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Turning the Tiger: How to Handle the Aggressive Client

When you are paid to argue for a living, it’s pretty much a given that your job description will encompass some teeth-gnashing, hand-wringing and good old-fashioned tantrum-throwing. But even though a lawyer's world can be filled with anger, it is especially bitter when clients — the same people we work so hard to help — act aggressively toward us. Aggressive clients interrupt and bully their attorneys, engage in awful power struggles and even, on occasion, may stab an attorney’s hand with a pencil in the middle of a hearing. So let’s examine the root of the aggressive client's problem. ... READ MORE

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