Jennifer Carrillo-Perez, a Law Journal Diverse Attorney of the Year* honoree, was recently featured in a Q&A by the New Jersey Law Journal. In the article, she shared her insights on being a successful, diverse female attorney, provided valuable advice to new attorneys on how to make a difference in the field, and shared her thoughts on how law firms can mentor and develop their attorneys. When asked, What are law firms and other organizations missing when it comes to developing and retaining talent? Jen answered:
"Law schools don’t teach you the most important facet of being a good attorney: listening and developing relationships based on trust and understanding. In my world, I’m dealing with a lot of competing interests. To be effective for my clients, I have to navigate different personalities with sometimes widely different goals. My job is to not only know the law, but help all of the parties align on common goals so that projects can move forward. These are things you won’t learn in law school or at a firm."
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