MoneyLaw: Best Practices

From the Moneylaw blog, a post that discusses the results of a survey conducted of lawyers and judges asking which substantive areas of legal knowledge and skills were the most important in their practice.

MoneyLaw: Best Practices

One question for judges and attorneys was to rate the important of areas of legal knowledge. Four courses came in well ahead of the rest — Civil Procedure, Professional Responsibility, Contracts, and Evidence. Those three, along with Remedies, Torts, and Property were the only ones ranked as essential or very important by at least 50% of the respondents. Not exactly an endorsement of substance-heavy legal training or specialized tracks.

Related to this is the response to a question about the most important professional skills for a new attorney. Here several skill ranked quite high. The leaders were “legal reasoning and analysis” and “written communication” with 96% of the respondents listing them as essential or very important.


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