After the Bar Exam

If you've made your way through the bar exam, or if you're a law student taking a much-needed mental break to ponder life after the bar exam, you can't wait until you can finally breakout and put your degree into practice. The legal job market, much like the law itself, is an ever-evolving landscape that can be challenging to navigate on your own. The After the Bar Exam section of FindLaw for Law Students is designed to provide you with the resources you need to get your legal career started, whether it be in government, in a law firm, or in a practice of your own.

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    • Flying Solo: Starting Your Own Law Practice

      Have you dreamed of being your own boss, setting your own hours, and managing your own workload? Getting a law firm off the ground takes a lot of work, but it's definitely achievable with the right plan. This article will take you to FindLaw's Law Firm Management Section where you'll get advice on how to fly solo.

      How to Start a Law Firm: Startup Checklist

      Now that you've graduated, the thought of avoiding the job search by starting your own practice is alluring. A lot goes into starting a firm, from setting up office systems to establishing your firm's name, but FindLaw's here to help. This article on startup checklists and others at FindLaw's Law Firm Management Section will get you on your way.

      Setting Realistic Career Goals

      You've now had a few years to refine your perspective on the legal profession since law school orientation. Even if you have ambitious goals, it's important to be realistic, especially as you start looking for your first job. This article, and others at FindLaw's Law Career Center, will help you set those goals and plot your way.

      How to Land a Job as a Recent Law Grad with Little Experience

      As you shift from law school to law practice, you may be facing a competitive job market. You can't be faulted for having little practice experience; after all, you just graduated. However, there are still ways to stand out. This article from FindLaw's Law Career Center has strategies to do just that and tips to set you up for success.