To The Readers of The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel:
Whether you’re a law student, a newly admitted attorney or at any point in your career, you might feel the positive energy that’s in the air as we leave behind winter and have summer sunshine to look forward to right around the corner. If you’re a recent law school graduate, you may be preparing for the bar exam and beginning your job search. If you’re a professional with a few years under your belt, you may be thinking about how to hone your practice skills. If you’re a mid- or senior-level professional, you may be taking this time to re-evaluate where you are in your career. And, in addition to your vacation plans, you may be looking forward to spending some time this summer making connections with others.
The summertime provides a great opportunity to freshen up your career, just as you would freshen up your garden, pull out your lighter-weight summer wardrobe or light the fire on your grill for the first time this season. Keep in mind that, at every corner you turn, there may be an opportunity to not only improve your career but to shape it in such a way that it surpasses your expectations.
If you’re a NYCLA member, you can use your membership at NYCLA to spring your efforts into action. Learn something new by coming to our Practice of Law Series events (Trial Techniques for Beginners on May 10 and Preparing a Trial Notebook on May 31) and the May 17 Public Forum on intellectual property. Join us in welcoming newly elected officers and members of the Board of Directors and most importantly build connections with others in our community at our May 24 Annual Meeting. Or consider getting involved in a Committee that piques your interest. If you’re not already a member, join today by visiting nycla.org or by calling 212-267-6646 x208.
Allow this time of year to inspire you to start fresh, learn new skills, make connections and get involved. Tweet me at @NYCLAPres and share with me how you are springing into action.
Stewart D. Aaron