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What is the best state to get job as a lawyer?

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Nancy’s Answer

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If you are not tied to any particular state, you should consider what type of law you want to practice. Your research should be geared toward finding the metropolitan market in the state where the type of job you are seeking is prevalent. For example, if you are interested in lobbying or government work, consider the District of Columbia. If you have an interest in immigration law, most cities will need such practitioners, but border cities, and those with high populations of immigrants will offer the most work in that area. if you like insurance, consider MA. You should also select a state where you want to live during your career. If you take and pass the bar in one state, if you decide to relocate, there is no guarantee there will be reciprocity between the two state bars. You may have to sit for the bar in the new state, unless you have significant work experience that will allow you to be waived in to the new state's bar. Finally, do some research into the total number of attorneys in a particular state. In addition to CA being a difficult bar to pass, the last I aware, there is an overabundance of attorneys in the state, which may make it difficult to find a job.
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R’s Answer

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Pick the state that you want to spend your life in and study as hard as you can. There are too many factors to discuss here. You want to look at job market, average pay, cost of living, standard of living, etc.

Passing the bar isn't a measure of how smart you are, but is a measure of how hard you're willing to study. So, if you work hard, anyone can pass it.
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Jessica’s Answer

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Do some internet research and look at bar passage rates. You want a state with a high pass rate. California, for example, has a terribly low rate so you might spend years studying and thousands of dollars paying for your degree and then fail the bar and not be able to practice.
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