Top 25 Table Manner Rules for Attorneys and Law Students during Lunch Interviews

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Summary: Tackle your next lunch interview as an attorney or law student that will show the interviewer that you not only have all the right qualifications, but table manners as well.
Use these tips to prepare for your next lunch interview with a law firm.

Lunch interviews may seem like an extra intense interview since you will be judged on your qualifications, skills, experience, and table manners, but there are positives as well. The proper etiquette rules your mother told you as a child still apply. Don’t talk with food in your mouth. Don’t put your elbows on the table. Sit up straight to show your confidence. Use a napkin, not your hand or shirt sleeve. There are some other guidelines you should follow during a lunch interview that you probably weren’t aware of. Here are 25 rules to follow:

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