Lawyers go to law school in order to get a job, and then their real education about what it takes to be a successful practicing lawyer truly begins. That may be too harsh an indictment on the impracticality of many aspects of legal education, but it’s not far from the truth. Regardless, no lawyer should assume that their education is over at any point in their career—and certainly not upon graduation from law school. Successful lawyers, just like successful people in all walks of life, are lifelong learners who never stop growing.

If you’re not making learning a priority, you’ll grow stagnant. You won’t get any smarter. And you’ll have trouble advancing in your career.

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