The key to effective professional development is managing your career at all times. Whether you are a new attorney or an experienced professional, it is your responsibility to develop your network, identify business opportunities and maintain a positive professional reputation. Writing articles related to your area of expertise, whether for the CBA or other professional organizations will showcase your skill set. Identify opportunities to present to your peers or potential clients. Become a community leader for an organization whose mission is important to you. Each contact opportunity will continue to enhance your professional development at an attorney.