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Confirmations of Acceptance Letters

Confirmations of Acceptance Letters
« on: February 07, 2014, 03:24:39 PM »
I have heard that after accepting a judicial externship over the phone, it is encouraged and/or required by some schools to send a letter to the judge confirming acceptance, and confirming start/end dates and any other pertinent material. My school doesn't seem to have an examples or sample letters. Wondering if anyone has an examples or sample letters, links to sites with examples, or any suggests. Thanks!

Re: Confirmations of Acceptance Letters
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2014, 10:34:53 PM »
What purpose would this confirmation letter serve?

You might need a confirmation letter if your applying for work-study funding, but other than that I don't know what a confirmation letter would accomplish.

For purposes of having an understanding you should contact the person that hired you via e-mail to confirm when you are starting, ending, and if you are being the salary etc.

As you move forward in your legal career having documentation is key, but a simple e-mail can generally suffice. Congrats on your externship and good luck in your legal career.