It's time to introduce yourself.
Especially at the start of your career, it might be tempting to assume that if you do your job well, your work will speak for itself. The truth is, your skill and work product are only a small part of how you engage with the world.
Your reputation is a coalescence of who you truly are, what you do, and the collective experiences that others will associate with you. Perhaps more so than some other professions, establishing the reputation you want can be an an important part of how you build professional connections, advance, and achieve as a lawyer.
While the concept of “reputation” can feel challenging to define, or even contrived, intentionally "building your reputation" means asking yourself questions about who you really are, what you bring to the table, and what you want your words, actions, and name to represent.
In this guide, we've gathered a few tips and exercises to help you explore the dimensions of your reputation and empower you to authentically communicate with others what is unique, valuable, and powerful about you and your work.