×

The Top Seven Personality Traits of the Best Lawyers: Seven Qualities Every Great Attorney Should Have

( 439 votes, average: 4.5 out of 5)
What do you think about this article? Rate it using the stars above and let us know what you think in the comments below.
Summary: Attorneys need to have certain personality traits to be successful in their practice.
 
The Top Seven Personality Traits of the Best Lawyers: Seven Qualities Every Great Attorney Should Have
 
  • Many attorneys are cast in a negative light.
  • Their aggressive and argumentative personalities take much of the negative blame.
  • But that same aggressiveness and argumentativeness can be welcome.
  • In fact, as a client, those personality traits can easily play to the strengths of your legal case.

If these three quotations are not familiar:
 
  • "Ignorance of the law excuses no man -- from practicing it." - Addison Mizner
  • "A lawsuit is a fruit tree planted in a lawyer's garden. - Italian Proverb
  • Next to the confrontation between two highly honed batteries of lawyers, jungle warfare is a stately minuet.” - Bill Veeck, Major League Baseball Franchise Owner

Maybe these three general quotations are a bit more familiar:
 
  • Lawyers are jerks.
  • Lawyers are selfish.
  • Lawyers are assholes.

No profession in the world has suffered more negative generalizations than the profession of law. Whether in the media, in the midst of cocktail parties, family dinners, grocery store happenstances, or the very scripture itself, there is no one place on the planet where humans interface and interact in which the subject of law and lawyers have been more-or-less thrown under the big social bus.

Want to continue reading ?

Become a subscriber to LawCrossing's Job Seeker articles.

Once you become a subscriber you will have unlimited access to all of LawCrossing Job Seeker's articles.

There is absolutely no cost!



Featured Testimonials

LawCrossing is a fabulous legal job site. I had a good time with it. Thanks!
Stephanie


Facts

LawCrossing Fact #77: Users will find their dream jobs more easily when they search using keywords because it will help narrow their job searches.

 
Let's Do It!
Email:

Only LawCrossing consolidates every job it can find in the legal industry and puts all of the job listings it locates in one place.

  • We have more than 25 times as many legal jobs as any other job board.
  • We list jobs you will not find elsewhere that are hidden in small regional publications and employer websites.
  • We collect jobs from more than 250,000 websites and post them on our site.
  • Increase your chances of being seen! Employers on public job boards get flooded with applications. Our private job boards ensure that only members can apply to our job postings.

Success Stories

LawCrossing is fantastic! When I am looking for a job, it is the first place I come to. The service is very good and I enjoyed the emails. LawCrossing has more jobs and it is more tailored. Other sites gave a lot of irrelevant results. Your site may have a great algorithm, but it felt like an actual person choosing jobs they felt would be good based on my search. I will always recommend this site!
  • Ann Harris Harvey, LA