There are several skill sets useful in a legal career. Some of those include the following: (1) being analytical, (2) being articulate; (3) having good verbal and writing skills; (4) paying attention to details, (5) having good research skills, etc... It is not one characteristic, but really a combination of many. It also depends on what direction in the law that you wish to take. For example, if you want to become a litigator, confidence, the ability to argue both sides of the story, and strong debate skills will come in handy. Additionally, strong writing skills will help you draft effective pleadings.
Last updated Oct 19 '17 at 16:00