Imposter Syndrome is a phenomenon whereby individuals doubt their own skills, talents, or competence. They have a hard time owning their achievements and success. They have a persistent fear of being exposed as a “fraud” or “imposter” believing that others will find out they are less qualified or competent than thought. They often attribute their success to external factors rather than their own abilities. Imposter Syndrome is common among attorneys and other high-achieving individuals, executives, business owners, and entrepreneurs. By understanding and defeating Imposter Syndrome you will obtain many benefits, including less stress, more confidence, and greater resilience. Defeating Imposter Syndrome will also liberate you from playing it small and empower you to take on greater challenges. Includes discussion on how Imposter Syndrome can be triggered due to the nature of the attorney’s work environment and ways law firms and legal departments can help prevent their attorneys from experiencing this phenomenon.
This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.2 hours of total CLE credit. Of these, 0.0 qualify as hours of total credit for ethics, professionalism, and professional responsibility, of which 0.0 qualify as hours of credit for diversity, inclusion, and elimination of bias.