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Networking to Get—and Keep—Your Law Firm Job

The number one way to land a legal job-or any job, for that matter-is through networking. Whether you're on the hunt for your first position or looking to make a lateral move, honing your networking skills and taking advantage of networking opportunities is essential. But don't think you're...

Networking in Six Minutes or Less

Last week, more than 100 attorneys and other legal professionals congregated at the New York City Bar Association for its first Speed Networking event. Much like speed dating, speed networking matches participants with the types of individuals they most want to meet based on profiles filled out before...

The Art of the Informational Interview

We're looking at the many networking opportunities available to law students and lawyers, including formal events, social networking sites, and volunteer organizations. But once you've expanded your network of contacts, how do you take the next step of putting those new relationships to use?...

Networking the Smart Way

First, get over your fear of networking. How? Treat it as an opportunity to meet and get to know new friends. As I said in another post , don't put pressure on yourself by thinking you have to come away with a new contact or client every time. Just enjoy yourself!! Okay, but that doesn't mean...

It's Not Just Who You Know....

I think it's fair to say that every one of us feels the need to be known. This is not about being popular or famous, necessarily, but rather, about connection and affirmation. We show up every day, not only for ourselves, but for the people who know us. And this is something we cannot take for granted...

Eight Reasons Why Lawyers Resist Effective Networking--How to Show Your True Value

Job searching today is different than in the past for lawyers - find news ways to show that you stand out as a good investment for employers. Grappling with the job search process? Wrap your mind around the paradox of legal job searches in the current economy In today's job market, many law...