- The Oxford Handbook of Advice
- List of Editors
- List of Contributors
- Advice Across Disciplines and Contexts
- Advice Recipients: The Psychology of Advice Utilization
- How the Other Half Thinks: The Psychology of Advising
- Advice Messages and Interactions
- Advice in Intimate Relationships
- Giving and Receiving Advice in Groups, Networks, and Organizations
- Advice in Families
- Advice Giving and Advice Resistance on Telephone Helplines
- Advice Giving in Psychotherapy
- Advice from Healthcare Professionals
- Advice in Education
- Advice in Mentoring Relationships in Organizations
- Advice in the Workplace
- Advice in the Lawyer-Client Relationship
- Business Advice: A Demonstrability Perspective
- Advice in Government and Policy Making
- Word-of-Mouth Marketing
- Advice Communication in Cyberspace
- Advice Across Cultures
- Reflections on Advice and the Ethics of Communication
- Advice: Communication with Consequence
Abstract and Keywords
The lawyer-client relationship is constituted through communication, and the lawyer’s advising role is a foundational element. This chapter begins by reviewing the most significant professional requirements impacting lawyers when advising clients. It then reviews the major models for advising in lawyer-client relationships. Attention is given to the methods employed in research on lawyer-client advising and some key findings of that research. Finally, it discusses best practices for lawyers in giving advice and for clients in receiving advice.
Michael S. McGinniss (JD, College of William and Mary) is associate professor of Law at the University of North Dakota School of Law. His research and scholarship has focused on questions concerning the professional, ethical, and moral responsibilities of lawyers. His scholarly publications have devoted special attention to lawyers’ ethical duties in communication, including when engaged in client counseling and in negotiating on behalf of clients.
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