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Young Lawyers Conference

A Conference of the Virginia State Bar.

Professional Development Series

Professional Development ConferenceThe Professional Development Series is a weekly podcast series devoted to our newly sworn in attorneys and young lawyers.  The PDS will present programs bringing basic skills training, introducing the business of the law, educating on mental health issues, and showcasing long term career options. Programs will come from a variety of sources locally and from around the country.  If you are interested in contributing content, contact Chris Fortier at crfortier@gmail.com.

 

Client Interviewing


First impressions matter, especially with clients. A good initial client interview can set up a productive and positive attorney-client relationship. Learn how to design your process to get exactly what you want out of a potential client to set up the best relationship possible. Enjoy this 45 minute video with Mark Chinn, a family law attorney from Jackson, Mississippi.

 


Segments:

2:00 Why should you brand your practice?

3:46 Purpose of Initial Interview

6:00 Setting up the interview/Designing the Form

10:20 Defining length of interview

12:50 Recording Interview/Tips for the Contracts

19:05 Tip on Contacting the Client

22:00 Taking Over a Case from Another Attorney

24:05 Preparing Pleadings

26:10 The Service Element/Defining the Mission and Objective

30:00 Warn Client about the Law

34:00 Counseling/Condemnation

35:57 Social Networking

37:30 Discussing Accounts

39:35 Surveillance/Recording Warnings

43:30 Summary/Ending the Interview


Faculty: Mark Chinn, Chinn and Associates, PC, Jackson, MS

 



Past Broadcasts

 

Enjoy past broadcasts of the Professional Development Series by topic area. If you have trouble accessing a past broadcast or have any questions about the series, contact Chris Fortier at crfortier@gmail.com

 

Career Development

 

Balancing Work, Family, and Public Service

 

Becoming a Professor

 

Careers in Federal Government

 

Careers in State Government

 

Diverse Paths to the Bench: Becoming a Judge

 

Discovery 101

 

Earning Your Stripes: The Nuts & Bolts of Networking

 

eDiscovery I

 

eDiscovery II

 

Entering Unknown Territory: Choosing a Career Path

 

Getting the Most Out of Your First Job

 

International Careers in Law

 

Making the Transition from Student to Attorney

 

Mediation Advocacy

 

Modern Legal Marketing

 

Opportunities in a Changing Legal Market and a Guide to the Courts

 

Tips for Obtaining Your First Job

 

Practice Skills

 

Appellate Advocacy

 

Avoiding the Icebergs

 

Civility and the Courtroom

 

Contract Drafting

 

Exceptional Customer (Client) Service

 

Family Law

 

How to Ask a Question

 

How to Avoid the Disciplinary System

 

How to Review Medical Records

 

Incorporating Pro Bono into Your Career

 

The Inital Client Interview

 

Legal Research

 

Networking During the Holidays

 

Personal Finance

 

Personal Injury Law

 

Proceedings in Immigration Court: Seeking Relief from Deportation

 

Quality Oral Presentations

 

Steps for Successful Writing

 

Using the State and National Bars to Your Advantage

 

Virginia Administrative Law

 

Wills, Trusts, and Estates

 

Business of Law

 

Charging and Getting Your Fee

 

Financial Statements and Accounting

 

Introduction to Finance

 

Nuts and Bolts of Running a Practice: What Every Practitioner Should Know (Even if You Have an Office Manager)

 

The Future of Law

 

50 Legal Tech Tips in 50 Minutes

 

Physical and Mental Health

 

Mental Health Issues

 

Programming comes from the VSB Young Lawyers Conference, the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, and other sources with their permission.