Sunday, July 24, 2011

Smyth: "Interviewing Adult Clients in Child Protection Matters: Advice for New Lawyers"

Gemma Smyth (Univ. of Windsor Faculty of Law) has posted "Interviewing Adult Clients in Child Protection Matters: Advice for New Lawyers" on SSRN.  Here is the abstract?

Client interviewing is a cornerstone of lawyer-client relationships, particularly in often high-conflict child protection matters. This practical article focuses on the initial interview of adult clients involved in child protection matters. Part I sets out the social context of interviewing caregivers. Part II describes the theories of client-centred and engaged client-centred lawyering employed throughout the paper. Given the context and theory, Part III sets out four key stages of interviewing that may prove difficult for new lawyers: rapport-building, fact gathering, reality checking and concluding.

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http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/2011/07/smyth-interviewing-adult-clients-in-child-protection-matters-advice-for-new-lawyers.html

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