Competence as Situationally Appropriate Conduct: An Overarching Concept for Lawyering, Leadership and Professionalism

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Goals. Talk about a simple concept: competence is best understood as situationally appropriate conduct. Explore how the concept links Lawyering, Leadership and Professionalism.Look at three personal attributes essential for competence.Offer concluding definitions of the legal profession and professionalism. .

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1. Competence as Situationally Appropriate Conduct: An Overarching Concept for Lawyering, Leadership and Professionalism Leary Davis

2. Goals Talk about a simple concept: competence is best understood as situationally appropriate conduct. Explore how the concept links Lawyering, Leadership and Professionalism. Look at three personal attributes essential for competence. Offer concluding definitions of the legal profession and professionalism.

3. An Overarching Concept for Lawyering, Leadership and Professionalism

5. Lawyering and Leadership We’ve been advocating for and working to integrate leadership training into legal education for some time without realizing it; we’ve just lacked a unifying theory.

6. MacCrate Skills and Values

7. MacCrate Lawyering Skills THREE technical legal skills: Legal analysis and reasoning Legal research Litigation and accompanying formal alternative dispute resolution procedures

8. MacCrate Lawyering Skills SEVEN generic leadership skills: Problem solving Factual investigation Communication Counseling Negotiation Organization and management of legal work Recognizing and resolving ethical dilemmas 7A. Informal alternative dispute resolution

9. Washington & Lee Third Year SIX development goals: Writing – ONE technical legal skill FIVE leadership skills: Strategic thinking Project management Interpersonal skills Values Maturity (through challenge, mentors, feedback, introspection, development and improvement)

10. Definitions LEADERSHIP David Campbell: Actions that focus resources to create desirable opportunities. Joel Barker: A leader is someone who takes you to a place you would not go by yourself.

11. Leadership, lawyering and professionalism are dynamic processes, involving interaction among three components:

12. Contingency, Situational or Servant Leadership Model, or just Leadership or just Competence?

16. Competency Models

18. Five Keys to Competence Technical Knowledge Professional Skills Self-Knowledge Knowledge of Others Knowledge of Environment

19. Challenges inherent in learning more about self and others

20. JOHARI’S WINDOW

21. JOHARI’S WINDOW

22. JOHARI’S WINDOW

33. What may be most useful for you to know about yourself and others, and why?

34. Motivators: Determinants of Personal Attributes Needs Values Attitudes Interests Cognitive and Behavioral Preferences

35. Motivators:

36. Definitions LEGAL PROFESSION Genus – A network of specially educated persons drawn together by shared needs, values, attitudes and interests

38. Rush Presbyterian Study, Zeldow

39. Rush Presbyterian Study, Zeldow

40. Definitions LEGAL PROFESSION Genus – A network of specially educated people drawn together by shared needs, values, attitudes and interests Differentiae – to establish, maintain and continuously improve a system of justice, within the context of which they help others solve problems and maximize opportunities, within the bounds of equity and civility.

41. Definitions PROFESSIONALISM: Conduct consistent with the foregoing definition of the legal profession UNPROFESSIONAL: Conduct that is inconsistent with the definition of the legal profession

42. Walter Gelhorn, 1964 Law professors are great individualists. Typically each one cultivates his own path of academic ground to the best of his ability . . . . the results have by no means been discreditable. But faculties that can plan a genuine team effort may be able to do something more momentous – They may succeed in giving the law school world nothing less than a new model of a legal education, if they can agree upon the directions of main academic endeavors for the next few years.      Walter Gelhorn, The Second and Third Years of Law Study, 17 J. Legal Ed. 1, 15 (1964).

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