I’ve been doing a lot of interviewing lately, and it’s got me thinking about the process of interviewing, and the reality of the job search. So here are a few thoughts, purely my own.
The Board of Governors’ Admissions and Education Committee recently voted to move a plan forward to increase the number of hours of Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) that active attorneys must complete.
Big changes are afoot in legal education generally – there’s more emphasis on experiential learning and on placements outside of the school environment, and enrollment has been significantly reduced in many schools. The latest change to loom on the horizon is a significant shift in the time honored barrier to practice: the Bar Exam.
In the medical world, if you don’t have insurance and can’t afford a doctor, you can show up at a public emergency room or health clinic, where (though you may wait long hours) you will generally eventually be treated. This is less than ideal – it does not offer preventive care and early diagnosis, and it clogs the emergency rooms – but it is, at least, a back stop. In the legal world, though, if you can’t afford an attorney, you have no back stop.
Continuing our October spotlight on pro bono, we asked ACBA CEO Tiela Chalmers how pro bono has effected her career. Prior to joining the ACBA and VLSC, Tiela Chalmers worked as […]
For many people, the “I Have a Dream” speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is a part of a long ago history, and as we approach the 50 year […]