I recently completed the annual rush to turn in my mandatory continuing legal education requirements. Although I try to stay on top of my legal reading, it is sometimes difficult for me, as a solo practitioner, to break away to complete the required classroom study.

This break in my routine and the discussion at the seminar, however, caused me to reflect on the continuing education of lawyers and exactly what are the attributes of a good lawyer. Certainly the law changes, and it is important that lawyers try to stay abreast of changes. I wonder, however, if keeping up with the law is enough.