By Scott T. Redman, L’82
Law Office of Scott T. Redman
A crucial part of your effectiveness as a lawyer is your relationship with others in the litigation process. The most effective attorneys share the common trait of respect and cordiality. A few tips to cultivate that reputation:
- Almost always grant extensions of time. Case resolution rarely if ever hinges on strict adherence to time deadlines.
- Always take the high road. It will be remembered.
- Zealous representation with courtesy and civility is respected.
- Respect your office staff and court personnel who are critical to getting things done.
Your goal is to achieve the best possible and cost effective result for your client. A reputation for courtesy and respect will foster that end and a solid foundation for a long and prosperous legal career.
This series is written by members of the Career/Employment Committee of the Duquesne Law Alumni Association with the intent to provide helpful job search tips and suggestions for students and alumni.