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Get Educated to Find Employment Lawyer Opportunities The law may not be consistent but the need for lawyers continues to remain steady. One specialty of the law that continues to attract new talent is that of employment law. Employment law focus on issues directly related to employees and employers. These attorneys consult with workers, employers and unions; ensuring equality in the workplace by informing of rights and duties under local, state and federal laws. Typical issues addressed by employment lawyers are diversive and include workplace harassment, safety concerns, immigration employment, age discrimination and wrongful termination claims. Consulting with employees, these attorneys also draft employee handbooks, write employment contracts, prepare safety manuals and deal with wage and pension issues.

You can sometimes find employment lawyer jobs labeled under the name labor lawyer. Employment opportunities can be found by completing the following steps. Getting the Right Education All practicing lawyers must meet basic requirements. The first step to becoming an employment lawyer is gaining a bachelors degree from a fully accredited school. Focus on a degree path that helps develop critical thinking skills, public speaking skills, reading and writing skills, reasoning ability, research aptitude and general subject knowledge. Many schools now offer some type of pre-law or criminal justice related degree and this type of degree can definitely help boost your profile when applying to law school. Don’t assume that average grades will be enough to get you by, if you want to find the best lawyer employment opportunities you want to get into the top law schools, and these schools have exact standards. Maintain a grade point average as close to a 4.0 as possible and take Advanced Placement classes, these courses can really help you keep up with the level of information you will be expected to know in law school. Supplement educational courses with extracurricular activities that expand your knowledge about the law and the skills needed to be successful on the job. Find employment lawyer internship opportunities with local businesses and join mock trails and debate teams to sharpen your skills. Get Into Law School Your dreams of being an employment lawyer are dependent on your ability to pass the Law School Admission Test, best known as the LSAT. Without a satisfactory score on this entrance exam, you will be unable to get into American Bar Association approved law schools. Because of the importance of this test, invest in private tutoring sessions, complete

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practice guides, buy study books and consider joining LSAT study groups. While still earning your bachelor’s degree take time to review the different law schools available and decide which schools to apply too. Law school admission is an extremely competitive process, so you will want to apply to several of your top picks to be sure you get into a program that will help you find employment lawyer opportunities. To find a school with a strong concentration in employment law; check out school websites, review law school profiles, talk to active employment lawyers and contact the school to ask questions. During summer breaks, lawyer employment firms offer great opportunities for students to experience life as an employment lawyer. These associate positions allow students to prepare pleadings, interview witnesses, participate in strategy meetings, research current employment laws and interact directly with experienced lawyers. They are also an excellent way of helping you develop an area of employment law to specialize in. For example, after finishing an internship with a firm that concentrates on whistleblower and retaliation law, you may want to make this your specialization. Lawyer Employment Help Getting a job, does not start when you pass the bar exam, use summer associate positions and internships as a chance to find permanent position. Be eager about the work you perform and be willing to complete any task no matter how big or how small. Show your balance as a lawyer by actively being a member of the team while demonstrating leadership skills and independent thought. Keep an active, upbeat attitude and concentrate on providing high-quality work. Don’t be afraid to make suggestions that help the firm complete a task more efficiently and share innovate ideas and strategies. Often these temporary positions can become permanent if law students demonstrate they would be an asset to the business.

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Feature You can also find employment lawyer jobs after graduation by networking. Make connections with lawyers and law students to find out about jobs that may become available in the future. Check with law associations, law related online job boards and

your law school for help with locating positions. Small local firms are also an excellent choice for entry-level employment lawyers to find jobs.

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