Confronting Impostor Syndrome When Working from Home

Deeva Shah
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Create smaller, virtual group spaces where people are more likely to engage in conversation.

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Self-doubt is common for young lawyers. For many, it manifests as Impostor Syndrome: a feeling that you are not intelligent, capable, or talented enough despite (likely significant) contrary evidence. Working from home during the pandemic has raised additional challenges that intensify those feelings, particularly for new attorneys beginning their careers. Identifying such challenges—and coping strategies—is a critical first step to help lawyers overcome Imposter Syndrome in this unique professional setting. 

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