By Jenna L. Heavner, Mallor Grodner LLP
Life is just busy, right? I’m talking billable hours (for us associates!), conferences, appointments, meetings, family, soccer games…kids. Did I mention kids? There are days when I feel as if tending to my 4-year-old and 18-month-old alone is a full-time job! And then we’re told to give back. Volunteer. Serve on a board. Take on pro bono work. Join a committee. It’s hard to find time for these “extra” things – and even harder to justify the associated costs and loss of billable time.
Our profession is a demanding one, that's for sure. I think it’s the service aspect, though, that makes it the most rewarding. I hope you’re finding time to commit to the various service opportunities offered through IndyBar. We’ve got the Ask-A-Lawyer event coming up on October 11, which would serve as a great way to “pay it forward” to our community! Email Arnetta at the IndyBar here to volunteer. Join a board! Volunteer! Serve as a Guardian ad Litem for children!
It’s this type of “work” – the kind we don’t get paid for – that makes our jobs feel really worthwhile. It’s counter-intuitive to think that adding to our workload might make it more manageable, but I think it’s true. Who knows, you might just meet some other like-minded, big-hearted souls along the way, too!
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