How not to sabotage your career in law

One sure way to lose a job, a client, and a job offer – no matter how good a lawyer you are – is lack of responsiveness.

Of course, there can be many reasons for this behavior. But one reason that may not be so obvious to you or others is mental health.  If you are depressed, anxious, dealing with PTSD, have a substance abuse problem or are suffering from some form of mental health issue, no matter how subtle, I urge you to seek professional help so you don’t unwittingly sabotage the career you worked so hard to build.

The legal profession is demanding enough, so don’t make it harder on yourself by operating below your best mentally, emotionally, and physically.

Stay tuned for more tips.

Published by Sheryl Odentz on LinkedIn on January 12, 2021. Sheryl Odentz is the founder of Progress in Work LLC, an award-winning career management firm that provides lawyers and other professionals within the legal industry the following services: business development training/coaching, executive/leadership coaching and outplacement/career transition counseling. For more information, contact Sheryl at 212-532-6670 or