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Career Services

CBA/YLS Career Assistance Programs: Move Forward in Your Career

 

Finding a new job or changing your career path is not always easy. The CBA understands and offers a variety of programs and publications to assist its members in advancing their legal careers.

 

Career Assistance Committee:
Members can join the committee (to receive email notification of meetings) online now or call Awilda Reyes at 312-554-2134. Topics of free, monthly luncheon meetings include job search techniques, resume writing, interviewing skills, networking strategies, lateral transfers, and alternative career options.

 

Online Career Center:
Search national job listings and post your resume at no cost! Employers can post job openings and review resumes for a fee.

 

Career Advancement Program:
The Career Advancement Program has been created to help members of all experience levels and backgrounds move forward in their careers. This special program features longtime Chicago lawyer and career advancement professional Kathy Morris of Under Advisement, Ltd. Kathy has been helping lawyers of all skill levels and experience navigate the Chicago legal job market for over 25 years. See upcoming programming, watch on demand videos and read articles at www.chicagobar.org/CAP.

 

Career Seminars:
The CBA hosts a variety of career seminars throughout the bar year. Check CLE listings now (search "career") or watch an archived Webcast. Current titles include:

 

Young Lawyers Section Career Newsletter:
Check out the latest issues of the YLS's Careers Update (issues are in PDF format).

 

Opening a Law Firm Internet Portal (members only):
Practical tips on getting started, finances, marketing, client development, risk management and more.

 

Publications:
The CBA Legal Bookstore stocks many helpful guides for finding a job, starting a law practice and developing new practice areas.

 

Get Connected in Chicago's Legal Community:
Expand your legal practice and client base. Meet future employers, mentors, business leads and friends at CBA-sponsored networking events, CLE and meetings. Get connected now.

 

Get Involved in the CBA
Enhance your resume! Stand out from the crowd through speaking, writing and leadership opportunities.