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The significance of communication skills to lawyers.

Essentially, communication is the conveying of information from one point to another through a variety of means. Comprehension of what has been communicated is an element of effective communication because the most eligible element of good or effective communication is to have an understanding of what is communicated by both the receiver and the sender. Thus, For comprehension to be attained both the receiver and the sender must possess good and healthy communication skills.
Communication skills are all the devices and tools equipping an individual to understand and be understood in the communication process. These skills constitute speaking Skills, writing skills, listening and reading skills, empathetic skills, and more. Communication skills are regarded as among the top important skills in the corporate world, for better growth and vitality not only to the corporate and business but also to the individuals running and managing because there are numerous things that can be generated through good communication skills. 
LEGAL PROFESSION VIS A VIS COMMUNICATION SKILLS
The essence of the legal profession is to assist, guide, and help people to solve their problems/Issues from a variety of sources or aspects. It is associated with both writing and reading. It is further covered with areas involving speech, public speaking, active listening in negotiations, litigation, discussions, specific work attendance, legal protocol, procedures, and more, this provides a view that communication skills are necessary for the legal area performance.
The significances of communication skills in the legal field include;
  1. Provides for tools to better understand the needs of your clients
Among the features of a legal profession is “tête-à-tête” meaning the legal practitioner and the client meeting face to face, active listening through face to face conversation can enable one to better understand the needs of their clients, what the problem is all about and how to come about it in matters of solving it. Application of negotiation skills will facilitate in reaching a better agreements with clients.
  1.       Builds trust and commitment
Possessing healthy and strong communication skills will help construct trust between a lawyer and their clients, a lawyer and their partners, a lawyer and their colleagues, a lawyer, and his or her boss. Trust will eventually build commitment. Good communication skills manifest communication with transparency. To illustrate, a lawyer with perfect presentation skills and writing skills is easily trusted by their seniors, colleagues, and clients in performing tasks that may involve such. This will automatically generate a commitment to do more and become better at the relevant skills. 
  1.       Open to adjustments, adaptation, and change
 Healthy communication skills in the legal career or any other career is a door to open-mindedness, that is to say through good communication one can be aware of how and where they can make adjustments on a particular area of work. Through good communication, it is also easy to adapt to a new particular style or system of work and also change to performing differently.
  1. Increased Productivity
All the above considered good communication skills to legal practitioners eventually increase productivity in the work and better efficiency, whereas both efficiency and productivity are exhibited by all other significances of good communication skills including commitment and being open to adjustments.
THE TAKEAWAY
They say it’s the little things that matter because they are as big as such, communication and communication skills altogether seem simple but vast and complex concepts in human relationships and the whole social culture, and if not well managed can lead to bad outcomes.. Communication is what causes businesses to prosper, the economy to be stable, world events like the world cup to take place, wars to occur, things to operate, and so forth. Today, the corporate world is running due to effective communication and there are a lot of advantages brought by it.
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