Career Mentorship and Legal
Discussion for JDs

Your Career. Our Connections.

Join IntheBenches to:

Get career mobility advice from attorneys who have experience in the job or field you're working towards

Start or join a discussion on legal topics or questions you are interested in

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Get Advice On Your Next Career Move

IntheBenches will connect you with an attorney (or former attorney) who has experience in the job you'd like to get, for a peek into what the job is really like and advice on how to get there.


"IntheBenches connected me with a sports lawyer who works in house for a professional team -- my career goal. Our phone call gave me insight into his job and advice on getting there."
- Jared Stein

Post and Discuss Legal Topics and Questions

At IntheBenches you can start and join conversations on career mobility, legal news, and practice-related questions under a username of your choice.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is IntheBenches open to?

  • Law school students and lawyers in all practice areas

How will I be connected to an attorney for career advice?

  • Fill in a career goal you'd like guidance on
  • IntheBenches will match you with one of our network of lawyers and former lawyers based on your entry and arrange for a career advice phone call with your match
  • Our network expands beyond jobs in the legal industry, to include law school grads who have switched to start ups, finance, publishing, etc.

What type of discussion or posts can you find at IntheBenches?

  • You can find conversations on career mobility, legal news or case developments, and practice-related questions

Is it free?

  • Yes. You are not charged for joining, posting content, or being connected with an attorney for a career talk

What does IntheBenches offer that a LinkedIn page, listserv, or legal blog does not?

  • IntheBenches fosters community discussion across practice areas and states by letting you participate in legal topics of interest including: Trials in the News or in addition to practice area specific topics such as Business Law or IP law
  • IntheBenches connects you with experienced legal professionals to talk about your career goals
  • IntheBenches does not charge you any fees for joining or posting
  • IntheBenches gives you the option of maintaining anonymity (or not) when you post content on the site by letting you choose your own username

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