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About Tennessee Bar Journal

Suzanne Craig Robertson is the editor of the Tennessee Bar Journal, the monthly magazine of the Tennessee Bar Association. Follow the Journal on Twitter @tennbarjournal

Deep Breath: Bar Results This Friday

We don’t have to tell you Law Launch Project folks that the bar results list will be out Friday — this week must be filled with lots of hand-wringing for you, but you’ll know soon. The Board of Law Examiners will release the pass list and the Tennessee Bar Association will have it on our site ASAP. In years’ past it’s been around noon, but we won’t know for sure until we get it. After you pass (positive thinking, please!), you’ll be invited to a lovely event at the TBA in conjunction with the Supreme Court Swearing-in Ceremony.  Look for the results at tba.org.

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We Won! We Won!

The Tennessee Bar Journal won a Luminary Award from the National Association of Bar Executives last week for The Law Launch Project. This is kind of a big deal and we are proud of it. The award is in the category of Special Publications.

One of the judges said “Awesome idea and execution! I love the comprehensive approach: The project spans print, digital and social media, and features law students of all ages and backgrounds. In this way, the project truly fills the stated objective of providing a snapshot … of the future of the legal profession.”

This is bound to be a good omen for our 15 participants, who will learn this Friday if they have passed the bar exam. I’m betting YES THEY WILL.

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The Law Launch Project: Graduation Edition

In the June issue of the Tennessee Bar Journal, we look at how members of the Project are feeling about the end of this road called Law School. A little more than half of the group have jobs lined up, but it’s still early since the Bar isn’t for another 6 weeks.

 
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The story is a reflection and a look forward:

“As the students look back, many seem a little bit in shock. They are proud that they were able to weather the unsteadiness, the unending reading and somehow were able to juggle all that while still (in varying degrees) living their lives.
Their comments may sound familiar to you lawyers — that last year of law school is probably still seared into your brain — but some things are likely a little different in 2014 than when you came through.”

These are some interesting people who have overcome much and accomplished a major goal. Read their stories here:  LawLaunch_Grad_June2014

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Free Help for Starting Your Own Practice

Several of you have said you are interested in starting your own firm right out of school. Have you seen this new resource from the Tennessee Bar Association?

The Solo-in-a-Box Toolkit has sections specific to starting out —  on business, technology, insurance, budgeting, marketing, human resources, mentors and more.

Best part: IT’S FREE.  Just go to http://www.tba.org/node/66492bigkit

After you try it, let us know what you think.

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Not So Long Ago

Can you believe you thought these things just a few months ago? So you can look back and be reminded how far you’ve come, here’s a recap from

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and LawLaunch_April2014

and LawLaunch_May2014

 

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You’re Up

The next time the Tennessee Bar Association posts a story like this, your name will be on the list (YES IT WILL):

Tennessee Bar Exam Results Now Available

http://www.tba.org/news/tennessee-bar-exam-results-now-available

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This is getting serious

The Winter Bar Exam is TODAY and tomorrow. That means those of you about to graduate, you are NEXT. In the hole, as they would say if this was a rodeo. Which it kind of has been, right? Not to freak you out, but applications for the July exam, which is July 29-30, will open March 3, according to the Board of Law Examiners. Learn more here: http://www.state.tn.us/lawexaminers/

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Words to the Wise

The February Tennessee Bar Journal isn’t online until tomorrow, but here’s a sneak peak of the Law Launch Project page. Law_Launch_Feb2014

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Words of Wisdom, Condensed

Read highlights of the Law Launch Project in the recent Tennessee Bar Journal. These bloggers are insightful, smart and fun to follow.

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Job Report: ‘New Normal’ Leaves Many Students Anxious

As IF you all need to hear THAT. It’s not so bad — read this article in the December Tennessee Bar Journal and find out more about the job situation for your graduating class. Thanks to all the members of the Law Launch Project who contributed to the article.

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