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Q: I met an attorney over Christmas Break who said I should stay in touch with him. What is the best way to do that? How often should I contact him?\par \par A: First of all, great work getting out there and expanding your netwo\par ]]>\par
here).\par \par Q: I really want to be in the courtroom, but am otherwise open to the type of law I want to practice. What is your advice?\par \par A: You are right to look hard to find those opportunities that will truly get you into the courtroom early on in your career. There is a misconception that litigation means “in the courtroom” or “trial lawyer.” Now, certainly trial law would be considered litigation, but the reverse isn’t necessarily true. Litigation can mean many things for a young lawyer, depending on the employer: intake, document review, discovery requests, memos and/or briefs, just to name a few. None of these gets you in the courtroom. So if that’s the most important thing for you, be sure to look deeper than just “litigation.” All that said, here are some categories of firms/types of law that will generally offer courtroom experience earlier than most: 1) criminal, 2) family, 3) probate, 4) plaintiff’s firm, 5) trial boutique firm, 6) government agencies (administrative hearings) and 7) some civil defense firms (look closely at these to make sure).\par \par I hope these were helpful! Please send in your questions so I can answer them in the next mailbag post.\par \par Connect with Daniel at Daniel_Hare@Baylor.edu and/or @BaylorLawDaniel on Twitter.\par \par Job of the Week: Each week I highlight a job in Symplicity you might be interested in but may have missed. This week's job is: Multiple Judicial Internships (Beaumont District Court, Houston 14th Court of Appeals, Corpus Christi 13th Court of Appeals) Log in to Symplicity to view this job and apply. \par ]]>\par

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