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Issaquah Law Group: Experienced Counsel; Client Focus

PHILOSOPHY: Formed in 2014, Issaquah Law Group is a law firm with one focus: providing businesses and insurers with high quality legal representation with the responsiveness of a smaller firm. ILG was founded on the principle that strong client relationships are the key to successful legal representation and strong relationships are built upon clear and consistent communication. 

LITIGATION: We work closely with our clients to fully and accurately understand their goals, work collaboratively to formulate specific legal strategies, and execute the agreed plan of action utilizing methods most likely to result in the efficient and effective resolution of the matter. ILG attorneys have a broad base of litigation experience to draw on in all Federal and State courts from on-the-ground investigations to Supreme Court appeals in the areas of personal injury and wrongful death, product liability, commercial general liability, labor & employment, construction litigation, and catastrophic losses due to fire and explosion.

BUSINESS LAW: Rarely is the path from point A to point B a straight line, so our role in a business law practice is to find alternatives, devise workable strategies, and keep your business ideas, goals and objectives moving toward realization. ILG’s business attorneys help clients achieve their goals with respect to business formation, intellectual property, labor and employment, CAN-SPAM, copyright and trademark

COMMUNITY: In addition, the Lawyers at Issaquah Law Group remain active in the legal and civic community. A core commitment of our Issaquah Attorneys is community service. Our attorneys' civic involvement includes the King County Civil Rights Commission; the City of Issaquah Planning Policy Commission; the Northwest Screenwriters Guild, service as a pro tem judge. We live and work in the Pacific Northwest, and we aim to make it a better place.

In addition, through The Amateur Law Professor Blog and LinkedIn postings, we share pertinent opinions and decisions of the Washington State Supreme Court, as well as the pertinent opinions and decisions of the Washington State Courts of Appeal so that our clients can be as update to date on cutting legal issues as we are.

Gotta Work It to Get Work.

Okay, like most of you, I had a hard time landing my first job. As luck would have it, there happened to be a spot opening up at the firm I summered for, and voila, I was lucky. When I was laid off, I had to hit the pavement, and I hit it hard.

What did I do? I talked to people. Any lawyer I knew, I explained my situation and asked them if they knew of anything that was opening. Within a couple days I had enough hits to take away the constant fear. Why should this be any different for a new lawyer? Career services always advises informational interviews, but they never tell you what one would look like. If it feels like you're asking 20 questions, then you're doing it wrong. The best times I had when pounding the pavement were just like talking with friends and colleagues. The whole point of this is you wanting the other person to pass on your information, even if they aren't personally hiring, because they think you'd be a good fit somewhere.

Anyhow, that's my two cents. Be yourself. If they don't like you, you won't be a good fit there anyway.

Now, because I've taken some flack from Jay (KIDDING), instead of reposting his article on tips for cold-calling firms, I'm going to let you jump on over to Above the Law and check it out. Honestly, this guy uses the word "douche" more than Summers Eve. This is also why I enjoy the writing.

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