Attorney Nilesh Patel’s career path is a clear example of how involvement with the State Bar – on committees, divisions, and the Board of Governors – provides the expanded experience and opportunities that make a positive impact on your career.
With fewer cases going to trial, it's harder than ever to get real trial experience. But by volunteering to accept pro bono appointments for prisoner cases, lawyers can get the experience they seek while doing good for society at large, says Judge William Griesbach.
Paul Swanson, chair of the State Bar’s Nominating Committee, recalls his early years as a young lawyer. “I was asked to attend a board meeting of the Young Lawyers Division. I became hooked immediately as a volunteer leader, and the rest, as they say, i s history.” He invites you to take that next step to advancing your professional – and personal – life.