What Lawyers Can Learn From Doctors

Lawyers can learn from doctors and no, it is not just because lawyers have a doctorate-level degree. Indeed, as Artificial Lawyer points out, there may be fewer differences between the professions than one might think. And examining how other professions operate – and excel – is often a good way to pick up tips you might not see in your regular content stream. For all the doctors out there, the lessons can go both ways, as overwhelming evidence shows that most people would rather date lawyers than doctors or members of other professions.

“During a party, a doctor is telling a lawyer that he is sick of his friends asking him for free medical advice. The lawyer says, ‘just do what I do, and leave a bill in their mailbox’. The doctor decides he’ll give that a try and thanks his lawyer friend. When the doctor gets home, he has a bill in his mailbox from the lawyer. In case you missed it, that’s a joke by the way. We hear the line ‘the legal profession is so unique’ too often these days. It’s become a mask of sorts justifying the putting off modernization, transformation, technology adoption and adapting to the digital age. In a recent conversation with Artificial Lawyer, Richard Tromans and I had a debate about why the legal profession is not as unique as most claim.”

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