Professional Development

Best Practices for Your Internship | Summer 2021

Goals Whether you are working remotely or in-person your intentions should be the same: to produce excellent work for the organization, gain additional legal experience for yourself, and build your professional reputation in the legal community. Establish early on what the organization’s expectations are and what your goals for the internship are. What are you […]

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Checklist for Summer Associates

From Mary Crane (www.marycrane.com), who conducts our 1L Etiquette Dinners. If you are about to start your first job in the legal profession, your performance over the next several weeks will be absolutely critical to your success. Thus far, your GPA has helped demonstrate that you have the ability to acquire and use legal skills. […]

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Best Practices for Interning Remotely | Summer 2020

Disclaimer: By now, your organization has probably already established a routine for remote work and how they expect summer interns to be integrated, so make sure to follow their lead.  Goals Establish early on what the organization’s expectations are and what your goals for the internship are. What are you hoping to gain from it […]

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Making the Most of a Shortened Summer Program

From Mary Crane (www.marycrane.com), who conducts our 1L Etiquette Dinners. With only four or five weeks to make positive impressions, this year’s summer associates and interns must come across as professionals in everything that they say and do. I’ve outlined below best practices for managing assignments. When you receive an assignment: Take notes. To ensure […]

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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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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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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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