Knowing how to interact and connect with your client can be just as important and is a skill only developed through practice.
This week MB is also hosting a more causal affair – a client bowling night. This event has been of particular interest to me because the partner gave another student and me the chance to help out with organizing. We get are in charge of making the night as fun as possible for the clients with creative contests and charming prizes. This should be a great opportunity for us to spend some focused time with one client in particular and turn our mind to the client-relations side of the business. As students, many of us do not yet have appreciate that the practice of law involves far more than just knowing law. Knowing how to interact and connect with your client can be just as important. This is a skill only developed and mastered with practice.
All in all, there are countless ways for students to interact with clients from fancy cocktail parties, to bowling, to papers and seminars, and many others not mentioned here. And best of all, MB is always there encouraging us to dive right in! I know we are all excited for the next one, my personal favourite, MB Ski Day!