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Summary: What issues concern you most with searching for a legal job in 2018?
Getting a job in legal law world is difficult but not impossible if a candidate has the correct information. This is why job seekers were drawn this year to stories about passing the bar exam to executing a tough law firm interview. But it wasn’t just work-related content that interested current and aspiring attorneys. Readers also wanted to find out how to balance work with a personal life.
The following are the top 10 most read articles on LawCrossing in 2017:
1. Which State Has the Most Difficult Bar Exam?
The bar exam is daunting, but not all states’ exams have the same level of difficulty. In the most popular post on LawCrossing, the hardest and easiest bar exams are listed as well as the law schools that graduate students with the best and worst bar passage rates.
How difficult is your state’s bar exam?
2. Should I Marry a Lawyer?
Although lawyers are known to have prestigious jobs and high incomes, being married to one can be challenging. With the perks come high-stress and long work hours, and lawyers tend to have type-A personalities that could put a strain on relationships.
Do you know of any celebrities or famous people that have had trouble passing the bar exam?
4. The Case of the Drunken Attorneys
One in three attorneys have problems with alcohol, and the cause of this is likely due to the profession’s high stress. This article examines why attorneys end up with drinking problems and how you can spot these problems before it’s too late.
Do you know of an attorney with a drinking or substance abuse problem?
5. Law School: The Most Depressing Three Years of Your Life
Law school may be one of the only educational experiences where you’re expected to get depressed and stressed. This fifth mostly-read article examines what causes depression and how students can prevent suffering from a case of the blues.
Tell us your experience with law school? Was it easy? Was it stressful?
6. 10 Out of the Box Questions to Ask Your Law Firm Interviewer
During an interview, the hiring manager is always going to ask, “Do you have any questions for me?” And you better bet you need a few. This handy guide lists 10 unique questions you can ask that will impress the person on the other side of the table.
What questions do you ask hiring managers during law firm interviews?
LawCrossing has the most listings of any job board I have used. It's actually a great site. The website had a lot of detail. It’s nice that you don't have to go through a recruiter if you don't want to. You can actually contact the law firm directly for the positions listed. LawCrossing had a ton of great features.