Director of Business and Legal Affairs
That’s a very interesting question Amy.
Although some might disagree, in my experience, I’d say the most important thing is honesty.
Lawyers, in popular culture, are often depicted as being ruthless and and devious, but most truly successful lawyers tend to be honest, both to themselves and their clients.
Don’t pretend to be someone you’re not, because that’s very transparent, and although some people may still use your services as a lawyer, true trust will never be there.
Whether you end up working in a firm or for a company after you qualify as a lawyer, the thing that will make you excel is honesty, which creates trust.