Practice does indeed make one perfect. A good law practice, more specifically a good practitioner of the law, abides by the same principle. Several other factors combine to bring about the makings of a good lawyer, and a Phuket lawyer is no exception. Any practice or Phuket law firm consisting of individuals with these characteristics ultimately becomes a great law firm. This mixture of traits and skills separate good lawyers from great lawyers.
Know the Law
Knowing the law is the bare minimum of becoming a lawyer. A good Phuket lawyer should know the law and know it well. This should incorporate both domestic and international laws, depending on the area of specialization. A good lawyer in Phuket should be familiar with Thai laws. Also important is the possession of technical skills like the drafting of contracts. Every lawyer in a Phuket law firm practicing corporate law should be able to draft a contract and get it stamped and notarized.
Develop both Oral and Written Communication Skills
Being able to communicate effectively and straight to the point is another trait of a great lawyer. To articulate or document a client’s position in a court of law requires that one be proficient, whether it is when questioning a witness, arguing the client’s case to a jury or avoiding any loopholes and problematic clauses in contracts and other legal documents drafted for a client. In a courtroom situation, oral skills involved in cross-examining witnesses should be mastered, while being able to select just the right words for a statement may be the deciding factor in a case.
Join the Bar Association
Being a member of the Thai Bar Association is a factor that sets a Phuket lawyer apart from the rest. Phuket law firms such as ours are privileged to be associated with the Bar courtesy of our very capable leader. The association keeps a database of member lawyers in Phuket, who have good records in client representation.
Find a Mentor
It is common knowledge that everybody starts from somewhere. Humble beginnings are often followed by paths to greatness, especially when under the wing of a Phuket lawyer with a wealth of experience in the field of interest. This willingness to learn under the guidance of veterans is a trait of a good lawyer.
Good Relationship with others in the Field
A good lawyer will have a good rapport with fellow lawyers, judges and court workers in Phuket by being kind and polite. A good lawyer will always be in good standings with the above professionals. Things tend to work out for the best for someone who is kind and polite he/she comes across.
Putting the Client Front and Center
A great lawyer will go out of their way to ensure that client satisfaction is achieved. This involves being honest and transparent with the client from the start and ensuring that you go out of your way to achieve the client’s wishes where possible. The client should be listened to, not judged and protected at all costs. Client privilege and confidentiality should be maintained at all times. At no point should a good lawyer engage in any activity that is to the detriment of his/her client.
A Home for Great Lawyers
Our Phuket law firm has lawyers meeting the above criteria, under the guidance of one of the Phuket lawyers. Our extensive experience has amassed a great wealth of knowledge in various specialization areas, suited to meet every client’s needs.