October 2014 CLE: How to Conduct A Successful Client Interview


Friday, October 24, 2014

1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

2.25 CLE Credits


Overview of the Program

This CLE was created to help you interview family law clients more effectively with an emphasis on working with challenging individuals. It will identify some of the obstacles to successful interviews and show you techniques to overcome these barriers, enhance rapport, and gather relevant case information.

Have you ever…

  • Had trouble getting facts from a hard to interview client?
  • Felt like you lost control of an interview?
  • Had a client that couldn’t stay focused?
  • Wanted guidance on interviewing a client who may have a mental disability?


If your answer is “Yes!” to any of these questions, this program is designed for you!



Sascha Bensinger was a clinical professor at Loyola Law School for 15 years and taught interviewing techniques to hundreds of law students during her career.

Jacqueline Klein created the Center’s first mental health family law project and developed successful techniques and methods for the handling of clients with mental health disabilities.

Cheryl Segal is a Senior Staff Attorney at the Center, where she has worked since 2002. She has interviewed hundreds of individuals and has developed a reputation for communicating effectively with challenging clients.


Event Details

This CLE will take place at facilities graciously donated by:

Southwestern Law School

Westmoreland Building Room #431 (4th Floor)

3050 Wilshire Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90010



$25 Active HBCFL volunteersand legal aid, non-profit corporation lawyers

$75 all others

free admission to eligible Century Campaign members

*Active =50 hours pro bono service or pro rata to the Harriett Buhai Center   


$10 (entrance off Wilshire Place)

Link to Southwestern Law School Campus Map



To complete the Registration Form, click here

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, October 22, 2014


Return form and payment to:

Elizabeth Beaty, Volunteer Coordinator 


Phone: 213-388-7505 ext. 319

Fax: 213-388-7503

Mailing Address: 3250 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 710

Los Angeles, CA 90010


Space is limited; Please Register Early; No On-site Registration

No refreshments will be served

You are encouraged to bring or buy your own lunch or snacks


This activity has been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 2.25 hours and the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education.