From Military To Law: What Attys Took From Their Service, Law360
Albert Li talks about how training provided him with invaluable lessons that he uses in his work today in an article published in Law360 on November 9, 2020.
Even veterans’ experiences during training presented them with invaluable lessons for their legal roles. RumbergerKirk attorney Albert Li compared his U.S. Naval Special Warfare Command team training to law school and his work as an attorney.
“Everyone tells each other — the only easy day was yesterday — because the training leads you through endless days of being wet, sandy and cold, and you need to be prepared for the challenges the next day will bring you,” said Li, who deployed to Southeast Asia and East Africa between 2002 and 2006.
He added, “Lawyers need mental toughness and humility because we all know that as great as the court wins and success days are, the road there is full of unexpected pitfalls and stumbling blocks.”