Courtney Capute was profiled on February 28, 2018, in The American Lawyer for a series that honors National Women's History Month. Here is an excerpt from the Q&A:
My greatest challenge as the partner in charge of Venable's Baltimore office is to find ways to encourage greater community engagement and to actively promote our office and our capabilities while still maintaining my practice. What's been nice for me is that at this point in my career, this leadership position draws on a different skill set. It presents a whole new set of challenges that are different from representing clients. I am always trying to figure out ways to encourage greater engagement between our young attorneys in the legal community and the community at large. We actively encourage nonprofit board participation and currently have Baltimore attorneys who are on more than 120 boards in the community. My personal participation on boards has been incredibly satisfying. For example, my work with Turn Around Inc., an organization that counsels survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence, has been very gratifying. My experience has been that with almost any nonprofit work, you feel great about the difference you are making and walk away with skills you wouldn’t have had otherwise.