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Date Published: 09/26/2017

Representing the Difficult Client: Ethical Considerations for All Attorneys

In this important program for all lawyers, Steve Bennett tackles the thorny issue of difficult clients, and covers the ethical considerations for dealing with them. Topics covered include: identifying the difficult client; managing expectations; withdrawal methods; and risk management techniques. ABA Model Rules addressed include:
1.1 (competence);
1.6 (preserving confidentiality);
1.14 (client with diminished capacity);
1.16 (withdrawal from representation);
5.1 (responsibility of supervising lawyers);
5.4 (professional judgment);
6.1 (pro bono service)
Opinions discussed include In re Gonzalez, 773 A.2d 1026 (D.C. 2001); In re Shipley, No. D-2827 (S. Ct. 2014).

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