Today Listen Like a Lawyer brings you this conversation with Emory Law Professor Paul Zwier, director of Emory’s Advocacy Skills Program, co-author of Fact Investigation: Interviewing, Case Analysis, and Case Theory Development, and noted speaker with the National Institute of Trial Advocacy.

Many thanks to Professor Zwier for sharing his thoughts on establishing a rapport with your client, active listening for empathy and for information, and developing listening skills over the course of your legal career. To quote his book, “Without expertise in both asking questions and listening, the lawyer as fact researcher is likely to fail.”

Posted by Jennifer Romig

Jennifer teaches writing, research, and advocacy at Emory Law School. She tweets at @ListenLikeaLwyr and @JenniferMRomig.

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