Tuesday, January 11, 2011

What They Didn't Teach You in Law School

D.C. attorney Anna Lee Negroni offers 25 suggestions on developing “soft skills” (behavioral traits) that successful lawyers have.  They range from “study the leadership of  your firm”  to “attitude is everything.” From the December 2010 issue of the Washington Lawyer.

I would add: “The things you got away with in law school you can’t get away with any more.” For example, forget about handing in assignments late, turning in assignments that aren’t your best work, and employing sarcasm. Students need reminding that the law office culture has different rules that the law school culture.



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