Writing Samples for Attorney Jobs: 12 Important Issues You Must Know

Writing Samples.

To show just how important a good writing sample can be, I will never forget the following email from a recruiting manager at a large firm.

" We’re going to pass on this candidate. It was a tough call. Although everyone loved [the candidate] and thought their personality and experience were by far the best of everyone we’ve interviewed so far, their writing sample had typos and fragmented sentences. This reflected negatively on [the candidate's] attention to detail and their ability to proofread--skills essential to our practice. Please continue th..e search for us!"