As a new lawyer, you recently have had your head filled with a bevy of rules, regulations, elements, and defenses. You now are on a unique mission with a new role, a strange and awesome role, representing the “other,” that is, a client. What is certain is that your client has not had your life experience and simply is not you. Your client may not believe what you believe or think the way you do. Your client needs you to help solve a unique problem and wants the problem resolved.
Beyond Smart: Lawyering with Emotional Intelligence
Beyond Smart is the first comprehensive guide to understanding and raising emotional intelligence (EI) in the unique context of law practice. It explains the origins of EI, a lawyer's historic role in developing the concept, how lawyers compare in EI with other professionals, and how to determine your level of EI.