Here are some of the characteristics that great lawyers usually have, if you want to be successful as an advocate, it’s a good idea to practice some of the characteristics below so that you have good skills in carrying out the profession.


Try to enjoy every discussion with anyone, because a lawyer will meet many “behaviors” of people, so that a flexible attitude reflects the quality of a lawyer.

As a professional, you will devote some of your time to revealing certain facts that will be used as arguments in the client’s favor.


The next skill that a great good lawyer needs to have is the skill of persuasion.

This ability will come in handy when you are presenting cases and convincing courts of your client’s position.

So, consider practicing this skill, if you don’t already have one.


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Exist since 1570 and still operating today.

“Who is the oldest law firm in the world?” This question may have crossed your head, legal practitioners, especially advocates. To answer this question, you don’t need to bother doing research, because Guinness World Records (GWR), a world record certification body, has just released the latest information about the oldest law firm in the world.

Quoted from what was later republished by, GWR named Thomson Snell & Passmore as the oldest law firm in the world. This law firm from Kent, England has been recorded to have existed since 1570 and is still actively operating.

Uniquely, it is reported that the founder of Thomson Snell & Passmore is a priest named. At that time, Nicholas described himself as compiling legal documents for wills and property bonds.

After Nicholas passed away in 1618, his son named John continued to work on the law firm. … Read more

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Selecting a lawyer is not always easy

Many people find themselves confused as to what type of lawyer to choose for the issues they are facing. Each legal dilemma that occurs is not the same as the next one, and you need the right lawyer who has the experience for your situation. Continue reading to learn what you need to know.

Before you hire a lawyer, sit down and define the problem that you have. Sometimes, you may find that your situation is not bad enough to warrant a lawyer. Understanding exactly what you are going through can help save you a lot of money over time with a lawyer and court fees.

When you are hiring a lawyer, make sure that there is a discussion about the payment plan that you want to instill. Sometimes, you may not have all of the money upfront, so you will want to … Read more

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While some have unsavory words for lawyers, they are necessary to our society. You should still learn more about lawyers even need one yourself later on. The article below has tips that will aid you choose a great lawyer to work with.

Always get a history before agreeing to use his services. Just because they can practice doesn’t mean that they’re successful. Be sure that you evaluate their record so that you’re able to determine how well he does his job.

You have to be able to stay in communication with your lawyer.

One of the most common complaints people have is being unable to get in touch. You might pull out your case just because you have to wait too long. Define your problem before seeing a lawyer. The first thing to do is think about whether you even need a lawyer. You are likely to require a … Read more

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apps-ga1d3c25ac_1920Rebranding your law firm? You’re probably wondering if it’s better to use the term “attorney” or “lawyer” for search engine optimization. Often interchanged, Google may prefer one over the other. It’s important to distinguish which term is best for your law firm and your practice and use the term that will drive the most traffic to your website. Continue reading to learn which terms rank higher in SEO for law firms.

Why is SEO so Important?
Search engine optimization (SEO) is at the core of online marketing. This method helps websites rank higher in Google and other search engines. Most potential clients search for law firms online. Many will not look past the first page of search results.

An effective marketing strategy involves using keywords that prospective new clients will use when they search, so they will find your firm on that first page of results when looking for a

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Businesswoman dragging a giant money sackThursday night is ending with a bang as more firms announce holiday bonuses and solidify the market standard.

This time it’s my old firm, Cleary Gottlieb, informing all associates in good standing on its U.S. pay scale that they will be getting a little extra in their December 23, 2022 paychecks.

In accordance with our usual practice, let’s point out that Cleary brought in $1,418,818,000 for 2021, placing 29th on the Am Law 100.

Without further ado, lets show those numbers!

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Full memo on the next page.

Remember everyone, we depend on your tips to stay on top of this stuff. So when your firm matches, please text us (646-820-8477) or email us (subject line: “[Firm Name] Matches”). Please include the memo if available. You can take a photo of the memo and send it via text or email if you don’t want to forward the original PDF or Word

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US-News-Rankings-Logo-no-yearApplicants are obsessed with rankings, which makes it hard for law schools not to respond to that.

— Admissions consultant Anna Ivey, a former admissions dean at the University of Chicago Law School, in comments given to Reuters on why prospective and current law students may to continue to rely on the U.S. News law school rankings, despite the fact that many elite law schools have decided to opt out of participating, in a move led by Yale Law School. This is unlikely to sway pre-law students, however, because as Ivey noted, “[a]pplicants don’t look into how the sausage gets made.”

Staci ZaretskyStaci Zaretsky is a senior editor at Above the Law, where she’s worked since 2011. She’d love to hear from you, so please feel free to email her with any tips, questions, comments, or critiques. You can follow her on Twitter or connect with her on LinkedIn.

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Donald Trump is not mad. Please don’t let them put in the newspaper that he is mad … in any sense of the word. Look how calm and sane he was yesterday on his Truth Social wannabe Twitter site:

Many Republican Judges go out of their way to show they are beyond reproach, & will come down hard on people before them in order to prove they cannot be “bought” or in any way show favor to those who appointed them. People, including me, are oftentimes shocked by the lack of courage and wisdom shown. As soon as they get appointed, they go “ROGUE!” Democrat Judges are the exact opposite in attitude – Screw you, this guy appointed me, I’m a Democrat all they way, you don’t have a chance. So SAD!

Everyone can quit saying that he’s flipping shit waiting for the Eleventh Circuit

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Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and most people have something to be thankful about. It might be for getting a short work week, finding out that there is yet another extension on the student loan moratorium, or getting a cheat day on your diet.

But as many of us plan to get together with family and friends, in the back of our minds we wonder if there will be an argument or a fight over politics.

Why has Thanksgiving become divisive? Mainly it was due to Donald Trump’s unexpected presidential win in 2016. Soon after the election results, fresh with surprise, anger, and frustration, there were opinion pieces in well-known publications that advocated (and in some cases, even demanded) people be more vocal about political positions at the family gathering. They encouraged making family members feel uncomfortable, getting into heated arguments, and creating divisions. The rationale is to find out who is

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