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February 04, 2008


Allison Shields

Patrick and Gordon,

Thanks for your comments. The key is to keep track of those 'warning signs' so that you recognize a bad client *before* they retain you and you're stuck holding the bag.


Patrick Donovan

They also call the office ask many questions before the meeting then fail to show.

Gordon Firemark

My old favorite is the client who says: "It's not about the money... it's the principle of the thing." Invariably, this is the client who balks at providing a retainer, and/or who doesn't pay the final bill...

Another favorite is the client who just wants you to write a demand letter... but then expects instant results/settlement.

and oh, yes.. the old bouncing retainer check.

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