Dressing for a "meeting" at a non-profit - pro bono opp

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Dressing for a "meeting" at a non-profit - pro bono opp

Postby seasidemama » Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:02 am

So I passed the Jyly 2016 NY exam :D Now I need to get my 50 pro bono hours.. I've exchanged a few e-mails with the pro bono manager of a large non-profit organization that offers legal assistance to the poor. The e-mails were somewhat informal in nature. She invited me to a meeting in anticipation of my joining the pro bono team.. So the million dollar question is what do I wear??

Do I wear the formal legal interview suit, a more casual business outfit - buttoned shirt & pants or a business casual dress..??

I don't want to overdress nor do I want to look disrespectful of the office - but I don't know anyone who has knowledge of the dress code in this office..

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Re: Dressing for a "meeting" at a non-profit - pro bono opp

Postby BigZuck » Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:04 am

I say suit up or, failing that, ask the person you've been corresponding with

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Re: Dressing for a "meeting" at a non-profit - pro bono opp

Postby seasidemama » Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:10 am

BigZuck wrote:I say suit up or, failing that, ask the person you've been corresponding with


I don't feel comfortable asking her about attire..

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Re: Dressing for a "meeting" at a non-profit - pro bono opp

Postby despina » Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:41 am

Non-profit attorneys tend to dress more casually. But when in doubt, the lawyer uniform is always always always a suit.

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Re: Dressing for a "meeting" at a non-profit - pro bono opp

Postby 2014 » Mon Nov 14, 2016 11:22 am

I think you are safe is business casual, there's no way their office dress code is anything more formal than that and there's a good chance it's less.



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