I have had mentors my entire career. I rarely called those who helped me mentors, but that is what they were. You should find a mentor either in your firm or in your bar. Here are some things you can learn from really good mentors:

  • What clients value
  • How to provide it
  • How to attract new clients and referral sources
  • Honest feedback on your ideas
  • Persistence in the face of adversity
  • Law as a business
  • How to keep balance between success and personal fulfillment in your life
  • What the firm expects of you
  • Firm culture
  • What worked for the mentor
  • Mistakes the mentor made and how to avoid them
  • Answers to questions you would not want to ask anyone else