Anonymous User wrote:^ I mean I've moved way beyond that Poli Sci degree tho. I do have a JD (or will get one soon) and all the experience I racked up. I'm sure I can find a 50k+ job somewhere around here. Doesn't matter what it is really. Saw a job paying 55k to be a parking lot manager..lol
Once you are done with the bar there are also other ways to get legal work. Dress the part and go to solo/small law firms in person
and ask to speak with the attorney. Wait 20 minutes if you have to. Once you able to meet with them, explain that you are waiting on bar result and are willing to do contract work for $15 to $20 an hour (pick a price). Anything from research, writing motions or memos, briefs, or organizing files. Attorneys are notoriously busy and take on too much. Unfortunately, most solos and small firms are even more scared about hiring someone full-time. Hiring someone full time is quite a commitment. Offering to do contract work makes it easy for them: if they only have 10 hours for you this week, they only pay for 10 hours.
While many places will likely say no thanks, my guess is that there will be some that might say yes. There are like 500 small firms/solos within 15 mins of my house. I cannot believe that if I hit up each one of these places that none of them will have any extra work they wouldn't mind unloading on me.
Don't underestimate the power of talking with someone in person. An email is easy to forget/ignore. If you are sitting in that attorney's office, you just put a face to the resume.