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It’s not just a fancy dress code that makes you a good lawyer, there are a set of skills that a budding lawyer must take up to excel in their field.
If you’re under the impression that reading a pile of thick books, wearing black robes and a law degree in your hand are sufficient to be a good lawyer, you must ponder over it. It requires a set of skills to stand in the court and present your contradicting views to the opposition. And it takes practice and precision to acquire them.
These are the following set of skills you need to imbibe.
Researching the smart way
It is absolutely essential for a lawyer to research thoroughly about the case. One must know what laws, amendments and sections he needs to go through to defend their client or accuse the opposition with. One must be able to support their claim with relevant laws.
Presenting your work flawlessly
How you choose to present your argument measures the effectiveness of your message. Advocacy is almost impossible if you aren’t a good orator. This is one sole reason that law students are indulged in elocution, debates, paper presentation, and moot and mock court sessions.
Ability to work in groups
As a lawyer, you don’t work on the individual basis. You have to work in a team, with contradicting opinions, temperament and working style. Students are imbibed with qualities like empathy, politeness and humility to understand the judicial system and the clients effectively.
To be ready for the industry
In the industry, you can’t choose your clients and your work. You will have to work with NGO, a business profile or an underprivileged group without any choice. Students must be up to date with the current scenario, and ready to apply their analytical skills to combat situations. Also, they must inculcate a sense of professional ethics.
Drafting of legal documents
Written information in any profession is considered to be most authentic. They are used to advocate, inform, persuade and interact with the world. Though it takes practice to draft legal documents properly. But it’s always better to be late than wrong.
No matter what position to choose to be in a legal firm, you need to incorporate these set of skills and conquer the industry. These skills can be incorporated easily and prove to be helpful throughout your professional career.