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The Satisfied Client

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How to Effectively Manage Clients and Meet Their Needs

The attorney-client relationship is fundamental to the success of your practice. This program teaches unique tools to deliver outstanding service and achieve exceptional results for your clients. Examining the attorney-client relationship from retention to satisfactory conclusion, this program will give you new skills to meet both your clients substantive and relational needs and leave you with highly satisfied clients.

  • Learn how to discover your client's full list of needs and objectives.
  • Manage clients in a way that saves you time and keeps them satisfied.
  • Use needs mapping and enhanced persuasion skills to negotiate more effectively with opposing counsel.

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8:00   Registration (breakfast in some cities)
8:30 - 9:00  

The Components of Client Satisfaction
The first meeting is critical. Enhance your ability to solidify the relationship so clients feel you are the best person to help them achieve their objectives.

9:00 – 10:00   Clearly Define and Meet Client Needs and Objectives
Learn how to construct a "Needs Map" that will help you identify and meet your clients' needs, and align your words and actions to satisfy your clients and achieve the highest standards of professionalism.

 

10:00- 10:15   Break
10:15 – 11:15   Expanding Competency with Clients
Some fundamentally trustworthy lawyers act in ways that clients perceive as untrustworthy. Perceived trust is essential; this section gives lawyers important perspectives on demonstrating and building this critical asset.

 

11:15 – 12:15   The Difference Between Good and Great Lawyering
Acrimony is a waste of time and energy. Discover how to redirect aggressive or contentious behavior from clients (and opposing counsel), stay on track, and achieve exceptional results.

 

12:15- 1:15   Lunch (on your own)
1:15 - 2:45   The Attorney and Counselor At Law
Learn effective skills for counseling clients when stress and emotions are high. Discover how to apply these same skills to overcome negotiation standstill and aggressive/disruptive behaviors by opposing counsel.

 

2:45 - 3:00   Break
3:00 - 3:45   Re-framing Difficult Concepts and Situations
Develop flexibility in approaching issues from multiple vantage points, and learn an effective reframing and negotiation model that helps to uncover creative solutions for dead-end problems

 

3:45 - 4:30   Making Persuasive Requests
The successful attorney depends on having a high degree of influence and persuasion. Learn to construct requests that will result in greater cooperation and positive responses with clients, counsel, staff and others.
4:30   Adjourn
   

 

Chris Layton

Chris Layton, J.D. is the founder of The Layton Law Firm, PLLC, a consumer bankruptcy firm in Charlotte, North Carolina, and has been facilitating Likeable Lawyer programs since 2007. Chris holds a B.A. in Journalism from The University of Maryland at College Park and a J.D. from Wake Forest University.


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"Very interactive. I liked the way the speaker used our comments to further his points. It was a very thoughtful CLE."
David Kutik,
Jones Day



"Brian provides excellent psychological examples for why his techniques work in practice. With plenty of years experience negotiating complex transactions and dealing with all kinds of clients, I still learned a good deal about why certain techniques work better than others."
John Lamberski,
Mercer Thompson LLC



"Insightful, engaging and provocative. Brian is very knowledgable and an excellent speaker."
Claire Miller,
Alcoa



"Fantastic class. Definite eye opener."
Adam Tamas,
Attorney, DST Systems



"Very interesting CLE. Extremely relevant, broadly applicable, and great concepts that will change my daily interactions with clients and others."
Jane Huang,
Hogan Lovells