Young Lawyers Journal

Issue 14
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Kyle R. Guelcher, chair, Young Lawyers Division

Note from the chair

Why be a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association?

The hot topic among new lawyers is jobs. The main question is where a new lawyer can find a job. Instead of providing an article on networking or the like, I put together a list to help guide in the job search process. It is not a complete list and it offers some basic steps to take.

For instance, one of the best places to network is a bar association. However, you might need to do more than simply shake hands at a social function. If you want to learn more about position in a specific area of law, for instance business law, then volunteer with the Massachusetts Bar Association's Business Law Section. The list below only has the general term "Massachusetts Bar Association." Obviously, your networking should be targeted more directly.

Additionally, throughout the year, the MBA offers numerous events and programs designed for the job seeker. Speed networking, career panels, and hanging a shingle are a few great events for any job seeker. The Young Lawyers Division routinely offers these programs throughout the year.

The MBA's upcoming Centennial Conference is full of programs ranging from networking strategies to information on LAR to social media for lawyers. The complete list of programs can be found here.

If you would like to make suggestions for additional resources or Web sites, please contact me directly.

Getting a Job Checklist 1

Getting a Job Checklist 2

Good luck in your job search.

Kyle R. Guelcher
Chair, MBA's Young Lawyers Division

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