Alumni Resource Collection

Counseling

CDO counselors are available to meet with alumni by phone or in person to assist with career transitions.  Career counseling sessions are confidential. 

To arrange an appointment, send us a request at career@law.berkeley.edu.

The California Bar Association offers resources to its members who are facing personal or professional challenges.  The Bar’s Lawyer Assistance Program serves attorneys grappling with stress, anxiety, substance abuse or concerns about their careers.  All consultations are confidential, and many of the services are free. 

 

 

 

Career Fields/Exploration

The CDO offers extensive guidance and resources to assist you through the judicial clerkship application process.  We recommend that you start by reading this guide that we prepared especially for alums.

Job Search Process

Developing and maintaining your professional network will be a key feature of your working life. 

LinkedIn is a particularly powerful resource for networking, and every attorney should have a profile, which needs to be updated regularly. Be sure to join the UC Berkeley School of Law, Boalt Hall group (alums only).  For more details on using LinkedIn in your job search, see our Social Media guide, below. 

Here are links to CDO’s resources on networking (including informational interviewing) and using social media (including LinkedIn).

CDO Guide to Informational Interviewing

FindLaw’s National List of Legal Associations & Organizations

CDO List of Professional Associations and companion Guide on how to use it.

CDO Guide to Career Fairs & Receptions

Social Media, Your Job Search and Your Legal Career

Leverage connections in the Berkeley Law community to advance your understanding of the job market and specific careers  — see the CDO guide Connecting to the Berkeley Law Alumni Network for guidance on reaching out to other alums.  See the “Key Resources” listed at the end of the guide for links to external tools and databases to locate alumni in specific organizations, practice areas or geographic markets.

You may also locate alumni using these law school or UC Berkeley-specific resources: