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Introducing #DearFindLaw: Advice for New Lawyers, Law Students

By William Peacock, Esq. on July 09, 2014 10:29 AM

#DearFindLaw - Advice for New Lawyers and Law Students from @FindLawLP

One of my favorite things to do is to respond to user-requested topics. Why? For one, it means I don't have to dig for topics. But more importantly, it means, in a small way, we can actually help somebody. (Plus, we know that at least one person will actually read and appreciate the post.)

With that in mind, we've decided to try something new. Introducing #DearFindLaw: an advice column on our Greedy Associates blog where every Friday (beginning this Friday), we'll answer reader-submitted questions regarding anything that might concern new and aspiring attorneys, from LSATs to law firm office gossip.

Of course, to make this work, we need your help.

We Love Responding to Readers

This isn't the first time we've responded to requests from lawyers and law students. One of my favorite recent posts was a discussion on the ethics of social media use by judges, all prompted by a loyal reader's tweet.

Similarly, on our consumer side, we regularly respond to questions posted on our FindLaw for Consumers Facebook page and FindLaw Answers; one recent example: how severance affects unemployment payments.

So here's how #DearFindLaw is going to work: We intend for this to be a lawyers-only weekly series on our Greedy Associates (young attorneys) blog. Each week, we'll respond to one or more user-submitted questions, sometimes with one person's response, and other times with roundtable-style posts by multiple contributors. We might provide a comprehensive answer to a single question, or brief answers to a series of easier questions -- it's up to you.

Submit Your #DearFindLaw Questions Now!

We know you have burning questions to ask (for yourself, or for a loved one) about LSATs, law school, bar exams, the job hunt, starting your own firm out of school, handling difficult clients, or dealing with law firm office politics.

So what are you waiting for? Submit your questions now via Twitter (@FindLawLP) or Facebook (FindLaw for Legal Professionals) and we'll try to fit them into one of our upcoming posts. Please use the hashtag #DearFindLaw, so we can easily find your questions.

And as always, thanks for being a loyal reader of FindLaw's blogs!

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