Effective Client Interviewing

Professional Skills

CPD Points 1.0


Excellence in client interviewing requires theoretical knowledge as well as experience. This course provides practical tips on building interview skills and avoiding common pitfalls.

The start of virtually every lawyer-client relationship is an initial interview, and mistakes made during that interview can have a lasting impact on the relationship.  This course provides a number of guiding principles and practical suggestions that can help lawyers avoid common mistakes during client interviews. 

The course examines the different stages of a client interview and discusses the interviewing methods appropriate to each stage to ensure that the lawyer-client relationship starts on the best possible footing.

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LawCPD author: Selene Mize

Selene Mize

Selene Mize practised law in the United States before taking up a teaching position at the Law Faculty at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand.

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    This was a useful way to update my knowledge.
    This was a useful way to update my knowledge.