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Christina Martinez, Podhurst Orseck. Courtesy Photo Christina Martinez, Podhurst Orseck. Courtesy Photo

Despite virtual classrooms and graduations, a twice delayed and remotely proctored bar exam, and other frustrating upheavals to the expected normalcy during the last year of law school, perhaps the most daunting and stressful changes faced by third-year law students last year were those wrought on the job search process and the start of new employment. An overwhelming sense of unknowing descended on the process of applying for and starting new jobs, both for recent grads and for other lawyers making a career move. I was among the ranks of lawyers looking for a job in March 2020, having decided to relocate permanently to South Florida after moving back home for a judicial clerkship ending in the fall. And, at the time, it felt like the only thing to do was be proactive, and be patient.

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