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Michael P. Maslanka, assistant professor of law, UNT Dallas College of Law. Michael P. Maslanka, assistant professor of law, UNT Dallas College of Law.

Looking for a job as a lawyer? It has always been challenging and more so in the age of COVID-19. There is, though, a constant: Hiring is driven not by who you know but instead by who you are. Traits like character and integrity and adaptability count now rather than GPA or law review or bar passage score. Forty-plus years of practice/teaching (including two different tours of duty as a managing partner) convince me of this dynamic. Here then, is some guidance and suggestions.

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