- Best Practices for Looking to Develop Strong Client Relationships
- May 24, 2017 | Author: Lisa M. Koblin
- Law Firm: Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP - Philadelphia Office
All well-respected and successful attorneys have at least one skill in common: the ability to maintain strong client relationships. An attorney's ability to build and sustain solid client relationships is directly correlated to that attorney's overall success in his or her practice of law; whether that individual works in the private or public sector, an international law firm or a small nonprofit. However, for those attorneys who graduate law school without substantial networking experience or family ties to previously established business connections, the notion of developing client relations may bring about insecurities and discomfort. But young attorneys should not let this apprehension stand in the way of their success. There are a number of simple, inherent skills that all young lawyers possess that will help them start off on the right foot with any unfamiliar client.
- Start with the basics: who, what, where, when and why?
- Communication is key: do not underestimate the power of a telephone call.
- Set reasonable expectations: never make promises you cannot keep.