I’m unsure how first year lawyers will start this year, but no matter how you or they start, it will likely not be with the miscues I experienced when I left the USAF and became an associate in what was then a mid-sized, now a tiny law firm in Roanoke, Virginia.

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I never met a lawyer who went through his or her career with smooth sailing all the way. I certainly wasn’t one of those lawyers. I lost trials I thought I should have won. I lost my biggest client twice. When those losses occurred it was hard to pick myself up, put on my suit

What does discovering your values have to do with becoming a successful lawyer?

Simply stated, you can be successful outwardly without focusing on your values, but you cannot be inwardly fulfilled without focusing on your values.

The key is to dig deep and discover what matters most to you. Doing so will enable you to