Inventing Yourself as a Professional: Part Two

Sara J. Berman
Everything you write and most everything you say—and the way you say it—is either building or detracting from your reputation.

Everything you write and most everything you say—and the way you say it—is either building or detracting from your reputation.

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In Part I, I asked, “Who is lawyer you?” I asked how you describe yourself and how you want others to describe you. And we talked about certain skills you must have to transition well into the profession. In this segment, we will focus on communication. Again, to frame our thinking, let’s imagine you or I had to hire an attorney to help advise with some unexpected crisis or investigation—or to represent us in a court matter. 

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