Oregon Law Practice Management: How to Fire a Client - Dos and Don'ts When Ending Representation


Do you have a file in your law office that you just can’t stand to look at? (Hint: It’s often related to the client you don’t like.) Has it been languishing on the corner of your desk or pushed out-of-sight on your credenza? Is a deadline approaching,

but you just can’t seem to get started? These unwanted files are a major cause of ethics complaints and legal malpractice claims. And most lawyers have at least one. To free yourself from this potentially dangerous situation, gather your courage, take a stand, and fire your problem clients.

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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