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Emailing attorneys in totally different practice area

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:40 am

my father met someone throgh this job that works at a firm and asked if i her could email her she said that would be great

she practices in a completely different practice area than i want to do but she works at one of my dream firms... any advice on what to say in email normally when i reach and network with attorneys i give them the spiel about wanting to work in their practice area...i would love to know more about it...etc.

i know this sounds like a stupid question i just dont want to sound like a dumbass

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Re: Emailing attorneys in totally different practice area

Postby Lateral2013 » Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:46 am

Anonymous User wrote:my father met someone throgh this job that works at a firm and asked if i her could email her she said that would be great

she practices in a completely different practice area than i want to do but she works at one of my dream firms... any advice on what to say in email normally when i reach and network with attorneys i give them the spiel about wanting to work in their practice area...i would love to know more about it...etc.

i know this sounds like a stupid question i just dont want to sound like a dumbass


In general, something like "My father John Smith met you at the Widget Conference and suggested I send you my resume. " Focus on the strength her firm has in the practice area you want and why you want that practice area. Then ask for what you want. Do you want to talk to her specifically about working at the firm? Do you want her to pass the resume on to someone? Do you want her to give you advice about something specific?




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