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Influencing society: Why you should become a leader outside of the law

Lawyers should look for opportunities ?to become leaders outside of the law, ?says Deepak Malhotra

23 August 2012

Leadership is an elusive character, hard to find and even harder to describe, particularly when it applies to the law and the role of lawyers. However, once you see it, you recognise it.

Leadership shows itself through many lenses. Legal leadership is seen at law school, in private practice and in industry, as well as in social, political and ?economic spheres.

Non-legal leadership is also evident in many places, not least in the business world and in the non-profit sector. It is used to develop policies and regulations, create solutions and fix problems. These days, a lack of leadership can also be noted in all of these areas.

There is a real opportunity for leaders to lead. Leadership in this context takes many different possible forms. Being an expert lawyer, finding solutions ...

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