Essential Skills For Lawyers

Improve Your Chances of Becoming a Lawyer


The personal skills and attributes students will need for a successful career include:


  • Dedication, commitment and a capacity for hard work
  • Professional responsibility – personal integrity and an ethical approach
  • Intellectual ability and commercial sense
  • Numeracy skills – the ability to understand financial statements and interpret accounts
  • Personal effectiveness skills – time management and the ability to prioritise conflicting demands
  • Delegate effectively, see the wider picture and plan each project effectively
  • Flexibility and a positive approach to new ideas and concepts
  • Problem solving ability
  • Communication skills – written and oral communication
  • Interpersonal skills – work well with other people and in teams
  • IT skills
  • Commitment to continuous personal development
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