Effective Legal Interviewing and Counselling

Product Attributes

  • Soft Cover
  • 9781485133506
  • 1st Edition
  • 116 Pages
  • 2019


M A du Plessis


Legal Practice

2019 - 1st Edition

R 295.00

About this Publication:

Effective Legal Interviewing and Counselling is a guide for all scholars of law, whether new to practice or experienced, to acquire or enhance the skills required to build and to maintain client rapport in professional practice. The book explains the importance of good interviewing and counselling and includes strategies, practical examples and common mistakes. Hypothetical exchanges between attorneys and clients demonstrate these skills, encouraging the reader to see an interview as a dynamic whole, but also part of the entire process of effective practice.

Contents Include:

  • Chapter 1: Theoretical context
  • Chapter 2: Communication and the building of strong professional relationships with our clients
  • Chapter 3: Planning the interview
  • Chapter 4: Preparing for an initial client interview
  • Chapter 5: The interview: preliminaries
  • Chapter 6: The interview
  • Chapter 7: Active listening
  • Chapter 8: Advising clients
  • Chapter 9: Decision making
  • Chapter 10: Ending an interview
  • Annexure: Interviewing schedule
  • Bibliography

Of Interest and Benefit to:

  • Legal academics and students
  • Candidate Attorneys
  • Advocates
  • Attorneys