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excellent post Matthies, I see myself as an extremely sociable person, but I have often thought that I am not an effective networker.  I want to develop my networking ability and have been planning on getting some books on the subject to help me with that.  You seem to have some great ideas and I appreciated reading them, do you have any suggestions on specific books that would be helpful, or did you learn to network in a different way?

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Dammit, I'm waiting for part II here, Matthies!  NEED MORE EXCELLENT INFO!
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Excellent posts on here. I initially came here to receive advice and post questions I had for the lower tiered schools, but as I can see this has turned into a forum on information that i believe could be useful to any type of law student. Excellent job Rev and Matthies. I appreciate all the information.

I too have been a pretty sociable individual, but as I have learned from my sales job (Best Buy; Home Theater Specialist) that I am not a shoot the S&#t type of person. I would also like to know of some books that assist in networking and also what kinds of areas most lawyers tend to "hang out." I am going to be in Houston and i am also a bartender and I would like to know how to better position myself to meet lawyers and begin my expanding my network.

Cant wait to read Part II!!!
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a good way to get lawyers talking is to ask for advice.  "what specialties of law do you see there being a growing need for in the next few years?"  "if you were going to law school today, what would you specialize in?"  stuff like that.

lawyers are like fighter pilots.  their idea of foreplay:  talk about themselves for five minutes.
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This is all really good info.

I kinda feel like I should be paying for it...

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I'm sure he'll gladly accept paypal.

I would like to add that maintaining contacts takes time! You must make the calls, send the emails, go to lunch, listen and respond, don't become a burden, help them with something, become friends. Maybe they have a kid who needs tutoring or need a ride somewhere. If you dine with them, find a restaurant they like and handle the details; pay your half. If they mention a play, concert or sporting event, find the tickets at a discount and a time to attend. Even if you cannot make it, give them the details on how to get the tickets cheaper. As Matt said, if they show interest in a case or topic, find some articles online and email it to them.
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This is really great advice, Thanks guys. Sure will be great when we are on the other side being the ones that people want to network with. ;D
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Attending WVU event next weekend, and have been invited to sit at the Dean of the University's banquet table as well as top partners in major law firms. I will defnitely put this to use.

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I'm waiting for part 3, Matthies!
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Accounting student does not learn how to fill out tax form, file 10K with SEC, or how to use tax or accounting software.


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