I’m currently clerking at a small boutique firm. The work is real hands on and I interact with clients directly as part of my job. I just found out that one of the clients whose case I help manage is a partner at a V5 firm. Would it be wrong to use this as a networking opportunity?

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You need to be very careful. If the case you are managing is something V5P doesn’t want colleagues knowing about, you will not get far.

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Networking will be a large part of your career path so get used to it. However, do it tactfully.

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Got it. I’m the client/partner’s main point of contact with our firm and in charge of getting his case ready for filing. The times we’ve communicated, it’s been more or less casual, with him talking a bit about his job and asking me legal questions about his case with us (what he does is unrelated to the nature of his case). We’ve even talked about shared interests like long distance running.

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