Thriv­ing is about much more than sim­ply con­tin­u­ing on a day-to-day basis. It involves grasp­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties, tak­ing risks and – with some luck — being reward­ed for doing so. It involves com­bin­ing a keen intel­li­gence with a sense of curios­i­ty and the ded­i­ca­tion to get things done. It demands both con­fi­dence and a lev­el head. It means both see­ing the big pic­ture and hav­ing a clear­ly defined tar­get at the same time.

All of these skills and traits also apply to thriv­ing lawyers and law firms. Schoen­herr rec­og­nizes that the com­po­nents that allow lawyers to suc­ceed and thrive extend well beyond pure legal knowl­edge. To this end, we are com­mit­ted to “lawyer­ing”, which pro­motes the devel­op­ment of a broad range of skills and qual­i­ties among our young lawyers and the next gen­er­a­tion of prac­ti­tion­ers.

The art­work in roadmap14 is from Suzan Batu, an Istan­bul-based artist of grow­ing renown. Dynam­ic, bright, play­ful and joy­ous, Batu’s art ful­ly cap­tures the essence of this year’s theme.