Successful lawyers have in common that they focus on addressing the client’s needs, wants, quirks, and preferences. They are able to put themselves in the mind of their client because they are constantly asking their clients what they want or learning what they are thinking about.
LegalJob’s guest blogger Jenny Maxey provides some networking nuggets below for law students. Jenny is the author of Barrister on a Budget: Investing in Law School…without Breaking the Bank, which will be available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble on November 17, 2014.
LegalJob recently participated on a jobs panel where there was a healthy debate about whether law students and associates should plan as much as possible by focusing on only one type of law practice and further, a niche within that practice area.
As discussed throughout this blog and in Making Partner, the best plan for law students to secure any job is to pick a major early, take classes in that area and do well, and gain some substantive work experience in the area.