Are you seeking legal employment? If so, begin your journey first by understanding the lawyer lifestyle. Then venture out into an exploration of the legal employment that await you. Just follow these simple steps, and before long you will have a full comprehension of what it takes to both be an excellent lawyer for clients and to enjoy the career choice you have made.
First, if you still are in law school or are considering applying to law school, talk to any currently employed lawyers whom you know. This includes lawyers who operate their own practices and those who have joined larger law firms. Ask pointed questions and make other necessary inquiries into what the profession is like. Also try and mix up the specialties that these legal experts have, since some areas of the law are much more complex and require much more of your time than others.
Second, if you have recently graduated from law school and are seeking legal employment on a full time basis, attend seminars on the subject, read blogs on the lifestyle of a lawyer and the opportunities that are in full swing here, and attend social events to become familiar with more lawyers in your geographic area. This last one is vital if you currently seek legal employment and need to make connections. If you do not know any lawyers in town and are attempting to get a full time job at a law practice, it helps to know more people so get yourself out there. As far as the other two tasks go, reading up on the subject and attending webinars and in person seminars expose you to both the lifestyle of lawyers and the current issues facing legal professionals. If anything, tackling these two tasks beforehand gives you something to talk about when you do attend these social events.
Third, if you already have experience working for law firms or serving in practice by yourself and you currently seek legal employment in different areas or because your current opportunities have expired, see if job fairs are upcoming and get more involved with social media and other areas. Spread the word that you are interested in new opportunities, and do not be ashamed of this. You never need to specify why your most recent opportunity ended, but you do need to let others know that legal employment is something you are seeking.