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Monday, December 6, 2021

Perkins Coie Partner Posts Rejection Letter From Firm When He Was A Vermont 2L, Blows Up The Internet And Leads To Formation Of A Network To Mentor New Attorneys

Perkins Coie partner Brian Potts caused quite a stir when he posted on social media the rejection letter he received when he applied for a position with the firm when he was a 2L at Vermont Law School:

Law students: if at first you don’t succeed, try try again.

Potts Letter

David Lat, Lawyer of the Week: Brian Potts.:

Potts started mentoring several law students, but he had more requests for mentorship than he could handle. Friends and colleagues started to pitch in as mentors, creating an informal mentoring network.

It eventually evolved into something more official: the Legal Mentor Network, a registered nonprofit dedicated to connecting law students and recently barred attorneys with legal mentors, which launched this week. The Network currently has more than 1,000 mentees and more than 250 mentors from several Biglaw firms and corporate legal departments, as well as a founding sponsor, DLA Piper.

 

 

a registered nonprofit dedicated to connecting law students and recently barred attorneys with legal mentors, which launched this week. The Network currently has more than 1,000 mentees and more than 250 mentors from several Biglaw firms and corporate legal departments, as well as a founding sponsor, DLA Piper.

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