If you watch the law series Suits, then
you would be familiar with who Harvey Specter is. I am currently watching the 4th
Season where Mike is on trial for being a fraud on the allegation that he never
went to Harvard and well……., go watch it and find out for yourself what
happens. But don’t you just love Harvey? His air of smooth confidence,
knowledge of the law and how to bend it, 
how he breaks down all doors on his path to satisfying his clients and
protecting his firm within the ambits of the law, plus how he seems to do it so
effortlessly. No dispute, Harvey is a great lawyer in the Series. 
The good news is, you can also be like
Harvey Specter. You can be that very brilliant lawyer whose never lost a case
and delivers the goods a hundred percent. Trouble is, being Harvey Specter is
hard work but if you can follow the tips I am going to share below, then here
comes (insert your name here).

your career at the Ministry of Justice.
Working in a Tier 1 law firm like Clifford
Chance, Olaniwun Ajayi LP or Ajumogobia and Okeke is awesome. Trust me, I know but
Harvey didn’t just join Pearson Hardman immediately he left law school. He began
his career his career at the District Attorney’s office on the advice of Jessica,
his mentor and the Senior Partner at Pearson Hardman where he learnt the
practice of law and groomed his advocacy skills. Later on, when he felt the
time was right, he swapped to private practice and was able to use his
experience from his previous work background to his advantage.
the law
Knowing your law and how it applies to your
client’s circumstances is one of the best traits a lawyer can have. Harvey
always seems to have all the provisions of the law at his fingertips as well as
their shortcomings. There is no substitute for in-depth research and studying.

Credits –

a Mike Ross
Mike Ross is that Associate in your
firm that makes all your work easier, he is equally as brilliant as Harvey,
able to pour through boxes of legal documents and can always identify the
issues alongside the solutions. Plus he has a photographic memory, please note
I am not saying you should make this a requirement when requesting for a CV. But
having a person with such gift on your team is a big advantage to any lawyer. Just ensure your Mike Ross actually went to law school and has a license to practice law. No need offending the Rules of Professional Conduct for lawyers.
As lawyers some of our clients judge us
by our appearance, if you turn up for a meeting looking shabby, there is a
slight chance your prospective client will not take you serious. That’s why
Harvey is always slaying in a dapper suit anytime you see him. Dressing neatly
and smartly will always get you noticed at any gathering.
an efficient Secretary
Harvey has Donna, that secretary that
just knows how to do everything right. She makes his jobs a lot easier by
ensuring he doesn’t have to deal with the little things that matter.  
Partners who believe in you and support you
Having a Partner at your law firm that
totally believes in you and supports you every step of the way is sometimes the
encouragement that you will need as a lawyer. Harvey has Jessica and they
always watch each other’s backs.
ready to work late hours
Being a lawyer is hard work, you have
to work late sometimes in other to deliver that Motion or prepare for that
trial. Plus the only reward a good lawyer ever gets is more work. It’s not unusual
to hear of law firms who work late into the night and sometimes have to sleep
in the office. If you want to get off work every day at 5pm, then the Harvey
Specter life is certainly not for you. The downside of this is that you also lose
your social life, out the window goes your time out with friends and family. Sometimes
you have to work weekends and miss that wedding or that birthday.   


Suits is just for entertainment
Though Harvey seems to brim of and
present excellence at all times. Harvey is just a character is a tv
entertainment sequel that you watch. So when your day in court does not go
excellently well like Harvey’s don’t think of it as a sign of failure, rather
learn your lesson, dust the dirt off your shoulders and put in more effort to
making yourself an all time success. I am sure when you see Jackie Chan or Jet
Li beat up two dozen men with a stick in an action movie, you don’t seem
convinces try that at home, well except you are 7 years old.
Adedunmade Onibokun Esq