When Lawyer and Client Meet: Observations of Interviewing and Counseling Behavior in the Consumer Bankruptcy Law Office

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Gary Neustadter

Santa Clara University - School of Law

Date Written: 1986

Abstract

What happens when lawyer and client first meet? How do they talk, how do they listen, what do they say, and what do they do? The answers to these questions are generated, and then lost, in thousands of law offices daily. There is thus a treasure of information, but it is mostly hidden from our view by legal barriers that protect privacy and confidentiality and by other barriers, economic, psychological, and logistical, that inhibit or preclude third party observation of lawyer-client contact. This Article reports an exploratory journey in search of that treasure, a journey into six law offices in the metropolitan areas of two states.

Keywords: consumer bankruptcy, interviewing, counseling

Suggested Citation

Neustadter, Gary, When Lawyer and Client Meet: Observations of Interviewing and Counseling Behavior in the Consumer Bankruptcy Law Office (1986). 35 Buff. L. Rev. 177 (1986); Santa Clara Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2-16. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2731317

Gary Neustadter (Contact Author)

Santa Clara University - School of Law ( email )

500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.scu.edu/law/FacWebPage/Neustadter/

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