The Art of the Interview

How Lawyers Talk with Clients


Good interviews lead to a deeper understanding of both a client’s problems and possible solutions. Conducting successful interviews, however, requires knowing what questions to ask and how to ask them. In this handbook, author John Hollander provides techniques; tricks-of-the-trade; and a series of exercises on conducting interviews, witness preparation, examinations, cross-examinations, and submissions.

Table of Contents

Preface: The Art of the Interview: Use of This Handbook
Introduction: The Role of the Interview in Civil Practice
Chapter 1: Striking the Balance Between Interview and Interrogation
Chapter 2: The Question Plan
Chapter 3: Free-Flowing Exchange of Information
Chapter 4: Other Techniques
Chapter 5: Conclusion
Appendix A
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