Training attorneys in “soft skills” is another tool in the recruiting/retention belt.
BigLaw isn’t 𝘢𝘭𝘭 about billables and hard legal skills. Attorneys also need soft skills to interact with peers, network, negotiate, and develop business.
And now some BigLaw firms, including Debevoise & Plimpton and Weil, Gotshal & Manges, are training lawyers in these soft skills to complement the technical side of lawyering.
What is your firm doing to separate yourself from the pack?