Starting Your First “Real” Job after Law School

Brandon M. King
Being an attorney is radically different from being a law student.

Being an attorney is radically different from being a law student.

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For many young attorneys fresh out of law school who have survived three years of classes, law review, moot court, and of course, the bar exam, it may seem like you have already experienced your first job—being a full-time student. But then you step into your law firm, government agency, or other work setting and discover that being an attorney is radically different from being a law student. And if you are like me, it is a terrifying experience going from student to worker. I should know—I walked into a big law firm for the first time and had no clue where to go and to whom to turn when I needed to figure things out. Fortunately, there are countless resources to be found.

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