Networking Doesn’t Have to Be Painful

Vol. 42 No. 6


The most commonly given job-hunting advice is to get out there and network. If there is something that intimidates law students more than the first experience with the Socratic Method, it’s probably networking. Does this sound like you? Rest easy. It isn’t just you. It isn’t even just law students. Networking is an activity dreaded by lawyers young and old. The ABA Young Lawyers Division (YLD) recently tackled the many styles of networking’s in the pages of its quarterly magazine The Young Lawyer (TYL). TYL’s editorial board is made up of new lawyers and many very recent law school graduates. They’ve been where you are and taken the next step.

Student Lawyer is republishing TYL’s article “Networking Doesn’t Have to Be Painful” as a special feature for Law Student Division members. The advice is great and the article exemplifies the valuable content regularly published in TYL. Law Student Division members can join YLD and become subscribers to TYL, as well as gain access to TYL’s growing body of online-exclusive material.

The benefits to joining YLD don’t stop at TYL. You’ll also be able to take part in exciting new programs now launching like Starting Points, Career Checkpoint, and Ask an Experienced Lawyer. These programs are designed to give young lawyers the guidance and mentoring necessary to successfully start their careers and build their practices. For only $5, Law Student Division members get all these benefits.

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