Research Potential Employers
When job searching, it is essential to identify potential target employers. There are many ways to get at that information. The secret is to be creative. Think about the many different places where useful information might be located.
1. Look at specialized Databases on Lawyers
Martindale Hubbell is one of the most comprehensive databases of attorneys in private practice and at corporations.
2. Check the websites and magazines of professional organizations. Many have membership directories that you can search.
3. Look at best lawyer lists, best places to work list, and other best lists
- Online: www.superlawyers.com (includes lists specific to Minnesota)
- Minnesota Law & Politics
- American Lawyer
- The Vault (multiple guides can be found in CPD resource room)
- Ask people you know
- Get involved in Bar Association,etc.
4. Look for “experts” and “achievers”
Member notes or personal notes sections of the bar, lawyer publications (on-line, hard copy)
Bench & Bar
With Equal Right (Minnesota Women Lawyers Magazine)
Local Bar publications
Business sections of the Newspaper
5. Research organizations, committees, sections or specialized organizations in areas that interest you.
Membership lists (Bar sections, other organizations)
Continuing legal education
Speakers – look at a CLE speaker list
People you meet at events