Character, Ethics and Trust in Modern Legal Practice
Lawyers are different. Our role in society in general, and the legal system in particular, places great responsibility in our hands. Our ethical rules call upon us to exercise that responsibility in a manner that differentiates us positively. Despite this opportunity, our profession suffers from ever declining levels of public perceptions of our value to society and trustworthiness. At the same time, technology and competition threaten professional opportunities. Our future success and fulfillment reside in learning how to expand trust and confidence in each of us as a practitioner and in our profession in general.
Focus your attention on the critical interplay between your character and competencies and how they combine to build trust in client relationships:
Learn how and why trust is the primary driver of success in the attorney/client relationship and in your practice
Discover how your character is derived from your values and actions
Identify your individual personality type and how this guides your actions daily
Walk-through a comprehensive review of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct to uncover its inherit system of values and aspirations
Learn professional competencies that will help you quickly build trust in client relationships
Discover a system for identifying and managing the four expectation that every client holds in every engagement
Explore how we derive congruence, satisfaction and contentment in legal practice
Build your own Lawyer's Compass to guide your efforts in building future personal and professional fulfillment and success
Take an opportunity to reflect on how to become "The Aspirational Lawyer"