Networking Tips

Best Communication Practices for a Virtual Summer 2020

From  Mary Crane (www.marycrane.com), who conducts our 1L Etiquette Dinners. This summer you may have fewer opportunities than your predecessors had to interact in person with employers and recruiters. Because of social distancing requirements, you’ll need to maximize every Zoom meeting to which you are invited as well as phone calls and emails. Don’t allow […]

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Job and Networking Resources During COVID-19

The following is a highlight of a few resources available to students and soon to be graduates. You may also review a more comprehensive list of resources as well as resources for 3Ls and recent grads. Job Bank on Symplicity. Be sure to set up a Job Search Agent. Attorney Jobs in the USA for […]

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National Association of Bond Lawyers | Scholarships to Attend The Essentials Conference in Dallas Available – Apply by March 9, 2020

The National Association of Bond Lawyers (NABL) is pleased to announce that it is once again offering up to five scholarships to law students through the Frederic L Ballard, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Program to attend NABL U’s The Essentials Conference. NABL’s mission is to promote the integrity of the municipal market by advancing the understanding […]

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2020 Summer Judicial Internships in Dallas at State Trial Courts – Deadline Extended to Jan. 3, 2020

The Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (DAYL) Judicial Internship Committee is organizing its 2020 Judicial Internship Program. The Program provides law students with a rare and invaluable behind-the-scenes experience working with the judiciary. A second, but equal, purpose of the Program is to provide local judges with research support. By sending a single submission to […]

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Holiday Strategies for Students and New Professionals

From  Mary Crane (www.marycrane.com), who conducts our 1L Etiquette Dinners. The approaching holiday season provides students and new professionals with opportunities to make new contacts and deepen relationships that already exist.  To make the most of this time, use these strategies: Attend every holiday party and reception to which you are invited. Holiday get-togethers are […]

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The Rules of Engagement

Revised from  Mary Crane (www.marycrane.com), who conducts our 1L Etiquette Dinners. As a new lawyer or law student, you must know how to navigate a variety of business-social events. To the extent that you understand the rules, you can stop worrying about what you’re supposed to do and instead focus on the important conversations that […]

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Closing Out the Summer with Class

Although every summer hire knows that it’s important to make a good first impression, research indicates that the last impression recruits make will become their “forever impression.” This means that summer associates and interns must close with class. To that end, Mary Crane (www.marycrane.com) has compiled a list of ten things you should do to […]

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Social Conversations That Work

From Mary Crane (www.marycrane.com), who conducts our 1L Etiquette Dinners. Law firms and other legal employers schedule summer social events for multiple reasons. These activities provide a relaxed atmosphere in which an employer can promote its culture. They also serve as an important means via which employers discern whether prospective hires can successfully navigate a […]

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