Phillips: Three Uncles at the Bar

September 4, 2017

BB&T Center director Matthew Phillips published an essay in the Fall 2017 issue of The North Carolina State Bar Journal describing the intersections of family history and the development of professional identity.

In the essay, Phillips examines memories and records of three lawyers’ lives for ideas about what professional identity means, and what it could possibly cost to take on professional identity. Though situated in the context of the legal profession, these ideas translate easily to other professional contexts, including—of course—the noble profession of business.

The North Carolina State Bar Journal is the professional journal of attorneys in the state of North Carolina and is sent each quarter to more than 28,000 licensed attorneys.