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Why Research Firms and Judges?
There are two basic reasons to research law firms and judges:
- Job hunting: Researching a firm or judge before an interview is crucial. Interviewers will ask questions like: "Why are you interested in working here?" or "Why do you believe you are a good fit for the firm?" The only way to convey a genuine interest is through taking the time to find out more about the firm or judge.
- Litigation: When you are facing off against an opposing law firm or trying to persuade a judge to take your side, it's helpful to know what to expect, what's likely to work, and what won't.
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