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7 skills for a successful law career | abovethelaw.com

The legal sector is well known for its competitive nature. Brush up on these skills to give yourself the best chance of job success Commercial awareness Legal recruiters cite commercial awareness as one of the most important attributes a candidate can possess. Commercial awareness means possessing knowledge of current developments in local, national and world…
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July 15, 2017 0

The Top 5 Project Management Skills Lawyers Need | happierbetterlawyer

Here are the Top 5 Project Management Skills Lawyers Need (the 5 Ps): People Management; Problem Management; Production Management; Process Management; and (Getting) Paid Management There’s more detail on each of these in the full blog post below.  You need to learn these project management skills, and, like entrepreneurs, own the fact that you are…
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July 14, 2017 0

Core competence: 6 new skills now required of lawyers | Law21

Up till now, the necessary and sufficient skill set for lawyers has looked something like this (in alphabetical order): Analytical ability Attention to detail Logical reasoning Persuasiveness Sound judgment Writing ability (okay, that one’s apparently optional for some) This list doesn’t include such characteristics as knowledge of the law, courtroom presence, or integrity — these…
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July 13, 2017 0

LawSociety.com.au |12 skills every lawyer must master

There is little doubt that there are some skills that are so vital all lawyers need them if they hope to progress in their careers. These are what HR people would call the ‘core competencies’ or lawyering. Legal futurist and analyst, Jordan Furlong, says that traditionally there were six core competencies lawyers needed: analytical ability,…
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July 12, 2017 0

LegalSupportNetwork | The key business skills that a modern lawyer needs

This blog post was also featured as a column in the December 2015 issue of Legal Practice Management magazine. To read the issue in full, download LPM magazine. Let’s take a moment to analyse the phrase ‘the modern lawyer’. What image does it conjure up in your mind? Is it the technology they use, their skills or their…
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July 12, 2017 0

Fortune.com | Why are lawyers such terrible managers?

FORTUNE – In late 2012, top law firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore announced its year-end bonuses, setting the bar for law firms around the country. Ranging from $10,000 to $60,000, the bonuses took a significant leap from those of the last two years. A number of other firms quickly followed suit, including Skadden Arps Meagher…
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July 11, 2017 0

5 Time Management Tips for Lawyers

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July 10, 2017 0