The past couple of months have confirmed that there are many things out of our control. COVID-19 and government quarantine orders resulted in the closure of our offices, dramatically altering the way we practice law. For many law firms, business has slowed because their clients instituted cost-cutting measures or, even worse, have closed their doors for good. Associates in law firms are justifiably concerned: according to a recent survey, 52 percent of associates said that they were most concerned about job security, while 23 percent said they were most worried about pay cuts or furloughs. While it may be easy to focus on all of the things you cannot control, there are many things you can control even in this environment.
Starting Your First Law Job: Untangling Fears
Through understanding how fear affects our brains and bodies, we can enhance self-awareness; make subtle shifts in the way we substantively, mentally, and physically prepare for lawyering activities; and become powerful and impactful advocates. (This is not for CLE. Available to ABA members only.)