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informal lunch with a firm... thank you note?

informal lunch with a firm... thank you note?
« on: February 13, 2007, 04:21:44 PM »
so, i had an informal (pre-interview) lunch with a firm recently, and i was contemplating whether to send a thank you email. i've heard both goods and bads about doing so. i'm still very much up in the air about an offer, and have yet to interview officially.

i met with four attorneys, and i am worried i don't have enough info to tailor the note to each of the attorneys.

so, anyway, recommendations?

rev

Re: informal lunch with a firm... thank you note?
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2007, 05:04:59 PM »
props, just send a general note thanking them for their time.  if they paid for the lunch thank them for that too.

a random local attorney pays for my bar association lunch every month, like they do for all students, and i always send a thank you card.  i don't think courtesy ever hurts.

eray01

Re: informal lunch with a firm... thank you note?
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2007, 11:02:17 AM »
Absolutely. You should every time. They'll remember you, and it makes you look classy. That kind of thing raises your stock with the older guys. Unlike our generation, the older guys appreciate it when people extend courtesies like that. It's polite. Especially if they paid for lunch.