LawCrossing

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LawCrossing.com is a legal employment website based in the United States. LawCrossing is a large legal online job board[1][2][3] and is part of the parent company, Employment Research Institute.[4]

LawCrossing provides daily career advice from attorney and CEO A. Harrison Barnes.[5][6][4]

LawCrossing is headquartered in Pasadena, California.

History[edit]

LawCrossing was founded in 2003 by A. Harrison Barnes, a former attorney. Barnes is a Malibu, California-based attorney, entrepreneur, and career/motivational writer. He received his Bachelor of Arts at the University of Chicago, graduating at the top of his class, and his Juris Doctor at the University of Virginia School of Law where he was editor of the Virginia Law Review and the managing editor of the Journal of Law and Politics. Prior to opening his own law firm, Barnes clerked for United States District Judge Robert H. Cleland and was an associate in the New York City-based law firm of Dewey Ballantine and the Los Angeles-based law firm of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan. He also taught professional responsibility at Whittier Law School.[7]

In addition, Barnes writes a career blog, hb.org, which caters to employers and job seekers and is considered to be among the top career blogs in the nation. [8][9][10] Barnes founded BCG Attorney Search and also publishes a ranking of top law schools. [11]

Additionally, Barnes is the founder of the Employment Research Institute, which LawCrossing is a part of. The Employment Research Institute operates over 150 employment websites, including job sites Granted.com and Hound.com (which collect job data from employer websites, aggregating information directly from their sites) as well as legal referral site Law.net.[7]

Based on his knowledge of the legal market and a desire to create a centralized source for attorney jobs, Barnes launched LawCrossing.com, a subscription-based legal job site in which members pay a monthly fee for access to the site. Using data aggregation software, the website regularly lists over 70,000 legal jobs at any given time and “continuously monitors the hiring needs of more than 250,000 legal employers, including virtually every law firm, corporation, government office, and public interest organization in the United States.”[1]

In September 2007, Inc. magazine included LawCrossing in its “Inc. 500” list, an annual report of the fastest growing companies in America. LawCrossing was ranked #72 on the list, with 1,909% growth over 3 years, and $4.3 million in annual revenue.[2]

In March 2008, LawCrossing expanded its scope through the creation of EmploymentCrossing.[12]

In September 2008, for the second year in a row, Inc. magazine included LawCrossing on its “Inc. 5000” list of the fastest growing companies in the United States. LawCrossing ranked #2,101 on the list, with 176% growth over 3 years, and annual revenues of $4.4 million.[13]

LawCrossing is a preferred job-seeking resource at prominent law schools that include Seton Hall,[14] Indiana University's Robert H. McKinney School of Law,[15] and Suffolk University Law School.[16] Other schools listing the website as a career resource for law students and paralegals include California Western School of Law,[17] UCLA,[18] Georgetown University,[19] Oregon State University,[20] Indiana University,[21] University of Massachusetts School of Law,[22] and Boston College.[23]

LawCrossing has been awarded an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau.[24]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kane, Sally. "Top Legal Employment Websites", About.com, No date., Retrieved on 27 April 2013.
  2. ^ a b Inc. "The 2007 Inc. 5000 List - Hartmann & Forbes through LawCrossing", Inc., 2007. Retrieved on 27 April 2013.
  3. ^ Sloan, Karen. "Opportunities and Pitfalls in Cyber Job-Hunting", The National Law Journal, 6 March 2009. Retrieved on 27 April 2013.
  4. ^ a b Horgan, Richard. "SoCal's Wackiest Job Search Guru Strikes Again", FishbowlLA, 6 March 2013, Retrieved on 21 May 2013.
  5. ^ JD Journal. "JD Journal", JD Journal, No date. Retrieved on 21 May 2013.
  6. ^ Barnes, A Harrison. "Harrison Barnes Blog", Harrison Barnes Blog, No date. Retrieved on 21 May 2013.
  7. ^ a b "About". HB.org. Retrieved October 17, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Top 50 Careers blogs". blogometrics.org. Retrieved October 17, 2014. 
  9. ^ "SoCal’s Wackiest Job Search Guru Strikes Again". Mediabistro.com. Retrieved October 17, 2014. 
  10. ^ "The Rest of the Unemployed Journalist Story". Mediabistro.com. Retrieved October 17, 2014. 
  11. ^ "LawCrossing ranks top law schools in the United States". insidecounsel.com. Retrieved October 17, 2014. 
  12. ^ Employment Authority. "History of Employment Authority", Employment Authority, No date. Retrieved on 17 February 2014.
  13. ^ Inc. "The 2008 Inc. 5000 List - ITA Software through Marlabs", Inc., 2008. Retrieved on 27 April 2013.
  14. ^ Seton Hall. "Career/Job Resources", Seton Hall, Retrieved on 21 May 2013.
  15. ^ Robert H. McKinney School of Law. "General Web Sites", Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Retrieved on 21 May 2013.
  16. ^ Suffolk University Law School. "Job Search Websites", Suffolk University Law School, Retrieved on 21 May 2013.
  17. ^ California Western School of Law - San Diego. "Career Services - Related Links", No Date. Retrieved on 25 April 2013.
  18. ^ UCLA. "Paralegal Training Program: Helpful Links", 2013. Retrieved on 25 April 2013.
  19. ^ Georgetown University. "International Law – Graduate Career Development Center – Georgetown University", No date. Retrieved on 25 April 2013.
  20. ^ Oregon State University. "Career Services – Oregon State University", No date. Retrieved on 25 April 2013. (Note: OSU has no law school.)
  21. ^ Robert H. McKinney School of Law. "General Web Sites", No date. Retrieved on 25 April 2013.
  22. ^ University of Massachusetts School of Law. "LawCrossing Job Bank", 2013. Retrieved on 25 April 2013.
  23. ^ Boston College. "Careers in Law - Boston College", 17 November 2011. Retrieved on 25 April 2013.
  24. ^ Better Business Bureau. "LawCrossing.com Business Review in Pasadena, CA", 2014. Retrieved on 30 July 2014.

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