Humility in the practice of law

AS A NEW ATTORNEY , I definitely felt part of the "in" crowd. Intimidated. Insecure. Inadequate. Incompetent. Incapable.

I chose a legal career because I thought that it would be the best way for me to help others. But as I entered the field, my eagerness faded to reticence. I felt overwhelmed by the responsibility. Moreover, of my friends and acquaintances from law school, I alone seemed insecure. My male colleagues appeared supremely confident, without any qualms whatsoever.

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