This set of slides, presented by UC Berkeley Professor Eric Talley to the California State Bar Task Force on Admissions Regulation Reform, summarizes the findings of a survey of transaction-focused attorneys and faculty regarding necessary skills and competencies. The survey documents several areas that are highly valued by transaction-oriented attorneys, but which tend not to be the focus of many proposed competencies-based reforms that focus more exclusively on litigation oriented areas.
Eric L. Talley,
The Berkeley Transactional Practice Project Competencies/Skills Survey,
Available at: https://scholarship.law.columbia.edu/faculty_scholarship/2005