In any given year, a single nonprofit organization has the potential to positively impact hundreds of lives. Given their training, passion, and community standing, young lawyers are often a great asset for such organizations. At the same time, nonprofit organizations can provide excellent training and networking opportunities for young lawyers.
With a relatively modest investment of time, you can provide the kind of board service that brings substantial impacts for our communities. Whether you currently serve on a board or are simply considering doing so in the future, developing the following five habits will help you more effectively advance your personal goals and your organization’s mission.
Malkus, Dana, Called to Serve: Five Habits of Effective Board Members. The Young Lawyer Newsletter (Missouri Bar), June 2015, Saint Louis U. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2015-10.