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Get your job application “proofed”

Lawyers are lousy at marketing themselves to other lawyers.  Just put out an ad for hiring a new lawyer and the proof of this statement, in the form of badly written applications, will come streaming in. This week, I read a job application from an LL.B. graduate from England and Wales. It started “Hello,”  Out sputtered a few lines of marketing jargon intended to impress the reader.  The candidate then claimed to be familiar with the Canadian legal system.  He had not bothered to find out his degree – an undergraduate LL.B. – does not qualify him to practice law…