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Client Science: Advice for Lawyers on Counseling Clients Through Bad News and Other Legal Realities Marjorie Corman Aaron

Client Science: Advice for Lawyers on Counseling Clients Through Bad News and Other Legal Realities

Marjorie Corman Aaron

Published
ISBN : 9780199891900
Paperback
270 pages
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 About the Book 

Lawyers know that client counseling can be the most challenging part of legal practice. Clients question and often resist the complexities and uncertainties inherent in law and legal process. Honest advice from the lawyer can make a client doubt hisMoreLawyers know that client counseling can be the most challenging part of legal practice. Clients question and often resist the complexities and uncertainties inherent in law and legal process. Honest advice from the lawyer can make a client doubt his or her allegiance and zeal. Client backlash may be directed at the lawyer who communicates bad news. Thus, the lawyer may feel torn between the obligation to clearly inform a client about weaknesses in legal positions and fear of damaging the client relationship. Too often, the lawyer struggles to counsel a particularly difficult client, but to no avail.Client Science is written to provide insight and advice to lawyers on how to more effectively communicate with their clients with regard to legal realities and difficult decisions. It will help lawyers with the always-difficult task of delivering bad news, which will result in better-informed and thus more satisfied clients. The book explains applicable social science research and insights and translates them into plain language relevant to legal practice and client counseling. Marjorie Corman Aaron offers specific suggestions related to a lawyers ordering, timing, phrasing, and type of explanation, as well as style adjustments for the lawyers voice, gesture, and body position, all to impact client counseling and to improve the lawyer-client relationship.