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How to Succeed in You Summer Job!

Alright… you have revised your cover letter; updated your resume; rocked your interview and landed your dream summer job. WHAT DO I DO NOW!!!  If you want to impress your bosses this summer, follow these rules. 1. BE ON TIME (OR EARLY).  Always be on time for your summer job, even if your boss or  Continue Reading »

Attend the 2015 Solo and Small Firm Conference for FREE

The Missouri Bar Association Solo and Small Firm Conference is taking place June 11-13 at the Branson Convention Center and you have a chance to attend for FREE!!!  This event is a wonderful opportunity to gain some practical skills by attending Continuing Legal Education (CLE) courses in various areas, to network with practitioners and judges  Continue Reading »

How to Prepare for an Interview

You applied for a position and have received the wonderful news that you have been selected to interview… NOW WHAT?!?!?!?!?! In order to ace your interview, follow these steps to prepare for any interview you may have. KNOW YOURSELF What are your strengths? What are your weaknesses? How do your skills and experiences relate the  Continue Reading »

You should consider interning for a Judge…. Seriously, its the best!

We find ourselves in the beginning of April, with approximately 4 weeks to go until final exams.  If you have yet to secure a placement for this summer… DO NOT FREAK OUT…. there is still plenty of time and plenty of opportunities for you.  One of the best summer positions you can have, is one  Continue Reading »

HELP… I’m graduating without a JOB

We find ourselves in the middle of March, and for those 3Ls who have yet to secure permanent employment after graduation… DO NOT DISPAIR!!!  Unfortunately, the majority of employers that hire 3Ls or recent grads will wait to post positions or consider you until after you have passed the bar exam, but that does not  Continue Reading »

OCI is only ONE way to get a summer position… here are a few more

Most of you have heard about OCI… and are probably under the impression that this is the ONLY way law students get legal jobs… WRONG!!!  OCI is just one of many different ways students gain summer internships and full-time employment.  In fact 10% or less of the students will gain their employment through OCI, so  Continue Reading »

Rules to Follow to ask Great Questions During the Interview

When I was in law school and interviewing to secure a legal internship or job after graduation, I always dreaded one part of the interview, “So, do you have any questions for me?” This seems like such a simple question, yet I was so afraid that I would appear incompetent that I felt stumped. You  Continue Reading »