Difficult Clients and Counsel in High-Conflict Cases — Being Ethical and Effective (Online Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 2.0
Ethics Credits Included: 2.0

MCLE Credit: 2.0 (Ethics: 2.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Price: $149 (Includes a downloadable audio version.)
Viewable Through: 03/30/21


A pre-recorded streaming video replay from the March 2018 webcast, Difficult Clients and Counsel in High-Conflict Cases — Being Ethical and Effective.

Course Benefits

  • 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




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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