There is clearly a difference between a lawyer who shows up at work at a law firm employing hundreds of lawyers and scores NovDec2016Coverof support staff and a lawyer who shows up at his or her solo practice and greets his or her legal assistant, the only other employee of the practice.

While those differences still exist, today the lawyer's personal skill set for success is becoming a more similar regardless of firm size. At least that is my observation as outlined in Large- and Small- Firm Lawyers: New Similarities Emerge, my column in the November-December issue of Law Practice Magazine. Hopefully this will help lawyers assess their skills.