Failure: An Opportunity to Find the Keys to Success

Failure will help you learn crucial lessons about practicing law and sometimes can put you on the path to success.

Failure will help you learn crucial lessons about practicing law and sometimes can put you on the path to success.

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From the time that we are law students gunning for good grades in our 1L courses, lawyers fear failure. We worry about missing deadlines, saying (or writing) the wrong thing, or failing to make a good impression on someone who could be important to our career. Sometimes, however, failure can be a good thing. It helps us to learn crucial lessons about practicing law and about ourselves. In fact, sometimes a failure can put you on the path to success, as demonstrated by these tales of mishaps turned into learning opportunities.

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