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Interviewing Spectacularly from Both Sides of the Desk

Presented by Vivia Chen, Peter Kalis, and Kathy Morris

Note: This is not for CLE. Part of the free Career Development Series, a monthly webinar series featuring practical tips from legal career experts. Live webinars are free and open to the public. The recorded program and materials are exclusively for ABA members.


Hiring lawyers is an important investment, yet interviewers tend to talk too much and ask too few questions…and interviewees continue to provide the same kinds of answers that fail to distinguish them or bring in offers. This webinar features legal career experts who will focus on:

  • What to look for… on both sides of the interview desk
  • Questions to ask beyond the trite and traditional
  • Ways to anticipate and answer the tough questions to get hired
Successful interview.

Successful interview.


Vivia Chen

Vivia Chen is the Chief Blogger for The Careerist and an American Law Media Senior Reporter. She is a member of the ABA Hall of Fame for law blogs; The Careerist has been honored not only as an ABA Top 100 Blog but also by the Business Insider as one of the 15 most influential legal blogs. A former corporate lawyer, Vivia received her JD from NYU and her BA from Williams College. She writes prolifically and engagingly about the ways lawyers shape their careers and manage their lives.

Peter Kalis

Peter Kalis is the Chair and Global Managing Partner of K&L Gates. He continues to practice law, interviews all the firm’s lateral partner hires, and is on the inaugural list of the National Law Journal’s top fifty legal business trailblazers and pioneers. A Rhodes Scholar and former US Supreme Court Clerk, Peter received his Doctor of Philosophy from Oxford, his JD from Yale, and his BA from West Virginia University. He is known as an influential innovator and a very funny, delightfully opinionated leader.

Kathy Morris

Founder, Under Advisement, Ltd., Chicago, IL and New York, NY

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