Not many people would argue with me if I stated that the Socratic cold call method is perhaps the most difficult aspect of one’s law school experience. I mean that’s objectively a tough experience to get through, and one that’s likely etched into our memory forever. However, today I want to propose an experience that stands neck to neck or possibly outshines the fear we experience in those moments of public discourse. An experience that we forget years later as we button our power suits before heading into court or lean into our rollerball chairs in our cushy office suites. It’s the experience of our stomach tying into knots the moment your law school classmate exclaims in distress how many job interviews they have lined up that week, the moment your study group partner confides in you about their multiple job offers and how they can’t possibly make a decision. [Read more…] about Oh Where Oh Where Do 2Ls Go When All the Jobs Appear to be Taken?
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we’re talking about something a bit different — our experiences as poll workers. Yes, Lee and Alison both worked at a polling station in the last election! It’s a unique experience, and one you might even be interested in trying out.
In this episode we discuss:
- Why it’s important to get involved in the election process in your community
- How does the sign up and training process work?
- Insights on what Election Day looks like in San Francisco
- Why this stuff is actually really hard to get right
- Do you get paid to be a poll worker?
- What Alison and Lee found worked well, and what improvements could be made to the process
Thanks for listening!
There is a perception that all attorneys are wealthy and make more money than they can possibly need. As a family law attorney, working at a small firm, I can tell you that I would love to make more money; however, the cost of higher pay is not worth it to me, and I love my firm. The question of “how much can I make as an attorney” is very complex. There are so many variables that go into that answer. Like so many questions in the law, the answer is: It depends. The national average lawyer’s salary in 2019 was $144,230 per year. Obviously, there many attorneys who are making significantly more and many making significantly less. [Read more…] about How Much Do Lawyers Make? The Truth About Attorney Salaries
When I went to law school, I knew that I would benefit from having a law degree. But, I wasn’t entirely sure how I was going to use my J.D. I knew I wanted to be an advocate for a cause I could be passionate about. I wasn’t entirely sure what that might look like, and I was open to opportunities that might not be the traditional practice of law.
Turns out, there are lots of careers that benefit from having a law degree even though they’re not practicing law. Here are a few: [Read more…] about Five Careers For Lawyers That Aren’t Practicing Law
Now that finals are over you can (somewhat) breathe, right? You are probably being bombarded with emails from firms and your CDO about various winter receptions. Networking events can be scary and intimidating, but don’t fear! [Read more…] about How to Network at a Winter Reception
Woohoo! You survived another semester of law school! The last several weeks have been filled with all-day studying, preparing, and testing. Time to put away the worries and stressors of law school and focus on things that really matter, right? Well… sort of? While it is important to catch up on the R&R and see your friends and family, breaks in law school are also a really crucial time to plan for your legal future. In short, it is time to make some money moves! Breaks from law school are the perfect time to get ready for your next step in your legal career, including landing a legal position. It is important to gain experience and exposure to the legal field as law school (fortunately) does not last forever. However, getting a legal job can be tricky and how is a law student supposed to find time during the busy school year to do everything to prepare for a legal position? Never fear, I have some great tips for you to help maximize your break in order to score a sweet legal position.