How I Graduated From Law School With A Job – Episode #4 – Alex Davie

“How I Graduated From Law School With A Job” is a YouTube interview series where Franklin Graves interviews practicing attorneys to share their story and answer the ultimate question… how to got a job after law school! In this episode, we have Nashville attorney Alex Davie who is currently an attorney at Riggs Davie PLC. Alex focuses on advising startups,…

How I Graduated From Law School With A Job – Episode #3 – Dennis Kennedy

“How I Graduated From Law School With A Job” is a YouTube interview series where Franklin Graves interviews practicing attorneys to share their story and answer the ultimate question… how to got a job after law school! In this episode, we have St. Louis attorney Dennis Kennedy who is currently in-house counsel at Mastercard, focusing on information technology matters and…

How I Graduated From Law School With A Job – Episode #2 – Brian Focarino

“How I Graduated From Law School With A Job” is a YouTube interview series where Franklin Graves interviews practicing attorneys to share their story and answer the ultimate question… how to got a job after law school! In this episode, we have California attorney Brian Focarino who is currently an associate at Cooley LLP. Brian’s practice focuses on “Trademark and…

Do’s & Don’ts of Coffee Meetings

Today, I’ve got some “do’s” and “don’ts” for informational coffee meetings.  It’s super-important to have one-on-one meetings with legal professionals in your area. Meeting individually gives you the opportunity to learn about how other people found success in their legal careers. Plus, it helps expand your network. The best, and cheapest way, to have an informational meeting is over coffee.

I’ve compiled a list of “do’s” and “don’ts” that I’ve learned from personal experience and, now, having been on both sides of the “informational” meeting.

5 Ways To Make Legal Jobs Come To You With LinkedIn

LinkedIn continues to play an important role in job opportunities. I’ve received a number of opportunities to interview with companies because of some simple techniques anyone can implement on their LinkedIn profile. A staggering 94% of recruiters use LinkedIn as an essential social media tool.

It’s time to take the next steps towards improving your social media presence, and LinkedIn should be your first priority! Here are five ways to make legal jobs come to you with LinkedIn.

Tips To Overcome The Awkward Conference Table

“Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt

We’ve all been there. You’re at a conference surrounded by hundreds of other professionals for a networking/keynote luncheon. Your partner bailed because their client is requesting an emergency meeting and you’re left to fend for yourself. You see plenty of open seats and are trying to select the best option within view.  “What am I supposed to talk about with people I don’t even know,” is quite often the number one thought running through the head of anyone who’s been put in this situation.  Well, it’s time to overcome the fear of going solo at a conference event!