1. Be a learner first: The nature of the job of a lawyer or a person associated with legal entities is such that you need to be a good learner before anything else. Because it is law, the chances of you committing mistakes are far greater than anything else. Let not these failures act as a deterrent to your plans to make it big in the future. The best lawyers are usually the people who failed quite a lot when then started out their careers. Slowly and steadily they did manage to learn from their experience; experience is the key here.
The best of the lot are the best learners and the best gainers from experience too!
2. Participate in everything related to your job: You’re making a great mistake if you stay put behind the mound of books in your practicing space. As a professional in the legal field, you’re expected to be an extrovert who can take their own decisions and can air their own views on everything. The nature of the job is such that it requires a great deal of discussion and debate on the cases currently in the fray. When starting out in the beginning, be a good listener and you‘ll help your cause.
3. Discuss with established names and figures in the business:
4. Back to School: Learning is a never ending process. In case you forgot the basics, it is never too late to refer to your previous notes amongst the busy schedule that you might have.
5. Express Yourself: Law is a profession, where you have the freedom to express yourself fully but logically. Open discussions are the best for giving a lift of creativity and innovation to your reasons and logic.
6. Time management: If there is anything that is the most important thing in a lawyer’s job is his ability to manage time. The better you can manage the unstoppable, the better you will be at your job. Time management is not effective without setting time-bound goals and deadlines. Stick to your deadlines and learn to plan out your work in such a way that you can utilize your time in the best way possible.
7. Being aware of expectations and requirements: There is nothing as worse as a confused lawyer. Be sure of what your employer or profession expects from you before taking the plunge. If you start, you need to keep going irrespective of whatever is going around you. Once you’re out of the scene for sometime and you’re out of business!Law Jobs - 7 Steps to Working in Law by Harrison Barnes