Lawyers Must Focus on Their New Year’s Resolutions
By Christina L. Martini • January 17, 2016•Ms. JD, Ms. JD Weekly Roundup, Careers, Firms and the Private Sector, Legal Academia, Nonprofits and the Public Interest, Politics and Government, Law School, •Pre-Law, Choosing a Career and Landing a Job, Other Law School Issues, Issues, Balancing Private and Professional Life, Mentoring and Networking, Women and Law in the Media, Features, •Guest Bloggers and Profiles of Women in the Law, Myths & Truths, Superwomen JDs and What You Can Learn From Them
Happy 2016 to you all! I hope that your holidays were filled with much laughter, joy and memorable times with family and friends. As we are well into January and celebrating Martin Luther King Day this week, it is a good time for us to reflect on our wishes and goals for the year. New Year's resolutions are top of mind, and we should all think about where we are headed in 2016.
In January 2012, I began writing my monthly column "Paradigm Shift" for the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, and my first installment, which originally published on January 10, 2012, focused on New Year's resolutions. Although four years old, the message in the column is timeless - we should be asking ourselves what we are doing well, what we can do better and how we as lawyers can make a positive difference for others in our profession, in our communities and in the world. A link to the article is below:
What are your goals and aspirations for this year? What do you hope to accomplish? What will you do differently? Among other things, I plan to post more regularly on this blog and welcome your comments as always. I hope that 2016 is your best year yet and wish you every success and happiness!
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