“The practice of law can be really tough and isolating at times. Getting involved with your firm, with the legal profession and with your broader community has an endless number of benefits. It makes practice a bit more fun if you are involved with your firm and really makes you feel like a part of your firm. Getting involved in the legal profession helps you to understand the bigger picture beyond your particular case and helps you to get to know more of your colleagues. Getting involved in your community will help you realize the incredible skill set that you have and how that skill set can be used to help people in your community that are not your clients.
Getting involved in your firm, the legal community and the broader community gets your name out there, helps you become a recognized go-to person and will increase the enjoyment of the practice of law.”
– Rose Keith, QC, Life in Law Advisor and Lawyer at Harper Grey LLP
Check out a recent response by Rose on the Dear LiL blog discussing the nine-to-five paradigm and the importance of quality of work over quantity of hours here.