Geographic connections: Mention fiancee?

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Geographic connections: Mention fiancee?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:42 pm

I am applying to a judge in my fiancee's home state. Do I mention that my fiancee is from that state?--we want to practice there. I have received advice to leave it out, but I thought common wisdom was always to include such a connect.

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Re: Geographic connections: Mention fiancee?

Postby Nova » Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:50 pm

I would definitely bring it up!!

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Re: Geographic connections: Mention fiancee?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:00 pm

Nova wrote:I would definitely bring it up!!


Nova, your avatar and exclamation marks have me nervous: I'm not sure if you're being sarcastic.

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Re: Geographic connections: Mention fiancee?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:24 pm

Are you female or male? Either way I think bringing it up is a good idea to establish geographic ties but IME, as sexist as it seems, the boost for men talking about their fiancees/wives is significantly stronger than that for women. It makes men seem stable, and it makes women seem, I'm not sure what, either unavailable or on the mommy track.

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Re: Geographic connections: Mention fiancee?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:28 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Are you female or male? Either way I think bringing it up is a good idea to establish geographic ties but IME, as sexist as it seems, the boost for men talking about their fiancees/wives is significantly stronger than that for women. It makes men seem stable, and it makes women seem, I'm not sure what, either unavailable or on the mommy track.


Thanks. Appreciate the honest opinion.

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Re: Geographic connections: Mention fiancee?

Postby Nova » Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:30 pm

I'm serious.

Its a good reason to want to live somewhere.

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Re: Geographic connections: Mention fiancee?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:51 pm

Nova wrote:I'm serious.

Its a good reason to want to live somewhere.


I agree. That's why I found the contrary advice so absurd. Thanks for reassuring me.




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