The processes before during ad even after this particular elections were exhausting. Never has an election been so publicised. Thanks to the social media.
Almost all hands were on deck during this process and it seemed the election process would not come to an end. Alas, it did. The winners have emerged and our lives must now go on. In this short piece, I discuss three realities you should engage in for career development.
Attend the Annual General Conference of the NBA. The NBA Conference is a Conference and convergence of lawyers all over the country. It’s a time to learn something new for career development. Some of these lessons may not be academic or intellectual, and most could be. The moral, social and interpersonal advantages of attending the conference are practical lessons you may not find anywhere. First you have to learn to socialize. Learn the code of conduct and etiquette at legal gatherings especially as regards respect to seniors and elders of the profession. The Conference also gives us the biggest avenue to network. There is a saying that ‘your network is your net worth’. The General Conference is an avenue to build your corporate social capital.
The second reality is the return to your job, practice or engagements. After the conference, everyone goes home to her or his family and to the realities of life. Our jobs need dedication, faith and patience to let things work out. This is where the lessons from the conference, networking, and the social capital we have built come to work. The outcome of what we do or become afterwards depend on these.
The final reality is to learn. Continuous learning is one of the pillars of the legal profession. “God forbid that a lawyer should know all the law” ~ Lord Denning. My teacher then used to tell us that practice makes perfect, but perfection is no trifle. Learning is a continuous activity for a man, it makes for perfection. “Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle”~ Michelangelo.
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