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Topic : How to be a Successful Lawyer?
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Started by : Anagha Thakur, Corporate Lawyer   12 02 2009 12:00:36 +0000
Industry : LawFunctional Area : Success Stories(Entrepreneurship)
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I have seen many lawyers who are successful both in their career and personal life, but this is not the case with every lawyers. What I personally believe is that the qualities they posses makes this difference. So friends, What are the qualities that makes a lawyer successful?


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1 Understand the client and maneuver your moves
2 Good listener, communicator, knowledgable, honest, decison maker and successor
3 Good Communication Skills
4 A Successful lawyer.........
5 Relief to the client
6 Upholds value system and Righteousness
7 Many qualities
8 A judgement given on the basis of the pleading shall turn into a precedent and save lives of all beings.
9 complete study of the case, thorough knowledge of law, positive attitude to win time management
10 Please stop stripping the law & Justice in the name of Profession?
11 Honest, updated and awakened with ready to serve attitude.
12 to be able to extract the true facts from the client and then having knowledge of the relevent law. work for the best intrest of

Understand the client and maneuver your moves

idea posted by Anagha Thakur Corporate Lawyer

A lawyer should be clear in expressing his views and should understand that it is not enough for him alone to understand that his client is right but to prove it to the judge and to the others concerned with the case. A successful lawyer stands by his point and does not easily agree to statements made against his client. In handling the opponent’s tricky questions to make a lawyer disagree with his own client, a lawyer must be alert and tackle the situation smartly, thus having people think in his favor. A successful lawyer must have quick thinking to handle difficult situations in the court.

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by Dr. Dietmar Höffner, Dr. Dietmar Höffner  | 12 07 2009 14:41:03 +0000

Anagha Thakur is completely right. What he describes is that, what we learn in Germany in the University and the practical part of a German Lawyers Education (at different courts, with educating attorneys, in the administration etc). normally it takes aswell the first (in Germany we say the first four) years of the real work as a lawyer, in order to get everythin in the right order.

I want to add, that there is an important step before. I want to stress, that finding out, what the client really wants, is aswell a very important aspect. A trial allways has a history. This history is normally not only a sober "Klipp Klapp" of objective facts. It is (even in business law) allways connected to certain feelings of the actors resp Parties. Before I suggest to the clients a "ready" solution, I work hard on finding out, what the client REALLY wants, taking in account all the aspects of the case. I learned speaking five languages just in order to get to know better my clients (from the countries, I speak the language from). With this close contact, that I have to my clients, I am in the position, to often know better, or find out together with the client, that the "ready made" solution is not the best in the cases situation.

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Dr. Hoeffner

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Good listener, communicator, knowledgable, honest, decison maker and successor

idea posted by venugopal Legal Advisor, private practice

A lawyer should be a good listener.

A lawyer should be a good communicator.

A lawyer should be a legal knowledgeable.

A lawyer should be a regular reader and equip with up to date legal knowledge.

A lawyer should know computer.

A lawyer should have decision maker.

A lawyer good advisor  to his client and honest towards his client and profession.

A lawyer should be social person and dynamic and good friend to the court in his case.

A lawyer should be optimist and having 100% hope in his case. he never loose damper and have patience.

 

 

 

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by MARIA CORONACION SALAZAR CREER, Ayala Group Counselors Corporation  | 01 13 2013 07:57:29 +0000

True! and i am a bit sad knowing it! I wanted to be a lawyer eversince but what hinders me is the ability to speak! I can manage to interpret matters in writing but not orally! huhu. what shall i do?

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by MARIA CORONACION SALAZAR CREER, Ayala Group Counselors Corporation  | 01 13 2013 07:51:56 +0000

True! and i am a bit sad about that! I wanted to be a lawyer ever since but what hinders me is the ability to speak! i can manage to interpret things in writing and i believe i can qualify myself to study law if and only if...its only more in writing and not to be an excellent speaker! huhu! I am not a vocal person!

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by ujjwal , auditor, comptroller and auditor general of india  | 12 09 2009 07:55:48 +0000

i agree with the view of sir venugopal . also  one must be honest with himself and with client . afterall the character matters in any profession !!! 

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Good Communication Skills

idea posted by Aarti Gupta Legal Consultant

Dear friends, a lawyer should have excellent communication skills not just to argue in the court, appease the media, but also to converse with their client of any gender, religion, race, color or creed, discuss issues with other lawyers, perhaps even the opposing lawyer in a court case. Communication skills are expansive and are a pinnacle quality of a top lawyer. Clear, effective writing is one of the most important skills a lawyer should develop. Law is a service profession. Good service depends on good communication. Good communication must be relevant, focused and timely.

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by bharat , Legal Consultant/Solicitor, bharatkumar lawyer  | 04 09 2010 03:34:24 +0000

lawyer need smartness skill to point his view on time without time no need anyone because of its time west not get result in any place

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A Successful lawyer.........

idea posted by Chayanika Chakraborty Legal Consultant/Solicitor, XYZ

Heralding from a family of lawyers, and myself bein the only female in the profession, what I have gathered from my father, that a lawyer apart from being well versed in the subject should also possess oratory skills. Actually lawyers anywhere, have to do a lot of talking, and hence should shed of any communication barriers. another important thing that I have learnt is that it is not only important to mug up your books but its more important to apply your mind!!!another most important thing that is true for all successful lawyers is that, (though most might not admit) they should know, understand and can play politics!!!that is be politically matured. by that i mean the polotics of everyday life.

