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How good are your soft skills? Put yourself to the test!
« on: November 17, 2011, 07:34:32 AM »
Dear Friends

As some of you already know, I have been promoting the development of soft skills for lawyers for a number of years now, through my book and other educational programs primarily directed at law school students and junior attorneys.

I wanted to tell you that I have now created a blog dedicated at soft skills for lawyers, which is available here:  http://softskillsforlawyers.blogspot.com/. I have uploaded on the blog also the (in)famous Soft Skills Test, which has always been one of my favourites. Have a go at the following question and if you want to know the answer (or indeed try the full test!) simply go to http://softskillsforlawyers.blogspot.com/.

Good luck!

QUESTION NO. 1
Showing confidence to partners


You are discussing a case with a partner in their office and the telephone rings. The partner answers the phone and starts talking with the caller, without giving you any indication as to whether the call will be long. What should you do?
A) Attract the partnerís attention with a gesture and query whether you should go and come back later.
B) Try to make eye contact with the partner and query whether you should go and come back later.
C) Remain where you are and show that you are interested in the call.
D) Remain where you are and start pretending to review your papers and notes so as to show that you have something to do while he is speaking. 

The answer is available at http://softskillsforlawyers.blogspot.com/.