CLE-TV: Paralegal Core Competency - Interviewing & Communicating with Clients

Product Type: Course

This course has no current sessions.


You never get a second chance to make a first impression

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

"CLE Summer Series": Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Time: 10:45 am – 12:15 pm

Who should attend: Recent graduates of paralegal training programs, and new legal administrative assistants; the course will also appeal to those who have been in the office environment but want to up their game.

Learning level: Fundamental

This is the 2nd course in the five-part Paralegal Core Competency Series, intended to provide a foundation for a successful transition into the workplace. 

Interviewing and communicating with clients are skills that are refined over time. At this course, presenter Meghan Maddigan, an instructor with the Law Society of BC's Professional Legal Training Course, will share her knowledge and advice through the use of real-world scenarios to help you improve your interview and communication skills.

At this course you will learn...

  • how to determine the purpose of the interview
  • techniques and approaches for interviewing clients
  • how to identify and solve common problems
  • how to deal with emotions
  • how to avoid giving legal advice and other pitfalls


Other courses in the series are:

Join us for all five courses in the series and receive a discount, or choose the individual courses that make most sense for you.


Rebroadcasts: All five courses in the series will be rebroadcast on Wednesday, July 27 during the "CLE Summer Series". Those who register for the series may attend any or all of the rebroadcasts for FREE, giving you two opportunities to attend each course. Please contact Customer Service to confirm your spot.

Law Society of BC CPD Hours: 1.5 hours
This course will NOT involve aspects of professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and/or practice management. NOTE: If you attend both the original live course AND the rebroadcast, you may claim credit for ONLY ONE of them.

Meghan Maddigan — PLTC Instructor, Law Society of BC, Vancouver
Michele Ross — Designated Paralegal, Quay Law Centre, New Westminster

. This course
(Register by May 18, 2016 and SAVE): $135; After May 18, 2016: $150
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2. The series (all five courses)
EARLY BIRD (Register by May 11, 2016 and SAVE): $575; After May 11, 2016: $635
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3. "CLE Summer Series" Rebroadcast
EARLY BIRD (Register by June 17, 2016 and SAVE): $135; After June 17, 2016: $150
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Registration includes an electronic copy of the practical reference materials.

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