Skills a Good Lawyer Learns In and Outside Law School

Having a good grasp of the law does not a good lawyer make. There are legal characteristics an attorney learns in law school, in the firm, and in the courts that will give him the edge to handle cases well. Win or lose, a client appreciates an excellent legal representation by a lawyer who has these capabilities.

The first is oral and written communication skills. A lawyer should be able to impart information as clearly as possible through speaking or writing. The attorney should be able to talk with confidence to a client, a fellow lawyer, a jury, and a judge. How a lawyer chooses his words, and how effectively he conveys points to an audience in a thought-provoking way is a big factor in scoring a legal victory.

A law counselor should likewise be skillful in reasoning and research. The deductive prowess of an attorney is needed when he is developing arguments and reviewing complicated documents. Research, on the other hand, is what makes or breaks a case. An attorney should not be overwhelmed when preparing for a case.

The third skill a lawyer should learn is time management. From signing up a client through verdict, an attorney will have a lot on his plate. He should be able to have time for every aspect of the case to show he is intent on winning it.


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