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Mentor in Law: Volume 39 | December 2021 | Advice from Practicing and Non-Practicing Lawyers

VOLUME 39 | DECEMBER 15, 2021

Topic: Advice from Practicing and Non-Practicing Lawyers

Contributor: Ireneo A. Reus III



A big THANK YOU to all of you for making Mentor in Law what it is today.

I received a lot of great feedback/suggestions from many of you, and 2022 will bring a lot of great changes to Mentor in Law. I'm super excited to share more as soon as I can.

For now, I'm wishing you all a safe, healthy, and fantastic holiday season! ๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿท

Onwards and upwards to 2022! ๐Ÿฅ‚

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WELLNESS IN THE LAW

ADVICE FROM THE HEALTH EXPERTS

From triple-board certified psychiatrist, Shivani Chopra, MD 





HINDSIGHT IS 20/20

ADVICE FROM PRACTICING LAWYERS

Meet Ireneo A. Reus III, Esq.




Ireneo A. Reus III is an AV-rated business attorney in Long Beach, California.  Since 2008, Ireneo has trained and mentored over twenty (20) former law students for their first legal work experiences in the United States. Most of his former Law Clerks are from Europe, Asia, and Latin America, and many of whom passed the California and/or New York Bar Exams, and are now practicing attorneys at large, international law firms in the United States.

  • Were you a first-generation law student?

Yes—in fact, I’m also a first-generation immigrant.

  • What is your current role and practice area?

I am the principal at The Reus Law Firm, where I practice business litigation, employment law, and real estate. Ireneo founded The Reus Law Firm, a business law firm that serves as outside general counsel to clients in various industries, such as financial services, real estate, health care, media, non-profits, and franchisees. I’m also active in leadership positions in the California Lawyers Association and at my law school alma mater, through the UCLA Law School Alumni Association Board of Directors.

  • Since hindsight is 20/20, what is one thing you would have done differently in law school?

Been more involved sooner in national legal organizations like the American Bar Association (ABA) and the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) sooner.

  • What advice would you give new lawyers entering the profession?

Be prepared to step out of your comfort zone.

  • What new mandatory class would you add to legal education?

Negotiation Strategy

  • What is the best career advice you’ve ever received?

Be indispensable and be a connector.

  • What is one myth you’d bust about being a lawyer?

Myth: Lawyers are fungible.

  • What is one way we can improve D&I in the legal profession?

Develop and implement more leadership development programs for law students and new attorneys.

  • What is one prediction that you would make about the future of law?

The continued growth of privacy law and how it intersects with many areas of law such as employment law and other more traditional practice areas.


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