This post is a variation of many previous posts because people seem to keep asking LegalJob a similar question:
When networking, how do I get someone interested in talking with me and helping me? Some items to think about: (i) establish touch points; (ii) make clear you are not looking for a job from that person; (iii) be specific about the advice you are requesting; (iv) have a tangible goal; and (v) be sensitive to person’s time, schedule, and ego.
Establish up front at least one touch point, some personal connection that you share.
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