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Thank You letters - advice needed

Thank You letters - advice needed
« on: August 07, 2006, 05:51:30 PM »
I am planning on sending out thank you notes to some of the attorneys at the firm that I clerked at this summer.  Would it be alright to address them as "Dear Tom" or "Dear Jennifer" ?  Any other advice?

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Re: Thank You letters - advice needed
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2006, 05:52:16 PM »
Address them the same way you did this summer.

Re: Thank You letters - advice needed
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2006, 02:23:09 AM »
I would address them as youreally see them...

"Thank you Mr. Cocks@cker, your disparaging remarks where extremely appreciated..."

I wouldn't waste my time on something like this, I've thrown away every Thank You card I've ever received. If you really want to thank them, set up a lunch date and foot the bill...

Re: Thank You letters - advice needed
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2006, 09:49:13 AM »
I throw away most Thank You cards and Birthday cards I receive as well.  I would certainly miss them if people stopped sending them to me, though.

Re: Thank You letters - advice needed
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2006, 10:37:17 AM »
I agree with the "address them as you did during the summer." After all, these are people who will soon be your peers. It is not incorrect to address them by their first name if you are already used to doing so.

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Re: Thank You letters - advice needed
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2006, 10:33:49 PM »
If you're sending it to someone just to be polite, address it "To whom it may concern".

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Re: Thank You letters - advice needed
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2006, 04:51:14 AM »
I am planning on sending out thank you notes to some of the attorneys at the firm that I clerked at this summer.  Would it be alright to address them as "Dear Tom" or "Dear Jennifer" ?  Any other advice?

I think you should address them as you verbally address them, so as not to be awkward in any way.  So, don't go by first name across the board, or by surname across the board.  Go with whatever applies to each person.  By the way, if you want to add a "legal" touch to your thank you notes, might I suggest the following:

http://www.cafepress.com/amicthis.63402847  or

http://www.cafepress.com/amicthis.61985883  or

http://www.cafepress.com/amicthis.61374649

Although we have many more greeting card selections, they're too sarcastic for a thank you note of this nature.

Re: Thank You letters - advice needed
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2006, 08:39:16 AM »
Help - me again!  I am having a severe case of thank-you note writers block.  Does anyone have any samples.  I have a general idea of what I want to say in each note, but I can't seem to get it out.

Is it apporpriate to end the thank you notes to each partner reiterating my interest in working with them (Ex: I would be honored to join . . .)

Thanks.