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amwebb
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Business cards

Postby amwebb » Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:39 pm

I'm not sure if this is the right forum for this. I am a 1L and I have come into contact with a few attorneys who have been pretty nice and gave me their business cards to keep in touch. I want to give them a call to at least make sure they don't forget who I am. But I have no clue what to say or ask when I call.

Any advice?

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Re: Business cards

Postby anon168 » Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:43 pm

amwebb wrote:I'm not sure if this is the right forum for this. I am a 1L and I have come into contact with a few attorneys who have been pretty nice and gave me their business cards to keep in touch. I want to give them a call to at least make sure they don't forget who I am. But I have no clue what to say or ask when I call.

Any advice?


Don't call. Shoot an e-mail and say something along the lines of, "I wanted to thank you again for taking the time to introduce yourself to me the other day. I really enjoyed our meeting. I hope in the near future I have an opportunity to speak with you again."

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Re: Business cards

Postby SortOfObsessed » Fri Oct 26, 2012 12:01 am

anon168 wrote:
amwebb wrote:I'm not sure if this is the right forum for this. I am a 1L and I have come into contact with a few attorneys who have been pretty nice and gave me their business cards to keep in touch. I want to give them a call to at least make sure they don't forget who I am. But I have no clue what to say or ask when I call.

Any advice?


Don't call. Shoot an e-mail and say something along the lines of, "I wanted to thank you again for taking the time to introduce yourself to me the other day. I really enjoyed our meeting. I hope in the near future I have an opportunity to speak with you again."


+1

I would advise that unless you're picking up the phone to ask them to help you find a job/ask for something job related, it's better to stick to email. Additionally, if they do something particularly helpful, sending a handwritten thank you card is a good idea. It might be because most lawyers I've talked to are a good 10-20 years older, but they seem to love thank you cards.

amwebb
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Re: Business cards

Postby amwebb » Fri Oct 26, 2012 12:39 pm

Thanks for the responses.
So would that still apply even though they are pretty young? All three are in their late 20's.

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erico
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Re: Business cards

Postby erico » Sat Oct 27, 2012 1:51 pm

Add them on Linkedin with a personal message saying you enjoyed meeting them at X and discussing Y.

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Re: Business cards

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Oct 27, 2012 8:49 pm

i wouldn't call them, but don't be afraid to keep in touch digitally, even via facebook. i know this is terribly frowned upon, but i keep my facebook page polite and friendly, so after i've connected with people a few times i add them on fb. i've honestly formed some pretty solid connections gushing with attorneys over pets and children.




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