LawCrossing’s Top 20 Attorney and Legal Career Advice Articles of 2016
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Summary: Enjoy the 20 most popular articles on LawCrossing that concern job seekers this year.
The 20 most popular articles this year on LawCrossing cover a wide range of topics. They range from paralegal cover letters and the life of Steve Young to law school rankings and how tough it is to be an attorney.
Spending the time to get a law degree does not require you to be an attorney. You may find that you don’t actually like being an attorney but still want to use your education. Lucky for you there are numerous options out there, so use this article to do a little research into potential careers.
The stresses of the job put attorneys in a sensitive place of being somewhere between a little crazy and ready to explode. Attorneys should follow the advice in this article so that they don’t end up going off the deep end.
There are some states that will admit you to the bar if you have passed the bar in another state. There are also some practice areas that won’t require you to have passed the bar in that particular state. Do the research before sitting down for an extra bar exam that you may not have to take.
There are tons of attorneys that fail the bar the first time or even second time, but still bounce back and become successful, powerful attorneys. There are 10 ways you should react after failing the bar to get back on your feet and pass the next time.
Law school isn’t just for young college graduates anymore. More people are returning to law school later in life after deciding they need a change in careers or additional schooling to become more marketable. If you are a late bloomer in your law school education, there may be some challenges that are different than those fresh out of college.
Paralegals are just as important to success of a law firm as the attorneys. They can expect much of the same questions as a typical interview, with a few more specific to the job thrown in. This article lists 275 questions that you can use to prepare now for your next paralegal interview.
Resumes are not enough to get a job. The cover letter is also very important to portraying the needed information about your qualifications and passion for the job. Start with the basics to make sure your paralegal cover letter will assist you and not hinder you in getting a job.
Errors are not acceptable in a lateral resume. Law firms are also looking for more information, wanting the real details about what an attorney has done in their career. This article goes over what kind of layout your resume should have and what kind of details you should include.
This article details an interview with Erin Brockovich regarding the movie and infamous case. Learn what she has to say about everything that happened when she took the Hinkley case and her law partner Ed Masry passed away.
Law students put forth a lot of effort to get into law school and get through it. After all that hard work, make sure you don’t give up on your job search. Here are ten tips that can help you find a job after law school so that you don’t have to put in a ton of effort.
Harrison Barnes explains his ranking of the top law schools based mostly for their effect on getting hired by a law firm. As a legal recruiter, Barnes has developed a keen expertise on which schools do well with law firms.
Really get to know the law schools and what their complete rankings are before picking your school. Law school is a big commitment that also costs a lot of money, so make sure you choose your school carefully and make the most of it.
Real estate is an in-demand practice area at the moment. The practice area is growing and works well with a variety of other areas. However, it is not a big money practice area. Learn more about the pros and cons of practicing as a real estate attorney in this article.
Many people probably do not know what advocacy jobs entail. This article explains them and provides information on how you can get one. Advocacy jobs are available everywhere if you know how to find them.
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