Lawyer Quality - Jeffrey Petersen

4 Qualities of Successful Lawyers

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To become a lawyer is to become a man/woman of many talents. Law schools will teach you most of the skills but they won’t teach you the qualities to be a successful lawyer. Lawyers can be found all around the world, but, what does it take to be a successful lawyer?

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Here are some of the qualities top lawyers:

Good communication skills

Lawyers must have good written communication skills and also be good listeners. To be able to analyze and understand everything, a lawyer must know good communication skills because it’s important to speak concisely. Communication and speaking skills can be developed by taking part in activities such as general public speaking. There are cases when lawyers are comfortable in front of people but fail to communicate properly in the courtroom, so practice as much as you can. You have to understand the case properly and explain the terminology to the client, because if your client can’t understand you, then neither can the judge.

 

Analytical skills

Learning and practicing law requires analytical skills. Law schools usually focus on these skills and are also adding experiential training to help the students. A great lawyer is able to think logically and make reasonable judgments and always quick to solve problems by breaking down complex problems and finding out a justified solution. A good lawyer can easily understand a large volume of information.

 

Judgment

It is important to think critically to become a successful lawyer. A lawyer must be able to think logically and draw judgments or assumptions based on evidence. The judgment skill here is essential for a lawyer, you must be able to spot weaknesses in the opposition’s stance or even in your own client.  So stay active because there’ll be a lot of important judgment calls to make!

 

Research skills

It’s important to research quickly on the case and understand your client’s needs and legal issues. Finding appropriate information and can be a difficult thing at times, but that has to be done in a short period of time. You must be able to back your stance in front of the judge and to do that, you must research properly and bring out some facts that support your argument. All lawyers should try to find resources and search law rules and regulations and take tips from the internet if necessary because that can help the lawyer to deliver a better presentation with strong information.

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