Sharita Whitaker Moderates Panel Discussion on What Employers Look for in an Attorney

Raleigh, N.C. – On February 8, 2014, Sharita Whitaker moderated a panel discussion that took place as part of “Adelante! Moving Forward,” a student skills building event coordinated by the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) Latino Affairs Committee and Minorities in the Profession (MIP) Committee. The discussion, entitled, “The Times They Are a Changing: What Employers are Looking for in Today’s Legal Market - Meet the Well-Rounded Lawyer,” provided law students and new attorneys who are entering the workforce with insight on how having a better work-life balance can make a lawyer the ideal candidate for potential employers.

About Sharita Whitaker

Sharita is Chair of the NCBA MIP “Preparing for Practice” subcommittee which is committed to the development and support of diverse law students and new lawyers of color. In addition, she is an active North Carolina Central University School of Law alumna and a member of the Wake County Real Property Lawyers Association. An attorney at Smith Anderson, Sharita focuses her practice in the areas of Commercial Real Estate and Real Estate Development. She assists clients with real estate acquisitions, dispositions and leasing. For more information on Sharita, please visit her bio at

About the North Carolina Bar Association and Its Committees

The NCBA is a voluntary organization of lawyers, paralegals and law students dedicated to serving the public and the legal profession. 


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