A Future Career in the Legal Field?

February 10, 2022  |  Barna, Guzy & Steffen, Ltd.

On February 9, 2022 BGS shareholder Carole Clark Isakson spent an afternoon at Osseo Senior High speaking with students interested in careers in law.  After 31 years as an attorney, she certainly didn’t run out of examples and stories!

Osseo, like many high schools, spends a lot of time working with students on their plans after high school, whether those plans are work, trade school or college. Having surveyed students on their areas of interest, professionals were invited in to speak about nursing, public services, sports, art and music, law, business, construction, manufacturing, engineering, and information technology.   Those sessions have taken place throughout the year.  Approximately 50 students attended the session on careers in the law, and Isakson was one of three attorneys and a paralegal present to talk to the students. After introductions and a brief opportunity to talk about their particular jobs, the four professionals rotated from table to table to talk in small groups with the students.

Carole recapped a few of her favorite moments of the day:

Weirdest question? “What kind of car do you drive?” [uhm… Honda Accord]

Most thought provoking question?  “Did you make any career decisions you regret?” [Actually… no!]

Most common question?  “What skills do I need to be a good lawyer?”  [A good lawyer must be able to communicate clearly, write well, and think creatively and analytically]

And her FAVORITE question?  “Do you like your job and why?”  [Yes! I love my job. In addition to helping my clients, I learn something new every day. Pretty great after three decades to still look forward to learning new things]

In standing with our mission statement which recognizes the value of a meaningful community, professional, and civic life, BGS encourages our attorneys and staff to give back to the community in which we serve.  Volunteerism like this effort by Carole Clark Isakson is one of the many ways our attorneys hope to make a positive impact on the community and on our future.