Welcome to "First Week at the Firm," a new FindLaw feature for beginning associates, focused on helping you navigate the transition into firm life. We hope you'll enjoy this new series and come back regularly for more insider tips.
Your first client meeting is one of those great lawyer milestones. This is the chance to really test your lawyerly chops. Do it well and you can be on your way to becoming a firm rainmaker. Do it poorly and -- well, there are always other ways to use your J.D.
Like every first, your first client meeting is all about setting the tone, both of your relationship with the client and with the firm. With that in mind, here are some tips to help you nail your first client meeting.