Soft skills are essential for success in business. So, what are these soft skills and why should law firms and young lawyers care?
Soft skills are interpersonal and communication skills that are not taught in law school. They are unlike the hard skills like black letter law, legal analysis, and persuasive writing that are taught in law school.
Soft skills are critically important to success as a lawyer. In fact, statistics show that 80% of success in business depends on proficiency with soft skills.
The good news is that it’s possible to coach new lawyers on soft skills, and I have developed a new CLE-eligible interactive program to do just that. So, there is no excuse not to make a program like this available to all the young lawyers in your law firm — who have not had this kind of training before and will need it to advance in the firm.
They will learn about:
- Meeting skills, including effective communication skills and how to make group presentations;
- Networking and business promotion skills;
- Negotiation skills;
- Relationship building skills; and
- Skills for dealing with supervisors and managers.
Contact me at [email protected] to learn more and get your law firm or law organization on my speaking schedule. I look forward to hearing from you!