Post-Bar Job Search

(On Campus Interviews, Summer Associate positions, Firm Reviews, Tips, ...)
Forum rules
Anonymous Posting

Anonymous posting is only appropriate when you are revealing sensitive employment related information about a firm, job, etc. You may anonymously respond on topic to these threads. Unacceptable uses include: harassing another user, joking around, testing the feature, or other things that are more appropriate in the lounge.

Failure to follow these rules will get you outed, warned, or banned.
User avatar
newyorker88
Posts: 614
Joined: Fri Dec 11, 2009 7:32 pm

Post-Bar Job Search

Postby newyorker88 » Wed Aug 07, 2013 1:20 pm

Just took the bar a couple days ago. Wondering what's the best way to go about the job search. Do most places wait to hire until after you get your results in November? Any places in particular worth targeting now?

blsingindisguise
Posts: 1296
Joined: Thu Nov 26, 2009 1:08 am

Re: Post-Bar Job Search

Postby blsingindisguise » Wed Aug 07, 2013 2:39 pm

While some firms prefer to hire people who have already passed, November is close enough to today that there's no harm in applying for stuff now, so I wouldn't use that as a reason not to do as much as possible in your job search. Can't really give you more advice without knowing your credentials, areas of interests, etc. I mean do you just want any law job? Do you have a practice area in mind?

bbmic45
Posts: 25
Joined: Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:31 pm

Re: Post-Bar Job Search

Postby bbmic45 » Wed Aug 07, 2013 2:45 pm

State trial court clerkships might be a good place to look for non-bar-required positions. Your job search shouldn't be any different at this point vs later.

User avatar
newyorker88
Posts: 614
Joined: Fri Dec 11, 2009 7:32 pm

Re: Post-Bar Job Search

Postby newyorker88 » Wed Aug 07, 2013 3:05 pm

Ahh ok thanks. Just wasn't sure if you're supposed to wait until bar results arrive to start applying. Wasn't sure if employers would just throw the application in the garbage because they won't know for months whether or not you passed the bar. I'm open to government or private practice. The only thing that probably wouldn't suit me is being a public defender. Other than that I'm pretty open.

T30
Below Median
Moot Court Finalist
2L summer worked at a small 4 person law firm

User avatar
Bikeflip
Posts: 1833
Joined: Fri Jul 11, 2008 3:01 pm

Re: Post-Bar Job Search

Postby Bikeflip » Wed Aug 07, 2013 3:21 pm

Can't hurt to search. What else are you going to do?

http://jobs.nysba.org/jobseeker/search/results/

Best case: Some small firm wants to use you ASAP, though you'll probably be researching instead of more lawyerly things.

Worst case: You actually do something related to finding a jerb

User avatar
newyorker88
Posts: 614
Joined: Fri Dec 11, 2009 7:32 pm

Re: Post-Bar Job Search

Postby newyorker88 » Wed Aug 07, 2013 3:30 pm

thanks for the link! wasn't aware of that search engine.

User avatar
Bikeflip
Posts: 1833
Joined: Fri Jul 11, 2008 3:01 pm

Re: Post-Bar Job Search

Postby Bikeflip » Wed Aug 07, 2013 4:54 pm

newyorker88 wrote:thanks for the link! wasn't aware of that search engine.



Um, yeah dude: http://l.ny.nyc.associationcareernetwor ... ePage.aspx

http://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=Attorney&l=new+york

--LinkRemoved--


Not saying any of them will lead to a jerb, but there are resources out there...

User avatar
Bikeflip
Posts: 1833
Joined: Fri Jul 11, 2008 3:01 pm

Re: Post-Bar Job Search

Postby Bikeflip » Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:18 pm

I want to turn this into the SuperVale thread... sigh. :cry:




Return to “Legal Employment”

Who is online

The online users are hidden on this forum.