Randall Kiser’s framework of essential soft skills for lawyers that he sets out in his book, “Soft Skills for the Effective Lawyer”, paves the way for building a more satisfying legal practice and being a more self-aware legal practitioner. This article sets out a brief summary of the soft skills that Kiser believes all lawyers should learn.


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