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It Takes Two: Competence and Confidence

The joke goes that some lawyers lack both competence and confidence; call them newbies. Some lawyers have competence, but lack confidence. Some lawyers are competent and have the confidence to let others know about it. A fourth group can project confidence on any subject a potential client asks about regardless of their level of expertise — they’re called senior partners. Building a successful practice depends on both competence and confidence.

Originally published June 18, 2015
Last updated August 15, 2018
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