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Lawyers on boards - going beyond the 'legal' label

Those who aspire to be on boards should downplay their legal credentials; the emphasis should instead be on one's skills and experience in business, management and leadership.

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New-generation lawyers who have business acumen and financial literacy, are tech-savvy, and have a view that goes beyond just the law will succeed in the transition to the board.

IN recent years, the legal industry has been subjected to a host of disruptive forces that have seen a change in the way lawyers practise the law: from having to compete with new legal service providers who are non-lawyers to adopting technology in the delivery of legal services.

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