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Posted on: Dec 22, 2016

We seem to always be bombarded with tips on how to get a first job: what to put on a resume, how to network, and what law firms are looking for when hiring. But a new report published by The Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System said that what really jumpstarts a new attorney’s career is strong character. According to the IAALS, having positive personality traits determine success more than legal skills when it comes to new attorney hiring, and this conclusion is based off of a survey of more than 24,000 attorneys across the country.

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