Writing an Effective Thank You Note

One of the purposes of a thank you note is to distinguish yourself from other candidates.  Thank the firm for the opportunity to interview, then remind them why you are the best fit for the position.  Focus on the factors that the interviewing attorney(s) seemed to care most about.  If they spent a large portion of the interview discussing your connections to the local community, note that you are looking forward to moving back home and to developing meaningful relationships with the local legal community.  If the interviewing attorneys focused on your practical knowledge, remind them what legal experiences you have and how well they have prepared you for the position.