Even if you’ve been practicing for years, you should always be striving to learn how to be a better lawyer. We’ve gathered the best articles for sharpening your lawyering skills!
You can’t be a good lawyer without having a proficient set of skills to do the job.
We’ve gathered our top picks for resources that can help you learn how to become a better lawyer so you can keep your clients happy and successfully grow your firm.
1. The 25 Most Important Lawyering Skills?
Because you don’t know what you don’t know, before you even start improving your lawyering skills you should learn exactly what skills an attorney should have in their arsenal. From listening to oral communication, Ben Bratman has gathered a list of the top skills attorneys should have to be successful in their field.
2. The Big Pivot: How I Transformed My Legal Career
Sometimes it takes some self-reflection in order to become a better lawyer. Corporate attorney, Mark Guay, shares his journey of gaining a deeper understanding of his own life and how it changed the way he practiced law.
3. Don’t Let Another Attorney Backseat Drive Your Case
Being a good attorney means being confident in your ability to lead a case to success, but it can be extremely difficult when there are strong personalities “helping” you out. Randall Ryder explains how to seek out opinions from other attorneys and tweak your strategy based on their advice without becoming too reliant on their help.
4. 5 Simple Tips to Be a Better Attorney
There are some very simple things attorneys can do to build a better reputation and keep their clients satisfied. These great tips explain small behavior changes you can make to improve yourself as an attorney and develop better relationships with clients and attorneys.
5. How to Improve Your Legal Writing (Part 1)
Writing is a skill every attorney should consistently work on, especially if you’re a solo attorney who doesn’t have anyone to proofread your work. Solo attorney, Joleena Louis, gives us her best tips to ensure your legal writing meets the expectations within the industry and makes you a better legal professional.
6. 5 Tips For Keeping Clients Happy as a Solo Attorney
Clients are an essential part of our firm’s image, so it’s important to work on your customer service skills. We’ve assembled our best tips to ensure your interaction with clients is both positive and productive for your firm’s image.
7. Cultivating the Art of Effective Client Communications
Your ability to effectively communicate with clients could have a huge impact on the success of your practice. Better communication will always result in better client relationships. This ABA article provides key strategies for cultivating effective communication with your clients so you can ensure the best client experience possible.