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You're at the end of a law firm job interview and everything's going well. You smiled at all the right times, appeared interested, and shook hands like a pro. Just don't screw up these last few minutes and you might actually have a shot at this job.

Then the interviewer asks, "Do you have any questions for me?" Uh oh. Questions for you? What if you don't ask the right questions? Or any questions? Should you even ask questions?

To start, yes, it's a good idea to ask questions at the end of an interview. It looks like you're engaged and interested, plus you also get substantive questions answered. So instead of suddenly sweating from every part of your body, relax and take a look at these questions that you actually should be asking:

Is the American Bar Association finally taking law school debt seriously?

On Monday, the ABA's House of Delegates adopted Resolution 106, which "encourages law schools to offer comprehensive debt counseling and debt management education" to students and encourages bar associations to provide the same for newly admitted lawyers.

But curiously missing from the two-paragraph resolution is any serious discussion of employment statistics, law school prices, and the unwillingness of the ABA to do anything about these issues.

How's the legal market doing? Georgetown Law's Center for the Study of the Legal Profession released a report Tuesday entitled "Report on the State of the Legal Market" in conjunction with Thomson Reuters Peer Monitor. (FindLaw is also part of Thomson Reuters.)

To put it bluntly, things aren't good for the old guard. The traditional law firm model seems to be working for the toniest of the tony firms, but that's only because they make so much money. The Top 100 firms as a whole, however, are still facing the results of the 2008 recession, as the legal marketing becomes more fragmented, work moves in-house, and basically, the "10 jillion practice area corporate law firm" looks like its once-guaranteed fortunes are in question.

"They're terkin' 'er jerbs!" That's ostensibly the sound of lawyers, angry that non-lawyers are muscling in on our "profession." The latest target of our collective outrage is the Limited License Legal Technician, a type of legal job that as yet exists only in Washington state.

Once just an idea on paper, the first generation of LLLTs is ready to take its licensing exam in March. Should lawyers be afraid of LLLTs?

So you've been hearing a lot about how lawyers are all unemployed and make no money, how law school is expensive, and how there are no jobs for graduates. We can see how you would reasonably infer that the legal profession is having a bit of a hiccup.

Cheer up! No, seriously! This year, 2015, promises to be a good year for lawyers and law graduates, thanks in part to some good stuff that happened in 2014. See? It wasn't all bad!

Here are five reasons to be optimistic:

7 New Year's Resolutions for Law Students and Young Lawyers

2015 will be better. It will be a year of great personal and professional success. It will be a year when the legal industry ticks up a notch, when clients come aplenty, and when Will Smith and Martin Lawrence finally decide to film "Bad Boys III."

I'm feeling optimistic about 2015, which is why I'm setting my new year's resolutions so high. If you're feeling the same way, here are a few ideas for some goals of your own:

5 Tips for Summer Job Applications (Even Though It's Winter)

1Ls, 2Ls, and 3Ls: finals are nearly here (or gone) for all of you. What should you be doing over winter break?

Besides having a few drinks and unwinding, you'll probably want to accelerate your job-hunting efforts. Most 3Ls probably know what they are doing by now, and 2Ls might have some idea, so this is mainly for 1Ls who ignored career services in favor of studying for finals. But the tips apply universally regardless.

Here are five things to keep in mind:

Law Sucks. What Else is There? Ugly Christmas Sweater Maker

Sometimes, you no longer want The Law. And sometimes, The Law no longer wants you. For many recent graduates, the latter is the case, thanks to that whole "tens of thousands of graduates into an oversaturated job market replete with failing firms" nonsense.

Alternative careers: That's the ticket. That's what keeps popping up in our most popular posts lists, and why our "Law Sucks. What Else is There?" series continues. In today's installment, we look at a USC law grad who left the confines of BigLaw to make ugly Christmas sweaters. Stifle your laughter, dear lawyers, because his company is almost certainly making more money than you ever will. And he gets to make phallic snowman jokes via intricate sweater designs.

Mail Merge: Mass Mail Your Resume in 3 (Mildly) Easy Steps

You need a job. Many do, but you're creeping into desperation territory here.

We can't testify that mass mailing actually works, but like any urban legend, we totally know somebody who knows somebody that it worked for. He mass mailed his materials to all the BigLaw firms he could find and ended up with a six-figure salary in Manhattan -- the financial holy grail of gigs, even if some might question the sanity of a BigLaw lifestyle. (Lifestyle, smifestyle -- it's $160k brah.)

If you want to try mass-mailing, it's surprisingly easy. Here are the three steps to take to spam the industry with your application materials:

5 Tips for Your Legal Cover Letter

We've covered resumes before, but cover letters are a whole other ballgame. The cover letter -- which you should be sending even if a job description doesn't ask for it -- is your time to shine, to separate yourself from all the other lawyers blindly sending their resumes into the ether.

While there's no single correct way to craft a cover letter, there are some general principles you can follow for a smoother experience and with any luck, a better outcome (read: a job!).