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Who can sit for the bar exam?

Every state has different requirements regarding who’s eligible to sit for the bar exam. Generally, you have to be of good moral character and fitness and have completed most, if not all, of law school in order to sit for the bar.

Is being a lawyer a stable job?

“What clients don’t want to pay for is any routine work.” Like any profession, being a lawyer has good and bad aspects, but no matter what ranking it is on the U.S. News and World Report’s Best Jobs list, legal jobs are still well-paying professions that have an active and healthy market.

Can lawyers have work life balance?

Can lawyers have work-life balance? Optimistically, yes! This is because the demands of your day as a lawyer will vary based on practice area, law firm culture, the structure of your family, and the kind of support you have both personally and professionally.

Is Pennsylvania a UBE state?

The UBE is a test, prepared by the National Conference of Bar Examiners and administered (or adopted for future administrations) in 36 U.S. jurisdictions. New York, Ohio, West Virginia and Maryland have adopted the UBE, therefore Pennsylvania is now an island (with the exception of Delaware) as to the UBE.

How many hours do lawyers work per day?

When I worked at a law firm, I generally had at least an 8–6 or 9–7 hour day, with some regular exceptions going longer (and very few exceptions going shorter). During busy times, it wouldn’t be uncommon to spend 12+ hours at the office during the week, and maybe a few hours on the weekend.

How many times can you take the PA bar exam?

Luckily, most states allow unlimited attempts to pass the bar exam. There are 21 states that limit bar exam attempts, that range from 2-6 attempts. Some of those states have discretionary limits that allow additional attempts outside of their limit with special permissions.

How much does it cost to take the bar exam in Pennsylvania?

Pennsylvania Bar Exam Dates, Cost & Location

Exam Type: 2-day exam
Dates: Feb 23-24, 2021
Bar Exam Fee: $650

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