6 Tips for Applying for Bar Admission on a Budget

Barrister on a Budget - Jenny MaxeyLaw school can sometimes seem like one expense after another. And it doesn’t end when classes conclude — You still have to pass the bar exam and get admitted!

Today, we’re pleased to welcome Jenny Maxey, author of Barrister on a Budget: Investing in Law School…Without Breaking the Bank, who has some tips on getting admitted without going broke. Enjoy!

Whether you’re a 1L or a few months away from graduation, that desire to become an attorney cannot actually be fulfilled until you are licensed. And even though we all know this is the case, after being hunkered down in the law library for hours or preparing for those always-looming finals sometimes the application process for bar admission can still turn up as a surprise — and a several thousand dollar surprise at that!

However, you can keep the cost of applying for admission down through budgeting and taking steps in advance.
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Four Useful Tips for Legal Networking on a Budget

Jenny L. MaxeyIf you’re looking for a legal job, you know you need to network. Right? Well, that can get expensive — which is tricky when you have no income!

We’re thrilled to welcome Jenny L. Maxey, author of “Barrister on a Budget: Investing in Law School…without Breaking the Bank” who’s here to share some tips for networking on a budget. Take it away!

Maybe you’ve just taken the bar exam, but you still haven’t found a job. Or, maybe you are a rising 3L just beginning your search. Either way, unemployment is more common now than ever, but there are still ways to find employment and it’s never too early to position yourself for better employment potential.

One key strategy is to broaden your network.

In good times, as the saying goes who you know is more important than what you know. In the legal profession you need both, but during a recession the “who” becomes critical.

Better yet, you can expand your network without racking up out-of-control expenses.

Here are a few tips:

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