Monday, February 06, 2006

Post bar exam firm start dates???

This has been co-posted on the discussion board as that seems a more appropriate forum. But, as it is little used, DS thought he would ask the nuts and boalts readers the same question.

Question for all you readers out there in internet land. Disco Stu would like to know when you generally have to start work at a firm after the bar exam? In keeping with DS's no-advertisement policy he will not disclose the name of his firm - if that has any bearing on the answer or not, he does not know.

DS has an important obligation in september of 2007 and would like to know if he can delay the start date of work until mid-october of the same year, or possibly later.

Perhaps there are 3Ls that have already crossed this road, or there are alumni readers that could chime in.

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Blogger Tacitus said...

Friends of mine have started in early/mid-October. Most of them had just finished clerkships, which often run to mid/late-August, so they took a few weeks off to move. Generally, firms have several fall start dates that you can choose from, spaced two-weeks to a month apart. Exact policy would depend on the firm...

2/06/2006 10:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From what I know, East Coast firms are more formal as far as one start date for everyone, and West Coast firms are more flexible. Generally, no one starts before Labor Day, and most start sometime in September or Early October. But each firm is different. I would just call the recruiting coordinator, they should know.

2/06/2006 12:33 PM  
Blogger G. said...

You can usually choose one of two start dates, one in mid-September and one in mid-October. If you want to start on a different date I think firms will usually be flexible, but as you can imagine they don't want to have to hold a bunch of new hire orientations for everyone.

2/07/2006 4:09 PM  

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