3 Reasons Why Being A Good Lawyer Just Isn't Enough

Law360, New York (July 26, 2016, 8:18 PM EDT) -- A good lawyer is often viewed as someone with a record of understanding and using the law to his or her client’s advantage, but in today’s industry, an exceptional knowledge of the law alone just doesn’t cut it, experts say.

“More than any skill, we are paid for our judgment,” said Lynne Liberato, a partner at Haynes and Boone LLP. “Development of good judgment requires broad-based experience, not merely knowledge of the law.”

Modern clients prefer “complete lawyers” — those who know the ins and outs of their clients’ businesses, work well with others, and understand the economics that underlie the...

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