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When to start mass mailing?

ASAP
12
31%
Wait a week or so
5
13%
End of July
15
38%
August
7
18%
 
Total votes: 39

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nmcdgt
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Time to start mass mailing? (with poll)

Postby nmcdgt » Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:25 pm

Is now a good time to start mass mailing, or should I wait until closer to the end of July. Our early OCI interview preselects come out in about a week and a half, and the actual interviews are around August 6-9. Should I wait until closer to OCI or go ahead and start getting stuff out?

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nmcdgt
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Re: Time to start mass mailing? (with poll)

Postby nmcdgt » Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:57 pm

Oh and forgot to ask . . . is it acceptable to mass mail firms you didn't receive preselects from through early OCI, or have you already had your shot and it's a waste of time?

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Judge Philip Banks
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Re: Time to start mass mailing? (with poll)

Postby Judge Philip Banks » Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:09 pm

Curious about this as well.

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nmcdgt
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Re: Time to start mass mailing? (with poll)

Postby nmcdgt » Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:21 pm

Bump. Also awesome avatar ^

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IAFG
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Re: Time to start mass mailing? (with poll)

Postby IAFG » Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:54 pm

Before the summer programs end is a little soon (recruiting staff is still dealing with summers), but you want to get in front of OCI, when their spots start filling up.

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Re: Time to start mass mailing? (with poll)

Postby TTRansfer » Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:10 pm

I was thinking last week of July to get them out. Maybe even the last day of July. Get the stuff ready and all set to go out.

Guessing e-mail is the favored way for this stuff, too (though TCR is obviously to check the firm's website).

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Judge Philip Banks
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Re: Time to start mass mailing? (with poll)

Postby Judge Philip Banks » Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:32 pm

TTRansfer wrote:I was thinking last week of July to get them out. Maybe even the last day of July. Get the stuff ready and all set to go out.

Guessing e-mail is the favored way for this stuff, too (though TCR is obviously to check the firm's website).

Is email the favored way, though? My CSO says to use US Mail (unless the firm notes otherwise) because an email might not be carefully read or opened at all...

I was planning on emailing, but my CSO put some doubt in my mind now...

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Re: Time to start mass mailing? (with poll)

Postby IAFG » Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:34 pm

Judge Philip Banks wrote:
TTRansfer wrote:I was thinking last week of July to get them out. Maybe even the last day of July. Get the stuff ready and all set to go out.

Guessing e-mail is the favored way for this stuff, too (though TCR is obviously to check the firm's website).

Is email the favored way, though? My CSO says to use US Mail (unless the firm notes otherwise) because an email might not be carefully read or opened at all...

I was planning on emailing, but my CSO put some doubt in my mind now...

Biglaw wants emails.

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romothesavior
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Re: Time to start mass mailing? (with poll)

Postby romothesavior » Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:35 pm

End of July.

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Re: Time to start mass mailing? (with poll)

Postby kalvano » Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:01 am

Judge Philip Banks wrote:
TTRansfer wrote:I was thinking last week of July to get them out. Maybe even the last day of July. Get the stuff ready and all set to go out.

Guessing e-mail is the favored way for this stuff, too (though TCR is obviously to check the firm's website).

Is email the favored way, though? My CSO says to use US Mail (unless the firm notes otherwise) because an email might not be carefully read or opened at all...

I was planning on emailing, but my CSO put some doubt in my mind now...



I mailed a lot of firms, from Biglaw to small firms, and every single one wanted email. Do not listen to CSO.

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Re: Time to start mass mailing? (with poll)

Postby Bar.red87 » Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:06 am

I am appling to some out of state firms where I have significant ties (family), and will be visiting the area the week of August 13th. Is it too early to mail now? Is maoling this early acceptable because I will be visiting at a specific time?

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Re: Time to start mass mailing? (with poll)

Postby keg411 » Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:14 am

romothesavior wrote:End of July.


TITCR.

Right now you should be reaching out to alums at firms in your area that you'd be interested in working for (whether the firms go to OCI or not), doing informational interviews, and doing practice interviews with practicing attorneys.

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Re: Time to start mass mailing? (with poll)

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:35 am

nmcdgt wrote:Oh and forgot to ask . . . is it acceptable to mass mail firms you didn't receive preselects from through early OCI, or have you already had your shot and it's a waste of time?


You should certainly mail them. Firms only have a limited number of preselects, often this means they can't interview everyone they might want to interview.

And, fwiw - it costs you virtually nothing to apply, why wouldn't you mail every firm that you're interested in, even if they declined to give you a preselect?

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Re: Time to start mass mailing? (with poll)

Postby Bar.red87 » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:49 am

Any answer for my situation? Still just wait until late July? That would seem a little rushed if I would be interviewing early August..

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Re: Time to start mass mailing? (with poll)

Postby orderofthings » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:55 am

Bar.red87 wrote:Any answer for my situation? Still just wait until late July? That would seem a little rushed if I would be interviewing early August..


I'm in a similar situation to you I think. I'm in the secondary market I will be targeting by mass mail until the end of July. This secondary market isn't sending many firms to my OCI so I'm going to mail all the big firms here soon explaining that I'm in the area until the end of July if they're interested in having me come by. Although it's early I feel like if I waited until closer to the end of the month there wouldn't be enough turn around to have them schedule an interview for me to come by. I think whether you mail or not is going to be dictated by your personal circumstances.

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Re: Time to start mass mailing? (with poll)

Postby byronmullens » Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:00 am

Bar.red87 wrote:Any answer for my situation? Still just wait until late July? That would seem a little rushed if I would be interviewing early August..


Why wait, If you are going to a market give them time to set up interviews. It might take weeks. I sent to applications to all firms in my hometown market and have already been offered interviews while I am still home for the summer. I don't understand the logic in waiting, if you will only be there for a specific period. If you can save a firm money by being in town a firm is more likely to offer an interview and thus you get in front of more lawyers and your odds of an offer increase. From my experience send right now if you have all of your materials polished and ready to go.

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Re: Time to start mass mailing? (with poll)

Postby nmcdgt » Wed Jul 11, 2012 1:09 pm

keg411 wrote:
romothesavior wrote:End of July.


TITCR.

Right now you should be reaching out to alums at firms in your area that you'd be interested in working for (whether the firms go to OCI or not), doing informational interviews, and doing practice interviews with practicing attorneys.


Are undergrad alums worth the effort or stick to law school alums?




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