May 01, 2015

Ten Ways Successful Lawyers Respond to Career Setbacks

Jeena Cho

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.
—Winston Churchill

All lawyers, whether we’ve been practicing for one month or many decades, will face setbacks, disappointments, and failures. Clients pay us to deliver certain desired results, yet the outcome of any given case is never completely up to us. We can pull all-nighters, research every angle, and write the most brilliant brief. The facts and the law may be on our side, but a judge may still rule against us.

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