Spell my name or the name of my firm wrong.
 Immediately advise that you are irrelevant to my practice. I do criminal defense and Bar work. I don't care that your experience is working in a personal injury firm.
 Send a letter from another state and don't specify why you're moving to Miami or when.
 Say nothing that indicates you've even taken the time to look at my firms website.
 Say nothing about what type of lawyer you want to be. More specifically, you make it clear you're looking for a "job," any job.
 You say nothing interesting. You've been on this planet at least 20 years. You must have something interesting to say.
 You address the letter to "managing partner." Ever heard of Google?
 You lack creativity. I know you're a law student with a grade point average. Begin with something else.
Located in Miami, Florida, Brian Tannebaum practices Bar Admission and Discipline and Criminal Defense. Read his free ebook The Truth About Hiring A Criminal Defense Lawyer. Please visit www.tannebaumweiss.com