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How much do employment gaps hurt c and f?

Post by lawschoolsplit2023 » Fri Apr 19, 2024 4:35 pm

Suppose there were periods where you had health problems and a couple years you have had employment gaps - however, preceding 5 years of when applying for c and f you have not only good quality work history but no gaps in five years can that counteract gaps from 8-10 years ago or is this not a pressing issue for c and f?

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Re: How much do employment gaps hurt c and f?

Post by Access » Sun Apr 21, 2024 5:55 pm

C&F doesn't care about gaps, just about honesty and checking boxes. Employers will ask. The challenge is building a narrative that doesn't turn into a C&F issue.

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Re: How much do employment gaps hurt c and f?

Post by nealric » Thu Apr 25, 2024 2:53 pm

I can't see how an employment gap by itself would be a C&F problem. Check your state's rules and by all means talk to a C&F attorney in your state if you are worried, but C&F is concerned about things that might impact your ability to practice law- things like criminal behavior, lying/cheating, or mismanaging money.

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Re: How much do employment gaps hurt c and f?

Post by looseleaf » Sat Apr 27, 2024 5:29 pm

How would one construct a narrative that creates C/F issues?

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Re: How much do employment gaps hurt c and f?

Post by Access » Thu May 02, 2024 8:35 pm

looseleaf wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2024 5:29 pm
How would one construct a narrative that creates C/F issues?
Lying

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Re: How much do employment gaps hurt c and f?

Post by looseleaf » Mon May 06, 2024 10:58 pm

Access wrote:
Thu May 02, 2024 8:35 pm
looseleaf wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2024 5:29 pm
How would one construct a narrative that creates C/F issues?
Lying
How would they check your story? If you're not working, there's no records... so it's harder to get caught?

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Re: How much do employment gaps hurt c and f?

Post by nixy » Tue May 07, 2024 8:19 am

looseleaf wrote:
Mon May 06, 2024 10:58 pm
Access wrote:
Thu May 02, 2024 8:35 pm
looseleaf wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2024 5:29 pm
How would one construct a narrative that creates C/F issues?
Lying
How would they check your story? If you're not working, there's no records... so it's harder to get caught?
If you lie about the reasons you weren't working, such as why you had to leave the last job you had before a gap (you claim you quit when you were fired for cause) and they talk to that employer, that would create a C&F issue.

But that's kind of the point - the bar doesn't care about gaps. They just want to be able to make sure that when you *were* employed, you didn't do anything concerning like lie to your employer or embezzle or sleep with clients.

To the OP - the bar isn't deciding whether to hire you. They don't care what you did for work or how long you did it; they only want to make sure that you didn't behave unethically and that you're telling the truth about it. Someone whose work history consists only of short-term retail or food service gigs in the summers/between semesters, but had no issues as an employee and left each job on good terms, raises less concerns for the bar than someone who worked at Google for 5 years but got walked out for accessing unauthorized material.

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