The ABA's Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division (GPSLD) is FREE for law students: Join Now!

GPSLD is committed to providing law students with opportunities for resume enhancement and resources to stay on top of current public sector developments. Get set for an exciting career in the public sector!

Be an author

Be an author

Be an author for a GPSLD periodical. GPSLD's magazine and newsletter examines issues such as government attorney-client privilege, law school loan repayment assistance programs, the hiring of private outside counsel, politically motivated dismissals, transitioning to private practice and more. Promote your brand and expertise as a GPSLD author!

Be a Speaker/Panelist at GPSLD events

Be a Speaker/Panelist at GPSLD events

Be a Speaker/Panelist at GPSLD events, including our nationally acclaimed CLE programs on ethics, FOIA, deposition skills, and many more courses designed specifically for government lawyers. Share your knowledge with colleagues!

Attend curated networking events

Attend curated networking events

Attend curated networking events in select cities including personal introductions to GPSLD public lawyer leaders in a large variety of legal fields. Make important contacts (and friends) from across the country!

Organize a law school program

Organize a law school program

Organize a law school program - work with GPSLD staff and government lawyers in your area to present a public lawyer career program. Give back to the legal community while expanding your network!

Be a GPSLD Fellow

Be a GPSLD Fellow

Be a GPSLD Fellow – volunteer remotely on GPSLD projects such as collecting government lawyer salary data or creating practice pointers. Show potential employers all you do for the profession!

Serve on a GPSLD committee

Serve on a GPSLD committee

Serve on a GPSLD committee that recognizes outstanding government lawyers or advocates for loan forgiveness and helps save legal aid. Be an activist!

A Note from GPSLD's Law Student Division Liaison

Thank you for stopping by the Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division (GPSLD) website! My name is Raven Moore and I am a student at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. I am honored to serve as the Law Student Liaison to GPSLD and I hope to use my advocacy, local government, and public interest experience to enrich this division and spread awareness about the resources that GPSLD provides to its members.

Podcasts: Compelling Conversations with Colleagues!

"Compelling Conversations with Colleagues" is a series of podcast interviews with a wide variety of public sector lawyers. Hear from an assistant city attorney, a public defender, a federal agency lawyer, a JAG lawyer and more about their day-to-day and the pathways that lead them to their positions.

Listen to all - GPSLD Podcasts