Professional Development Series
The 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 email@example.com.
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.
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Business of Law
Physical and Mental Health
Programming comes from the VSB Young Lawyers Conference, the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, and other sources with their permission.