There is now a rule regarding the number of times you may take the bar exam unsuccessfully before remedial education is mandatory. Upon 3 unsuccessful attempts, a test-taker must attend 12 additional hours of law school before sitting for the bar exam again.
Previously there was no set limit. Two Supreme Court Justices disagreed with the rule change, but not because it was too tough. One justice was in favor of a 3-strikes your’re out and another supported 5-strikes and you’re out.
There have been mixed responses to this rule change and the above link features area attorney’s reactions, including your truly.
Matthew Thompson is a Family Law attorney in Mississippi, passed the bar exam on his first attempt and if all goes to plan will not have to take another bar exam – – ever…
Lawyer advertising can still have a stigma attached to it. It’s a throw back to the “good ‘ol days,” I guess.
However, we all advertise, or market, in some way. The bow tie is a marketing tool. Well, today my friend Graham Carner gave me his “card.” It’s a poker chip. It says his practice areas, website and phone number. It’s also the first time I’ve seen a chip/card.
Kudos to Graham. Perhaps the bow tie bottle openers are not as far-fetched as I’ve been told!
Matthew Thompson is a family law attorney in Mississippi and is typically the only lawyer under 70 in a bow tie.