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Soft Skills For the Effective Lawyer

In his book Soft Skills for the Effective Lawyer Randall Kiser presents a multi-disciplinary introduction to the major soft skills for lawyers. Kiser identifies self-awareness, self-development, social proficiency, wisdom, leadership, and professionalism as the major soft skills needed to be an effective lawyer. Soft Skills for the Effective Lawyer is perfect for future lawyers as well as current attorneys and law school staff.

The book not only identifies what the soft skills are but offers steps to follow to improve those skills. The reader can feel confident in the self-improvement work because of research and science behind Kiser’s recommendations.

Randall Kiser is an internationally recognized authority on attorney performance. He is the author of three books on effective advocacy and durable attorney-client relationships and has taught at the University of Washington School of Law, Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, University of Nevada School of Law, and Indiana University School of Law. Kiser is a Principal Analyst at DecisionSet in Palo Alto, California, and his work has been featured in popular and scholarly publications ranging from The New York Times to the Harvard Negotiation Law Review.