I PASSED THE BAR!!!

As you can tell by the title of the post, I passed my bar exam. I am on cloud 10 right now lol. I actually found out yesterday that I passed. I was at work when I got a Facebook message from one of my classmates saying the results were up. My heart started beating a mile a minute. I still had about 30 minutes left at work and I was unsure whether or not I wanted to check it while at work. I decided to bite the bullet and go ahead and look. When I saw my number and the pass next to it I wanted to like scream, flip, cartwheel, throw graffiti…I wanted to do it all.

I told the people at my job and they were soooo happy for me (and that is one of the reasons why I enjoy working there). Of course I told my parents and they were very excited and proud of me. I even made my granddaddy cry, but tears of joy. I got so many kind and congratulatory words on Facebook.

I just got off the phone with my best friend and we were talking about how surreal it feels to be like actual adults. She is working in the field of therapy, but can totally relate to how I am feeling. We are about to have our own clients that we are responsible for. I do not think it will really hit me until I get my first client. Then I may have a mini freak-out, but will pull myself together and help my client.

I am really looking forward to this next chapter in my life. I hope everyone had good bar results!

Where Have You Been?

So I realize it has been like months since I have last written a post. Chalk it up to Bar Prep, crashing from taking the Bar, and a wee bit of laziness now that the Bar is complete. But I have decided it is time for me to get my life back on track and part of that includes blogging again. I am going to do my best to post at least once a week (hopefully it will be more than that, but I figure I should start small lol).

So I should probably say what I have been up to. Weeeeeellllll, right now I am working at a non-profit, in a mostly non-legal capacity. We are getting ready to move the office and make some changes, so I have been trying to help out wherever I can. I am happy to just have a job. Even though I am not doing a lot of legal work per se, the people in the office are great and I really enjoy working there.

There are a couple of job opportunities that I am looking into. There is one in particular with a legal aid organization that I am hoping I can get. I love helping others (as cliche as it sounds) and I think that this position would be a great fit. I will keep y’all updated on the job hunting front.

So that is enough of me rambling lol. Until next time…

Tomorrow Is The Big Day

So tomorrow is the first day of the bar exam and I am kind of freaking out. I feel okay with the MBE and can probably squeak out the MPT, but the essays worry me. I can probably squeak out the state essays, but the MEEs give me pause. I pray that I only have to take this test once. But I suppose it’s not the end of the world if I have to retake it in February. Is it September yet?

Chapter 1: Law School is Now Complete

As of 11:45am yesterday morning, I am the proud owner of my Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree. I have done my time and can now proudly call myself a law school graduate. It seems like just yesterday, or at least last week, that I was sitting in orientation and trying to understand just what I had gotten myself into. I had moved two states away to attend law school in a place where I knew no one.

Law school was like nothing I have ever experienced. It was different from college in that you could not just sit in class and become invisible. Professors made an effort, especially during your first year, to call on every student and subject him/her to the infamous Socratic Method. For those who fear public speaking (like break out in a cold sweat if they have to speak in public), the Socratic Method is a horrid dreadful thing. I am one of the fearful. But you know, I survived it. I even managed to say a few intelligent things and not come off as a totally dummy. I have met some great friends and have had the opportunity to do things that I never would have imagined myself doing.

All in all, I have enjoyed my journey through law school…both the ups and the downs. As this one chapter closes, I move on to the next…the monster known as the Bar Exam. It is basically a two day test that I will be studying for for about two months. While I am not looking forward to taking the test, I am looking forward to what comes after I pass. I will finally be able to do what I have been studying the past three years…help others through the practice of law.