Mr Marshall Fitz is Director of Advocacy for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Washington, DC. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia, School of Law where he served on the
Virginia Law Review. Here's his take on four questions from
Two things that my education/training taught me:
To think critically and outside the box.
The importance and power of clear, cogent writing.
Two things I learnt from my work/real life:
The most important skills (but too often the least emphasised) are interpersonal skills, the ability to work and relate to others in a positive way.
Even during crises you must treat co-workers and colleagues with kindness and respect.
What I look for the most in a new recruit:
I always look for two qualities: intelligence, and the interpersonal skills that are essential to working as part of a team.
A book that I read recently:
A Fine Balance, by Robinton Mistry.
As told to Kannan Srinivasan, a US-based chartered accountant.