Friday, March 4, 2011
Many lawyers will tell you that a handful of their clients are the hardest to work with and take up the most time. Some lawyers will tell you that these troublesome clients are ones most likely not to pay their bills. The novice attorney may not be in a position to terminate the relationship with such clients, but with a little seniority, he or she may have the stature to “fire “ clients and take on more productive and satisfying projects.
Of course, the firing should be effectuated in a polite way—for example, “You may have a better working relationship with another attorney. Here are the names of some capable lawyers that you may want to consider . . . .” Here is an article on the subject from the Attorney at Work blog.