The Above The Law blog recently started a new series for small firm lawyers called Small Firms, Big Lawyers.
The latest installment is entitled The Secret To Finding A Small Firm Job. You should read the whole thing, but one highlight was the testimony of the author — the principal of a small firm — that his suggested method, which comes down to informational interviewing, works:
“Over the past 13 years, I have hired five lawyers whom I first met in informational interviews (months or even years before I hired them). In addition, I know of six other informational interviewees who ended up with jobs that they got after I sent them to other lawyers.”
We have a a bunch of resources on the subject of Informational Interviewing on the CDO website.