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As the co-president and global chair of professional development at Greenberg Traurig, I work with, think about, and worry over associates and their development every day. Over the past several months of managing through a global pandemic, I’ve been impressed with how associates have stepped up. They’ve stayed productive and engaged; they have navigated working remotely while, in many cases, juggling an increased amount of stress and responsibility outside of work, including caring for and homeschooling young children, caring for and worrying about elderly parents and being isolated from their peers. Despite these challenges, most continue to press forward in their careers, focusing on their professional development and building substantive knowledge, while still giving their all to client projects and pro bono matters alike. We’ve all learned a lot during these times of remote working, as we bring our work into our homes and our homes into our work.

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