Being a good listener can help you connect with clients, lawyers, and staff. Good listeners are respected, well-liked, and win cases and negotiations. Eliminate distractions, express concern, and avoid interrupting talkative people. For more tips, read articles about communication strategies, effective listening, enhancing skills, why lawyers need to be good listeners, and winning trials by listening. For in-depth study, read books Effective Legal Communication and Communication Skills for Lawyers.