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We all know the legal market is in flux, still recovering from its 2007 downturn. But that recovery isn't even across the nation. As a recent ABA attorney population survey shows, some states, like Florida, have seen their legal sectors explode over the last ten years. Others are still well behind where they once were. (Sorry, Massachusetts.)

So where is the legal population increasing today? And more importantly, how far does your money go there?

Should young lawyers mix some French classes in with their études de droit? Learn to sprechen a bit of Español before sending out their resumes? Yes, of course.

No one these days would be worse off for having learned a second language. Lawyers especially will benefit from a mastery of, or even familiarity with, foreign tongues.

They say LinkedIn is like Tinder for job applicants ("swipe right to get in touch with a recruiter!"), but some users seem to take the comparison literally. One U.K. lawyer was recently called out for using LinkedIn to comment on the appearance of a human rights lawyer 30 years his junior.

Of course, the randy married lawyer claimed the message was purely complimentary, which just goes to show that one's man compliment can be another's ceaseless, uninvited focus on appearance over personal and professional accomplishments. Now, the woman who went public with the comment is facing significant professional backlash. Just which side crossed the line?

Remember those stories about the up-tick in legal hiring? You know, the ones that made it seem like maybe, just maybe, the legal market was springing back from its 2007 implosion. Well, there's some bad news.

Revised numbers by the Bureau of Labor show that the legal job sector lost 2,000 jobs in August, erasing gains from spring hiring and leaving the almost 5,000 less legal jobs than a year ago. What's an (aspiring) greedy associate to do?

How to Prepare for OCI

It's already August. For law students, that means on campus interviews, more commonly known as "OCI." OCI is where fledgling, soon-to-be-lawyers take some of the very first steps down their career path.

You've sent out your resume and been matched for interviews. You have your suit pressed and a haircut scheduled for the day before. Now what? Here are five tips for preparing for OCI, whether you've got two days until your first interview or two weeks.

It's not hard to find prestigious legal work when you've graduated from a top law school. While the rest of the world's law school grads may struggle to find employment in a slumping legal market, it seems like every Harvard alum is given an honorary Supreme Court clerkship. We're pretty sure a Yale diploma comes with an entry level professorship somewhere in the Midwest.

But not everyone is impressed with grads from top-ranked schools. Take Adam Leitman Bailey, who runs a New York real estate law firm. When it comes to finding new talent, Bailey has a unique hiring rule: dogs and Ivy League grads need not apply.

Law schools tend to have a limited reach. If you didn't attend a top ranked school, say anything between Yale and Georgetown, your school's reputation is often limited to the immediate geographic area. Cardozo may be a great law school, but not many Angelenos will know that.

So it can be nice to hear that your small school is actually, literally, underrated. Bloomberg Businessweek is here to give a small handful of indebted grads the warm and fuzzies, having just released its list of the 10 most underrated law schools. Who made the cut? Which law schools are the tops when it comes to being underrated?

The Uniform Bar Exam is about to get more, well, uniform. The UBE, which provides one test and one score but portability to the 16 different states what accept it, was recently adopted by New York. The Empire State's 15,000-some bar examinees will sit for the UBE for the first time next summer.

Those New Yorkers, along with Alaskans, Coloradans, and Alabamans, may be getting some company from the Best Coast -- if legal academics have their say. Law professors from throughout California are currently pushing for the state to adopt the UBE, according to the Los Angeles Times.

If you're a law student or recent graduate, you're probably aware by now that finding legal work that pays can be difficult. For a law student looking to gain important legal experience, or young lawyers just starting out, it can be tempting to offer your services for free.

We're not talking pro bono representation of the indigent here, but unpaid internships, volunteer attorney positions, and no-cost legal services for otherwise paying customers. Should you ever do it?

This article begs the question: "Do lawyers still need business cards?" The simple answer is, "Yes you do." Just as your profiles on LinkedIn or FindLaw connect you to the digital realm, your business card connects you to the physical realm (which is still a part of reality, last I checked...).

These dos and don'ts will help you make a great business card and use it to further the success of your law practice.