is a legal employment website based in the United States. LawCrossing is a large legal online job board and is part of the parent company, Employment Research Institute.[2][3][4][5] LawCrossing provides daily career advice from attorney and CEO A. Harrison Barnes.[5] LawCrossing is headquartered in Pasadena, California.


LawCrossing was founded in 2003 by A. Harrison Barnes, a former attorney. Barnes is a Malibu, California-based attorney, entrepreneur, and career/motivational writer. He received his Bachelor of Arts at the University of Chicago, and his Juris Doctor at the University of Virginia School of Law where he was editor of the Virginia Law Review and the managing editor of the Journal of Law and Politics. Prior to opening his own law firm, Barnes clerked for United States District Judge Robert H. Cleland and was an associate in the New York City-based law firm of Dewey Ballantine and the Los Angeles-based law firm of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan. He also taught professional responsibility at Whittier Law School.[6]

Barnes founded and also publishes a ranking of top law schools.[7]

Additionally, Barnes is the founder of the Employment Research Institute, of which LawCrossing is a part. The Employment Research Institute operates over 150 employment websites, including job sites and (which collect job data from employer websites, aggregating information directly from their sites) as well as legal referral site[6]

Based on his knowledge of the legal market and a desire to create a centralized source for attorney jobs, Barnes launched, a subscription-based legal job site in which members pay a monthly fee for access to the site. Using data aggregation software, the website regularly lists over 70,000 legal jobs at any given time and “continuously monitors the hiring needs of more than 250,000 legal employers, including virtually every law firm, corporation, government office, and public interest organization in the United States.”[2]

In September 2007, Inc. magazine included LawCrossing in its “Inc. 500” list, an annual report of the fastest growing companies in America. LawCrossing was ranked #72 on the list, with 1,909% growth over 3 years, and $4.3 million in annual revenue.[3]

In March 2008, LawCrossing expanded its scope through the creation of EmploymentCrossing.[8]

In September 2008, for the second year in a row, Inc. magazine included LawCrossing on its “Inc. 5000” list of the fastest growing companies in the United States. LawCrossing ranked #2,101 on the list, with 176% growth over 3 years, and annual revenues of $4.4 million.[9]

LawCrossing is listed as a job-seeking resource at some law schools, including Seton Hall,[10] Indiana University,[11] and Suffolk University Law School. [12] Other schools listing the website as a career resource for law students and paralegals include California Western School of Law, [13] UCLA, [14] Georgetown University,[15] Oregon State University, [16] University of Massachusetts School of Law, [17] and Boston College. [18]

The LawCrossing has been awarded a non-accredited A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau. [19]