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alexlex

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Callback question
« on: October 09, 2008, 01:08:26 PM »
Last summer, I worked for the judge and we became good friends.  I have a callback interview next week, and the judge told me that if I need him to call the firm to recommend me for the SA position, he would do that.  Is it a good idea to ask the judge to call the firm? I am not sure if the firm will like that a student is trying to press on them by using the judge.  What do you think?

If I should ask the judge to call the firm, would it be better for him to contact the firm before or after my callback interview?   Thanks a lot.

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Re: Callback question
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2008, 01:44:34 PM »
Does "the judge" have connections to the firm or attorneys at the firm?

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Re: Callback question
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2008, 01:53:35 PM »
I am not sure.

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Re: Callback question
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2008, 02:05:52 PM »
Is the judge in the same city as the firm?

Firms don't usually ask for any sort of references. I assume it's because they don't really want them.

However, if the judge works at a court where the firm regularly tries cases, if the judge worked for the firm at any time, if the judge knows a partner or someone at the firm, I would say the judge's call could be worth something if done before the callback.

Ask the judge if he knows anyone there.

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Re: Callback question
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2008, 02:21:05 PM »
I wouldn't do it unless the judge personally knew a partner there such that it wouldn't be an awkward type phone call. Good luck, interview ell and you shouldn't need the judge.

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Re: Callback question
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2008, 04:48:09 PM »
In this economy, i think the question is.... how desperate are you?
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Re: Callback question
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2008, 05:41:30 PM »
I say don't do it, because it will probably NOT get you a job at all -

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Re: Callback question
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2008, 06:38:44 PM »
What could it hurt?

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Re: Callback question
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2008, 08:05:03 PM »
Does the judge know anyone at the firm?

If so, and the judge can contact *that* person he/she knows, that would be ok I think.  But if the judge is just going to call the main firm number, ask for the hiring partner or someone on the recruiting firm, then I think I might pass on his offer, and instead make sure the firm had a list of references, including the judge.