Effectively Manage a Lawyer Client Meeting

The first meeting between lawyer and client is very important, and they should talk about the case for which the client wants defense in court. Whether it is a crime, possession of drugs, drug trafficking, a DUI or a DWI, or a divorce, the first step is to call your attorney and arrange a meeting with him.


  1. Do your job as an attorney. Do not dominate the discussion and stop to listen to the customer.
  2. Do your job as a lawyer. Listen and offer advice, rather than burying the customer in big words, or turning into a sales agent trying to persuade the client to hire him. You can get to the point when the client wants to hire you, when you did to inspire confidence, both by behavior, the way you discuss with the client, as well as the way you dress.
  3. Try to explain the basic idea of professional secrecy, something that underlies any attorney-client relationship. If an attorney thinks it is necessary to tell the client how good he/she is, then he is not a professional attorney. If the lawyer believes that the client will hire him because he is aggressive or is boastful speech then he has the wrong job. He/she would be better to stand-up comedy and talk show.
    • In addition, in this way, the customer will be aware that hiding information, facts, or related items in question, will only disadvantage you and they will appreciate the lawyer's professional zeal. Also, under no circumstances, try not to suggest and even explain clearly and concisely that have no relationship with the police, the prosecutor or the court and that under no circumstances the amounts received are used in order to get benefits from them.
  4. Make sure the customers have their problems solved. The customers, some of them in search of legal advice due to a potential difficult situation, others are already in difficult times. Either way, all of them want the lawyer to understand their needs and problems and feel that the attorney accompanies the client throughout the entire process of solving them.
  5. Tell your clients that they can not be effective if they hide information or facts. Sometimes it is difficult for a customer to provide any sensitive information because they fear that these will born judgments of value on their managerial capacity. The first thing to do is to listen to the customers and understand what they expect.
  6. Understand that when a customer knows that you are dedicated, competent, and trustworthy, he will put on the table all the information you need. This applies no matter how "sensitive" the information is.
  7. Develop a working strategy with the client. The strategies may consist of a basis for business development only if the lawyer will understand the client's business, the direction it is going, and how much it will take to reach the destination.


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