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The bar

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:26 pm

What happens if you pass the test but, due to character and fitness, your admittance gets delayed for one reason or another. If you've accepted an offer (smaller midsize firm in my case), will they just fire you? Or will they keep you on as a law clerk? Does it just depend on how much they like you?

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Re: The bar

Postby thesealocust » Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:15 am

At most large firms, it won't matter. Your utility to the firm is going to be nearly identical with or without your law license for a very long time.

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Re: The bar

Postby reasonable_man » Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:44 am

How big of a firm and what practice areas?

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Re: The bar

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:26 am

15-30 lawyers

Corporate, health, real estate, t&e, land use, and a few others

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Re: The bar

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:54 pm

Thoughts?

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Re: The bar

Postby NotMyRealName09 » Sat Sep 15, 2012 2:07 pm

C&F gets held up for various reasons. DENIAL may be a problem, but a delay isn't something so unusal it would damage your nascent career.

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Re: The bar

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 15, 2012 7:15 pm

Thank you

Anyone have any anecdotal evidence either way?

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Re: The bar

Postby reasonable_man » Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:45 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Thank you

Anyone have any anecdotal evidence either way?


Yeah... I got held up for 4 months for a bunch of absurd traffic violations that bordered on criminal liability (I was a jerk off from 17-19 --- well I'm a jerk off now, but I drove too fast then). My firm had no problem with it. If its just a small delay (especially with the number of attorneys and the practice areas you described), I really don't see a huge problem brewing here. Best of luck on the results and the C&F.




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