Trying to get my application complete with the MS Board of Bar Examiners. They are CONSTANTLY losing forms and screwing the applications up.
I might be a little fussy since I’m trying to sort this out the day before spring break.
True fact: this is the first time I’ve decided to definitely give something up.
Here are the major details:
I am working with my current employer after the bar and will be on hourly rate. Assuming I can find a public defender position (that will give me a stable salary), the plan is to continue working for my current attorney, receive a % of every closing, and start building up the practice. Boss lady said that she is interested in expanding her practice with me and that she will push cases (DUI, divorce, will probate) to me whenever they come in. The only downside is that, because she is a solo practitioner, she can’t afford to keep me on salary once I’m licensed.
It’s not a perfect solution, but it does do a few things:
I think this is going to be a good solution. Ultimately I want to do criminal work and would love to work as a public defender, so this situation allows me to pursue that with a safety net.
Overall, I’m happy with how things turned out!