August 20, 2020 GP Mentor

Dear Young Lawyer: Find Your Purpose!

Hon. Tiffany M. Williams

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Purposeful lawyers practice at the
intersection of their passion and
purpose.

Purposeful lawyers practice at the intersection of their passion and purpose.

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You achieved the first prize . . . your first legal job. After a few years, you start to wonder, what’s next? Student loans, family, or entrepreneurism may be the deciding factor for your next move. But what if you looked deeper and decided to pursue a more intentional career path? Have you ever examined how you could merge your gifts, passion, and unique talents with your legal skills? Is it possible to have a purposeful legal career and wake up every day feeling like you are using your legal skills as an extension of who you innately were intended to be in the world? Absolutely! Purposeful lawyers practice at the intersection of their passion and purpose. Craft a legal career of your dreams, represent the clients that you envision, and solve the problems for which you are uniquely equipped by becoming intentional about discovering your purpose and courageously taking the steps to align your purpose with your lawyering skills. Below are several strategies to start realigning your career.

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