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Research Materials to "Launch Your Career": Online Resources

Guide for researching future employers, finding information on law firms and lawyers, and library resources for finding a job, preparing for an interview, and starting a legal career.

Online Resources

The following online resources can help the user find out more about law firms and lawyers. Use this information to decide where to apply, prep for an interview, or negotiate a position.

Bloomberg Law (requires L&C login)- This website brings all of Bloomberg Law's career information into one place. Find webinars, career advice, help from career experts, and help finding an employer, preparing for an interview, and landing an offer.

Chambers- This website helps in researching top law firms and attorneys by jurisdiction and field of practice. Law firms and attorneys are shown in tiered ranks and have general and specific information for each listed firm/attorney. This resource is best for large firms or large jurisdictions.

Chambers Associate- This website is focused on the job search process for law students. Information can be found on law firms, starting salaries, billable hours, where to start a job search, and much more. This resource has great beginning tools, but does not focus on Oregon firms.

Martindale- This resource is a directory of attorneys. It lists attorneys, practice areas, clients, and other information. Attorneys can be searched by geographic location, name, law firm, or practice area.

NALP Directory of Legal Employers- This website allows the user to research legal employers throughout the US. It provides specific information on law firms, government agencies, public interest organizations, and corporations, including lawyer demographics, practice areas, compensation and benefits, diversity and inclusion practices, and other valuable information about legal employers. This is a great resource for all jurisdictions and all sizes of firms.

West Legal Directory- This website, through your Westlaw account, is a directory of lawyers and law firms based on practice area. Lawyers can be filtered by geographic location including state, county, and city.

 

Databases

The following are library databases for finding information on legal employers. Library databases are searchable electronic indexes of published reliable information. This information can be in many forms including: case law, journals, newspapers, legal clearinghouses, and much more. 

Bloomberg Litigation Analytics- Use Bloomberg Litigation Analytics to read about specific law firms. The database also includes information on cases, top litigants, and types of law practiced by the firm.

Westlaw Litigation Analytics- Use Westlaw Litigation Analytics to see a specific attorney or a law firm's experience in an area of law and see clients they have represented in the past.

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