Though I don’t want to dwell too much on the negative for my posts, news this week that only 68.4% of law grads in 2010 have jobs requiring “bar passage” was sobering. According to NALP — the organization that keeps track of these statistics — this is the “lowest percentage since the legal career professionals group NALP began collecting statistics.”
Unfortunately, NALP’s analysis is not unexpected. The legal “tabloid,” Above the Law, has called this generation of attorneys the “lost generation,” and these statistics illustrate that its rough out there for all attorneys — especially newer ones.
Though admittedly a small solution to a large problem, the CBA’s inc. program is one way the bar is trying to help newer lawyers — so that those new lawyers have a support system if they are starting their own practice. The ABA has recently recognized inc. as an “idea worth stealing” for other bar associations. Let’s hope that we started a trend!