What Law Firms Cause To Think You're A Flight Risk
[00:00:00] Do applicants not look like flight risks if admitted in too many states?
And the answer to that is yes. So say someone's admitted in New York and maybe let's say 2019, and then all of a sudden was in California 2020, and then they're applying to firms in New York, or let's even say California. And then they're applying to firms in New York, the New York firms going to say, why did you take the California bar? Most often law firms will think they're flight risks. Law firms are going to be very careful hiring those sorts of people. And they're going to want to make sure that before they hire them, they want to understand that.
New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, that would be normal to be admitted in those states. But yeah, if a law firm sees you're admitted to a bunch of different states, they're typically, nervous about it.
And one of the ways around that is there's no reason you'd have to list every place you're admitted on your resume. You don't even have to list that you've been admitted. If you're working in California and you're admitted to seven different states and you apply to a law firm, you don't need to list that you're admitted to all these different states.
You don't even need to list your admitted to California. We'll just look it up. Law firms assume [00:01:00] all that stuff. And so you just need to be very careful.