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This program was recorded on May 28, 2018
Perhaps the single most important knowledge an attorney can possess in creating a meaningful and effective relationship with their clients is understanding the distinguishable characteristics of that client’s culture. Besides helping to gain a client’s trust and confidence, cultural competence oftentimes serves as an indispensable vehicle in adequately addressing their clients’ needs. This class will discuss the different categories of cultures, and offer hypothetical situations an attorney will likely deal with in his or her practice.
Beilal Chatila, Esq. is the founding partner of Oakland, CA based firm, Chatila Law LLP, which provides a variety of legal services ranging from Personal Injury and Immigration, to Business and Real Estate Transactions. At only 22 years old, Mr. Chatila graduated from Wayne State University Law School in Detroit, MI and moved to Northern California aspiring to serve its large Arab-American population. Mr. Chatila’s business model is centered around the idea of “affordable advocacy and reliable representation,” which aims to give all clients, irrespective of social and economic background, access to justice.
2 General Credits
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- Similarities and differences between cultures.
- Linguistic barrier – using an interpreter.
- Clients with trauma.
- Communicating client’s duties.
- Explaining the process.