Client selection and avoiding headaches

You’ve had them and you’ve heard nightmare stories about them – the clients you knew you shouldn’t have agreed to represent, the ones that seem questionable but you convince yourself will turn out alright.

Our colleagues Jim Calloway, director of the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Practice Management Assistance Program, and Catherine Sanders Reach, Director of the Center for Practice Management at the North Carolina Bar Association, have offered some great insights and tips on avoiding problem clients. Yes, that includes family members.

Check out their advice on how to avoid headaches and identify those high-risk clients. Truth is, that you’ve probably heard much of this before, but it’s always worth reminding yourself how not to take on a client who will cause you grief.

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