Empathy's Four Benefits for Lawyers
1. Allows you to recognize and therefore acknowledge a client's emotions and thoughts, thus allowing the client to feel more valued.
2. By allowing you to accurately assess your client's emotions and thoughts, the likelihood of miscommunication is reduced.
3. By allowing you to better assess your client's reactions to you and your ideas, you can make adjustments and smooth over feelings when necessary.
4. By better understanding your client's emotions and feelings, you can more compellingly tell your client's story to jurors and judges.