If you are looking to grow your career in the legal IT industry, you’re in the right place! ILTA has compiled resources that we think you’ll find helpful. Click the tabs below and explore. And be sure to explore the managerial and organizational sections.
Career management requires quality networking, being in the right place at the right time, earning a voice at the table, knowing your unique value proposition and how to use it, managing your personal brand, being influential – to name a few essentials. But all require one important thing: a personal commitment to manage and invest in your career the right way.
The greates professional obstacle for aspiring legal technology job seekers is not how to acquire new skill sets, but rather how to become adept at articulating their existing skills and experience.
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Take advantage of Tom Phelp blog post where he shares tips and tricks for building networks and determining relationships that are important for professional growth.
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Doreen Watt shares in this blog post how engaging in the deliberate practice to enhance those strengths or overcome weaknesses will lead you solidly into the future.
In a highly dynamic business environment, knowledge is transitory. Unless you continue to educate yourself, your skills become stale and you are less able to remain helpful and productive. So continue to learn.
Does that mean you should get an MBA? Well, maybe. For some jobs, the analytical skills taught in an MBA curriculum are indispensable. However, most don’t require it. Instead, what’s more valuable is to continue to expose yourself to thinkers at the front edge of the game. You can find those in books, seminars, webinars, etc. What’s most important is that you form an intention to stay current and then act on that intention. Seek knowledge, and then try to apply it in your work. Don’t just rack up degrees. Look for knowledge you can apply in your job tomorrow, and then use it.
A frequent question from mid-career legal technology professionals is, “How can I become a departmental manager at a law firm?”
Between 2000 and 2006, dozens of these positions were created and filled each year within the Am Law 200 in e-discovery, knowledge management and litigation and practice support.
Today, most law firms have established leadership in place, leaving less than two percent of open positions per year categorized as manager- or director-level. Law firms typically want experienced managers, but getting trained and promoted from within into a leadership role could require more time and good fortune than many legal technology professionals have.
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