Tag Archives: California bar

Competing for Diverse Talent

As corporate clients more often consider the diversity and inclusion policies of law firms when selecting counsel to represent them, competition to recruit minority talent is fierce. To satisfy their desire for outside counsel that meet their desired diversity and inclusion goals, general counsel expand their searches to include smaller, local, and regional firms. Specifically,…
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The Benefits of Becoming a Bar Junkie

With so many demands on a lawyer’s time, anything additional must be well worth it. Active involvement in Bar Associations or other, similar professional organizations, definitely passes that test. To reap the benefits, just being admitted to the bar in your jurisdiction doesn’t do the trick; you must seek out and involve yourself in the…
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New Bar Exam Shorter but Not Easier

With the adoption of the UBE, or Unified Bar Exam, the test in many U.S. jurisdictions is shorter but, most likely, not any easier. Even California, which didn’t adopt the UBE, reduced the test from three days to two as of July 2017. By reputation, California and New York vie for the toughest Bar Exams…
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California Legal Market Update: Not So Golden

All that glitters is not gold when it comes to California’s job outlook for new lawyers. ABA data shows that the Golden State's law schools have a tougher time placing graduates in law jobs than their counterparts in other states. Dismal employment rates Employment rates vary significantly among California's many law schools. Top-ranked institutions, such…
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