From January through May, the ABA ran a contest asking members to offer words of wisdom to new lawyers in four categories: young lawyers, business lawyers, litigators and solo practitioners.
In the ABA’s Briefly Speaking contest, the lawyer in each category with the tip that received the most votes received a $200 American Airlines gift card and a travel pillow.
The ABA received 1,005 entries, and 2,500 votes were cast to select the best tips. Two lists are published here, and two will run next month.
The contest winner in the young lawyers category was Brijesh Patel of the Pinellas (Florida) County Attorney’s office; and Andrew Clark, of Ricketts Co. LPA in Pickerington, Ohio, won the solo lawyers category.
This article was published in the November 2018 ABA Journal magazine with the title “Longtime Lawyers Offer Advice for Newcomers.”