Tips for the new practicing attorney

Reasons for networking: There is nothing like a good support group.

  1. Attend Massachusetts Bar Association section meetings and other MBA networking events in your area of practice to get to know other attorneys with whom you will be working.
  2. Set up a network of potential mentors in your practice area(s).
  3. Organize a network of attorneys in other practice areas who would be available for questions.
  4. If you don't feel confident in an area of practice, refer it -- your client will thank you and continue to feel confident in your ability to serve their needs.
  5. Supplement your practice by attending MBA CLEs (free to MBA members) and section council open meetings.

Tip courtesy of MBA Sections/Ethics Administrator Jean Stevens.

Published January 8, 2015


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