Recent law graduates find difficulty landing jobs

Recent law graduates find difficulty landing jobs

A few months ago, lawyer Katie Johnson had to ask her boss at the Macy's men's department for time off to defend her clients.

The 2009 graduate of the University of South Dakota School of Law passed the bar last year and began taking clients on her own in November after sending out 100 resumes and finishing five job interviews but getting no job offers.

She's since opened an office in Beresford and quit Macy's, but she still needs supplemental income to pay the bills.

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