There are thousands of job search websites on the internet, each designed to help you find jobs that are best suited to your qualifications and abilities.
Some of these websites include CareerBuilder.com, Monster.com and Indeed.com. But where should you look for jobs that are specific to the legal field? Here is a list of 10 paralegal job websites to help you narrow down your search.
- LawJobs.com – A top ranked website for legal professionals, recruiters and job seekers.
- LawCrossing.com – A legal jobs website whose mission is to track down law jobs from employer career webpages, law firms, public interest organizations, government offices and job boards.
- Martindale.com – Legal jobs for attorneys, paralegals, in-house counsel and legal professionals.
- GetParalegalJobs.com – Paralegal jobs, careers and community site.
- Paralegal.Jobs.TopUSAJobs.com – Where paralegal job seekers find the top jobs in law.
- NPA Job Search – The NPA (National Paralegal Association) helps job seekers find jobs they are best suited for in the paralegal profession.
- TheLawyer.com – A large database of available jobs related to the legal profession.
- ParalegalJobFinder.com – Powered by CareerBuilder.com, this website helps people find jobs with companies seeking to hire paralegals, law assistants and other industry-related positions.
- Paralegal411.org – Find recent job openings for paralegals in your state by checking this job board that is updated daily.
- SimplyLawJobs.com – Advertises thousands of the latest legal jobs including solicitor jobs, paralegal jobs and legal secretary jobs.
Joining a professional association is a great way to further your career. There are associations for nearly every profession, offering national, state and regional chapters to join. Some benefits of joining an association include expanding your professional network, taking advantage of career resources within the association and broadening your knowledge of the field.
- National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA) – The NFPA promotes a global presence for the paralegal profession and leadership in the legal community. NFPA prides itself on the professionalism of its members and routinely monitors legislation, case law, proposed changes to the rules of responsibility and ethics opinions that affect the paralegal profession.
- National Paralegal Association (NPA) – The NPA is an international organization offering benefits and services to individuals, law firms, corporate legal departments, independent paralegals, paralegal training schools and colleges as well as those offering services or products to those involved in the paralegal profession.
- National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) – NALA’s mission is to provide continuing education and professional development programs to all paralegals. NALA provides current information about the profession, continuing education materials and seminars, networking opportunities, professional certification programs, occupational survey findings and manuals to help paralegals excel in the workplace.
- Idaho Association of Paralegals (IAP) – Idaho Association of Paralegals, Inc. is an organization formed to promote the paralegal profession.
- Minnesota Paralegal Association (MPA) – MPA is a voluntary, nonprofit professional association composed of paralegals living or working in the State of Minnesota dedicated to fostering the growth and development of the paralegal profession.
- Paralegal Association of Wisconsin – The research links, forms, and information about this organization will be a valuable resource to those practicing in the legal field.
- Utah Paralegal Association (UPA) – UPA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing further education, establishing standards of professional and ethical conduct, and aiding in the advancement of employment opportunities for paralegals in the State of Utah.
With more than 225 million users, LinkedIn.com is a rapidly growing social network for professionals. It is a great tool to use when looking for a job in your field.
- Paralegal & Legal Support Jobs: 29,000+ members
- Paralegal Jobs & Continuing Education: 24,000+ members
- National Federation of Paralegal Association, Inc.: 13,000+ members
Job Hunt Checklist
- Create a list of companies you want to work for and thoroughly research them.
- Update your resume with work experience, education level and any volunteering you have done. Highlight your strengths and use a clean, easy-to-read template.
- Customize cover letters based on the research you’ve done about companies you’re interested in.
- Optimize your LinkedIn profile using keywords that potential employers look for in your field.
- Network as much as possible and don’t be afraid to use multiple job search websites at once.