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20. 5 Ways to Avoid Difficult Clients (Stop Legal Problems Before They Start!)
Episode 206th December 2021 • On Your Terms • Sam Vander Wielen
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We’ve all had problem clients – I know I have. Whether we find out after the fact or learn how to recognize warning signs, not everyone we work with is going to offer a smooth experience. I’ve learned a lot from dealing with them in the past and in this episode, I’m passing on those lessons to you.

Problem clients often become legal problems. We’ve already talked about how to break things off when a client you’re dealing with becomes a pain, but let’s see how we can prevent dealing with them in the first place.

In this episode, you'll hear… 

  • 05:40 - Why it pays to be picky
  • 14:57 - How to set boundaries with clients
  • 23:38 - Trusting your intuition
  • 24:57 - Paying attention to special requests
  • 32:00 - How to tell a client you’re not a good fit
  • 33:41 - Interviewing your clients
  • 36:33 - Warming up and weeding out 



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