2.5 months between bar and starting: what to do?

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What did you do?

started early
0
No votes
worked another legal job (ex. doc review)
1
8%
worked another non-legal job (ex. service industry)
0
No votes
nothing--just relaxing
5
38%
travelled
7
54%
 
Total votes: 13

Hutz_and_Goodman
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2.5 months between bar and starting: what to do?

Postby Hutz_and_Goodman » Fri Jan 09, 2015 11:36 pm

What are the options for this period of time?
This is what I'm considering:
-contact firm and ask to start early
-try to find a parttime legal job elsewhere (doc review or similar)
-LSAT tutor?
-non-legal job (dog walker, proofreader, service industry job)

Any stories/suggestions would be very welcome. I will be starting big law in NYC.
Last edited by Hutz_and_Goodman on Sat Jan 10, 2015 11:06 am, edited 2 times in total.

Arad
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Re: 2.5 months between bar and starting: what to do?

Postby Arad » Sat Jan 10, 2015 12:04 am

0L... Is traveling not an option? This seems like a great opportunity to take some time to yourself before starting your BigLaw gig.

Hutz_and_Goodman
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Re: 2.5 months between bar and starting: what to do?

Postby Hutz_and_Goodman » Sat Jan 10, 2015 9:11 am

Sure, traveling is an option. But my wife will be working and on her salary alone we will not be able to keep up to date on bills.

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Re: 2.5 months between bar and starting: what to do?

Postby Hutz_and_Goodman » Sat Jan 10, 2015 11:02 am

added a poll
interested in answers

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mmelittlechicken
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Re: 2.5 months between bar and starting: what to do?

Postby mmelittlechicken » Sat Jan 10, 2015 11:13 am

If you want to work and vacation is out, I'd ask your firm to start early before looking for other work.

Hutz_and_Goodman
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Re: 2.5 months between bar and starting: what to do?

Postby Hutz_and_Goodman » Sat Jan 10, 2015 12:22 pm

One of my questions is will a big law firm allow you to worn for another firm? I'm worried it might create a conflict issue.

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Actus Reus
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Re: 2.5 months between bar and starting: what to do?

Postby Actus Reus » Sat Jan 10, 2015 5:59 pm

Hutz_and_Goodman wrote:One of my questions is will a big law firm allow you to worn for another firm? I'm worried it might create a conflict issue.


Could ask for salary advance

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Re: 2.5 months between bar and starting: what to do?

Postby Hutz_and_Goodman » Sat Jan 10, 2015 6:03 pm

It's not just the $ it's also that I don't want to do nothing for that long. I can see taking the first 2-3 weeks of august off to recover from the bar but that's enough.

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Re: 2.5 months between bar and starting: what to do?

Postby shock259 » Sun Jan 11, 2015 11:00 pm

Hutz_and_Goodman wrote:One of my questions is will a big law firm allow you to worn for another firm? I'm worried it might create a conflict issue.


You'll have to ask your firm. My firm would not let us work for other law firms before starting because of conflicts. All other legal employment was on a case-by-case basis.

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Clearly
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Re: 2.5 months between bar and starting: what to do?

Postby Clearly » Sun Jan 11, 2015 11:01 pm

live.




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