Career Resources

State Releases Results of February Bar Exam

Of the 4,162 who sat for the February exam, 1,822 passed the test, for a passage rate of about 44 percent, an increase of 4 percent from the February 2016 exam.

Top Women in the Law

This inaugural class includes women from nearly every sector of the law: corporate deal makers, public interest lawyers, legal educators, solo practitioners, general counsel and judges, among others. Several run their own firms or work in large firms, where they have opened the door for women and minorities to succeed. They have contributed to the profession well beyond the billable hour as volunteers on legal boards and committees, task forces and commissions. And nearly all have done so while balancing the demands of motherhood and family obligations.

New York State Bar Results

The names of the 6,570 candidates who passed the July 2016 bar exam.

First Year Associates Handbook

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Getting Trial Ready Is a Marathon, Not a Sprint," "All You Really Need to Know About Working With Support Staff," "If You Don't Know Where You're Going, You'll End Up Somewhere Else," "What I Wish I'd Known as a New Lawyer," "Cognitive Dissonance and Law Firm Associate Pay" and "Mastering Time Management as a Junior Associate."

Lawyers Who Lead by Example

The New York Law Journal turns the spotlight on attorneys who have recognized that practicing law is a privilege that comes with a responsibility to give back.

NYLJ 100

Roughly the same number of New York's largest firms by headcount saw net gains compared with those seeing net losses in 2015. But the head count drops were much steeper.

Rising Stars 2016

The intelligence, energy and commitment of the 42 young lawyers profiled in the New York Law Journal's 2016 issue of Rising Stars speaks volumes about the quality of the next generation of New York lawyers and leaders.

New York State Bar Results

The list issued by the State Board of Law Examiners of the names of the candidates who passed the bar examination given on February 23-24, 2016.

Law Schools

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, "Ask What the Bar Can Do for Law Schools," "Top 10 Tips for Acing Summer Associate Interviews," "Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers to Handle New Digital Problems," "Debunking Four Myths About Law Firm Job Offers" and "Can Social Media Networking Help Your Job Search?"

Lawyers Who Lead by Example 2015 Awards

Beyond the drive to be the best in their areas of expertise, our honorees share another trait: They have built their careers on the belief that being a lawyer is a privilege and giving back is the right thing to do.

New York State Bar Results

The list issued by the State Board of Law Examiners of the names of the 6,495 candidates who passed the bar examination given on July 28-29, 2015.

First Year Associates

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Mentor Relationships Provide Valuable Perspective," "Beware These Five Less Obvious Faux Pas," "Use Legal Writing as a Springboard to Success," "Social Media: Pitfalls to Avoid and Paths to Success" and "Young Lawyers Can Impact Their Firms Culture"

Law Schools

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "Educating 'Tomorrow's Lawyer' for Digital Success," "Harness the Experience of Attorneys Returning to the Legal Profession," "Rebalancing the Curriculum to Give Students a Competitive Advantage," "New York City Law Schools Give Students an Edge While Serving Many Needs" and "From Apprenticeship to Practical Training, Hands-on Work Has Always Been Vital."

Rising Stars 2015

This issue of the New York Law Journal's Rising Stars features 50 outstanding attorneys who have made an impression on their colleagues, their clients and the larger legal community.

NYLJ 100

The New York Law Journal once again presents firms' average number of full-time equivalent attorneys in New York state for the preceding calendar year.