What is the most important attribute to have in order to be a successful family law lawyer?
New York matrimonial attorney Evan Schein of Berkman Bottger Newman & Rodd talks about the best attribute to have to be successful as a family law lawyer.
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I think to become successful matrimonial lawyer there’s three important attributes. I think the first is that you need to truly care about your clients and about the work that you’re doing. I think the second attribute that I think is incredibly important is I think you need to listen to your client. Listening to their goals and what they want to accomplish and put a plan and put a strategy in place that carries out a client’s stated goals. And then I think you need to communicate and I think you need to communicate and communicate and communicate again. Getting back to a client and being responsive is such an important responsibility of a matrimonial attorney I can’t stress enough. So I think you need to care about your clients, I think you need to listen to your clients and I think you need to communicate to your clients on a regular basis.