What's bizarre about this thread is that so many of you actually expect to get jobs as attorneys (i.e, jobs that require bar passage and/or a J.D.) when only a little better than half of 2012 grads ever found such jobs: http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNL ... 0928170014
Word on the internet (Campos blog etc) is that even the 55% number is likely inflated when the gutter, bottom-scraping doc review and traffic court clerkship gigs are factored in.
Yet the tone of "shock" in this thread that no one is biting at your resumes persists. You need to really just sit down and acknowledge that there is no market whatsoever for your education/degree, that the last 3 years of your life have been an expensive and downright foolish waste of time, and that very shortly it will be time to put this "I'm a lawyer" pipedream to bed and confront reality: a lottery was held (1 L grades), your ticket lost (i.e, no OCI/Biglaw) and now your ticket (a JD diploma) is every bit as worthless as a losing scratch-off ticket, and should be treated as such: Throw it in the trash and move on. It has no value, and cannot be converted into any kind of cash/living/job/career. Not today, not tomorrow, and likely never given the extremely poor metrics of the legal industry coupled with obscene over-saturation.
Soon enough (if not already) you'll start to see the "dumb" kids from high school buying their starter homes, having families, and getting by OK on their truck driver/auto mechanic/retail mgmt jobs. Those who went into skilled trades such as plumbing and electrical are likely doing VERY well, and its unlikely given current trends that you'll ever match them/catch up to them in terms of salary, provided you remain in law.
Your best bet would be to throw the wall license/JD in the garbage and enroll in a technical/vocational program ASAP. Welding is a hot area right now, and they are paying top whack in North Dakota to work the oil rigs there. Learn a trade like that and you'll also have side jobs galore: fixing lawnmowers, welding broken farm equipment, etc.
This is because the demand for welders exceeds the supply of welders. Apparently "supply & demand" is a concept that you slept thru in grammar/high school/college and are only now finally aware of. The "law" of supply and demand basically means that when supply of an item/service outstrips the demand, prices/wages for the item or service fall. In the legal industry, the supply of attorneys exceeds the # of jobs by a tremendous margin, making salaries extremely low, and in many cases (likely many on this thread) it means that many will NEVER find paying work as attorneys period. What's sad is that this information has been out there for at least 8 to 9 years, yet for reasons known only to yourselves, you ignored it at your peril.
As a side note, what I find especially funny is how your generation (Millenials or whatever) will adapt to the horse-and-buggy nature of legal practice, given most of you are total Internet/Facebook junkies who never recall life before computers. What an awakening you're in for! The law remains obsessed with 1950s era things like "snail mail," writing actual letters, "certified" mail, carbon paper, staples - hell, my office even has a 1960s IBM typewriter that my secretary clanks away at! Many older lawyers don't even computers or cell phones. Also, nothing is done quickly or efficiently- the entire goal of the legal system is myopic focus on minutae and procedural BS, most of which accomplishes nothing and makes utterly no sense whatsoever. To say law is a miserable career is the understatement of the century. My hunch is that most of you are going to despise it with a passion even if you were to find a job (which is unlikely).
Hope this was helpful, and BTW looks like Patton Boggs might be swirling down the toilet today, so at least if any of your friends are due to start there soon, you can rejoice that they'll prolly get squeezed out and end up in your shoes soon. Rejoice in their failure and misery, can't wait to see them start boo-hoo-hooing on here about how "unfair' it is that the rug was pulled out from under them. Like anyone would ever have faith in a business with a name like "Patton Boggs" - it sounds like some 1920s blues singer or the name of a toilet plunger or soemthing.