Attorneys that bring corporate and legal experience have a diversified skill set, which distinguishes them from attorneys that only bring law firm experience in more competitive job markets.
Attorneys that understand how to work in a professional environment that requires business aptitude in addition to legal aptitude always puts the attorneys with cross-functional team experience ahead of attorneys that solely build law firm experience.
I bring significant professional experience outside of a law firm setting, and I have significant experience working in professional roles that require both business and legal aptitude. Law school prepares law students to be practice ready professionals; however, in more competitive professional markets, it is pertinent to bring more than your legal aptitude to a professional office.
I am grateful for the professional experiences at law firms and the professional offices that allowed me to work on cross-functional teams. The professional experiences where I worked on cross-functional teams allowed me to work with diverse professionals like MBAs and CPAs in order to solve both the business and legal needs of the office. The professional work experience I have gained working on cross-functional teams has made me a better attorney, a better team member of any future office, and I am proud to say that I am an enhanced problem solver that can find efficient and cost effective business and legal solutions for any professional office.
In a competitive job market, it is pertinent to learn how to distinguish your skill set from the several other job applicants. Attorneys that bring both a corporate business cross-functional experience and an outstanding legal background are more likely to get more enhanced potential professional opportunities in today’s legal market.
Ms. Tanu C. Esq. is a Seasoned Corporate Professional, Attorney, Published Writer, & Activist.
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