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Guide for New Lawyers

Starting a Firm, Going Solo, or Getting a Job



This guide introduces resources to jump-start your career in law. You will find information on starting your own law practice, getting a job, what it's like to work in a law firm, and how to find success as a lawyer. If you are no longer a current Touro Law Student, you cannot check out books; however, you are more than welcome to read in-house.

The library has two state-of-the-art computer labs and a wireless network. A team of professional librarians are available to assist you with locating resources. If you are no longer a student, email any documents to yourself to print them at home.

Be sure to check our Access Policies and library Hours before your visit.

Keep in mind, the Suffolk County Supreme Court Library, directly across from Touro Law Center, offers legal resources to the public. Bar Associations, like the NYCBA, also offer legal research resources.

Have a Question? Need Help?

Chat with a Touro Law librarian and get the guidance, advice, and help you need to get your research off on the right foot.

  • Chat is available only during regular reference hours. Please check our hours here.

Email us whenever you like and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

  • If you're researching after hours, please e-mail your questions to

Call or text us during our regular hours.

  • Call us at 631-761-7160
  • Text us at 631-880-4004

In Person Students can speak with a librarian in person at the Gould Law Library

  • In person reference hours can be found here.

Make an appointment, whether it's a quick question or a consultation, we are here to help. Email to set up an appointment with one of our law librarians.

ZOOM reference is available upon request.

No matter how you get in touch with us, we’re your lifeline – we're here to support you in your studies, your research, and your preparation to practice law.

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