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js87
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1L Summer Internship Questions

Postby js87 » Tue Nov 30, 2010 9:37 pm

In general, is it better to physically mail, or to email, your resume and cover letter to firms and organizations if they don't indicate a preference? How about judges?

Thanks.

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wiseowl
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Re: 1L Summer Internship Questions

Postby wiseowl » Tue Nov 30, 2010 9:42 pm

I snail mailed everything. It takes much longer, costs way more than zero, and dominated the month of December for me last year.

My employer (a judge) told me if I had emailed the chambers instead of snail mailed, they would have ignored me.

So your mileage may vary; I can only say it worked for me.

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Re: 1L Summer Internship Questions

Postby iShotFirst » Tue Nov 30, 2010 9:55 pm

It seems logical that judges would be more conservative than firm lawyers and would appreciate snail mail more, but surely firms wouldn't have a problem with email.

Of course the personal touch is always nice if you have time.

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Re: 1L Summer Internship Questions

Postby Renzo » Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:06 am

Email firms/companies/gov't offices. Snail mail judges.

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Re: 1L Summer Internship Questions

Postby de5igual » Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:26 pm

when mass-mailing firms, should I send a writing sample along with the resume/cover letter? or just wait for them to request it?




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