Summary: No matter what type of client you encounter, you always risk being fired as a lawyer.
- In the legal profession, there are good and bad reasons for lawyers to be fired.
- Depending upon who you speak with, many of the issues that lead to an attorney’s termination can be avoided.
- Keep reading to find out the 7 most popular reasons clients fire lawyers.
There are many types of clients. Some are easy, and only need basic services performed. Others are demanding for reasons that range from unfamiliarity with the legal process to being fearful and entitled. But no matter what type of client you encounter, you always
risk being fired as a lawyer. Sometimes when the termination occurs, there is nothing a person can do about it. In other cases, the firing may have easily been avoided.
So why do clients fire their lawyers? What warning signs should you as an attorney look for?
Beyond obvious egregious violations, clients fire attorneys if they feel those attorneys aren’t meeting their needs. This occurs because of small but meaningful slights such as ignored phone calls or missed deadlines. Whatever the cause, no lawyer likes to receive a dreaded message from another attorney, “Please send me so-and-so’s file.”
Luckily, being fired by a client can be prevented. The following is a list of some of the most common reasons attorneys get the ax and solutions to keep that from happening.
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