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The Access to Legal Services Paradox
While similar discussions have appeared here on Lawyerist and related circles, the author does a nice job in this HuffPo piece framing the issues, including the recent ABA report, which address the paradox ....that being... "new lawyers gradua…
Law Degree at age 50? Is it worth pursuing?
Please help get my mind right. Is this a good idea or a waste of time?
I am thinking of taking the lsats/going to law school/passing bar.
But I am going to be 48 in a few months and haven't even taken the lsat's. I think I have an exceptiona…
How to transition from litigation to transactional work?
I've been out of law school 6 years and I fell into a litigation career track based on opportunities available at the time. I do employment litigation for the State (defense side) and while I enjoy certain aspects of it, I don't think litigation is …
Practicing in the United States with a foreign Law Graduation
I needed a clarification regarding the procedure one has to follow in order to practice law in the United States with a foreign graduation. I have done my graduation from a private (recg.) university in India. I was aiming towards practi…
Could you be doing your job if you didn't go to law school?
The New York Times just published a set of essays on whether or not Moscow law school should be required, or whether apprenticeship would be enough. What do you think?
I don't think I could have managed to build a moderately successful practice w…
Lawyers giving CLE to each other, like a cooperative. Free.
Is anyone doing this? I can put together some content and get it approved, get credit for the prep (in my state) and then present it to some lawyers for free. In return each of them prepares something and presents it to the group for free. Eventuall…
Business cards for students?
I wasn't sure if this should go in the law school or the marketing thread, my apologies if I got it wrong.
There's a weekly e-newspaper that makes the rounds in my law school called "The Legal Beagle," which has a message from the Dean and vario…
Networking to Land a Job with a Small Firm
I'm a new lawyer, currently working in an okay job, but not where I want to stay. (It's law related and generally considered a good "resume builder.")
My dream is to start my own practice, but before I do that I want some relevant work experi…
Wanted: funny person to edit legal humor blog
Bitter Lawyer (bitterlawyer.com) is seeking an editor in chief with vision and a great sense of humor.
About Bitter Lawyer
About 40,000 people visit Bitter Lawyer every month for its essays, interviews, lists, videos, comics, and more. Despite its…
Informational interviews: bothersome or beneficial?
Is it a good idea to ask friends, former colleagues, or strangers (after researching them and their field of practice online, of course) for informational interviews? Do most people find informational interview bothersome or cheesy?
I currently pra…
Advice for an attorney barred in the wrong state?
So here's my story of attempting to complete law school, work full time, study for the bar while moving across 4 states in 5 years.
I had a pretty solid plan when I was 18, go to college, go to law school, become a MA lawyer, and have my own prac…
Rising 2L Considering Going Solo After Graduation
I just finished my first year of law school and I am considering going solo after graduation. I was wondering if I could get some advice or guidance. I wasn't certain if I should post this here or in the starting a law firm section; I'm sorry if I…
Randall (a law school transfer himself), has some sage advice for law students considering a transfer. If you transferred, would you recommend it? If you are thinking about transferring, post your questions here.
Last Semester Recommendations
I'm entering my last semester of LS and am wondering if you guys have any tips for things I should do/focus on before I graduate.
Online paralegal certificate?
I'm new to the LAB, and I just have a few questions about paralegal education.
I am considering pursuing an online paralegal certificate from Duke University, and I would like to know how potential employers view programs that are n…
How should I approach submitting writing samples when applying for a position when I only have one or two samples from law school. One is a lengthy Motion for Summary Judgment in Federal Court regarding 14th Amendment violations (civil rights law) a…