Let’s Prioritize Our Professional Development

By Drew Amoroso, President-Elect, Barristers Club

Barristers Annual Meeting is November 17As we approach the Barristers Annual Meeting on November 17, I want to encourage you to devote time to thinking about your professional development.

And by devoting time I don’t mean fitting it in here and there–I mean blocking off real time to consider the trajectory of your career. Think about it: when’s the last time you sat down, with intention, to think about and map out your development?

It’s easy to get so focused on the day-to-day work and the tasks that are right in front of us that we forget to create time to make ourselves and our practice better.

Of course our daily work is important. But we also have to be intentional about making room in our work lives for our professional development. That includes not only improvement of our legal skills, but it also includes things like setting goals for professional growth; developing our ability to manage our practice and our time; improving our communication and client service skills; learning how to build a professional network; and understanding the business of practicing law, too.

Taking part in events like the Barristers Annual Meeting are an excellent way to prioritize your development. Not only will you get an opportunity to listen to the advice, strategies, and tips of other successful attorneys, you might just walk away with an idea or a connection that will change the way you practice or even the course of your career.

The Annual Meeting is next Friday, November 17, which means there’s still time to sign up.

The meeting will feature U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell, 4.5 CLE credits, a lunchtime judges panel with accomplished jurists, and a networking reception at the end of the day (breakfast and lunch are included, too).

Register online. 

We look forward to seeing you there!

Drew Amoroso
President-Elect, Barristers Club