So, You Need a Lawyer: Which Qualities Delaware’s Lawyers Deem Most Important

Lawyers surveyed ranked the following qualities in order of importance (No. 1 being the highest).

  1. Honesty and ethics

  2. Possessing substantive knowledge

  3. Attention to detail

  4. Diligence

  5. Desire to put clients’ needs and desires first

  6. Courtesy toward adverse parties

  7. Ability to make complex issues understandable

  8. Tenacity

  9. Excellent writing ability

  10. Excellent management skills

  11. Trial skills or experience in the courtroom

  12. Understanding the breadth of law beyond one’s specialty

  13. Law school pedigree

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