When Things Go Sour: Ethical Issues for Lawyers Regarding Disputes With Clients


This 1-hour session will discuss common sources of disputes between lawyers and clients, the interplay between ethical obligations (including the duty of confidentiality owed to current and former clients) and the lawyers ability to defend herself or affirmatively pursue relief, and some helpful techniques to lessen the risk for lawyers of disputes with their clients. This presentation will also focus on some practical advice for resolving disputes before they result in disciplinary complaints or legal malpractice claims, as well as addressing the practical realities of suing clients over unpaid fees.

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Course Information Webcast - Archived Video Highlights
  • Ethics credit
  • Dual PowerPoint and video presentation
  • Viewable on desktop, iPad, and mobile
  • Flexible to your schedule
Course Credits Dual Credits: 1.00
General Credits: 0.00
Total Credits: 1

This program will be filed for Tennessee CLE credit. Please email a request to for Georgia and Mississippi CLE credit.