What are some inherent qualities...?

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CardozoLaw09
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What are some inherent qualities...?

Postby CardozoLaw09 » Fri Sep 10, 2010 9:35 pm

that an individual aspiring to become a lawyer should possess?

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Re: What are some inherent qualities...?

Postby frost » Fri Sep 10, 2010 10:56 pm

ability to figure out answers to questions

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Re: What are some inherent qualities...?

Postby traehekat » Fri Sep 10, 2010 10:59 pm

frost wrote:ability to figure out answers to questions


Ironically, this is probably inaccurate. It's most likely better to possess the ability to ASK questions, and preferably, the right questions.

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Re: What are some inherent qualities...?

Postby St.Remy » Fri Sep 10, 2010 11:03 pm

traehekat wrote:
frost wrote:ability to figure out answers to questions


Ironically, this is probably inaccurate. It's most likely better to possess the ability to ASK questions, and preferably, the right questions.


This skill is the most useful when you know the answer to the question that you ask. As the lawyer saying goes, never ask a question to which you do not know the answer.

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Re: What are some inherent qualities...?

Postby ResolutePear » Fri Sep 10, 2010 11:31 pm

St.Remy wrote:
traehekat wrote:
frost wrote:ability to figure out answers to questions


Ironically, this is probably inaccurate. It's most likely better to possess the ability to ASK questions, and preferably, the right questions.


This skill is the most useful when you know the answer to the question that you ask. As the lawyer saying goes, never ask a question to which you do not know the answer.


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Re: What are some inherent qualities...?

Postby revolution724 » Fri Sep 10, 2010 11:35 pm

Except when conducting an initial interview with a client. Then, you're likely to get into a lot of trouble if you assume you know the answers to the questions you ask, and you still have to craft them carefully.

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Re: What are some inherent qualities...?

Postby frost » Sat Sep 11, 2010 10:12 am

revolution724 wrote:Except when conducting an initial interview with a client. Then, you're likely to get into a lot of trouble if you assume you know the answers to the questions you ask, and you still have to craft them carefully.


True. I just meant that in general, clients go to lawyers for help in solving problems, so lawyers need to answer questions after learning the facts and researching the law. While asking questions is important in ascertaining facts, I wouldn't say that my original answer is inaccurate. If you don't ultimately answer the client's question, you're not going to get hired again.

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Re: What are some inherent qualities...?

Postby johnnyutah » Sat Sep 11, 2010 12:29 pm

CardozoLaw09 wrote:that an individual aspiring to become a lawyer should possess?

Depends. What kind of lawyer does the individual want to be?

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Re: What are some inherent qualities...?

Postby whymeohgodno » Sat Sep 11, 2010 7:40 pm

The ability to graduated top 10% of his class or to get into a t14 and graduate at or above the median.

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Re: What are some inherent qualities...?

Postby 270910 » Mon Sep 13, 2010 6:24 pm

In the words of the (in?)famous federal judge Alex Kozinski, imperviousness to pain.

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Re: What are some inherent qualities...?

Postby Grizz » Mon Sep 13, 2010 6:31 pm

disco_barred wrote:In the words of the (in?)famous federal judge Alex Kozinski, imperviousness to pain.


Haha +1




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