Question of the Week

What is the top tip you'd share with new lawyers in their first year of practice?


This week, we’d like to ask you: What is the top tip you’d share with new lawyers in their first year of practice?

From this week until 12 a.m. CT on Sept. 9, 2014, you can actually enter your best piece of advice into a contest sponsored by the ABA Young Lawyers Division. The winner will be determined by calculating the number of votes cast by fans of the ABA YLD Facebook page and by electronic written approval of the YLD Contest Committee. The winner will receive $1,000 in American Airlines gift cards, and the top 10 tips will be featured in the upcoming webinar “First-Year Lawyers: 30 Tips in 30 Minutes.” The free webinar is at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29. See official contest rules for more. If you have a Facebook account—you need to “like” the ABA Young Lawyers Division’s page to enter—and want to submit your advice to the contest, click here.

Give us your best advice in the comments of this post below! You won’t automatically be entered in the ABA YLD’s contest, but you’ll be helping out your fellow readers.

Read the answers to last week’s question: Which students should go to law school? And which should not?

Featured answer:

Posted by JMeservy: “I believe that the law should come from those with a pure heart, united in purpose. Perhaps this should be the criteria for enrollment … the purest among us. The aim of the law should be to maintain a moral society and its freedom. Remember, only the truth shall set you free.Now, perhaps I am a fool, because I am clearly not the purest and yet I am in law school and trying my best to be pure and united with the moral in America.”

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