On September 12, 2016, Pierce & Mandell shareholder Dennis M. Lindgren participated in a lunchtime roundtable discussion for approximately 100 newly admitted lawyers in a program sponsored by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE). Pursuant to Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:16, newly admitted lawyers in Massachusetts must take a one-day professionalism course within 18 months of admission. Throughout the day, new lawyers attended seminars and training on a variety of topics including ethics, court practice, managing a law practice and client funds, and successful attorney-client relationships. During the lunch session, Lindgren and four other experienced attorneys (in both criminal and civil practice), spoke for about an hour, fielding questions from attendees on all manner of practical legal issues like managing difficult clients, interacting with court personnel, and the advantages to developing a mentor relationship with a more senior attorney. “This is the fourth roundtable I have participated in for MCLE’s Practicing with Professionalism course. Each time the questions are different, but what is constant is how enjoyable it is to talk directly with the newly admitted attorneys and hopefully, in some small way, help them along the road to developing a successful legal career.” For more information on MCLE’s Practicing with Professionalism course, please click here.