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Less mature today bc greater adoption means neophytes outnumber veterans. Controversial maybe but I think a point worth addressing bc 1/
It raises impt Qs re not only legal ops but all other new-to-legal (+ derivative) roles - as well as more established biz functions 2/
Will neophytes invest needed time effort into building technical skills & domain knowledge OR simply co-opt titles while oversimplifying? 3/
Will neophytes draw from experience of veterans OR Columbus their way thru avoidable blunders “discovering” already charted terrain? 4/
Will veterans welcome & nurture a broadening of the profession OR stiff-arm newcomers until they have “paid their dues”?
Will the professionalization effort focus on building skills + establish standards of value to the industry & market OR will it merely 6/
Seek to secure legitimacy, recognition and status? 7/
Much #hype re #shiny in #legal amplified by self-serving, politically motivated behaviors that detract from doing the work & adding value 8/
Professionalization is impt and advocacy for the role necessary - but not when it serves as a flimsy justification for self-promotion 9/
Whether you work in a new/shiny role or a more familiar function, a great question to ask: focus on own advancement or value to the org? 10/
And a great place to start asking is your own behavior, not those of others. Great thought provoking piece by @bradblickstein. 11/
@bradblickstein And looking forward to more provocative #legalops content on @atlblog. ht @ronfriedmann for his tireless curation!

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