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Thanking an attorney

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Apr 03, 2015 7:50 am

I'm not sure if this would be the proper thread, so I apologize in advance.

Before law school I was networking with as many attorneys as possible, but one has definitely stood out as by far the most helpful person I have ever met. She has provided advice whenever I needed it, and most recently I would venture to guess that she is, at the very least, a substantial reason why I just landed my internship for my 1L summer. I feel like I should do something to thank her (something other than a thank you note) but I don't want to come across as weird or anything like that. I already spoke with her and thanked her, should I do anything else?

Also, might be of worth to note that the firm she works for is my number one choice for OCI this fall.

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Re: Thanking an attorney

Postby Capitol_Idea » Fri Apr 03, 2015 8:13 am

If it were I, I'd just reach out with a note/email. Anything more, like some kind of actual gift or something, would seem weird to me. The main point, I think, is to communicate your gratitude and stay on the person's radar. Staying in touch is far more valuable than trying to butter up someone with things.

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Re: Thanking an attorney

Postby kalvano » Fri Apr 03, 2015 10:22 am

Just a personal email - one that obviously isn't a form "thank you" email - works well. Spend some time on it and it will show, and that should be enough.

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Re: Thanking an attorney

Postby JohannDeMann » Fri Apr 03, 2015 10:33 am

Yeah seconding everything here - just a personal email that thanks her. If you want you can write it in a couple months after you've been interning and tell her what kinda cfool things you are working on.

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Re: Thanking an attorney

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Apr 03, 2015 11:53 am

OP here, Thanks for the feedback. I figured that it would be weird do anything more, but I had a nagging feeling that I should.

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Re: Thanking an attorney

Postby KMart » Fri Apr 03, 2015 11:59 am

If you want to go a step above, a hand written thank you note always is nice. I wouldn't really go with any form of gift though. To be honest I'd probably do the email myself, I just wanted to throw another idea out there.

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Re: Thanking an attorney

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Apr 03, 2015 3:54 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I'm not sure if this would be the proper thread, so I apologize in advance.

Before law school I was networking with as many attorneys as possible, but one has definitely stood out as by far the most helpful person I have ever met. She has provided advice whenever I needed it, and most recently I would venture to guess that she is, at the very least, a substantial reason why I just landed my internship for my 1L summer. I feel like I should do something to thank her (something other than a thank you note) but I don't want to come across as weird or anything like that. I already spoke with her and thanked her, should I do anything else?

Also, might be of worth to note that the firm she works for is my number one choice for OCI this fall.


Are u guy or girl? Maybe invite her to lunch, or some gift card (under 25) like starbucks would also be OK in my opinion.

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Re: Thanking an attorney

Postby Jchance » Fri Apr 03, 2015 3:55 pm

Hand written thank you note (better if on a stationary)




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