The practice of law is shrouded in tradition. Most of those outside the profession have had their minds shaped by popular culture that all individuals who attend law school transform into the attorneys that they love and hate. But what about those who choose the “non-traditional” path?
It has long been said that community is the pillar of a successful law practice. In theory, networking should be almost second nature to attorneys. We are constantly being invited to luncheons and banquets and panels. For each event, if you do not have your pristine business cards in hand you miss countless opportunities. These events can lead to potential job opportunities, mentor relationships, and occasionally the long-term relationship. But for some people, these networking events can be a source of crippling anxiety. Though it may appear as somewhat of a juxtaposition, some attorneys are in fact introverts. They are successful and driven people, just like their extroverted counterparts, but introverted attorneys often struggle in the area of networking.