Monday, December 3, 2007


I was sending out resumes tonight to small law firms with 10-20 attorneys from a Martindale search. Most firms of this size do not have a recruiting contact or mention that they hire summer law clerks. Instead, on their general contact page they have a generic email address usually

I sent out an email tonight, "I am curious if your law firm hires summer clerks. I am truly interest in living and working in _____ this summer and after graduation. If so, would you mind providing me with the contact information of your recruiting coordinator?"

Here's a response I received from a . . . I can't even come up with an appropriate insult.

"Yes, [Incorrect alternate spelling of my name- not only is my email address, but it is in my signature], we have summer law clerks, but I wouldn't count on getting a position with any decent firm by sending out one paragraph blast e- mails. Best, [redacted]"

Oh, even better. This was the first name partner.

"If you need a come back and can't come up with something...


Guy Fawkes said...

I think the worst thing about the response e-mail is that he used "Best" in the closing. My god, it doesn't get much more pretentious than "Best." Yes, Carl, I'm talking to you.

nicolle said...

what a jerk.

hey, at least he showed his true colours to you in the outset, and not after you had the misfortune of being in the same room as him.

carl said...

I learned how to use "Best" in my orientation at Princeton. I think that affirms your viewpoint.


Guy Fawkes said...

HA! I knew it.