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Networking Works - A True Story (by Patricia Putney)

Patricia Putney wrote an article that appeared in the State Bar of Wisconsin - Law Student Associate News and Opportunities, March 2019 edition. Read what Patti had to say on networking for law students.

Networking Works – A True Story

Epstein_Putney_Patricia_100x137.JPGBy Patricia E. Putney, Bell Moore & Richter SC, Madison I went to a joint women’s conference put together by the Wisconsin Association of Justice (WAJ) and Wisconsin Defense Counsel (WDC) last September. This is an effort for women lawyers on both sides of the personal injury bar to come together for CLE and social time.

There were several law students there, invited and graciously paid for by WAJ, and I ended up talking with Cortney Runnels, a 2L from U.W. Law School. At that time, we were looking for another law clerk, as we only had one.

After talking with her at a social event, I suggested Cortney email me if she was interested in working part time during the school year, and she did so. She interviewed and was hired.

Cortney has been with us since September on a part-time basis, and plans to work for us full time this summer as well. Cortney has been a great addition to our firm.

It definitely helps for students to get out there and meet lawyers, be friendly and network. You never know what connections will be made.