A free resource for persons who have taken
the Texas bar exam and are awaiting the
results. Here you'll find practical answers,
valuable insights, and plenty of "how-to's" from
attorneys who've been there--many of them
among the best in their field statewide.

Welcome from State Bar of Texas President Steve Benesh
am pleased to welcome you to an ongoing project first initiated in 2009 by
then-State Bar President Roland Johnson. This website reflects our efforts
to reach out to future members of the profession during the three-month gap between when they take the bar exam and when they become licensed. The materials contained here—free to those experiencing this transition—address concerns of those facing for the first time the challenges and opportunities of a life in the law. We are always seeking to improve these resources, so please use the link at left to give us feedback. Again, welcome to this introduction to the profession. I hope you find much of value here.

Browse the categories below for suggested presentations, or search TexasBarCLE's Online Classroom
or TYLA's Ten Minute Mentor for more free videos. Learn about MCLE credit and how to access the
videos in the categories below.
A Message on Pro Bono Service from Justice Nathan Hecht - 2 min 
Alternative Careers with Your Law Degree 
Alternatives to Big Firms - 12 min 
Attorneys Who Have Made a Difference - 6 min 
Balancing a Career and Motherhood - 11 min 
Basics of Handling a Pro Bono Divorce - 28 min 
Blocking and Tackling: Interviews/Resumes/Social Media - 1 hr (No MCLE Credit)
Business Side of Law Practice - 9 min 
Considering Your Alternatives: 3 Lawyers Paths to Alternative Careers (No MCLE Credit)
Establishing Pro Bono Legal Services - 41 min 
Five Things You Must Know Before Your Clerkship - 7 min 
Getting a Handle on Basic Practice Areas - TexasBarCLE 101 Courses
Getting a Job After Law School - 5 min 
How to Handle an Estate Planning or Probate Matter Pro Bono  
Interviewing and Resume Tips - 12 min 
Job Search in the Big City - 8 min 
Judicial Clerkships - 9 min 
Leadership for Female Lawyers 
My First Mediation 
Not Practicing Law? Alternative Career Paths - 13 min 
Pro Bono & Community Service - 5 min 
Pro Bono Service: Easier and More Important than You Think - 7 min 
Professional Attire 101 - 3 min 
Resources Available to Serve Veterans, Servicemembers and Their Families 
Resume Tips - 13 min 
Serving Veterans 
The Differences Between Undergraduate Writing and Legal Writing - 12 min 
The Dos and Don'ts of Summer Clerkships - 16 min 
Tips for Getting an In-House Job and Making the Transition 
Tips for the Perfect Resume - 13 min 
Top Five Interviewing Pet Peeves - 6 min 
What is the ABA? - 7 min 
What is TYLA and How Can Law Students Get Involved? - 7 min 
What Law Students Should Do to Help Them Practice Intellectual Property Law 
What Should I Do To Be A Plaintiff's Lawyer? - 12 min 
What Should I Do To Practice Appellate Law? - 7 min 
What Should I Do to Practice Criminal Law? - 7 min 
What Should I Do To Practice Employment Law? - 7 min 
What Should I Do to Practice Family Law? - 10 min 
What Should I Do To Practice in General? - 2 min 
What Should I Do to Practice Probate and Estate Planning? - 9 min 
Wills Needed for Pro Bono Clients - 8 min 
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