Some of my recent posts focused on improving career options by gaining new job skills and keeping job skills fresh through volunteerism or internships. As proof that I follow my own advice, last week I started volunteering as an attorney with my neighborhood legal clinic on occasional Tuesday nights. Encountering subjects ranging from family law to unemployment compensation, I was reintroduced to reasons why I enjoyed having my own practice - but now without the tedious business side.
While I worked for ten years as a labor and employment lawyer, it's been several years since I met with street walk-ins and talked with people about their problems. I enjoyed it and my two hour commitment quickly ended. It was a relief to see that while a few of my "counseling" techniques were a bit rusty, they are coming back to me. And it doesn't hurt that I'm a bit of a "know it all" anyway. But if you've been reading this blog, you'd already know that!