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. . - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
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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
Litigation and accompanying formal alternative dispute resolution procedures
8. MacCrate Lawyering Skills SEVEN generic leadership skills:
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:
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
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
Cognitive and Behavioral Preferences
36. Definitions LEGAL PROFESSION
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
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).