Law Practice Tip #344
April 27, 2015

It's okay to be Dumb in initial new client meetings

Don't worry about not knowing all the answers in your initial client consultations. That's a time to admit you don't know and be vulnerable. You'll create more trust than if you pretend or assume you know, or should know, or don't want to appear unknowledgeable.

Ask as many questions as you need to clear up any confusion and learn what you need to. It's easier to ask "dumb" questions if you admit you need more information and don't have all the answers. Those questions are key to finding out what you need to know to help that client.

What will help you be comfortable admitting you don't have all the answers yet?

If you would like coaching on this area of your law practice, please consider contacting me to see how I can assist you.

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