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1) Good communication skills

Lawyers must be orally articulate, have good written communication
skills and also be good listeners. In order to argue convincingly in the
courtroom before juries and judges, good public speaking skills are
essential. Communication and speaking skills can be developed during
your studies by taking part in activities such as mooting or general
public speaking.

Lawyers must also be able to write clearly, persuasively and concisely,
as they must produce a variety of legal documents.

But it’s not all about projection. To be able to analyse what clients tell
them or follow a complex testimony, a lawyer must have good listening

2) Judgement
The ability to draw reasonable, logical conclusions or assumptions from
limited information is essential as a lawyer.

You must also be able to consider these judgements critically, so that
you can anticipate potential areas of weakness in your argument that
must be fortified against.

Similarly, you must be able to spot points of weakness in an oppositions
argument. Decisiveness is also a part of judgement. There will be a lot of
important judgement calls to make and little time for sitting on the fence.

3) Analytical skills
Both the study and practice of law involve absorbing large quantities of
information, then having to distil it into something manageable and

At times, there will be more than one reasonable conclusion, or more
than one precedent applicable to resolving a situation.

A lawyer must therefore have the evaluative skills in order to choose
which is the most suitable.

4) Research skills
Similarly, being able to research quickly and effectively is essential to
understanding your clients, their needs, and to preparing legal

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