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Diana Hughes Leiden, left, and Shilpa Coorg, right, of Winston & Strawn.

For many young lawyers, the symptoms are distinctive: feeling inadequate, incompetent and fraudulent; dismissing past successes and achievements as luck or flukes; questioning competence despite evidence to the contrary. This self-doubt is especially crippling because it raises questions central to one’s identity: Am I meant to be here?; Will people find out I don’t belong?; Should I really be a lawyer? A potential diagnosis is imposter syndrome, a concept that may feel familiar to many professionals, including attorneys, and to millennials in particular.

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