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Question about ties to Florida.

Postby Southend97 » Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:50 am

I attended the University of Miami for 2 years as an undergrad and enjoyed my time there but was forced to transfer due to health and money issues. I now attend school in Texas but would like to return to South Florida to work for a year before I apply to law schools. I know ties are very important to break into the Miami market and I'm wondering if my circumstances are good enough for consideration for a government or big law job in Miami?

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Re: Question about ties to Florida.

Postby Ronan » Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:11 am

I'm assuming having the U on your resume for UG will garner some interest. But you will most likely have to explain your reason for leaving. If it's for what you say it is, I doubt it will be a problem.

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Re: Question about ties to Florida.

Postby Southend97 » Sun Jul 30, 2017 2:22 pm

Thanks a lot! This is what I was hoping

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Re: Question about ties to Florida.

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:29 pm

how necessary is it to know spanish for a market like miami? i presume having spanish will significantly boost your chances but it is possible to find a firm without the spanish skills?

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Re: Question about ties to Florida.

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:33 pm

Knowing Spanish is of course a plus but it is not a requirement, at least not in large firms where a lot of the work is shared between offices (many of which are in cities not dominated by Spanish). I did OCI in Miami last year, and only one of the attorneys at one of the firms I interviewed with asked about my ability to speak Spanish (and that was during a callback).

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Re: Question about ties to Florida.

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:05 am

If you tell them that you want to come back, and you work in Miami for a year before coming to law school, you'll be fine. What the firms in Miami worrying about is paying someone 6 digits, which since you're basically useless your first couple of years is a big investment, and then you going somewhere else.

Spanish won't be as important as you think it is because so many people speak it anyways.



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