To be a successful Corporate Lawyer what kind of work values do I need to have?

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RE: To be a successful Corporate Lawyer what kind of work values do I need to have?

Deepak Rana
Deepak Rana
Verified Career Expert
Author: Sky Beyond the Clouds
  • Kangra

Inn order to become a corporate lawyer you need to have following work values:

1. Working with clear and incisive mind:

As a corporate lawyer, your analytical and decision making ability has to be sharp so that you can do the research and analysis with great conviction. You will be under a lot of work and yet you will have to deal with important assignments. That time you will be tested. If you do well there, you are on a right path to success.

2. Working with the team

A lot of times you will be dealing with preparing legal documents and ensuring the success of the transaction. In such case you will be required to work as a part of team and more important than your work is the fact how you communicate and coordinate with other team members. Growing on the corporate ladder will consider this skill as much as your core competency.

3. Understanding of right and wrong

That's what the law is all about. Even in the corporate settings you will have to keep this thing in mind. A number of legal issues involve the settlement with tactics. You need to understand the pros and cons of each aspect and accordingly work your way through.

4. Frequent travel

As a corporate lawyer you will have to visit to the client site quite often. You just cannot avoid that. Of course these days technology is there and you can leverage that, in order to avoid the travel but then again it will also depend on other person how comfortable they are with technology. Human interaction is a part of your job and you will have to travel for that.

5. Stick to deadlines

As a corporate lawyer, there will be times when you won't feel like working but you will have to, so that the task can be finished on time. Meeting the deadlines is one of the challenges that you will face in this work. You will have to be punctual and follow strict discipline in order to meet the deadlines.

6. Diplomacy

Diplomacy has to be in your blood if you want to succeed in this business. You will have to settle the disputes between two parties and that will require a lot of diplomatic tactics. The common ground has to be found to coming to a conclusion. Your skills will matter a lot.

If you adhere yourslef to these work values you will defeinitely succeed as a corporate lawyer.

RE: To be a successful Corporate Lawyer what kind of work values do I need to have?

Ravi Thakor
Ravi Thakor
Verified Career Expert
Business Analyst at Capital Novus
  • Ahmedabad

Dear Friend,

Thank you very much for coming to this platform with your queri.

First of becoming a Corporate Lawyer is not easy as it seems to takes a lot out of you in order to be able to endeveour what you have and what you possess.

First of all it is very important for a corporate lawyer to be able to under stand the minds of various people, so he/she should be mind reader in order to make a clear picture of the entire case in your head before getting prepared for the trials. You should be so much able to understand the minds of a people that you know that in which direction you need to proceed. Why I am saying this is because generally what happenes in a corporate lawyers life is that corporations are not being true to you sometimes in a critical matters so considering what the corporation is hiding from you, you need to conduct your research in that direction to get the truth out of the corporation.

Secondly, an individual is an individual, he/she will not be able to do anything in the court room withou\t the help of the others, so the is also very important in order to be a corpoarte lawyer...and the respect, value and loyality towards your team is very important because in a cases where a lot of research is required it is not possible without several hand to come to a conclusion.

Third and very important is fearless and positive attitude...there will be incidents in a corpoare lawyers life where people will try to bribe you or try to threaten you but if you have a positive and fearless attitude you will have ways to come out of those situations....

Forth which is very important in any of the profession now a days is, punctual, weather it be a meeting, or case hearing or a general discussion with your team....always be on time so that you can foresee the next steps to be taken in a short spam of a time if at all need to be taken in emergency.....

Fifth and last....always be open to go wherever you are asled to go by your company or your employer....always have a reaedy to go nature and attitude....travelling places will expand your business and will give you chanse to explore new corners of the world as well as the nature and most importantly the ways to deal with your case....

Apart from all these above there are few common instics which we all have and we all live upon them...those instincts are your best values than what I just explained above....

I hope you will grasp everything explained here in order to make you a successful corporate lawyer....


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