Business Etiquette Lawyers Think They Know But Often Do Not

By Sharon Schweitzer
Texas Lawyer
October 11, 2010

Very few attorneys have attended finishing school, and even fewer law schools offer a class on protocol polish. Clients expect attorneys to handle themselves impeccably at a cocktail party, at the dinner table and in the boardroom. Today, as competition has become fierce, knowledge of business etiquette, often called "protocol," can provide a competitive edge for lawyers. Here is some etiquette intelligence regarding introductions, handshakes and business cards to help lawyers position themselves to succeed.

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