An Employer’s Perspective on Typos

Three of the most common typographical errors we see in cover letters:

  1. The name of the firm/organization is misspelled
  2. The student used a previous letter and over-wrote the name of the new firm in the address block but failed to update the body of the letter (Dear Smith Law Firm: I am writing to express genuine interest in working for Jones Law Firm – ouch!)
  3. The name of the recipient is misspelled

Three pointed responses from a recent employer:

  1. You are competing with a very strong group of equally-qualified applicants
  2. We need employees who can be relied upon to produce an excellent work product
  3. Even the most secure of us see our own name first!

 A core service provided by your Law Career Services office is career document review. Or ask a friend…a roommate…a faculty advisor…ask someone to read and re-read your resume and cover letter before you submit them for employer consideration!

First impressions are critical. Employers suspect that your work product may never be better than your application packet. Don’t shoot yourself in the foot, check those typos at the door and land the interview with stellar documents that best reflect your attention to detail and your ability to do an exceptional job!

Feel free to contact Law Career Services for a Career Documents appointment.

PCDC – Next Legal Internship Examination

Last available opportunity to secure a legal intern’s license this academic year (exam is not offered during the summer):

Examination Date: Monday, May 14, 2012
Time: 8:00 am
Location: Sarkeys Room 110
Application Deadline: Monday, May 7, 2012

For more information about the Oklahoma Licensed Legal Intern program, including eligibility requirements, MPRE, application process and exam preparation, please click here.

PCDC – Licensed Legal Intern Exam Application Deadline

The deadline to apply for the April LLI Exam is one month away:

Examination Date: Friday, April 20, 2012
Time: 8:00 am
Location: Sarkeys Room 110
Application Deadline: Friday, April 13, 2012

For more information about the Oklahoma Licensed Legal Intern program, including eligibility requirements, MPRE, application process and exam preparation, please click here.

Oklahoma Bar Association Meetings – week of January 23, 2012

Oklahoma Bar Association this schedule was generated on January 20, 2012. View most recent list.

Monday, January 23, 2012

  • OBA/CLE Webcast Replay – Securities and Exchange Commission, Part 2: A Close Look at the SEC Cases and Current Trends
  • OBA/CLE Webcast Replay – Securities and Exchange Commission, Part 1: What To Do When Your Client Hears From the SEC

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

  • OBA/CLE Webcast – Addiction 101: Addiction Myths Debunked
  • OBA/CLE Webcast Replay – IRS Administrative Process: Examination and Appeals
  • OBA/CLE Webcast Replay – Defending the Falsely Accused: The Power of Accusation in Domestic Violence Cases

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

  • OBA/CLE Webcast Replay – Generally Speaking: Lets Talk about The Practice of Law

Thursday, January 26, 2012

  • OBA/CLE Webcast – What Should and Should Not Be Included in Emails and Social Media Communications
  • OBA/CLE Webcast Replay – Introduction to Historic Preservation Law in Oklahoma

Oklahoma County Bar Association – week of January 23, 2012

Oklahoma County Bar Association this schedule was generated on December 12, 2011. View most recent list.

Monday, January 23, 2012

  • Executive Committee Mtg.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

  • Community Service Committee Meeting

Thursday, January 26, 2012

  • Board of Directors Meeting

Friday, January 27, 2012

Dallas Bar Association Meetings – week of January 23, 2012

Dallas Bar Association this schedule was generated on January 20, 2012. View most recent list.

Monday, January 23, 2012

  • CLE Events: Computer Law, Securities
  • Golf Tournament Committee

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

  • CLE Events: Probate, Trusts & Estates, Labor & Employment
  • E-Mentoring Committee
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • DVAP Divorce Clinic for Low-Income

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

  • CLE Events: Sports & Entertainment
  • DAYL Equal Access to Justice Committee
  • Dallas Area Real Estate Lawyers Discussion Group
  • Legal Ethics Committee
  • Summer Law Intern Program Committee
  • DVAP New Lawyer Luncheon
  • Transition to Law Practice Program
  • Memorial & History Committee

Thursday, January 26, 2012

  • CLE Events: Collaborative, Criminal, Environmental Law
  • Mentoring Committee

Friday, January 27, 2012

  • CLE Events: Intellectual Property, Minority Participation Committee