Most jobs don’t require you to swear to do your best. Practicing law does. Where does the newly admitted attorney or even the experienced practitioner hone his or her leadership skills?

A first of its kind Federal Bar Association conference, the Rising Professionals Symposium February 2-3, 2018 in Las Vegas will provide an informational experience to elevate your career. Interact with peers, FBA leaders, and in-house counsel to explore the qualities of a great leader while mastering such items as respecting the courts, using professional courtesy, and the benefits of enjoying professional fellowship. Sign up now at www.fedbar.org/rps18.

Experience a unique brand of learning with active half hour dialogues with veteran attorneys and in-house counsel that will move you through six key elements to growing as an advocate and leader.  These include: skills development, the use of courtroom technology, client development, empathy for others, attorney preparation, and establishing a rapport with both clients and the court.

At the 2018 Rising Professionals Symposium, increase your content knowledge, critical thinking and problem-solving abilities, adaptability, and communication and interpersonal skills as effective leadership is fundamentally about how you relate to people.

Law is a profession that is filled with conflict and stress.  But with the right tools, you can have a positive impact on your clients and colleagues, and learn to develop leadership skills that include a system of behaviors designed to respond to change, uncertainty, and unpredictability. At this symposium, attendees will engage with experienced lawyers and judges to learn the skills of pragmatism, professionalism, and civility in the courtroom.

Practicing law is not about winning at all costs; it is about resolving problems for clients using the highest ethical standards. One of the key ways to uphold access to justice as a lawyer is to act with integrity and financial literacy that adds value to your clients, your colleagues, and your employers.

All lawyers should take advantage of opportunities to improve their knowledge and skills as well as the quality of their practice. Lifelong learning has immense value. At the Rising Professionals Symposium gain skills training in negotiation, interviewing, conflict resolution, and investigation. Learn how to find a good mentor with deep knowledge in your area of the law and how to emulate well-respected lawyers.

Leadership is about respecting the idea that as a profession we have the responsibility to give back to our community. Understanding the unique role of our profession to uphold the rule of law and meet the highest standards of conduct and professionalism is part of what makes a lawyer a great leader.  To learn more, register today for the Rising Professionals Symposium by visiting www.fedbar.org/rps18.


Stacy Slotnick, Esq. holds a J.D., cum laude, from Touro Law Center and a B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She performs a broad range of duties as an entertainment lawyer, including drafting and negotiating contracts; addressing and litigating trademark, copyright, patent, and other IP issues; and directing the strategy and implementation of public relations, blogging, and social media campaigns.