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  • Canada Legal Market

    November 1, 2022

    Key Market Takeaways US-trained lawyers primarily work in Canada in one of two ways: as a Canadian-barred lawyer or a US-barred Foreign Legal Consultant. Most…

  • What to Expect and Conducting the Interview

    October 20, 2022

    What to Expect Screener Interview Screener interviews are usually 20 minutes in length, conducted by a partner or senior associate. Less frequently, your first interview…

  • Sample Responses to Common Firm Emails and Calls

    October 20, 2022

    Turning down an invitation or delaying an acceptance can feel awkward, so below are sample responses to a myriad of situations. If your particular situation…

  • Questions to Ask Employers

    October 20, 2022

    Never say you do not have any questions, which can be perceived as a lack of interest on your part.  Do not ask any questions…

  • Questions Employers May Ask You

    October 20, 2022

    Categories of Interview Questions Below is a non-exhaustive list of common interview questions. There are no “right” answers. You should avoid “canned” or overly rehearsed…

  • Psychometric Assessments

    October 20, 2022

    What is a Psychometric Assessment? An employer may ask you to complete a “test” or “assessment” as part of your application. Suited, Thine, and Pyemetrics

  • Preparing Your Space for Virtual Interviews

    October 20, 2022

    Eliminate Distractions Set up for interviews in a quiet, private space. Silence your phone and pop-ups on your devices. Turn off the TV and music.

  • Preparing for the Interview

    October 20, 2022

    Interview Preparation Worksheet (docx) Assessing What You and the Employer Each Want What Are Employers Seeking? Most employers are looking for: Genuine…

  • Interview Pitfalls

    October 20, 2022

    Going Negative About a Prior Career or Academic Path  Any discussion of why you chose to attend law school should not include an outright rejection of a…

  • Follow Up and Thank You Letters

    October 20, 2022

    Follow-Up The wait for a response from an employer after an initial interview or a callback can be an anxious time. Candidates frequently ask when…

  • EIP Mock Interview Program

    October 20, 2022

    Program Dates The EIP Mock Interview Program will take place from March 20 to April 19 using Flo Recruit, the platform we will use for…

  • Understand Your Law Firm’s Business Model

    October 20, 2022

    You will be gathering important information in your first year, such as: What kind of work do you enjoy? Where can you find the best work?…

  • Understand Performance Evaluations

    October 20, 2022

    Understanding what you are being evaluated on is an important part of knowing how to do well. Your evaluation goes beyond doing good work; how…

  • Professionalism Primer

    October 20, 2022

    Reminder that OCS will be open all summer and advisers are available answer any of your career-related questions, concerns on the job, or anything else. …

  • Law Firm Economics

    October 20, 2022

    Law Firm Structure Law firms in the United States are typically organized as partnerships. These partnerships employ administrative support staff and attorneys. The attorneys within…

  • From Student to Associate: Navigating the Transition

    October 20, 2022

    Managing the Unexpected  Some firms will provide you with structured tools to help you succeed, such as training programs and mentors. Other firms are less…

  • Splitting the Summer

    October 20, 2022

    Not all firms allow split summers: some firms may allow splits with certain limitations. Firms are typically more amenable to splits with employers that are…

  • Post Offer or Second Look Visits

    October 20, 2022

    What is a Post Offer or Second Look Visit? A post-offer or “second look” visit is an opportunity for an offeree to meet with more…