LOR, Ethics Question

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Favre4Prez
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LOR, Ethics Question

Postby Favre4Prez » Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:28 pm

I am fortunate enough that my father is a partner at a local firm. I feel a bit guilty because I do not like having things handed to me. He is not a founding partner so his name doesn't appear in the firm's name. For a few summers during undergrad, I worked there and really busted my ass, learned a lot, etc., and genuinely feel as if I helped some of the attorneys out. I worked in a different department than my dad. Is it unethical if the founding partner in charge of the department where I worked writes me a letter of recommendation? My other three letters are from two professors I had undergrad and a legal aid attorney I volunteered for undergrad in a position I had to interview for.

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Re: LOR, Ethics Question

Postby nickb285 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:36 pm

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Re: LOR, Ethics Question

Postby soj » Thu Aug 09, 2012 5:52 am

You're fine. Does the partner know you well and have nice, specific things to say about you? If not, it seems excessive.




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