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leverage your CB?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:16 am

I was advised by my school's OCS to leverage my CB by telling other firms located in the same area that I'll have a CB at XXX days and would love to use the opportunity to talk about working with them as a SA. To clarify, this is to reach out to firms that I haven't got CB or rejections from yet.

I don't really see the rational of doing so. Are firms more likely to give you a CB simply because you're in the neighborhood on other firms' expense?

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Re: leverage your CB?

Postby rad lulz » Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:17 am

Anonymous User wrote:I was advised by my school's OCS to leverage my CB by telling other firms located in the same area that I'll have a CB at XXX days and would love to use the opportunity to talk about working with them as a SA. To clarify, this is to reach out to firms that I haven't got CB or rejections from yet.

I don't really see the rational of doing so. Are firms more likely to give you a CB simply because you're in the neighborhood on other firms' expense?

In a word, yes, but the firms usually split the expenses

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Re: leverage your CB?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:19 am

rad lulz wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I was advised by my school's OCS to leverage my CB by telling other firms located in the same area that I'll have a CB at XXX days and would love to use the opportunity to talk about working with them as a SA. To clarify, this is to reach out to firms that I haven't got CB or rejections from yet.

I don't really see the rational of doing so. Are firms more likely to give you a CB simply because you're in the neighborhood on other firms' expense?

In a word, yes, but the firms usually split the expenses


So...you're a better candidate because firms can save a few hundred of bucks on CB expense on you?

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Re: leverage your CB?

Postby rad lulz » Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:41 am

Anonymous User wrote:
rad lulz wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I was advised by my school's OCS to leverage my CB by telling other firms located in the same area that I'll have a CB at XXX days and would love to use the opportunity to talk about working with them as a SA. To clarify, this is to reach out to firms that I haven't got CB or rejections from yet.

I don't really see the rational of doing so. Are firms more likely to give you a CB simply because you're in the neighborhood on other firms' expense?

In a word, yes, but the firms usually split the expenses


So...you're a better candidate because firms can save a few hundred of bucks on CB expense on you?

More that it shows desirability and commitment to the area

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Re: leverage your CB?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:49 am

rad lulz wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
rad lulz wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I was advised by my school's OCS to leverage my CB by telling other firms located in the same area that I'll have a CB at XXX days and would love to use the opportunity to talk about working with them as a SA. To clarify, this is to reach out to firms that I haven't got CB or rejections from yet.

I don't really see the rational of doing so. Are firms more likely to give you a CB simply because you're in the neighborhood on other firms' expense?

In a word, yes, but the firms usually split the expenses


So...you're a better candidate because firms can save a few hundred of bucks on CB expense on you?

More that it shows desirability and commitment to the area


That makes more sense to me! Thank you!

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Re: leverage your CB?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:47 am

any risks associated with doing so?

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Re: leverage your CB?

Postby jarofsoup » Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:58 am

Also if you are in the area and they are slow on making their CB decisions, having to pay less to have you there may make them make a faster decision.

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Re: leverage your CB?

Postby rad lulz » Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:58 am

Anonymous User wrote:any risks associated with doing so?

Not really

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Re: leverage your CB?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 18, 2013 11:06 am

Anonymous User wrote:I was advised by my school's OCS to leverage my CB by telling other firms located in the same area that I'll have a CB at XXX days and would love to use the opportunity to talk about working with them as a SA. To clarify, this is to reach out to firms that I haven't got CB or rejections from yet.

I don't really see the rational of doing so. Are firms more likely to give you a CB simply because you're in the neighborhood on other firms' expense?


I did exactly this last year and I got a CB from a firm that did not extend a formal one after our initial screener. I then got that offer and worked there this past summer.

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Re: leverage your CB?

Postby swtlilsoni » Sun Aug 18, 2013 11:10 am

you mean you had already received a rejection from them? or you hadn't heard from them at all yet.

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Re: leverage your CB?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 18, 2013 11:14 am

swtlilsoni wrote:you mean you had already received a rejection from them? or you hadn't heard from them at all yet.

It was a soft rejection. "We are not able to extend you a formal callback right now, but if you are in area and want to chat with any attorneys from our firm, please let us know." Overall I think they were testing my dedication to the area and did not want to waste money flying me in if I was not actually that interested.

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Re: leverage your CB?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 18, 2013 11:15 am

swtlilsoni wrote:you mean you had already received a rejection from them? or you hadn't heard from them at all yet.


OP here. I was referring to firms that haven't heard a word from.

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Re: leverage your CB?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:26 pm

Is there anyone who advises against leveraging callbacks?

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Re: leverage your CB?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 30, 2013 3:06 am

I am applying to two different offices of one firm and have already received a CB for one office (less preferred). I will also be in the city of the other office (more preferred) next week for CB's.

Should I still try to leverage callbacks with this firm? Will doing so make it harder for me to sell myself at office #2 and hurt my chances there? Office #1 is in my preferred legal market, but I haven't heard back yet.

I'm thinking that a CB in the hand is worth two in the bush, but I would love to hear other people's thoughts on this situation.

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Re: leverage your CB?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 30, 2013 12:11 pm

Can anyone help me out with my question above?




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