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Re: networking

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:44 pm

Scenario for you all.

What if we're talking an NYC boutique firm. ~10 attorneys, but they do real estate law and have some pretty big clients/deals over the last five years.

The guy with his name on the door of one of those firms is writing me a LOR for my app to his law school this fall. I've coached his son for three years, the kid loves me, family has always been very interested in my law school path, and dad has talked to me about summer employment prospects.

How realistic is this scenario? It's certainly not something I'm banking on. I'd imagine it would have something to do with need and available of a position on their part, since the firm is relatively small.

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Re: networking

Postby Matthies » Wed Dec 09, 2009 11:24 am

Anonymous User wrote:Scenario for you all.

What if we're talking an NYC boutique firm. ~10 attorneys, but they do real estate law and have some pretty big clients/deals over the last five years.

The guy with his name on the door of one of those firms is writing me a LOR for my app to his law school this fall. I've coached his son for three years, the kid loves me, family has always been very interested in my law school path, and dad has talked to me about summer employment prospects.

How realistic is this scenario? It's certainly not something I'm banking on. I'd imagine it would have something to do with need and available of a position on their part, since the firm is relatively small.


Its realstic, but you need to make a conciouse effort of keeping in conatct with him while your in school, at least once a month by e-mail if your not local. Also remember its not just him your making contacts with, but if he likes you, everyone he knows as well. So while you may not end up at HIS firm likley he can recomnd you to others who might need help in the future. Just keep the conatcts going, make a point of keeping him updated, asking for advice, and just staying in touch. Don't ask for anything YET, build the relationship between you and him between now and this time next year so he will OFFER before you ask, to help you.

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Re: networking

Postby ughOSU » Wed Dec 09, 2009 3:01 pm

you should neither burn bridges nor put all your eggs in one basket...

BAM!! 2 cliches in one sentence

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Re: networking

Postby nealric » Wed Dec 09, 2009 3:10 pm

you should neither burn bridges nor put all your eggs in one basket...

BAM!! 2 cliches in one sentence


But does the early bird get the worm?

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Re: networking

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 09, 2009 4:13 pm

Matthies wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Scenario for you all.

What if we're talking an NYC boutique firm. ~10 attorneys, but they do real estate law and have some pretty big clients/deals over the last five years.

The guy with his name on the door of one of those firms is writing me a LOR for my app to his law school this fall. I've coached his son for three years, the kid loves me, family has always been very interested in my law school path, and dad has talked to me about summer employment prospects.

How realistic is this scenario? It's certainly not something I'm banking on. I'd imagine it would have something to do with need and available of a position on their part, since the firm is relatively small.


Its realstic, but you need to make a conciouse effort of keeping in conatct with him while your in school, at least once a month by e-mail if your not local. Also remember its not just him your making contacts with, but if he likes you, everyone he knows as well. So while you may not end up at HIS firm likley he can recomnd you to others who might need help in the future. Just keep the conatcts going, make a point of keeping him updated, asking for advice, and just staying in touch. Don't ask for anything YET, build the relationship between you and him between now and this time next year so he will OFFER before you ask, to help you.


Thanks. That's sort of what I was thinking. I know he's worked at two large firms before starting his own, he's been wildly successful, and he seems to be really well connected all over the city. Our relationship has been very friendly for quite some time, so I'm hopeful that I can help cultivate it some more over the next couple of years.

You'd be amazed how well people treat you if you're good to their kids in some capacity.

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Re: networking

Postby FrankReynolds » Thu Dec 10, 2009 4:18 am

You'd be amazed how well people treat you if you're good to [strike]their kids in some capacity.[/strike] them before they know you need something in return.

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Re: networking

Postby Matthies » Fri Dec 11, 2009 2:35 pm

FrankReynolds wrote:You'd be amazed how well people treat you if you're good to [strike]their kids in some capacity.[/strike] them before they know you need something in return.


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