Career Services Office

Researching Employers

No matter the legal sector or the size of the legal employer, researching employers is key! It is important that you identify and research employers in which you are interested. To find information on specific employers, you can use these resources:

Most mid-sized firms will not be listed in the NALP Directory; therefore, check the firms’ websites and, if necessary, call the firms to determine their hiring timelines and criteria. Martindale-Hubbell, bar directories, Lexis, Westlaw are good sources to help find lists of mid-sized firms in different cities.

It is very important to pay attention to details as you go through the OCI process, as well as researching employers carefully before you submit your materials to them. It is recommended you target selected employers based on the skills and experience you provide, geographical preference, and practice area.