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A Good Etiquette Book/Website

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:02 pm

Landed an internship with a Federal Judge for the spring semester who is specifically known for being critical of the mannerisms of his staff. His staff has similar expectations and attitude. I'm a pretty well-behaved guy, but want to make the best impression possible because this particular judge is also known to recruit clerks out of his intern pool.

So, anyone know of a good book or website on etiquette?

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Re: A Good Etiquette Book/Website

Postby anon168 » Sat Dec 01, 2012 1:25 am

Anonymous User wrote:Landed an internship with a Federal Judge for the spring semester who is specifically known for being critical of the mannerisms of his staff. His staff has similar expectations and attitude. I'm a pretty well-behaved guy, but want to make the best impression possible because this particular judge is also known to recruit clerks out of his intern pool.

So, anyone know of a good book or website on etiquette?


Etiquette varies from culture to culture - there is no so-called "book" that will cover all of your bases.

Your best bet is to call the current clerks and pick their brains a bit. Then when you start basically take the approach of "monkey see, monkey do".

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Re: A Good Etiquette Book/Website

Postby thsmthcrmnl » Sat Dec 01, 2012 2:11 am

Actually there is such a book, at least one that will cover the culture of federal judges. It's called Emily Post's Etiquette.
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Re: A Good Etiquette Book/Website

Postby anon168 » Sun Dec 02, 2012 3:47 pm

thsmthcrmnl wrote:Actually there is such book, at least one that will cover the culture of federal judges. It's called Emily Post's Etiquette.


I would just be cautious in using or relying on Post as the end-all-be-all of etiquette guides. Post is good if your judge is white and European. If your judge is not, then it won't be very applicable, if at all.

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Re: A Good Etiquette Book/Website

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Dec 02, 2012 5:00 pm

thsmthcrmnl wrote:Actually there is such book, at least one that will cover the culture of federal judges. It's called Emily Post's Etiquette.


Thanks for the suggestion. Looks like I found this year's christmas reading.

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Re: A Good Etiquette Book/Website

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Dec 02, 2012 5:03 pm

anon168 wrote:
thsmthcrmnl wrote:Actually there is such book, at least one that will cover the culture of federal judges. It's called Emily Post's Etiquette.


I would just be cautious in using or relying on Post as the end-all-be-all of etiquette guides. Post is good if your judge is white and European. If your judge is not, then it won't be very applicable, if at all.


Luckily, he fits that description.

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Re: A Good Etiquette Book/Website

Postby Pokemon » Sun Dec 02, 2012 5:12 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
anon168 wrote:
thsmthcrmnl wrote:Actually there is such book, at least one that will cover the culture of federal judges. It's called Emily Post's Etiquette.


I would just be cautious in using or relying on Post as the end-all-be-all of etiquette guides. Post is good if your judge is white and European. If your judge is not, then it won't be very applicable, if at all.


Luckily, he fits that description.


I am shocked, a judge is white and European?? Is he also old and straight?

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Re: A Good Etiquette Book/Website

Postby patrickd139 » Sun Dec 02, 2012 5:16 pm

Pokemon wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
anon168 wrote:
thsmthcrmnl wrote:Actually there is such book, at least one that will cover the culture of federal judges. It's called Emily Post's Etiquette.


I would just be cautious in using or relying on Post as the end-all-be-all of etiquette guides. Post is good if your judge is white and European. If your judge is not, then it won't be very applicable, if at all.


Luckily, he fits that description.


I am shocked, a judge is white and European?? Is he also old and straight?

Well, he is a federal judge.




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