – Perusing Financials

    One of the best ways to get a head start in identifying possible legal job opportunities in advance of their “going public” is to become a consistent and careful reader of financial publications, such as Financial Times, Investor Business Daily, The Wall Street Journal, and The Economist. These financial newspapers and magazine, along with investment newsletters and government contract awards, contain a great deal of advance information about where the legal and law-related jobs are likely to be in the near term.

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    Advance Notice of Legal Job Opportunities, Part Two: I Just Wanna Testify

    One of the best – almost surefire – ways to gain an edge on your competition for an attorney or law-related job is to know about it beforehand.  And one of the best ways to do that is to monitor what is happening at the House and Senate Appropriations Committees and their subcommittees.  Each year, federal agency big-wigs testify before these bodies about what they are seeking in terms of the next fiscal year’s budget.  Examining this testimony can often alert you to both U.S. government and private sector job opportunities before they become public.

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