There are many companies that hire lawyers without the bar, but it is important to understand what you are getting into. Not every company will have a lawyer on staff who has previously practiced in your area of law, or even passed the bar exam. Many hiring managers prefer candidates who go through an apprenticeship program instead of taking the bar exam straight out of law school. That doesn’t mean that they won’t consider someone with a Juris Doctorate (JD) and some type of work experience under their belt, though! If you do get accepted by one such firm without having taken the Bar but don’t feel like you qualify for entry-level employment with them, know that there is still hope: most firms require only three months (or less!) worth of trial-work experience before they will offer representation to certain types of applicants — including those who never took the bar test or graduated from law school! Talk to your prospective employer about this before accepting any job offer.