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A professional is a member of a profession ... who earns their living from a specified professional activity. The term also describes the standards of education and training that prepare members of the profession with the particular knowledge and skills necessary to perform their specific role within that profession. In addition, most professionals are subject to strict codes of conduct, enshrining rigorous ethical and moral obligations. Professional standards of practice and ethics for a particular field are typically agreed upon and maintained through widely recognized professional associations ... Some definitions of "professional" limit this term to those professions that serve some important aspect of public interest and the general good of society.
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Millennial Attorneys: Good Communication Fosters Law Firm Workplace Success
Many programs are geared to helping older attorneys communicate with millennials, but not the reverse. What about millennials communicating with baby boomers and other generations to better succeed in the law firm workplace?
Gen Why Lawyer: How Millennials Are Changing the Legal Workplace
Members of Generation Y, aka Millennials, make up the largest generational group in U.S. history and the largest generation in the workforce. We are poised to reshape the economy and change the way firms and businesses have been operating for decades. Yet we seem to be the most misunderstood by our employers. More often than not, we find ourselves working for law firms and companies that have no idea how to “deal” with us, and this lack of knowing how Millennials operate leads to tension and breakdown in communication at work.
Millennials in a Baby Boomer World
2Civility is the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism’s communication channel. “2” because we are fostering transformation. “Civility” because it’s the moral code that binds us together as a society, and as the legal profession, encouraging a productive exchange of perspectives and rejecting disrespect for individuals or classes of people. We advance the highest standards of conduct among lawyers to better serve clients and society.