As a parent, I am constantly proud of my sons’ achievements. Just last week, my youngest son, Alex, became a member of the Illinois Bar by receiving his notice that he passed the July 2013 Illinois Bar examination. Not everyone passes the bar, not because they don’t try, but because it’s hard. It’s an achievement that anyone can be proud of. Alex is exceptional in many ways. He has always worked very hard no matter what he tries to do.
On my desk and surrounding me in my office are photographs of my sons, David and Alex, pictured as babies, boys and now young men. Both of them bring pride and joy to me for all of the things they do.
For Alex, he may be one of more than 45,000 new graduates of America’s law schools. The law school training and knowledge that he has gained is another valued tool that he will carry with him forever.
The new lawyer job market is terrible. Jobs are scarce and seemingly only those from the most prestigious law schools are known to have lined up jobs. Alex has a job now as a paralegal and helping in my office as he waits for the day he is sworn in as a lawyer. It has been a long haul from the day Alex started law school through the bar exam. He graduated from law school with honors. He now seeks to find work that will be challenging and self-satisfying. I know he will succeed. Whatever Alex chooses to do, he has made me proud.
Making a profession as a lawyer was never easy. It’s not easy now and it won’t be easy later, but the value of diligently helping someone through the maze of the law is gratifying. I wouldn’t have it any other way, and I’m so proud of Alex for what he has achieved and the promise that his future will bring.
Kreisman Law Offices has been earnestly representing individuals, families and businesses for more than 37 years, in and around Chicago, Cook County and surrounding areas, including Skokie, Morton Grove, Chicago (Edgewater), Bannockburn, Des Plaines, Chicago (Bronzeville), Park Ridge, Park Forest and Blue Island, Ill.
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