In law school, students spend countless hours pouring over textbooks containing cases, statutes, and other sources of the law. However, there is very little geared towards teaching future lawyers the skills necessary to market themselves within the legal community and the community at large. Rosner Law Offices, P.C. attorneys Oliver Barry and Christopher Weidman recently spoke to young students at Rutgers Law regarding this issue. The presentation was moderated by Mr. Weidman with attorneys Oliver Barry, Michael Dennin, David Schmidt, and Victoria Schall speaking about their experiences and answering the student’s questions about how to network in the professional legal community.
The event was hosted by members of the New Jersey Association for Justice Law Student Relations Committee. This panel offered practical advice for law students looking to improve their networking skills. The panel members discussed their experiences, both good and bad, with networking as law students and young lawyers. Advice ranged from how to get over your nerves about putting yourself out there as a young student and starting a conversation to personal horror stories about how networking attempts can go very wrong.
Horror stories aside, the panel focused on something very important that is often missing from formal legal education; how to go about the practice of law. The skills necessary to build a professional network and a client base are invaluable to a professional of any discipline. And we at Rosner Law Offices, P.C., in conjunction with event sponsor the New Jersey Association for Justice, are honored to play a small part in helping future lawyers develop those skills.