Bar Exam

You put three years of your life into law school and then it all rests on one test: the bar exam. So what happens if you don’t pass? In today’s video, lawyer Larry Smith offers a pep talk for all those who are still worried about their results or who have already received some bad news.


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What’s The Value of Pro Bono Work? One Lawyer Shares Why He Does Work For Free

Tax Lawyer Richard Horne

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Immigration Attorney Christina H. Lee with JDCOT Founder Marc Luber

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Insurance broker David Orleans with Marc Luber of JD Careers Out There

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Can You Get Legal Career Counseling From A Recruiter?

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How To Prepare NOW To Navigate Ethics In The Workplace

Ethics & Compliance Officer Kimberly Strong

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How To Delegate Work AND Make Sure It Gets Done Right

Human Resources Executive and EEO Officer Kristine Pizzo

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How Lawyers Can Gain Respect When Starting A New Job

Joey Jackson, Criminal Defense Attorney and Legal Commentator

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Attorney Craig Rutenberg

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Roller Derby Lawyer Amy Dinn

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Employment Lawyer Donna Ballman

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Job Search Tips: Work At A Bar AND Advance Your Career

Association Lobbyist PJ Hoffman

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