How to Ethically Deal with Difficult Clients

Legal Area:        Legal Ethics Professional Responsibility
Total Credit Hours:        1.00
Ethics Credit Included:        1.00
Registration Fee:        $25.00
Course Materials:        textaudiovideo
Session END DATE:        09/30/2018

** available at any time of day and in time increments convenient to you through date referenced above **, together with the Austin Bar Association, are pleased to present a special online CLE course in the area of legal ethics and professional responsibility. Regardless of one's legal practice area, all attorneys will inevitably cross paths with the "difficult" client. In this presentation, a panel of attorneys will explain how to identify the different types of difficult clients (such as the "the Bargain Shopper", the "Internet Lawyer", the "Malleable Spouse", the "Serial Client", etc.). The panel discussion will also cover whether to accept these difficult clients, as well as the best ways to effectively manage them. This course features streaming video and audio (as well as downloadable MP3) presentations from a live CLE seminar on this topic that was originally conducted by the Austin Bar Association on May 27, 2016. You can access this presentation on demand at any time during the course of the seminar session.

Some of the subjects for this course include:

  • Identifying the Difficult Client

  • Should You Accept the Representation?

  • Tips for Dealing With the Difficult Client

  • Managing the Difficult Client

  • The speakers for this course are:

    Trevor Taylor, with The Law Office of Trevor A. Taylor. An extensive biography for Mr. Taylor may be found at his firm's website.

    Craig Hopper, an attorney with the firm of Hopper Mikeska, PLLC. An extensive biography for Mr. Hopper may be found at his firm's website.

    Kellie Bailey, from the Law Offices of Kellie M. Bailey, PC. An extensive biography for Ms. Bailey may be found at her firm's website.


    This course is approved for credit by the MCLE Committees of the STATE BAR OF TEXAS and the STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA (MCLE Provider #8648).
    These are not self-study credits, but rather 'participatory' credits as you would receive for attending a traditional, live CLE seminar.

    In addition, regular CLE credits for this seminar may also be available in a number of other states through CLE Reciprocity, such as FLORIDA, or as an "Approved Jurisdiction", such as TENNESSEE.  Please check with the Tennessee State Bar for accreditation information.

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