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by Aarti Gupta, Legal Consultant  | 01 30 2010 07:17:54 +0000

Hi Chayanika that is true inheriting the best qualities of a successful lawyer is also a way of success. I your case I think your father is your role model, and you learn all the tactics from him. 

 

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Relief to the client

idea posted by Ziaul Haque Ansari Legal Advisor, Rahuta Union Co-Operative Bank Limited
At the end of the day what matters is that how much relief a lawyer has given to his client as such in my view to be a successful lawyer one must see that what relief he could give to his client
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by Happy 2 Help, Research Person, R T  | 12 12 2009 11:01:19 +0000

  

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Upholds value system and Righteousness

idea posted by S. Muralidharan Executive Director, Knowledge Foundation & Campus Around the Corner

A good lawyer should be like a classic stylish batsman, who selects and plays his shot according to the merit of the ball - Class Par Excellence - Don Bradman, Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar, Viv Richards, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman, Brian Lara, Rickie Ponting...., to name a few.

Similarly, a Lawyer should select a case according to the merit of the case and plead with clarity to win the case.  He should plead the case in such a way that the verdict given by the Judge should not be contested again in the higher court (Not like when the field umpire fails to adjudge a situation, passing on his baton to the third umpire!)

This process poisons the system and slowly kill the fairness of legal profession! This profession carries hefty price tag as one surges in the number of wins!  One should be very careful about to the "Means to an End" and not focussing on "End" alone, as most of the professionals are currently following!

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Many qualities

idea posted by V.Durga Rao Private Attorney/Lawyer, V.DURGA RAO

I do feel that the qualities to become a successful lawyer, can not be codified. He needs all good qualities. He requires patience, courage, speed, communication, presentation, sacrifice, willingness to work hard, knowledge, command over current affairs, knowledge about society, logical mind, critical view and an understanding of human phsychology. I respect my profession so much and I know its greatness. A true advocate is very powerful as he posses variety of qualities. Legal profession is a long learning profession and but, the dignity of profession is being eroded. Young legal professionals should be prepared to work hard and be patient when they enter into profession and if they think for instat money, then, they may not be concentrating on developing the required qualities and in the long run, such a person who ignores the ability, may not sustain.

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by Ajay Ziz, Dy. Registrar,, University of Jammu  | 12 05 2009 05:51:57 +0000

in addition to what rao sahib says :: legal firm/ core group  where an aspiring lawyer can portray his skills

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A judgement given on the basis of the pleading shall turn into a precedent and save lives of all beings.

idea posted by Balaji Jeejaba Deshmukh Stenographer (Higher Grade), MAHARASHTRA INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

While pleading a lawyer should be clear of his views based on the principles of natural justice, jurisprudence and due to his pleading if any judgement is given in the competent court it should form a precedent and due to which the lives of all beings is saved, secured and survived.

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by Balaji Jeejaba Deshmukh, Stenographer (Higher Grade), MAHARASHTRA INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION  | 01 14 2010 10:45:25 +0000

A lawyer shall have following qualities to be a successful lawywer:-

Sound knowledge of the case which is in his hand;

Shall know the root  of the case

Shall have a detailed study  of the case before appearing ;

Total devotion  with positive attitude;

Take help of senior  only when it is required, so that self confidence would be improved;

Faithful with  his profession as well as  with the client;

 

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complete study of the case, thorough knowledge of law, positive attitude to win time management

idea posted by najmuddin danawala TAX CONSULTANT, N M DANAWALA

one has to be well versed with the amendments in law, new case laws, detail study of the case ur appearing for. Ur own positive decission, ready to take help of seniors or other lawyers who have gone thru such cases in past and ofcuourse self confidence to win a case

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Please stop stripping the law & Justice in the name of Profession?

idea posted by Dr. S.Pruthviraja pande Visiting Professor, Bangalore/Ravenshaw University

If the lawyers adopt little ethics and maintain truth and justice while practicing, focusing much towards the qualitative, justified and genuine cases, rather than just winning the cases, i think to some extent  in the name of "PROFESSION" can provide the truth and justice especially to the genuine, poor, deprived.  this would qualify them more towards becoming much successful and contented advocates!!

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Honest, updated and awakened with ready to serve attitude.

idea posted by Samarendra Kumar Mohanty Head of Legal, Ortel Communications Ltd

Lawyer being an officer of Court and being an inalienable part of Judiciary his honesty, updation with facts and Law with brave attitude to chip in where he can contribute for the betterment of system is one of the key factors that brings him success. These creates his goodwill and brings automatic references. Thanks. Samarendra

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to be able to extract the true facts from the client and then having knowledge of the relevent law. work for the best intrest of

idea posted by ishraq abbasi Freelancer, Freelancer
client never lose the trust of the client
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