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How can I participate in my growth and development at work?

Q:  How can I participate in my growth and development at work?

A:  If your employer offers on-site training, be sure to attend programs as often as possible. If not, you can try to organize some lunch and learn sessions. If your workplace is too small for group training, invite your supervisor to grab coffee on an informal yet somewhat regular basis for question and answer conversations about skills and strategies for you to continue to better serve the clients. Seek stretch assignments and ask for feedback on your work performance. 

Take public CLE courses, join a bar committee that has substantive offerings (or offer to start a series).  Read legal and business literature. Look for a mentor at work and beyond your office. 

These are some of the steps to insure you continue to learn and grow.  Making your professional development an ongoing priority is key, in that it’s easy to get caught up in your day-to-day work.  I commend you and encourage you to focus on growing at this stage and throughout your career.