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Description: This paper joins an effort in building relational approach to law practice by testing the mimicry as a vehiculum for building trust in a legal context. Mimicry research provides many data stating that this phenomenon leads to benefits like greater: trust, willingness to help, satisfaction from interaction showing a great potential for practical applications in, for example, legal context. In two experiments conducted in the natural setting of a legal company the tendency to trust the mimicker on an unresearched - to the date - deep level of putting one’s legal future and security in the hands of an attorney was measured. Both experiments have consistently shown greater tendency to give legal representation to the attorney when she verbally (Experiment #1) and nonverbally (Experiment # 2) mimicked the client. This paper shows not only a great potential of application in an environment of legal services by showing how to build cooperation in professional conversations and avoid burnout, but also enriches the mimicry research by showing how powerful this effect is on trust. Possible dangers, future studies and limitations are also discussed.


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