Updated: Dec. 5, 2023

The Member Wellness Program is committed to helping legal professionals to build satisfying careers. This can include landing your first job, mid-career transitions, returning from a break in your practice or the choice to leave the legal profession. If you are new to Washington and don’t have your WSBA license yet, you are still welcome to participate. Don’t hesitate to contact us — we’re here to help.

Our articles and videos will help you create effective strategies for job hunting, networking, interviewing and identifying your ideal career. Need more hands on help? Join us at our Monthly Career Guidance Group via Zoom.

Career Center

The Washington State Bar Association’s Career Center is a member benefit provided and operated by YM Careers. It provides a personalized job search tool and recommends career opportunities to job seekers based on their prior searches. View job openings, post a resume, and receive email notices about job openings that match your skills and desires. Employers can post jobs, view an anonymous resume bank, and screen and manage applicants. For questions and support, please contact Customer Service at clientserv@yourmembership.com or call 860-437-5700.

Additionally, Community Brands, which hosts Career Center, provides its own professional resume and career guidance. This is just another option in addition to WSBA’s Virtual Career Guidance Group.

Monthly Career Guidance Group

When: The first Thursday of the month at 3 p.m.
How: Via Zoom. You can sign up here.

This free drop-in group covers whatever are the needs of participants. These can include: networking, utilizing technology in the job search, informational interviewing, identifying your ideal career, giving great elevator pitches, and reviewing your resume. Participants will be encouraged to introduce themselves and describe their job search. The guidebook for this group is "Getting There: Your Guide to Career Success."

Phone Consultation

If you cannot participate in a career group we are still happy to connect. Feel free to share a resume for feedback, explore possible paths in the law, or explore how to handle an upcoming interview. We’re here to help. Contact us at  wellness@wsba.org

Job Search Resources

The Member Wellness Program YouTube page  includes several video presentations on how to land a job, how to harness technology in your job search, and how to manage the uncertainty of career transition.

Getting There: Your Guide to Career Success is a 130-page comprehensive job search resource. A hard copy is available to participants in job groups.

Informational Interviewing & Networking

Cover Letters & Résumés

Finding Your Ideal Career

Using Social Media

The Emotional Challenge of Unemployment

Keeping at It

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