You recall a saying- “First impression is that last impression?” It may or may not be true in many instances, but it proves to be something absolutely true when you are starting your career as a fresh law graduate. Law is a profession different than the rest of the other professions. It is not only the profession is worshiped as a true religion or gift of God for those who have suffered injustice. For such people, you are not just providing your legal services but also the best healing medicine for their soul.
As as beginner in law, your challenges are much more variable and crucial than you would know at the initial stages. Even if you excelled constantly in academics while you were in college and a well-known personality in your college or university, once you begin career as law practitioner or better say as a counselor, you face cut-throat competition. You are deterred at multiple stages to quit and think of something else.
But don’t get disheartened. These challenges are faced by almost every new law practitioner. You may have acquired better education and knowledge, better place for your office, but you find it difficult to attract the clients and impress the panel of jury or judges.
So, keep following things in mind to succeed in your legal profession as you are a new law practitioner:
1. Be Polite:
Whatever knowledge and experience you have gained, you be polite enough and reflect utmost humility to everyone who approaches you and to whom you approach or report. This will undoubtedly appeal to your employees and clients as well. Be ready to learn from every person you meet. Pay attention and give due respect to the person to whom you meet whatever you position might be. Also, don’t be in a hurry to get noticed, it is sure you will be noticed for your work and humility.
2. Remember People’s Names:
This is not applicable only to the legal profession but to all professions that you know the people by name to whom you work. They may your superiors or subordinates and your clients. Once you call them by their names, it is assumed that you are really interested in the person to whom you are interacting with. At workplace, it regarded as your team building capacity. When you exhibit the same with clients, it reflects you are really interested in them and you will handle their cases religiously. Thus, apart from initial rapport building, it goes many steps further.
3. Be Inquisitive:
Without bothering about the comments and effects, always ask questions and clarify your doubts. While dealing with a client it will enhance the ease with which you understand the case and enable to prepare and present the case to appropriate authority effectively. With colleagues, it shows your curiosity to learn new things. You know, a law is a vast and dynamic subject and you can master it instantly. So it’s better you immerse yourself in it. So, asking questions in order to properly understand your task is highly expected. Once you have understood your work, you are likely to take less time to complete it. Also, do take note of every query, doubts, and important activity. This may be minutes of meeting, discussion with colleagues or superiors etc.
4. Be Attentive:
Be aware, you are a person with an unlimited source of energy. What needed today is your effort and attention. With this, you are going to achieve the things which you might have not imagined. Don’t feel insecure and worry about the result. You need to put up your efforts with zeal and energy. So, approach each day and each work with self-confidence.
5. Reflect Enthusiasm:
This virtue contains many things. This will escalate your career.
6. Always Wear a Smile:
When your smile, it is taken as that you are better prepared and ready with your completed assignment. This also wins the heart of many persons. Your self-confidence increases.
Thus, a few changes in your personality will pay you a large dividend. Do not give up.