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Patty Vargas of Davis & Santos: 5 Things I Wish Someone Told Me When I First Became An Attorney

Never Give Up. Even when things seem too hard or impossible you can find a solution. Your perseverance will help you through the most challenging of times.

  1. Change Can Be Hard. When things do change, and decisions have to be made, it can be difficult, but trust your instinct.
  2. Trust Your Instinct. Whether it is a potential new client that you question whether you should take their case or bigger, life changing career decisions, your instinct is almost always right. There is a reason you may have thoughts or concerns, and it is important to trust them. That is in part how you have already achieved many of your goals and accomplishments.
  3. Take Time. Do not rush through projects when you are first starting your career as there is no award for completing a project fast or first. Instead, it matters if it is done right. It is also important to take time to find other outlets that you enjoy so that you have something outside of the office that you look forward to doing. Take time to give back in anyway that you enjoy as it is through giving that you will find joy.
  4. Never Give Up. Even when things seem too hard or impossible you can find a solution. Your perseverance will help you through the most challenging of times.

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