I was delighted to read this blog by Jill Switzer who's been practising law in California for nearly 40 years.

It's so right - a wealth of experience over many years gives one so much confidence in one's legal advice and overall work. I'm a newbie compared to her (I'll reach the milestone of 30 years qualification on 1st November) but I do enjoy my work more than ever precisely because of that hard won confidence.

I'm happy to say I've not experienced ageism. Perhaps the law is one profession where experience is appreciated?