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Why Law Students Should be Blogging Now!

Are you looking for a way to stand out from the crowd and get noticed during your job search? You should consider starting your own blog. Not only does blogging about a particular type of law show a potential employer your interests, it is also a great way to become deeply knowledgeable in a certain  Continue Reading »

I Can Join Bar Associations in Law School?

Once you graduate from law school, you will likely join a few bar associations, including the Missouri Bar Association (MOBAR), a local Bar Association (like KCMBA or BAMSL) and the American Bar Association (ABA), which will provide you with many member benefits including CLE’s, socials, and discounts, that will be invaluable for the practice of  Continue Reading »

CLE’s: One Way to Add Experience to your Resume

Are you looking to add relevant knowledge and experience to your resume?  Then you should consider attending Continuing Legal Education Seminars (CLE’s). Every lawyer who is licensed to practice law must attend a certain number of CLE’s each year to remain in good standing of their respective bar associations (15 hours in Missouri) and due to  Continue Reading »

What is Behavioral Interviewing?

Behavioral interviews are a style of interview that focuses on your past behavior in a previous employment or scholastic setting.  The questions are asking how you behaved in the past, not how will you behave in the future.  The employers are hoping that past behavior will predict future action. Traditional interview questions tend to be more general  Continue Reading »

The Art of Networking

One way to make lasting connections in the legal community is through networking… but what is the best way?  Here are a few tips you should consider to help you stand out and network like a pro. Learn Where to Network -       Join the bar association in the geographic region where you would like to  Continue Reading »

Navigating the office

As you look forward to a summer job, semester internship or a full-time position after graduation, navigating your new office is an important part of being successful. Here are a few tips to keep in mind: Take the initiative – Don’t wait for people to introduce themselves.  Try to meet as many people as possible in the  Continue Reading »

DOs and DON’Ts for Callback Interviews

Congratulations! You have made it through the rigorous first round of OCIs and have been invited to a callback interview. Now what? I will explain some very important Dos… and almost more important Don’ts to remember during your callback interview. DOs Do review all of your social media content prior to the interview. As I  Continue Reading »