Effective Legal Interviewing and Counselling

legal interviewing
25 Mar 2019

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

Edition: 1st
Available: March 2019
Author: M A (Riette) du Plessis
ISBN: 978 1 48513 350 6
Format: Print (soft cover)
Extent: 116 pages
Retail price: R295

(Price incl. 15% VAT and is valid until 30 June 2019. Excludes
courier delivery.)

About the author:

Riette du Plessis BA LLB (Stell) LLM PhD (Wits) is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of the Witwatersrand. She has 20 years’ experience as a law lecturer, including 12 years as a clinician teaching clinical legal education at the Wits Law Clinic. Riette previously practiced as an attorney and conveyancer in private practice.

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