Learning from Other Lawyers

D. Hunter Polvi
You need to have the humility to accept feedback and try to get better.

You need to have the humility to accept feedback and try to get better.

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Experience is a master teacher, even when it’s not our own. In my short time practicing law, I have had the opportunity to learn from many brilliant people, some lawyers, some not. Although only some small amount of experience has come my way, I have certainly learned one thing: There is much to learn from others. Doing so allows us to inherit wisdom and knowledge without the hard lessons of trial and error or by making costly mistakes (though those are almost impossible to avoid). Below are a few of the lessons I have learned, through the example of others.

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