Q&A: Charles Robinson, Louise H. Renne Pioneer in The Public Sector Award

The vice president and general counsel for legal affairs at the University of California talks about promoting diversity and taking career risks

Read profiles of all the winners here.

Law school: Yale Law School

Q: What advice do you have for a younger lawyer who wants to have a successful career?

A: Try to identify a mentor or someone to whom you can go to ask questions—someone you can observe and feel comfortable asking questions of. It’s almost like an apprenticeship or a mentorship kind of relationship. There’s nothing like observing and doing in order to develop.

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