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Successful in-house leaders need to be jacks of all trades with legal skills, business skills and, now, interpersonal ones, too. As legal department lawyers vie for more clout within the business, sources said that soft skills, not just traditional legal chops, have real importance.

Caroline Spiezio

Caroline covers the intersection of tech and law for Corporate Counsel. She's based in San Francisco. Find her on Twitter @CarolineSpiezio.

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