The world has changed, and along with legal industry. Lawyers
have to do better work to succeed in
this evolving environment with enhanced social skills and that was always a aim
of professional development, and continues to be.
As we are witnessing most of the successful law firms have continuing
educational programs to improve and maintain superior social skills.
Communication skills, People skills, Teamwork, Relationship building, service
orientation, Interpersonal skills and Negotiation skills are all very important
and much more significance is required today on these skills and are leading to
a lawyer continuing to have an engaging and successful career.
Nowadays, learning how to communicate with
clients is so important because clients are demanding it and also build essential character qualities like trustworthiness,
respectfulness, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship. These
qualities helps in building an internal moral scope which allowing lawyers to
make good choices in thinking and behavior.
skills promote to good organization and customer focus and it also help
in-house lawyer teams to work more closely with business colleagues and justify
their role in the company. Job Standards
already identify understanding and communicating with customers as well as
engagement with strategy. Developing these skills may also help increase job
satisfaction and preservation.
These skill sets
will become even more important as we move towards 2020.
As Richard Susskind puts it: “Tomorrow’s
lawyers will need to be more in tune with tomorrow’s clients.”
If we talk about social media
like Twitter, LinkedIn, facebook has always been the social platform for
business professionals of any kind and law firms have noticed the benefits of
social platforms by creating the relationships with clients and social media also keep an eye on competitors and
keep up-to-date with industry trends.