Perhaps more than any other profession, the legal industry requires a certain degree of confidence. Want to convince a supervising attorney that you can handle a greater degree of responsibility? You’ll need confidence. Want to convince a client that your firm is the best one to handle their legal matter? You’ll need confidence. Want to convince a judge or jury that your client’s position is the right one? You’ll need a heavy dose of confidence.
Some legal professionals, however, exude too much confidence. You know the type – they generally speak over others in conversation, are never wrong, and consistently speak at a volume that is louder than necessary. Their confidence – which is possibly better described as cockiness – can be just as harmful to their careers as a complete lack of confidence.
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