Summary: Find out what information blindness is and how avoiding it can help you avoid these major career mistakes as an attorney.

  • Attorneys require a plethora of information, especially when taking on a case and representing a client’s interests.
  • Those same attorneys, however, may not be making intelligent decisions on a day-to-day basis, particularly about their careers.
  • These attorneys suffer an imbalance of power due to an imbalance of information about their prospects, the current state of their law firm, peer relationship and when to move on to another firm.
 
15 Career Mistakes Attorneys Make Because They Do Not Have the Right Career Information

The Bible says, “Pride goeth before destruction.” If you do not have the ability to see and understand the mistakes you are making and the false assumptions you are making on a day-to-day basis, the odds are good that you will experience catastrophic failure in your career.
 
A. Harrison Barnes
Harrison Barnes

One of the biggest problems all attorneys have is that they do not have enough information to make intelligent career decisions. There is an imbalance of power because there is an imbalance of information. Attorneys lack information about jobs, their prospects in their current firms, the health of their firms, how to deal with peers and decision makers, when to move and when not to move, and more. Nowhere is the lack of information more prevalent than in the law firm environment and in attorneys’ job searches—where far too many attorneys blindly follow career paths without access to the vital information they need to truly succeed.