Managing People and Projects is vital in the client- and deadline-driven legal profession. You have to learn to manage projects, people, and most importantly, yourself, to be an effective practitioner.
Timelines and Deadlines
The legal profession is replete with deadlines, whether imposed by clients, courts, regulations or market forces. Prioritizing tasks, working efficiently, and learning to appropriately communicate competing obligations to those you serve is invaluable to ensuring success in the legal profession.
Leadership and Personal Responsibility
Leadership development is an ongoing process, and you must invoke leadership skills immediately upon taking the oath as a Cardozo student. The practice of law is a profession, and throughout your career you must set the example of integrity, honesty, and civility. Your character is the bedrock upon which you build the foundation for influencing colleagues, taking appropriate action regardless of popularity, and processing feedback for your and your team’s growth.
Collaborating with others, and managing down and managing up are essential skills in today’s work environment. Learn what it takes to be a good manager, how to get and give feedback, and how to communicate effectively with the whole team.
Emotional Intelligence is the ability to identify, assess, and navigate emotions of oneself, others, and of groups. Human resource researchers are increasingly discovering that strong emotional intelligence skills are the “it” factor in successful employees and organizations. Learn to develop your emotional intelligence to navigate office politics, opposing counsel, and clients in a more healthful and effective manner.