Shut up and listen

By Nick Holmes on June 15, 2006
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An anonymousmature trainee lawyer blogs atNearly Legal on “trying to become a lawyer and other things”. Looks like it could be a good one.

I am older than most in this position, and had a not unsuccessful career before turning to law, so being talked to like a complete 20ish beginner was something of a shock, but there is a valuable lesson here. Quickly assess the source, if there is something to be learned, shut up, forget how it is delivered, swallow unearned pride, listen very carefully and be hugely grateful that someone is taking the time when they really don’t have to.