This one-hour program on introvert survival strategies in the legal profession will be held on October 25, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. Location- Call-in
Since former Wall Street attorney Susan Cain published Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking in 2013, the legal profession has increasingly come to recognize that introverts need resources and practice management skills to survive in an inherently extroverted profession.
Even with a spate of publications in law schools and local and national bar organizations and even CLEs, much work remains to be done. Indeed, an OWLS membership survey in late 2016 revealed a hunger in Oregon for introvert-specific advice on firm/organization leadership, teamwork, successful practice development, networking strategies, and getting acknowledged for their contributions. Too many Oregon attorneys fail to be recognized for their leadership and struggle in their firms and organizations.
This program will be in the form of a structured interview. Shari Gregory, counselor and Assistant Director of the Oregon Attorney Assistance Program, will interview Sarah Crooks, partner at Perkins Coie. In addition to being a highly successful business litigator, Ms. Crooks identifies as an introvert with in-the-trenches experience building a high-profile career in a sector that introverts can struggle in. The conversation will focus on strategies for introvert professional development and self-care, and the following topics in particular:
- Career development, including becoming successful even in high-visibility roles
- Strategies for engaging the profession
- Strategies for making the most out of networking events
- Strategies for on-the-spot stress management
This is a call-in event. RSVP to OWLS for call-in instructions.