Skills for Lawyers: Interviewing and Advising Clients


What distinguishes a great lawyer from a good one is their ability to extract the right information from the client, put across their ideas in a clear, concise and confident manner combined with ability to listen effectively. The journey of developing a strong attorney-client relationship is one that takes years of practice to master. While dealing with a client, you may come across multiple challenges like difficulty in establishing trust, not getting the right questions for extracting the relevant information the client is withholding. With such a scenario, it will be difficult for you to advise your client objectively.

This course aims to help lawyers and law students in developing a mutually beneficial relationship with their clients. It takes the learner through all stages of client communication and elucidates the methodologies and techniques that can be used to facilitate the process. The course provides actual Q&A sessions which take place between lawyers and clients, enabling learners to familiarize and prepare themselves for their professional interactions.

Course Outcome


After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the nature of the client's problem
  • Establish a mutually beneficial relationship with the client
  • Assist the client in finding potential solutions for their problems

Course Outline

  • Module – Interviewing and Advising Clients
  • Certification Exam/ Assessment

Who Should Take This Course?

  • Legal Consultants and Advisors
  • Lawyers
  • Law Students and Researchers
  • Other stakeholders interested in learning about interviewing and advising clients.
    You do not have to be a lawyer to take this course

Level: Beginner

Language : English

Evaluation Method

Learners must submit all assignments and secure at least 50% in Certification Exam at the end of the course to obtain the course certificate.

About the Author

Team LawSkills is a group of enthusiastic and passionate law professionals who reach extra miles to make things perfect for the learner. The team comprises lawyers, academia, legal editors and law students, who work in synergy to develop comprehensive content covering practical aspect and meeting the requirements of our learners.

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