How to Find a Legal Job
This research guide is a selective guide to aid the individual in knowing how to use Westlaw and Lexis to find a job in the legal field. Locating career information and specific databases are listed for each electronic resource.
I. WESTLAW RESOURCES
Westlaw offers a variety of legal directories. The directories listed can be an excellent source of information on potential employers (where to apply, interview information, etc.).
West’s Legal Directory
For a specific practice area WLD-XX insert practice area abbrev.
For attorneys in private practice WLD-PRI
For corporate law offices and counsel WLD-CORPCO
For government law offices WLD-GOV
For judges WLD-JUDGE
II. LEXIS RESOURCES
Lexis also makes available a number of directories.
Name Library and Database
Lexis Employer Directory CAREER; EMPDIR
U.S. Professional Biography Listings CAREER; USBIO or MARHUB; USBIO
U.S. Practice Profile Listings CAREER; USPROF or MARHUB; USPROF
Michigan Listings MARHUB; MIDIR
Legal News Publications LEGNEW; ALLNWS
In addition to the directories above, Lexis offers networking opportunities for specific practice areas (http://www.lexisnexis.com/communities). Access to free tools such as blogs, wikis, RSS feeds, and email updates allow users of Lexis to reach out and network with other professionals throughout the United States and internationally.