Many associate attorneys struggle to find a work-life balance. Although it can be difficult to achieve that balance in the legal field, especially at a law firm, it is not impossible. Below, an attorney shares 6 tips for achieving associate attorney work-life balance!
How might the coronavirus affect swearing-in ceremonies?
As state bar exam results are flowing in, bar exam takers are anxious for swearing-in ceremonies. However, the coronavirus (COVID-19) may halt this process, or at least change its format. It is important to note that every state has different rules for swearing-in ceremonies, so it is imperative that you check your state court’s website for the most up-to-date information.
In this post, we cover some thoughts and information on how the coronavirus might affect swearing-in ceremonies.
UPDATE 5/6/20: it appears most states are holding swearing-in ceremonies online, including Michigan.
Social Distancing Activity: Legal Crossword Puzzle
With everyone being encouraged to stay home and practice social distancing, we know that boredom may quickly set in for some. As a fun activity, we put together a legal themed crossword puzzle! You can complete it as you feel like it, or time yourself and then challenge your friends to beat your time. Continue reading Social Distancing Activity: Legal Crossword Puzzle→
As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic sweeps the nation, states are adopting the emergency diploma privilege to accommodate canceled bar exams. However, law students and graduates may be unaware of what the emergency diploma privilege entails.
In short, the emergency diploma privilege allows law school students/graduates to practice under the supervision of a licensed attorney. This extends until passing the bar exam.
Here, we dive deeper into what the emergency diploma privilege is and what it means for law students going forward.
Whether you are an experienced attorney or still in your first year of law school, having a legal resume on hand and up-to-date at all times is a smart career move. Your resume might be the first item an employer sees. So, it is important not to appear unprofessional and immediately be out of consideration for the job.
I Have Been Professionally Disciplined And Have To Take The MPRE
You may be surprised to learn that one of the phone calls we frequently receive is from attorneys who have been professionally disciplined for one reason or another. Often, they are forced to take the MPRE. The great news is that these people usually pass (even if they have never had to take the MPRE before) and if you are in this situation, you can too!
Are you preparing for an interview at a firm or company? Whether you are preparing to interview at a big firm, small firm, pro bono internship, or some other job that is related to the legal field, it is important that you are as prepared as possible for the interview. Below are some important interview tips for law students and those applying to jobs in the legal field.
September 7-13, 2015 is National Suicide Prevention Week. Given the high rate of depression among law students and lawyers, we felt compelled to write a post increasing awareness about suicide and depression.
Many of my bar exam students have stated that their goal was to eventually become a judge. People who are morally-minded with a sense of justness and fairness are especially attracted to this position of judge. Being a judge is also a great 9-5 job that pays pretty decently and, in most cases, comes with a nice office :)
Each state chooses their state judges differently and each state has different qualifications. In Michigan, the qualifications, according to Article VI Section 19 of the Michigan Constitution, are listed below. Continue reading How to Become a Judge in Michigan→
The answer is: It can, but you may have to make it a priority to seek out such learning experiences yourself.
In general, law school is theoretical. While practice is, well, practical. While there are some courses, such as internship classes that allow you to get practical experience, or a clinic, that tends to be the majority of “real experience” students get from law school. Continue reading Want to Start Your Own Law Firm after Law School?→