What makes a great lawyer?

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  • I love all the points you make about lawyers here in this article. I have been in the legal business since 1987. I made my way from Word Processor to Paralegal to Help Desk analyst to Legal Technical Trainer. I've met many, many high powered lawyers surrounded in the environment you speak of. Yet, with all that, they lack the very skills you mention. I hope some of the out of work attorneys will get this message and slay those men in ivory towers.

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  • Found your article very uplifting as I left the traditional roles in private practice and local government for freelance work for personal needs and it has meant I have been locked out of getting back in and without doing contract work and applying the very skills you talk about I would have stopped being a lawyer. Getting to an ivory tower is about internal company politics more than just being a good lawyer and so as much as I agree with what you say I wish I knew how to be the face that fits. It is an art and skill in itself that that people like me have not learnt as I am too busy trying to be a good lawyer. It takes more to reach the top in one's field whatever that may be, law, medicine, engineering.

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  • I aspire to someday become a lawyer myself, and thus found this article very insightful. In my opinion, listening is a skill and a virtue that people often undervalue, not taking into account the actual importance of it. Because how can you possibly ope for the best outcome for your case, if you cannot properly attend to all the feelings, thoughts and ideas shared by your client?

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  • I found this article insightful and would love to read more on what skills I need to equip myself with,in oder to be a strong and adment lawyer. I believe I'm a lawyer at heart and aspire to be one of the very best produce of my country.

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  • I am very much impressed by the article. It is really inspiring especially for us young lawyers in third world countries. WILLIAM.

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  • thanks for your article, now I will be apply my skills consciously in the legal arena as a Bangladeshi lawyer.

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  • I really enjoyed this article i neva knwe listening was one of the skills lawyers should posses,I hope to apply this skill when i finally become a lawyer..

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  • I agree that it is important to be a good listener.However it is equally important to be able to curtail the client once you have obtained all relevant information.

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  • I agree to whatever your saying

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  • I'd like a job, dude.

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