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Job Search Do’s and Don’ts

Presented by Dan Binstock, Stephanie Esenwa, and Kathy Morris

Note: This is not for CLE. Part of the free Career Development Series, a monthly webinar series featuring practical tips from legal career experts. Live webinars are free and open to the public. The recorded program and materials are exclusively for ABA members.


No matter your stage or sector, take the preferred steps to avoid missteps in your job search. In this month’s ABA Free Career Development Series, hear prominent legal career professionals address:

  • Focusing your job search strategy
  • Fashioning resumes and cover letters to foster positive attention
  • Furthering your case at interviews and finishing the process well
Are you ready for the interview?

Are you ready for the interview?


Dan Binstock is a Partner at Garrison & Sisson, a Washington, DC-based attorney search firm. His practice encompasses traditional attorney recruiting as well as consulting on lateral hiring strategies. Dan is a frequent speaker on the legal market and has led presentations at conferences and law schools around the country. Prior to becoming a legal recruiter in 2004, Dan practiced intellectual property law with Finnegan Henderson, a national intellectual property boutique based in Washington, DC. He earned a BA from University of Maryland and a J.D. from Washington College of Law, where he graduated magna cum laude.

Stephanie Esenwa is a professional development specialist and licensed attorney. She is a certified Five O’Clock Club Career Coach and Founder of Sesenwa, LLC. She advises women in various stages of their career journey through individual career coaching and group presentations. Stephanie has successfully navigated career transitions in both the corporate world and the nonprofit sector, having practiced at a corporate law firm before shifting to social justice nonprofit work, and higher education administration. She earned a B.A. in Sociology from Yale University and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Liz Stone, Principal, Stone Legal Search, San Francisco, CA

Video and Materials

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Materials include:

  1. Presentation Slides
  2. Play the Waiting Game – Daniel Binstock
  3. The Forty-Year Vision
  4. The Seven Stories Exercise
  5. Writing Samples: Answers to 12 Frequently Asked Questions – Daniel Binstock
  6. Additional Resources
  7. Read post-webinar Q&A's here