Difficult Clients and Counsel in High-Conflict Cases — Being Ethical and Effective

MCLE Credits: 2.0
Ethics Credits Included: 2.0

Thursday, February 8, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. ET
  • Telephone with Live Q&A
Tuesday, March 6, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET

Thursday, March 22, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. ET
  • Webcast with Live Q&A
  • Telephone with Live Q&A
MCLE Credit: 2.0 (Ethics: 2.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 2.0 (all dates, all formats) Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol
Registration Fee: $150

Information

Why Attend?

  • Understand how to ethically protect yourself and your law practice from difficult clients
  • Learn strategies to professionally and ethically manage contentious opposing counsel
  • Know your responsibilities for reporting and addressing difficult parties

During this engaging and interactive program, perennial favorite Brian Hirsch will walk practitioners through a variety of common scenarios involving difficult clients and counsel. He will offer practice pointers throughout the discussion, and will provide an in-depth overview of the ethical and professional responsibilities that every Virginia lawyer must be aware of when handling contentious parties.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Ethical considerations when determining whether to represent a potential client (and how to ethically withdraw from representation)
  • Tips for ethically and successfully suing a difficult client to recover fees
  • Strategies to ethically avoid conflict and protect yourself from a difficult client
  • Advice for professionally dealing with difficult opposing counsel, and your responsibilities for reporting or managing misconduct and obstructive behavior in a variety of situations
 



Registration Deadlines:
Webcast: 10 minutes prior to seminar. If you register for a webcast the day of the seminar, your e-mail receipt will include a link to launch the seminar and download the materials.
Telephone: Online registration ends at 11:59 p.m. the day preceding the seminar
Call (800) 979-8253 to register up to one hour prior to the seminar
Live on Site: Online registration ends at 11:59 p.m. the day preceding the seminar
Walk-in registration is permitted on a space-available basis

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation/transfer requests will be honored until 5:00 p.m. the day preceding the seminar. You will, however, be charged $40 if you cancel or transfer your registration to a different seminar after the link to the materials has been e-mailed by Virginia CLE.

Full refunds or transfers are available up to two days after a webcast in the unlikely event that you experience technical difficulties.

MCLE Credit Caveat: The MCLE Board measures credits by the time you spend in attendance. If you enter a seminar late or leave it early, or both, you must reflect those adjustments accurately in the credits you report on your credit reporting form. A code will be given at the end of the seminar, which must be written on your MCLE form.


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Schedule

COURSE SCHEDULE (February 8)

5:00 Difficult Clients and Counsel in High-Conflict Cases — Being Ethical and Effective
6:45 Question-and-Answer Session
7:00 Adjourn
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

COURSE SCHEDULE (March 6)

10:00 Difficult Clients and Counsel in High-Conflict Cases — Being Ethical and Effective
11:45 Question-and-Answer Session
12:00 Adjourn
  • Sign-in for live seminar attendees in Charlottesville begins at 9:30 a.m.
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

COURSE SCHEDULE (March 22)

4:00 Difficult Clients and Counsel in High-Conflict Cases — Being Ethical and Effective
5:45 Question-and-Answer Session
6:00 Adjourn
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

Faculty

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Brian M.  Hirsch, Hirsch & Ehlenberger / Reston

Brian Hirsch has been a divorce attorney litigating and settling cases in Northern Virginia since 1985, and is certified by the Virginia Supreme Court in Family Mediation. He is listed in "The Best Lawyers in America," Washingtonian magazine's Top Divorce Lawyers, Northern Virginia magazine’s Top Divorce Lawyers, and Virginia Business magazine's "Legal Elite."

Mr. Hirsch is the editor of the Virginia Family Law Quarterly, the official publication of the Family Law Section of the Virginia State Bar.  He is a past chair of the Virginia State Bar Family Law Section Board of Governors. Mr. Hirsch has been a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers since 2004. He is also a current member of The Virginia Bar Association Family Law Coalition, and serves on the Virginia State Bar Fifth District Disciplinary Committee. Mr. Hirsch is also a Commissioner in Chancery for Fairfax County Circuit Court.

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