Yes, Virginia, Lawyers Do Make Mistakes

By Melissa Maleske (December 3, 2015, 4:18 PM EST) -- If you're a lawyer, you're probably a bit of a perfectionist with a healthy dose of competitive spirit thrown in — but you're also human, meaning you will make mistakes. Here's how you can face and embrace your blunders and become a better lawyer for them.

Accept that with failure comes wisdom.

Earlier this year, the litigation firm Lightfoot Franklin & White LLC sent out a mailer to its clients. Instead of the standard enumeration of the firm's recent wins, the brochure featured some of the firm's attorneys talking about how their past failures had made them better lawyers. "The hard-knock...

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