Press restart, but don’t repeat mistakes
Identify the opportunities
Now that you have identified
what you already have, it’s time to
look for the opportunities. Taking
the economy into consideration,
which practice areas are growing
or emerging? What market
trends are pushing new practice
Talk to your leaders and
approach firm management.
Find out what areas the firm is
focusing on moving forward.
Which practice area(s) is your
firm prepared to invest in? Is
your firm willing to support you
in your transition? What support
can they offer?
Out of those practice areas
identified above, which ones are
aligned with your own personal
goals and values? Which practice
areas included lawyers who you
want to work with? Which ones
Knowing what you know now, what would
you do differently? What would you change?
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have leaders willing to mentor
you and support you?
Make a list
Now that you have identified
your potential target market, the
next step is to create your plan.
Things to consider include:
What do you need to under-
stand about your target
market(s) that you don’t already
know? (Make a list.) What are
the steps you need to take to
reach them? (Make a list.) How
can you begin to raise your pro-
file to this market? (Make a
list.) What continuing legal
education (CLE) do you require
to get up to speed in this new
practice area? (Make a list.)
Who in your current relation-
ships is best suited to make
introductions for you? (Make a
list.) Who else do you know who
could make introductions for
you? (Make a list.)
From the lists you made in
your planning stage, you now
have your actionable items. Consider it your road map. Prioritize
your list based on importance
and results. For instance, where
you have really well developed
relationships with well connected
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people who could make introductions for you, put them at the top
of your list. Approach them as
soon as possible.
In your CLE category, what
do you need to learn or know
right now? Sign up and get
started. What are some of the
steps you can take sooner rather
than later to raise your profile?
Take them. By now, I am sure
you can see a pattern.
Think of your situation as an
opportunity to remake yourself.
You are in a great position to
learn from past mistakes. You
have the chance to push the
restart button. Knowing what
you know now, what would you
do differently? What would you
change? Think of your situation
as an opportunity rather than a
paralyzing challenge. You will
soon begin to see things in a very
different light. You will become
aware of your potential. You can
turn this into a career-changing
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