June 01, 2017

Spark: Tips for Maintaining Your Passion for the Practice of Law, Part 4: Legacy

Stacey L. Romberg

This article is the last of four installments exploring ways to keep the spark of enthusiasm alive in your law practice.

In my first article in this series, I discussed the dissatisfaction that seems to permeate the legal profession, and the stressful nature of, and long hours associated with, the dual responsibilities of practicing law and running a small business. The questions posed at the end of my article were: “If you [knew that you] had six months left to live, or perhaps more practically as a long-term approach, six years to live, would you continue to work just as you are doing right now? Or would you make some changes?” My second article added the following queries: “If change is needed, what would those changes be? How could the changes be identified and implemented to have a lasting and favorable impact?” My second article went on to explore various approaches for self-examination, with the goal of identifying three areas for improvement. My third article offered suggestions for implementing these changes, which is “where the rubber meets the road.” In this article, I will consider the concept of legacy as a key component of renewing the spark of enthusiasm for your law practice.


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