You Should Invest In Your Future, Now

Attorney Kyle Roberts of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney is president-elect of the Broward County Bar Association’s young lawyers section. Roberts understands that finding opportunities as a young attorney can prove difficult, especially since professionals starting out in the legal industry often need to balance learning the profession, finding a mentor, and joining and volunteering in the local community.

Roberts assures others that it’s possible and just takes time, and focuses on three main actions that help a young attorney invest in their future: perfecting one’s craft, getting involved in the local community and building meaningful relationships.

Perfect Your Craft

Roberts advises at a minimum, an attorney needs to learn the fundamental rules that apply to their practice area, as well as staying current on any amendments, and have the latest version of the rules bookmarked. This is one way the young attorney can stay a valuable member of the team. Being able to confidently tell your team when an amended complaint is due, how long a defendant has to respond to discovery in various circumstances, and also present any recent rule changes in your practice area to your firm. Presenting rule changes to your firm helps an attorney understand rule changes and shows that they take initiative in helping their fellow attorneys at the firm understand the change as well. 

Community Involvement

An attorney who stays active outside of work through both legal and nonlegal organizations can find themselves volunteering and giving back to their community. Roberts enjoys reading to children through the Broward Bar Young Lawyers Section’s Lawyers for Literacy program, and has read to hundreds of kids in the last six years. Getting involved in local organizations can be rewarding and also help an attorney stay engaged in activities outside of work. 

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