What I’ve Learned
By Dan Lawton
California Litigation sat down with a group of lawyers and a judge, and asked them what they’ve learned during their careers.
The interviewees had some things in common. All have been deeply involved in the profession since at least the early 1990’s. All have practiced in the private bar at one time or another. All have enjoyed professional success. And all have experienced disappointment and failure.
We asked them these questions: How important is it to have fun in your career? What should young lawyers be seeking in mentors and professional relationships? How can lawyers avoid the pitfall of spending all of their time on their law practices and neglecting their families and health? What happens when you feel stale and unchallenged? How do you deal with disappointment and failure? How important, really, is civility?