Educating Lawyers Without the Zzzs


Hello.  My name is Alan S. Dalinka.  Let me tell you a little bit about myself for context.  If you have not read my brief bio here on our site, now would be a good time.

In all of the places I worked, I conducted interviews of law students and law school graduates seeking their first job, as well as lateral candidates.  I have conducted countless screening interviews (both on-campus and in-office), callback interviews, group interviews, breakfast, lunch, dinner and other kinds of interviews that probably do not fit any of those descriptions.

To help you learn about how candidates are seen in interviews, I decided to let you see what a tough day can be like through my eyes: the eyes of the interviewer.  We begin with my 10:45 a.m. interview with Steve Lincoln.  You will have the benefit of seeing some of my thoughts on screen.

Of course, nothing you are about to see or read is based upon any one particular interviewee, real firm or company.  Except for the interviewer (me, Alan), all of the names, resumes and the law firm itself are fictionalized and the interviewees are performers.

“Tough Day” (Part 1)

“Don’t Be This Interviewee”

The Story: “Tough Day”

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4