Are we sure that during our studies and at law school we will develop all the skills we will need to become a successful lawyer?
What about, for example, how we are going to behave in the office and what rules we should follow when dealing with partners, other associates and clients? It seems that the ability to deal with people effectively and politely (also known as ‘soft skills’) is just as important as, if not more important than, technical skills.
A comprehensive book on this topic, called "Soft Skills for Lawyers", has also been published. It is written by a qualified lawyer and is available to buy from www.chelseapublishing.com
. A free preview of the book can also be downloaded from that website and I hope it will be of help!