Article | The benefits of mentoring, how to find one that fits you, caveats, and maintaining the relationship.
If you’re an established lawyer, then you may already have a good sense of where you want to be in five, 10, or 20 years. If you’re a current law student, then you may not have even decided what type of law you want to practice. Regardless of your category—or whether you’re somewhere in between—now is the time for you to be thinking about your long-term career development.
To reach the top of the legal sector, you have to be more than a technically excellent lawyer. You also have to be an entrepreneur running a business called “You.” Like any entrepreneur, you’ll need to invest in that business. Give your investment time to grow so it will be ready when you need to draw on it. It’s never too late to start, but the sooner the better. And, ideally, as you rise in seniority, you’ll be able live off the interest of your investment.