What I Wish Someone Had Told Me Before I Started My First Law Job

Heidi K. Brown
The first few years of practice are your training ground.

The first few years of practice are your training ground.

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Want more content from Heidi Brown? Check out her webinar replay entitled "Starting Your First Law Job: Untangling Fears." Brown discusses post-law-school fears and how you can move past them in the healthiest way possible. In a field saturated with mental health challenges, let’s eliminate the unnecessary drivers of fear. 

This Is Just the Beginning

Think of your legal career as a multi-decade arc. The first few years of practice are your training ground. You are not going to know how to do a lot of things. You are going to make mistakes, even though you are going to try really hard to do excellent work. It’s okay. This is just the beginning of a long trajectory of successes that will help put periodic missteps into context. No lawyer is perfect. 

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