Success Leaves Clues
Legal Authority is proud to say that our targeted mailing service helps more law students, recent law school graduates, and attorneys find employment than any other service in the world. Legal Authority was designed with you, the job seeker, in mind. We are constantly evolving to meet every challenge that may be presented and to present solutions to the hardest questions about your job search.
WHAT EXACTLY DOES LEGAL AUTHORITY DO?
Simply put, we grant you access to the largest legal employer database in the world. When you use Legal Authority, you will be interviewed by one of our attorneys who will spend as long as it takes to understand exactly what you are seeking to do with your legal career. Legal Authority will perform searches for you based on your criteria: What practice areas interest you? What type of employer do you want to work for? Do you want a clerkship? How about in-house opportunities? Where do you want to live? What size firm would like to work for? We will then develop a market of employers that is targeted to your particular job search.
“The most common means of obtaining a job was a letter or other self initiated contact with an employer.”
-National Association of Law Placement
Legal Authority’s professional writers will review and revise your resume and create a cover letter that is tailored specifically for you. You will work with the writer – as a counselor, guide, and expert – to come up with a letter and resume that are perfect for you.
After we have a final resume and cover letter, Legal Authority will prepare a package of resumes, cover letters and envelopes, addressed to the hiring contact person at each specific employer (no “To Whom It May Concern” or “Dear Hiring Partner”), with your return address and name on them. We will ship the package to uou, and all you have to do is sign each letter, stuff each envelope, and put a stamp on each envelope.
You could do what Legal Authority does on your own. For example, you could get subscriptions to over 50 legal directories, make over 500,000 inquiries per year, hire over 40 people to update your database 24 hours a day, hire a crew of attorneys to counsel and advise you of the most appropriate employers to apply to, hire another crew of professional writers to review and revise your resume and cover letter and spend far in excess of $1,000,000 just to maintain a database each year. This is what we do at Legal Authority. Because thousands of law students use our service, the cost is profoundly cheaper than it would be if you were to do the work yourself. Theoretically this is something you could do yourself. Or you could talk to an expert.
Have you ever been to the dentist? When the dentist tells you that he has to anesthetize your mouth, drill a hole in your tooth, and pack it full of metal to stem a cavity, do you ever say, “Thanks, Doc, but I’ll just do it myself?” Of course not. He is the expert, and it’s worth it to let him do it right the first time. Why would it be any different when you are dealing with something as important as your career?
A lot of law students think they are smarter than us or somehow have everything figured out. Legal Authority is an expert at finding jobs law students. It’s what we do all day, every day. Legal Authority is the expert at finding jobs for law students. It’s what we do all day, every day.
Most of the law students who use Legal Authority are spending far in excess of $100,000 to attend law school for three years. Presumably, one of the reasons for going to law school is to get the best job possible. Conversely, most law students who use Legal Authority spend less than $500 for our service. In most instances, the cost of using Legal Authority is around $2.00 for each employer we help you contact and our search can be as expansive or narrow as you choose. When you consider that thousands of law students each year get summer and permanent jobs that pay a weekly salary several times more than our service costs, not using Legal Authority could be the expensive route.
“Legal Authority is, quite simply, the most effective way for law students to get the precise legal job they are seeking. Your first attorney job is already in their database.”
It is no secret that following the crowd and trying to find a job through your Career Services Office, networking, or applying sporadically to jobs on posting boards can be “hit or miss.” You can compete with every other student, at every other law school, trying the same old tired methods, going after the same job listings, or you can take action and call Legal Authority. Legal Authority is the only way to find and apply to every single employer that might be interested in you.
At Legal Authority, we have the resources to help more students find jobs than any other single organization we are aware of in the United States.
Our database contains contacts for virtually every law firm, corporation, and public interest organization in the United States. We will review and revise your resume and help you apply to any employer you choose-anywhere. Our service is also extremely inexpensive. Contact Legal Authority today and let our Attorney Employment Advocates speak with you about your job search and how we can get you your first job.
Legal Authority is different. We are specialists in getting attorneys and law students jobs. It is the only thing we do. Once you make the decision to work with Legal Authority we will serve you with the enthusiasm, integrity and insight you are entitled to. Legal Authority is proud to make that promise to each of the law students who work with us.
Law students who have used Legal Authority know that we take our jobs extremely seriously. We are truly passionate about our work. It is not uncommon for many of our Employment Advocates and researchers to work as many as 16 hours a day, all week long. Sound familiar? As an organization founded by high-level attorneys, we know what it takes to succeed. Our firm has earned a reputation for decisive thinking and vigorous action. Legal Authority clients appreciate our honesty and upfront approach to assisting them with their job search. They realize that we live in a winner-takes-all environment where the stakes are always high.
Our goal is to help start careers that will lead to meaningful lives for our clients. We always give the law students who use Legal Authority an honest assessment of their prospects.
“With meaningful experience in virtually every facet of the legal industry … Legal Authority brings an unrivaled level of understanding to the job search requirements of law students.”
Legal Authority consists of top graduates of Harvard Law School, Columbia Law School, Washington University Law School, the University of Virginia Law School, Boston University Law School, Loyola Law School, Northwestern University, the University of Chicago, the University of California-Los Angeles, Claremont McKenna, Washington & Lee University, the University of Pennsylvania, Vanderbilt University, Georgetown University, the University of California-Berkeley and other top schools. Legal Authority employees have worked for some of the top law firms in the United States, including Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, Weil Gotshal & Manges, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton , Dewey Ballantine and others. Everyone on the Legal Authority team brings a proven track record of achievement to every job search.
A. Harrison Barnes is an honors graduate of the University of Chicago and the University of Virginia Law School. At UVA, Harrison was an editor of the Virginia Law Review and Managing Editor of the Journal of Law and Politics. Following law school, Harrison clerked for United States District Judge Robert H. Cleland and was an associate in the New York City-based law firm of Dewey Ballantine and the Los Angeles-based firm of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Hedges. Harrison has also taught a race relations course at the University of Chicago and a professional responsibility course at Whittier Law School. Harrison is widely published in the legal community and is the author of the BCG Attorney Search Guide to Class Rankings and Law Review Admission at America’s Top 25 Law Schools, which is distributed to more than 5,000 law firms each year.
Harrison is also the founder of BCG Attorney Search, Legal Authority, LawCrossing, Attorney Resume, EmploymentCrossing and numerous other companies involved in the legal placement industry. Harrison is widely considered one of the best legal recruiters in the United States and has been an expert witness in high-profile cases involving legal recruiting issues. Law students who use Legal Authority benefit from the same level of high quality service that characterizes BCG Attorney Search.