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Networking happens everywhere (the quarantine edition)

October 14, 2020

One of my favorite things to say is that networking happens everywhere. So what happens when your “everywhere” gets slimmed down during a pandemic, and even when you ARE out and about, your (hopefully) smiling, open and friendly face is hidden behind a mask?

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How technology has changed first impressions

July 08, 2020

It’s no surprise that technology has had a huge impact on the way that we do business, and this impact extends to first impressions, both those you will have with potential employers and with future clients. Because of these changes, it makes sense to focus some of your efforts in ensuring that

Remote Networking

Law students can still network during the coronavirus outbreak

March 31, 2020

Coronavirus is the hot topic on everyone’s mind at the moment. It’s impossible to escape talking about it, and since most likely your classes have shifted to Zoom screens and you may be having a lot of anxiety about what it means for your ability to network with

Networking in a Group

Three easy ways to follow up after a networking event

March 13, 2020

It’s easy to think that the hard part of networking is the event itself, and if we can navigate that successfully, we’ve done our jobs well and the connections will be made. But a big part of successful relationship development is continuity, and that means following up AFTER

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Missing your networking motivation? 4 tips on how to find it!

March 13, 2020

It can be hard to sustain the motivation to continuously network, even when you know it will pay off with either a job offer or client work. So how can you motivate yourself (or others) to keep going when you’ve lost your mojo?

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Five quick tips to leverage your use of LinkedIn

March 05, 2020

LinkedIn may not seem like the “coolest” of the social media tools to be using, but for future lawyers, it’s truly the best one out there – while there may be other tools on the market that your potential future clients are using (and YES you should be using these), some of

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13 best practices for attending networking events

January 10, 2020

As you begin to get your 2020 calendar of events lined up, it’s time to think seriously about how to make the most of the opportunities that you have, so that you’re best leveraging your limited time. Here are some quick tips for making the most out of your attendance!

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Your community is here for you

October 01, 2019

Lawyers and law students come together in this issue to help you become the lawyer you’ve always dreamed you’d be.

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Making the most of the YLD Spring Conference as a law student

April 29, 2019

The YLD Spring Conference is not your typical networking mixer. YLD members will be attending this conference from all over the country. To make the most out of attending the YLD Spring Conference, keep the following networking tips in mind.

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How new lawyers can go from zero clients to full employment

September 19, 2018

They don’t teach attorneys how to get new clients and generate new business in law school. But, regardless of whether you’re an introvert or an extrovert, whether you have a lot of friends or are building a starter network, business development is a learnable set of techniques that anyone can master.

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5 essential networking tips for law students

August 01, 2018

You may think that because you’re a law student, you don’t need to have a plan for business development – but it’s never too early to start networking.

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The in-person value of the ABA: networking

July 31, 2018

For some, the bar exam is now a recent, trauma-filled memory, for others, it is just around the corner, and for some still, it’s a mythological beast to be slayed after 3L year.  While an important and necessary step for a law student’s transition from law student to lawyer, there is another necessary component to consider: networking.

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Networking tips for young legal professionals

June 14, 2018

Networking is actually a skill—one that you need to learn, practice, and use to your advantage. Here are my top tips for law students and young professionals in networking.

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Ask the Hiring Attorney: Can I ask professors to connect on LinkedIn?

June 12, 2018

There are many reasons why you might want to connect with professors on LinkedIn, especially law professors. They tend to be well connected, especially within their technical fields. They could also provide you with LinkedIn recommendations or skills endorsements. It’s clear connecting with professors benefits you, but should you ask to connect?

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A Jar of Post-Its: How gratitude got me through law school

October 31, 2017

Confession: I didn’t love the first semester of law school. As a 3L, I find this statement is met with more skepticism than it was even just a year ago—rolling eyes and lighthearted scoffs from first-years who are hard-pressed to believe that I ever felt out of place. I, of course,

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Why you shouldn’t discount creating a LinkedIn profile

October 18, 2017

One of my important tips I pass along to job seekers is to create and maintain a robust LinkedIn profile. This advice is often met with a big sigh or an eye roll. Yes, I know, another social media account to maintain. Hear me out: Whether you’re new in the marketplace

John Weber

You're building more than a network as a law student

October 11, 2017

Now, I look at the term “network” differently now than I did when I entered law school. I may have tended to think of a network as more of a rolodex (linked image for those younger than me!) of business cards and faceless names at one point, but I realized that it is a network of friends, a group with shared experiences and fun memories, with whom I rolled up my sleeves and worked over the years.

Shayda Le

Start building your professional community: Bar involvement as a law student

September 13, 2017

As a law student, there are numerous opportunities for you to build and expand your professional community outside of the classroom environment. Becoming active in your local bar association during law school is an excellent way to get a jump start on building the community you will rely on as

Chris Jennison and Josephine Bahn (right) talk with Circuit Governor Morgan Nelson at the 2016 ABA Law Student Division Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

Lessons from year one: Networking really is that important

June 15, 2017

You may be reading the title and thinking – really?  Law school administrators and career services already tell us about the importance of networking, and some 1L teachers push us or even require us to interview a practitioner or to attend an event here and there. Still, law school doesn’t teach

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Networking starts on day one

June 12, 2017

Most law students quickly realize that law school is so much more than attending classes and studying. While your schoolwork is a critical component (and obviously the primary purpose of your being there), law school truly is the beginning of your legal career and, more importantly, your network. Each day