Today was the final day of the February Texas Bar Exam, and participants are hopefully seeing the light at the end of a long tunnel that began on the first day of law school. After a well-deserved break, these future lawyers will begin the next phase in pursuing their legal careers. That’s where AfterTheBarExam.com comes in. This online resource from the State Bar is geared toward assisting bar examinees who are awaiting their results — and trying to figure out what to do next. During this three-month waiting period, bar examinees can register for free access to TexasBarCLE’s Online Classroom, as well as view TYLA’s Ten Minute Mentor videos. The courses and videos focus on finding one’s place in the profession, law practice management, ethics and professionalism, and networking. Many of the courses can be claimed for MCLE credit once the participant is licensed. The goal is to help these soon-to-be lawyers make a successful transition from student to practitioner. So, if you know anyone who took the February Bar exam, encourage him or her to visit AfterTheBarExam.com and help a new colleague prepare for a life in the law.
Just eight days after State Bar President Roland Johnson launched AfterTheBarExam.com on August 1, one recent law grad completed the program. He'll receive a certificate of completion and can also claim CLE credit for certain courses once he's licensed.
After The Bar Exam features free resources and webcasts intended address concerns of those about to face the challenges and opportunities of a life in the law.
We've invited the gung-ho grad to appear on this blog and will reveal his name and future plans if he agrees (there's no pressure).
If you have questions or comments about After The Bar Exam, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org