Every State has its own laws. But the human attributes of a great lawyer are universal. Here are a couple:
- Integrity. Because so much of the law rests on trust. Witnesses may lie, but judges and juries have to be able to trust the word of the advocate who stands in front of them.
- Being a people person. Like ex-president Obama, you may exude an old-world charm to which the world warms. For the rest of us there’s How to Win Friends and Influence People. Yes – it’s true. Human relationships are something which can be learned and the greatest teacher was Dale Carnegie.