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Okie25
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Dress

Postby Okie25 » Sun Feb 22, 2015 2:32 pm

I'm an 0L starting an internship at a law firm this week. Should I wear a suit or is business casual fine? Thanks

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swampman
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Re: Dress

Postby swampman » Sun Feb 22, 2015 2:38 pm

Just wear a suit the first day, take off the jacket if overdressed. Or, you know, ask someone at the firm.

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Re: Dress

Postby james_byrd74 » Sun Feb 22, 2015 2:40 pm

Typically, only attorneys wear suits on a regular basis. However, that completely depends on the size and nature of the firm you're interning at. I would recommend wearing, at bare minimum, slacks, dress shoes, pressed shirt, and a tie. Though, I would probably recommend a suit to be safe. If you get there, and see other interns, paralegals, legal secretaries, etc. that are more casually dressed, you can just adjust on the second day. It won't hurt to overdress then dress down later whereas I can't guarantee the same for the other way around.

Best of luck and enjoy your internship.

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runinthefront
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Re: Dress

Postby runinthefront » Sun Feb 22, 2015 2:43 pm

always wear a suit--you can take the jacket off it you find yourself overdressed, like one of the above posters said.

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Re: Dress

Postby girlrunning » Sun Feb 22, 2015 9:22 pm

swampman wrote:Just wear a suit the first day, take off the jacket if overdressed. Or, you know, ask someone at the firm.


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Okie25
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Re: Dress

Postby Okie25 » Mon Feb 23, 2015 1:27 pm

Thanks for the advise, I'll wear a suit the first day. Should I shave?

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4LTsPointingNorth
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Re: Dress

Postby 4LTsPointingNorth » Mon Feb 23, 2015 1:33 pm

If you have a full beard, make sure it's neatly groomed. If you just have some stubble, shave it for the first day and, like other posters have said, gauge your general appearance going forward on what other people at the firm do




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