What does #unshakeable mean to you? This sign was used recently at a high-level club soccer showcase. At this tournament, high school age girls play several games over the weekend while college scouts watch and evaluate their skills and abilities. As we all know, sometimes the pressure gets to us and the girls do not always perform their best. It appears as though the sponsors of this tournament are trying to impress upon the girls that they need to be #unshakeable and not let the pressure get to them so they can perform their very best. That there is no finish line because the sky is the limit and you are never finished learning the game of soccer and growing as a player.
As legal professionals, we work in a high-level, high-pressure environment, where we always have people watching us and evaluating our skills and abilities. We all feel the pressure at times, and do not always perform at our best but we must remember not to allow the stress and pressure to shake our confidence—we too can be #unshakeable! There is also no finish line for our careers as we should always be learning and growing as a legal professional.
One of the best benefits of being a NALS member is the fantastic community we have. We are always there for each other, whether we need a referral, help in another jurisdiction, a new job, or just for support. Our NALS Pals are the absolute best! With the upgrade to our online member community, is has never been easier for us to connect with each other.
NALS also offers CLE, both in person and online. NALS has webinars for purchase and even webinars that are free to members. You can use these webinars to learn about a new area of law and get the CLE hours you need to recertify. You can also use these webinars for your local monthly meetings or to fill a spot for your annual state meetings. The possibilities are endless!
Don’t forget, the 66th Annual Education and Networking Conference is being held in Norfolk, Virginia on October 4-7, 2017. The Virginia Task Force is working hard to get quality speakers and education for this conference. Keep checking back for additional details regarding the education opportunities. This conference also offers you the ability to network in-person with other attendees, including two new exciting events that are available for you to attend. Check it out and register at NALS.org/Norfolk2017.
Remember, the sky is the limit and there is no finish line—we need to challenge ourselves continually to remain legal professionals who excel and are known for greatness. Let NALS help you! All of the offerings NALS has either at conferences or online are there to allow all legal professionals to continue to learn, grow, and remain excellent. Be #unshakeable and join in with all NALS has to offer!