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.
The Solo/Small Firm Challenge: Conquering Adversity and the Imposter Syndrome (On-Demand CLE)
If you ever feel like all your accomplishments have been due to luck, chance, appearance, connections, or anything else that isn’t your own smarts, drive, and talent, you have a case of "imposter syndrome." Learn more about what "imposter syndrome" is, how it can affect your competence and judgment as a lawyer, and strategies for beginning to overcome it.