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How to Fire a Client: Terminating Attorney Client Relationships

How to remain professional, stay in compliance, and prevent pitfalls when terminating a relationship with a client.

Chances are that you've experienced an attorney-client relationship that either makes you uncomfortable, makes you scream, or makes you wish you'd never taken the case. Attorneys often face situations where they need (or want) to terminate a client relationship for one reason or another. These reasons may range from conflicts of interest, unlawful behavior, inability to fulfill obligations (by either client or attorney), or fundamental disagreements. When is withdrawal from a case required? When is it optional? What ethical obligations must be considered in the termination of such a relationship? What steps can be taken to stay in compliance with ethical rules and avoid discipline or professional liability and prevent the pitfalls that may occur when firing a client? This topic will reveal guidelines for deciding when to fire which clients and how to go about it if the relationship has become problematic.

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Guidelines for Deciding IF or WHEN to Fire a Client

  • Rules of Professional Conduct
  • When You Must Withdraw
    • Violation of Law or Ethics Rules
    • Impairment
    • Discharged
  • When You Can Withdraw
    • Client Consent
    • No Adverse Affect
    • You've Been Used
    • Fundamental Disagreements
    • Unfulfilled Obligations
    • Unreasonable Burden

Guidelines for Deciding WHO to Fire

  • The Pareto Principal
  • Opportunity Costs and Cost Benefit Analysis
  • Lead, Follow, or Get out of the Way
  • Communication and Expectations
  • Resolution With Updates to Written Contracts

Guidelines for HOW to Fire a Client

  • When to Get Court Approval
  • Protect the Client's Interests
  • Remain Professional
  • Consider a Referral
  • Review Your Contract!
  • End It Quickly
  • Accommodate Unstable Clients
  • Plan Ahead, Make It a Process
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  • FL CLE 2.0 including Ethics 2
     
  • This course has been approved by The Florida Bar for 2.0 hour(s) of CLE credit, including 2.00 hour(s) of ethics credit. Course classification: Intermediate level.
     

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  • AK CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
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  • NJ CLE 1.8 including Ethics 1.8
     
  • NM CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • NV CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • NY CLE 1.5
     
  • OR CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • UT CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • VT CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • WA CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • WV MCLE 1.8 including Ethics 1.8
     
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Noel Reese Bagwell, III, Esq.

Noel Reese Bagwell, III, Esq.

Executive Legal Professionals, PLLC

  • President and Chief Legal Counsel at Executive Legal Professionals, PLLC (“ExecutiveLP®”)
  • Practice emphasizes all aspects of preventive law for start-ups and entrepreneurs, especially in connection with business formation, outside general counsel, franchising, and small business mergers and acquisitions
  • Conducts regular seminars and workshops on numerous preventive law, start-up law, small business law, small business mergers and acquisitions, contracts, franchising, and other small business legal services
  • Written several publications related to the areas of preventive law for start-ups and small businesses
  • Member of the Nashville Bar Association and Tennessee Bar Association
  • J.D. degree, Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, Birmingham, AL; B.A. degree in philosophy, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN
  • Can be contacted at 615-716-0606, [email protected] or on Twitter® @ExecutiveLP
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Product ID: 402190
Published 2018
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