alkti3 wrote:How much contact do you guys plan to have with your future firm throughout 3L year? Don't want to like randomly pop back up after a prolonged period of no contact, but also don't want to flood them with emails or anything in an effort to keep in touch.
I have had lunch with the primary partner for whom I will work once and we have planned to do so once every 2-3 months until the start date (which seems like forever from now). From discussing this with others, our arrangement of frequent contact is somewhat unique. 3Ls with jobs in other geographic locations typically (from what I hear) are not planning contact until they have questions as start dates approach. Other 3Ls with local positions have, for the most part, not had as pro-contact experiences with their future employers as I have, but the handful of folks who have reached out locally to ask for lunch meetings to catch up have had warm reception and their firms seem amenable to meetings when requested. If you were close with certain associates and/or know the partners you will mostly work for, I see no harm in asking them to an occasional lunch to catch up. I think keeping up a handful of relationships will make the transition easier when it finally gets here.