YLS Career Assistance Committee (12/8/21)
TOPIC: Tips for a Jobless Lawyer. Topics include: how to figure out where you stand in the job market, what young lawyers and law students can do to distinguish themselves in the job market, how to make your resume, writing sample, and cover letter stand out, whether and when to leave your current job for a new one and how to effectively switch jobs. Meeting will conclude with a Q & A session.
SPEAKER/ORGANIZATION: Brian H. Potts, Partner, Perkins Coie LLP. Brian became “LinkedIn famous” when he posted a picture of his 2002 rejection letter from Perkins Coie on LinkedIn with the title: Law students: if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. The post went viral, and it led to him starting the LinkedIn Legal Mentor Network, which has led to over 1,000 young lawyers and law students receiving free mentorship from practicing lawyers from around the country. Over the last eighteen months, Brian himself has personally mentored over 300 law students and recent graduates about how to find their dream job. He is also about to publish a book on the subject, called The Jobless Lawyers Handbook: How to Get Hired as a Lawyer.
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