You’re safe! Signing up is confidential, and by default, your profile cannot be seen by employers. Your profile will only ever be shown to a firm if you explicitly choose to share it with that firm in order to apply to an open position. We also hide jobs from your current employer by default.
We review the information you provide on sign up to check that you’re a potential match for our partner firms. Once you’re approved, you’ll be able to explore current openings at law firms and companies, save jobs of interest, and review data on the lateral market.
When you’re ready to apply, click “Request to Apply” and a Laterally consultant will help you perfect your profile and connect you with the firms. Your consultant will speak with firms about your candidacy, prepare you for interviews, negotiate your offers, and make sure you have covered the entire market. Upon landing a job, we pay you a $5,000 hiring bonus.
Laterally is designed so that you can see the whole market of law firm opportunities. As a starting point, the website provides you with all publicly-available job postings from hundreds of firms, as well as postings about confidential job searches. In addition to our public and confidential job listings, we maintain relationships with hundreds of firms, many of which do not have active searches, but will hire opportunistically. We can approach these firms on your behalf if you have the credentials they seek.
Our in-house jobs listings are the most comprehensive in the nation. They are aggregated daily from dozens of job sites and thousands of company websites and are searchable by location, required experience, and keyword.
No. Unlike law firms, in-house legal departments rarely use recruiters. Jobs are almost always made public. Therefore, it is almost always to your advantage to apply directly to in-house positions. All of our in-house listings link you to the application portals for those jobs.
Yes! Laterally consultants are formerly practicing lawyers who are experts in their given markets. They can assist you in every aspect of finding a job, from perfecting your application materials and offering insights on firms, to unearthing non-public opportunities and preparing you for each interview.
Craft your resume. We learn about your experience and make sure your application materials put your best foot forward and follow best practices.
Give you advice on the market and specific jobs. We glean information from our network of lawyer and employers, study the market 24/7, and back our conviction with data.
Advocate for you to firms. We use our relationships with firms and our knowledge of their particular needs to make the strongest case possible for your candidacy
Manage your schedule. We ensure you get seen by all the right firms within the timeframe of your search.
Prepare you for interviews. Our interview guide and consultants reveal the questions that have been asked before and how best to answer them to frame your story.
Negotiate your offers. We help you leverage your offers and negotiate the best possible package.
A consultant will email you shortly after you sign up or after you request to apply to jobs, but if we haven’t been contacted yet, simply get in touch with us through our online chat feature at the bottom right of the screen. Or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’ll review your request for access as quickly as possible—and immediately during business hours—to get you started.
In order to provide the best experience for users and give them the attention they require, we only give lawyers full access to the site if their interests and background align with the needs of our partner firms. If you were not given access to the site and think you should have been, please write to us at email@example.com.
Yes! Many of the best candidates join Laterally to keep track of the market and only move when the right opportunity arises. We encourage you to use the site to stay informed about the market and be in a position to seize the right opportunity when it comes along.
If you land a job at a law firm on Laterally, we’ll send you a check for $5,000 after you start your new job. We'll even throw in our personal travel recommendations so you'll know where to spend your cash.
Invite a friend using your personal invite link. When a friend gets a new job at a firm through Laterally, we’ll send you a $2,000 check after they start their new gig.