Question for job applicants awaiting bar exam results, do you still apply to jobs that require bar passage?

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Question for job applicants awaiting bar exam results, do you still apply to jobs that require bar passage?

Postby SortOfObsessed » Fri Aug 21, 2015 1:36 pm

I moved to a different state than where I was initially licensed and practicing, and just had to take the new state's July bar exam. Just starting to apply to jobs now, and wondering, if you're waiting on bar exam results, do you still apply to the job postings that require bar passage?

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Re: Question for job applicants awaiting bar exam results, do you still apply to jobs that require bar passage?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 21, 2015 2:52 pm

I would think so. I only wouldn't if they explicitly specify that you have to know your results, though I doubt this would ever actually occur. Most people who have secured a job by graduation are for Bar Passage Required jobs.

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Re: Question for job applicants awaiting bar exam results, do you still apply to jobs that require bar passage?

Postby SortOfObsessed » Fri Aug 21, 2015 3:05 pm

Thanks for the response! I'm asking because I'm seeing a lot of "Must have membership in good standing in X state bar" and it's making me question whether I should be applying to these positions, or if it's a waste of time until I get my results back in a few months.

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Re: Question for job applicants awaiting bar exam results, do you still apply to jobs that require bar passage?

Postby CanadianWolf » Sat Aug 22, 2015 10:07 am

Depends upon the particular situation. Some need an immediate hire with a specific state bar membership in which case your resume is likely to be trashed if still awaiting bar results.

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Re: Question for job applicants awaiting bar exam results, do you still apply to jobs that require bar passage?

Postby zot1 » Sat Aug 22, 2015 4:45 pm

SortOfObsessed wrote:I moved to a different state than where I was initially licensed and practicing, and just had to take the new state's July bar exam. Just starting to apply to jobs now, and wondering, if you're waiting on bar exam results, do you still apply to the job postings that require bar passage?

Thanks!


If non-government, YES. If a place likes you and could spare some time to wait for your bar results, they'll bring you in.

Government, no. Don't waste your time. They will look at your file and just toss it.

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Re: Question for job applicants awaiting bar exam results, do you still apply to jobs that require bar passage?

Postby SortOfObsessed » Mon Aug 24, 2015 2:37 pm

Thank you very much to you both! Will follow this rule going forward.



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