So I have a question: does the California Board of Bar Examiners ask *everyone* who passes the bar whether they'd like to be a grader? To clarify, one's eligibility does seem to be keyed to one's residence in the Bay Area, but beyond that criteria, do they ask everyone?
Because I just got such a letter in the mail, inviting me to become a grader, and I'm torn between wanting to laugh and throw up. After all the hell the bar examiners put me through last year, trying to pass the damn test, dinging me the first time because I was apparently two measly points too stupid, oh, *now* they think I'm good enough that they want me to help them???
A part of me is, of course, intrigued. I can't actually commit to it for the July grading cycle anyway, but I can keep myself of their mailing list for future exams. Even so, would it be worth it? The gig does pay, but probably not nearly enough to justify the massive time commitment. Three hours a day, every day, for up to 10 weeks? I just can't see that kind of time commitment getting me anywhere closer to any of my professional or life goals.
And given that even reading this year's new JDs write about plunging into BarBri on their blogs is making my skin crawl, I think I need to get a lot more distance between myself and that test before I could even think about helping. I finally sold my bar review books a few months ago, and good riddance to them and that whole experience.