GRADUATE JOB SEARCH GUIDE

All graduates seeking employment should review and follow the steps set forth in PCD's new Graduate Job Search Guide found in Symplicity's Document Library under the 'graduate job search' tag. This gives you step-by-step instruction on preparing your marketing tools, commanding job search resources, networking and gaining experience through part-time and pro bono opportunities.

FALL PROGRAMMING

Our fall programming is designed to assist graduates still seeking employment. Be sure to follow the registration instructions for each program and check back often for additions and updates.

October
  • MBA Mock Interview Program - October 4-17, 2014.
  • Getting Hired As a Prosecutor or a Public Defender - Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 5:00 to 6:30pm, BBA, 16 Beacon Street, Boston. Interesed in being hiring as an ADA, AAG, AUSA or public defender (state or federal)? Hear from our experienced panel about the hiring process, what the offices are looking for, strategies for getting hired, and how candidates can prepare themselves professionally and financially. Register
  • Advanced Job Search Training - Thursday, October 16, 2014, 5:00 to 6:00pm, 7th Floor Computer Lab. Learn how to effectively use Westlaw, Lexis and other databases to maximize your job interviews and enhance your networking opportunities. You will spend part of the session learning about helpful resources and the other part doing your own research under the guidance of a reference librarian who will help you identify resources and create search strategies for your specific needs. RSVP on Symplicity.
  • Suffolk Law Pro Bono Fair - Monday, October 20, 2014, 4:00 to 5:30pm, Sargent Hall Function Room. Pro bono opportunities provide graduates an excellent way to gain experience and develop professional contacts within the legal community. Meet representatives from numerous legal organizations. Open admission.
  • Women's Bar Foundation Family Law Project for Battered Women Training Sessions - October 22 & 23, 2014, 4:00 to 8:00pm (dinner provided), Fish & Richardson, One Marina Park, Boston. Join us to learn best practices from Probate and Family Court Judges. Registration required.
  • Boston Bar Association Pro Bono Month Events - flyer

November

  • What's it REALLY Like Serving in the Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps? - Thursday, November 6, 2014, 5:00 to 6:30pm, BBA, 16 Beacon Street, Boston. Meet JAG Corps members from Hanscom Air Force Base. Learn more about what it's really like to be a JAG officer, whether via active duty, a Reserve Appointment, or to the Summer Intern Program. Register
  • Job Search Seminar for Graduates II - Thursday, November 13, 2014. Details to follow.

PROBATE & FAMILY COURT LAWYER FOR THE DAY TRAINING

This program provides everything you need to know to effectively assist pro se litigants who appear in the Probate and Family Court. Training will be provided by experienced attorneys of the Middlesex Bar Association. By the end of the training, you will be qualified as Lawyer for the Day and be placed on the pro bono list to assist the Middlesex Probate Court. Topics include divorce, child support, alimony, paternity, guardianship, and conservatorship. Emphasis is on practice and procedure and will include a question and answer session. If you are interested in participating in this training, please contact David Merson, Associate Director, Office of Professional & Career Development at dmerson@suffolk.edu.

JOB POSTINGS

We post new job opportunities on a daily basis. Logon to Symplicity regularly to search all jobs and create customized search agents. Contact PCD at (617) 573-8184 or lawcareers@suffolk.edu if you need login information or assistance.

CAREER COUNSELING

Graduates seeking employment should schedule an individual counseling session with a PCD advisor to create your strategic professional development plan. To schedule an in-person or phone appointment, logon to Symplicity and click on the “Request An Appointment” link in the shortcuts menu.

PRO BONO OPPORTUNITIES FOR EXPERIENCE

Volunteer opportunities are a great way to increase your experience and marketability. Visit the MassProBono website and contact our office for more information. You should also check the Volunteer Lawyers Project website.

NETWORKING

The American Bar Association is offering all Suffolk University Law School graduating students a free membership. Join now at www.ambar.org/ABAgrads and discover the benefits of ABA membership:

  • CareerAdvice LIVE!, a free monthly webinar with practical tips from experts
  • Free membership in 22 specialty practice groups to discover your career path
  • Free subscription to ABA Journal and e-Journal
  • Free career resources, including an online job board
  • Bar Exam Prep: 30 Tips in 30 Minutes, a new webinar - free for members

The Boston Bar Association is offering discounted memberships for the month of October to graduates from the Class of 2014. The $50 discounted membership takes $75 off of the new lawyer price for BBA membership and is available through October 31. Take advantage of this offer and attend their upcoming events for new lawyers.

Join the Suffolk Law alumni community for Alumni Weekend 2014, October 23-25, 2014.

Join local bar associations to gain access to their professional development resources and excellent networking opportunities.