Landing a Federal Law Job: Finding Success in the U.S. Government Job Market
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The U.S. government is the largest legal system in the world and employs lawyers in an innumerable variety of legal jobs. When seeking government legal work, you need a thorough understanding of the many positions throughout the different departments and branches to find the right fit for you. You also need to be able to decode the mysteries surrounding federal legal application and employment.
Landing a Federal Legal Job is designed to give you the edge in pursuing a U.S. government attorney or law-related position over your competitors, but also to provide a solid understanding of the U.S. government's legal employment opportunities and hiring processes so that you can make an intelligent decision about whether you want to work for--and where you want to work within--this giant legal system.
Table of Contents
• Part One: Federal Legal Demographics
• Part Two: The Pros and Cons of a Federal Legal Career
• Part Three: Where the Federal Lawyers Are
• Part Four: How the Government Hires Lawyers
• Part Five: Frequently Asked Questions about Landing a Federal Legal Job
• Part Six: Getting Hired
• Part Seven: Long-Term Trends
• Part Eight: Where to Work