Suit for 1st Day as Permanent Associate?

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Suit for 1st Day as Permanent Associate?

Post by Anonymous User » Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:53 pm

Is it standard to wear a suit for your first day as a permanent big law associate? I'm at a business casual firm, but almost everyone wore suits for the first day of the summer program and I don't want to be the one guy who gets it wrong this time around.

Sorry if there's been a thread on this recently -- I couldn't find one.

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Re: Suit for 1st Day as Permanent Associate?

Post by Devlin » Tue Aug 25, 2015 11:07 pm

When in doubt bring a matching jacket and tie just in case. But you will probably be fine in business casual.


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Re: Suit for 1st Day as Permanent Associate?

Post by WestOfTheRest » Tue Aug 25, 2015 11:36 pm

You're a lawyer, wear a suit.

It might be the last time you have to wear one, but just put it on unless it's painfully obvious you don't need to.

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Re: Suit for 1st Day as Permanent Associate?

Post by rpupkin » Tue Aug 25, 2015 11:42 pm

There's nothing wrong with emailing the recruiter (or whomever has been communicating with you about your first day) and asking.

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