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Burning Sands, Esq.:

--- Quote from: bjh324 on April 07, 2011, 10:23:32 PM ---Just joined this website, thought I'd take a look at this blog.

First and foremost is great to see brothers and sisters using the internet to network. Second, it's even better to see theirs fellow NUPES on here. YO YO!!!  :)

Just a general question for all and anyone willing to answer: I am a recent graduate and examinee of the California Bar. California is absolutely saturated with attorneys. Given this fact in conjunction with the fact that CA has been hit really hard by the recession, their is a strikingly small window of opportunity for "baby attorneys" such as myself. I'm considering relocating (which means I'll unfortunately have to take another bar), does anyone have any suggestions as to which states would be a good place to relocate to?


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YO YO, Nupe!  Good to see another Henry T. Asher in the making.

As far as the bar exam/relocation question, man that's tough.  I don't think there is any state in the U.S. that hasnt' been affected by the recession.  I'm in New York and we got hit crazy hard.   Same for DC. 

I would say 3 things:

#1 - things are (slowly) beginning to uptick in the legal profession, so if there's anything you can do in the meanwhile (doc review, temp associate, whatever) to keep the lights on then it may allow you to stick around until a job opens up in CA.

#2 - assuming that no jobs will open up in CA ever, then search other market listings on ladders, NBA, ABA, etc.  I'm starting to see more and more listings, even out here in NY.  So hopefully you can find something in another market if CA is just not producing.

#3 - if possible, look in states that give reciprocity for your CA bar license.  Each state is different and has its own rules about how many years you have to have under your belt, which states can wave in, which states can't, etc.

Good luck.

Hey everyone! A friend of mine just started an online law journal that publishes student work. If anyone in here is interesting in publishing a note or legal article, you should check out the website!!


So no one has posted in this thread in years, I get that.  Just wanted to introduce myself without creating a new thread.  I was around these parts years ago (first year the board started) as a college student and now that I have some years of practice under my belt, I am hoping I can offer some words of encouragement/wisdom to younger attorneys/attorneys-to-be.

Glad to be back.  :)

Hi, I'm a complete newbie. It's sad that this forum has pretty much died, but I appreciate the archival info!


--- Quote from: Burning Sands, Esq. on June 23, 2004, 08:59:49 AM ---This is the BLSD and it's a good place for all African-Americans to get together and uplift each other in our quest to achieve excellence in the field of law. All brothers and sisters are welcome to post messages here. Please follow the rules below:

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