Needless to say, being good at your job isn’t just about passing all the exams. You need to be able to translate your knowledge into action, ‘practicing’ law in real life situations. A lawyer will develop a number of skills throughout their career, and knowing their stuff is just one of them. Keeping reading for some tips that will help you become a good lawyer.
1. Learn to communicate
Analysing a situation and writing a brilliant paper isn’t enough. You need to be able to talk your client through their issue, and its solution. This means;
- Being confident
- Being a quick thinker
Both of which require a mix of good social skills and an understanding of the law.
Ever hear the phrase ‘perseverance’ is 9 tenths of the law’? Well you need to learn it, live it, love it; so to speak. Remember, practicing the law isn’t easy. You’ll win some, you’ll lose some. A good lawyer will remember this and strive to make the best of each and every situation.
3. Be creative
Remember how we said a good lawyer will be a quick thinker? Well, part of that is learning to think outside the box, while working within the constraints of the law. The best solution may not be the most obvious one, but that’s the trick of the game right? Good property lawyers will cultivate this skill throughout their career.
In the end, the skills to become a good lawyer aren’t that complex. So, don’t let them intimidate you!