March 03, 2011
Bar Association Launching Online Classified Advertising
Attorneys looking for jobs and employers looking to fill vacancies will have a new resource available on the Philadelphia Bar Association website.
"This new section of our website will help members find jobs and allow firms to list opportunities at a fraction of the cost they currently pay for classified ads," said Chancellor Rudolph Garcia. "This is the least we can do for all the lawyers who are struggling to find work in this extraordinarily difficult job market."
To help launch the new section of the website (classifieds.philadelphiabar.org), a special introductory price of $39 per advertisement has been announced. The $39 price per ad will be in effect for the first three months that the site is open. The site is scheduled to launch Monday, April 4.
Advertisements will be listed under four different categories: positions available; positions desired; rent/own space; and vendor services. Bar Association members can purchase ads and place them in any category. The ads will run for 30 days. The "positions available" category is for law firms or companies that have vacancies that need to be filled. "Positions desired" is for attorneys looking for a specific job situation, whether it be full-time work, part-time work, contract work or anything else. "Rent/own space" is the classified section's real estate listings where you can advertise available office space. "Vendor services" is the location where court reporters, expert witnesses and other non-lawyer professionals can offer their services to Bar Association members.
To post an advertisement, Bar Association members should go to classifieds.philadelphiabar.org. Once there, you will be asked to either log in or create an account. Next, you create the ad by choosing a category and creating a headline for it. Advertisers can then add descriptions, qualifications and contact information. You can then review the posting before paying the introductory $39 fee. Once you confirm the order and submit the listing, the ad will instantly appear on the website. A confirmation will appear and a copy of the receipt will be e-mailed to you.
Attorneys who are not members of the Philadelphia Bar Association will be able to browse the titles of listings, but will not be able to see the entire listing without becoming a member of the Association.