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Three Signs It's Time to Break Up With a Problem Client

The Recorder

One of the most effective legal malpractice claims prevention techniques is knowing when and how to end an attorney-client relationship destined for trouble.

Every attorney knows situations sometimes arise and the safest and best course is to terminate the attorney-client relationship. It may be a client refusing to follow the attorney's advice, a dishonest client or one that fails to pay its bills. These types of relationships only get worse over time, not better.

Clients are entitled to terminate their attorney-client relationship at any time for any reason. But the rules are different for attorneys who want to terminate an attorney-client relationship with a client.

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