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Job Quest for Lawyers

This book, “Job Quest for Lawyers” by Sheila Nielsen, is one of my favorite resources that I have reviewed so far.   At first I was unsure if I would enjoy it because the book is told as if you are actually on a medieval quest, so it involves a lot of knights/wizards/ogres, which is a little  Continue Reading »

The Opportunity Maker

You want to be a “rainmaker.”  Rainmaking is the practice of generating business for yourself as an attorney, and creating opportunities to further your legal career.  In today’s legal market, forming connections with people is vital.  This book, “The Opportunity Maker” by Ari L. Kaplan, is a great tool to help you find ways to create  Continue Reading »

Jacob Shellabarger ’07, Prosecuting Attorney for Audrain County

When I left Mizzou, I returned to a community I know and love to practice law to keep the community safe as a prosecutor. I grew up on a farm forty minutes north of Columbia in western Audrain County. Today, I am the elected Prosecuting Attorney, and have served as Prosecutor since July 2009. Although  Continue Reading »

Utilizing the Career Development Office

Googling the Internet you will find a variety of articles on how to write an effective cover letter, or how to network yourself to a job, or how to get the most out of your summer internship, but you will be hard pressed to find an article on how to get the most out of your Career Development Office  Continue Reading »

Missouri Department of Social Services

In recent years, state budget cuts have meant that entry-level attorney positions with Missouri state agencies are fewer and further between.  One agency that has continued to provide a regular source of jobs for recent Mizzou Law graduates is the Department of Social Services.  The Division of Legal Services within the Department of Social Services provides comprehensive legal  Continue Reading »