Unfortunately, we all have difficult clients, whether they are clients who won’t pay our bills in a timely manner or clients who won’t heed our advice. This course details 12 hypotheticals involving difficult clients (including one example of a difficult non-client) and provides ethical strategies for dealing with those difficult clients. We hope this course will prove useful and are happy to consider scenarios from audience members in addition to the ones we’ve devised.
Deepika H. Ravi, Esq., Lauren E. Snyder, Esq.
August 26, 2019
We will use hypotheticals to explore the following situations and discuss the application of various ethics rules, including
Rule 1.2 (scope of representation),
Rule 1.4 (communication),
Rule 1.6 (confidentiality of information),
Rule 1.7 (conflict of interest),
Rule 1.16 (declining or terminating representation),
Rule 1.18 (duties to a prospective client),
Rule 3.3 (candor to tribunal),
Rule 3.4 (fairness to opposing party and counsel),
Rule 4.1 (truthfulness in statements to others):
Deepika H. Ravi, Esq.
Lauren E. Snyder, Esq.