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What traits help lawyers advance in their careers?

Q: What traits help lawyers advance in their careers?

A: Some are traits lawyers can readily work on, such as being a better listener, a more engaging and sought-after colleague, or a visible persona (whether through publishing, presenting, taking on ever more complex legal work, engaging in consistent marketing/branding, and enjoying leadership roles in the profession and/or the larger community).

Other success traits may be innately harder for lawyers to come by, such as optimism and resiliency. Read about “the lawyer brain” through the work of Dr. Larry Richard, a noted psychologist and lawyer.