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    Open ended really. Discuss.

    Incidentally, I dont want to be a lawyer, but im interested to know what specific qualities you guys think are important that are not required in most other professions?
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    I would think it would depend on whether they're advocates or attorneys. The jobs are hugely dissimilar even with recent moves towards more fusion.
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    Good at shouting people down, finding holes and inconsistancies in peoples arguements/explainations, able to come across as intimidating, good at belitting people and making them feel like ****, generally a good command of sarcastic wit.

    A good lawyer has all the qualities of a good *********/thug really. However, they need to have somewhat of a double personality/act. They need also to remain compassionate and considerate towards their client.
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    intelligence (taken for granted as an attribute of a 'good' lawyer)
    dedication/focus (be there on time, work very hard)
    a clear voice (for court)
    attention to detail, an 'eagle eye' (for court/looking over facts of Law)
    confidence (allthough I suppose most develop this)
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    Tenacity.
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    A good manipulator.
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    the ability to use coherent grammar, and not combine a plural subject with a singular verb, I would say :P
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    (Original post by CertifiedAngel)
    Having similar qualities to a snake, coldheartedness, dishonesty, back stabbing and many more.

    what the difference between a lawyer and a bucket of ****?

    The bucket
    0o

    ok some do go after the money a lot I aggree.. but not all of em..
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    need to be a good liar
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    (Original post by Deyn_08)
    need to be a good liar
    really? lies!
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    persuasive. liar. good english.
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    Judging from the posts so far I'm guessing this didn't originate in the Legal Careers forum...
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    (Original post by TommehR)
    Judging from the posts so far I'm guessing this didn't originate in the Legal Careers forum...
    ur so lucky to be at UCL

    /thread

    :P
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    The ability to deal with stress
    The ability to deal with difficult people
    The ability to accept that you will not be given much responsibility from the start (as a trainee)
    The ability to not take things at face value

    Beth (Trainee Solicitor)
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    Judgement
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    Easy - technical brilliance, a pleasant personality and a backbone. That's why most people - including, I would say, a lot of the pedestrian morons on this thread - will not make good lawyers.

    Simon M QC - everyone has judgement. Most people have flawed judgement.
 
 
 
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