Saturday, October 11, 2014

Eight Traits of Great Trial Lawyers

After many years on the trial bench , Judge Mark W. Bennett   identifies those eight traits:

During my time as a federal trial court judge, I have identified—and this Article will discuss—eight traits of highly effective trial lawyers: (1) unsurpassed storytelling skills, (2) gritty determination to become a great trial lawyer, (3) virtuoso cross examination skills, (4) slavish preparation, (5) unfailing courtesy,(6) refined listening skills, (7) unsurpassed judgment, and (8) reasonableness. By mastering these, one can become a feared and admired trial lawyer.

 You can read his article here: Eight Traits of Great Trial Lawyers: A Federal Judge’s View on How to Shed the Moniker 'I Am a Litigator' also published in Review of Litigation, Vol. 33, No. 1, 2014


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