Avoiding the Adversarial/Difficult Client [1]

Avoiding the Adversarial/Difficult Client by Chris McDonough & Omid Zareh

By: Chris McDonough & Omid Zareh 

Recently, we gave a lecture regarding dealing with the adversarial client. At the conclusion of the lecture, a number of participants came up to share some rather amusing client experiences. Difficulties with clients seemed to be a common theme. However, while these instances seemed funny in retrospect, at the time they were sources of much aggravation, costing quite a bit of the lawyer’s time—which as we all know is precious.[2] Equally costly is the energy and emotion required to deal with these clients. 

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