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How appropriate this week as the nation (if not the world) honors the memory of a great curmudgeon in CBS's Andy Rooney, that Attorney at Work has a post by its own killjoy Otto Sorts. It deals with an old codger's advice to the younger members of the legal profession, particularly relating to the business side of the practice.
His pearls of wisdom for young attorneys include:
Although many younger lawyers, especially in larger firms, do not see themselves as needing to contribute to the business side (and some are even discouraged from doing so), in the long term that is a huge mistake. More and more in our mature industry, the business end of the practice will determine one's survival and satisfaction with their choice of vocation.
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