There is perhaps no more natural time to take stock of your career than the start of a new year: Are you where you want to be, doing what you want to do? Are you on track for your long-term goals?

Morrison & Foerster partner Rita Lin reflects on the ways pro bono work has kept her passionate, expanded her network and sharpened her skills throughout her career. Susanne Aronowitz, associate dean for Law Career Services at Golden Gate University School of Law, offers advice on how to make that big-picture career change you’ve been fantasizing about actually happen. And Stacy Miller Azcarate, the founder of Miller Sabino & Lee Inc. Legal Placement Services, suggests five steps to take your job performance and reputation to the next level this year.