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Before the Esq: Positioning Yourself for Success While Waiting for Bar Results

Jerome Crawford, Brian Findley, Cali Franks, Raymond L. Panneton, and Aaron Sohaski

You’ve taken the bar exam—now what? We’re here to help you maximize the time between the bar exam and starting your new job. Join us for tips on growing your network, understanding financial wellness, and navigating the early years of a career.


  • Jerome Crawford, Director of Legal Operations and Social Equity, Pleasantrees, Detroit, MI

  • Brian Findley, Founder, Findley Law, San Diego, CA

  • Cali Franks, Program Attorney, Lawline, Dallas, TX

  • Raymond L. Panneton (Moderator), Membership and Marketing Director, ABA Young Lawyers Division and Managing Partner, Ted Smith Law Group, PLLC Harker Heights, TX

  • Aaron Sohaski, Director, Compliance and Contracting, Henry Ford Health, Detroit, MI