Client Interview Training: A Reflection on the 'Quantum Shift' in Legal Education
Mich. B.J., Dec. 2017, at 42.
3 Pages Posted: 10 Dec 2017 Last revised: 11 Dec 2017
Date Written: December 5, 2017
In 2014, the American Bar Association revolutionized law school accreditation standards in what has been described as a “quantum shift” in legal education. This article illustrates the impact of these changes on one discrete aspect of legal skills training: client interviewing. In this context, the author hopes to share practical information that may be helpful to new attorneys and the practitioners who mentor them and to spark discourse regarding best practices. Open dialogue, in fact, can be mutually beneficial as law schools heed the ABA’s mandate and delve deeper into practical skills training.
Keywords: Practical Skills Training, Client Interviewing, ABA Accreditation Standards, Chapter 3 Program of Legal Education
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