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Board service is a natural fit for lawyers

Thursday, August 11, 2016 @ 8:00 PM | By Carol Hansell

Lawyers make excellent directors. They bring an enormous depth of experience to the boardroom. They are accustomed to coming up to speed on the needs of an organization quickly and applying risk-based analysis to reach workable solutions. Lawyers can often identify both problems and opportunities that would not be readily apparent to other members of a board. They are effective as members of a working group comprised of experts from other fields — exactly what is required in the boardroom.

Board service is also very rewarding...