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5 Tips for Client Consultation for Lawyers

Like any other profession, it is important for a lawyer to have clients that avail his services and trust him, which is why the legal profession is not merely about winning the case, it's also about gaining the trust of clients and precisely understanding their legal issue. This is when client consultation comes in.
Written by:
Shivi Gupta
Published on
24-Jul-18

A successful lawyer may not always be a good lawyer...  Like any other profession, it is important for a lawyer to have clients that avail his services and trust him, which is why the legal profession is not merely about winning the case, it’s also about gaining the trust of clients and precisely understanding their legal issue. This is when client consultation comes in.

Client consultation is the first step to understand the client’s legal problem and offer your services as a lawyer. Some consider client consultation as an art that lawyers must understand in order to retain clients. People who hire a lawyer for any legal dispute are able to rely more on him if he provides expert legal advice during the first legal consultation itself. 

This is why legal experts at MyAdvo have put together 5 tips for lawyers to have in handy when a client comes to them for a consultation. Here are 5 tips for consultation with clients for lawyers:

Have good web presence: In a tech-savvy age, it has become primary for lawyers to have good online visibility for clients to reach them. 

 

The web is a medium for people to exchange information and lawyers can stay connected with clients. The internet provides the ability to clients to book a consultation with lawyers in few clicks, thus making it a great way to reach a vast network of clients and communicate with them in a more efficient manner.

Understand the Client’s Issue: It is imperative to understand the client’s dispute and pinpoint the exact legal issue involved. A lawyer must extract all necessary information from that client that might help his case. This creates a foundation of the client’s case in court. 

Clearly Communicate: Communication is the Key! During legal consultation with their lawyers, clients disclose sensitive information pertaining to the case. It is important for lawyers to communicate in the most meticulous way possible to make the client feel comfortable and at the same time, get all the requisite details and documents from the client that can support his case.

Create a Timeline of all the necessary events: The lawyer must note down all relevant events that led to the client’s legal issue. A timeline that presents all these events is a smart way to have all the facts confirmed and in place. This technique is most beneficial for criminal lawyers to understand the various stages or events that led to a criminal case. This also helps divorce lawyers when the client seeks divorce on grounds like adultery, dowry harassment, domestic violence, etc. 

Use the available Technology: There are many technology solutions provided by legal technology companies that enable lawyers to manage their legal practice more efficiently. These technology solutions provide tools for lawyers to reduce their time and effort in completing redundant tasks and focus more on clients and offer better legal services.

The legal profession is no longer a traditional professional and has started to adopt new methods and tools to serve the clients in the most productive and efficient manner. These tips are just few steps to improve the overall experience for clients who want to hire the best lawyer for their legal problems.