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Unreasonable Expectations: A Trusted Lawyer’s Guide to Manage Client Expectations and Creatively Negotiate Superior Results

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The number one cause of client dissatisfaction is unreasonable expectations. This program helps lawyers better manage client relationships by facilitating clients to define reasonable expectations, and also improve negotiation skills to better achieve client objectives. Lawyers will further have the opportunity to examine their own law practice expectations, and learn simple ways to improve life as a lawyer. In this program, you will learn how to:

  • Manage clients to establish reasonable expectations.
  • Negotiate more effectively with other lawyers using a three phase approach that minimizes acrimony.
  • Lead your law practice towards increased success and satisfaction.

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2:15 - 3:15   Managing Client Expectations
This section teaches lawyers how to facilitate clients to shift from pie in the sky goals to a more realistic and reasonable range of both substantive and transactional expectations.
3:15 - 3:45   Controlling Difficult Clients
Do you have a few problem clients? Learn a set of very effective tools to control and manage clients who are demanding, needy and otherwise difficult.
3:45 - 4:00   Break
4:00 - 5:00   Three Phases of Negotiation
Positional bargaining and acrimony often shut down creative thought and preclude expansive solutions. Learn a three-part negotiation model that enables the discovery of a wider variety of options and more satisfying resolutions.
5:00 - 6:00   A More Sustainable Law Practice
Does your law practice sometimes feel unnecessarily rewarding and stressful? In this hour, you will learn effective tools to increase your professional success and your satisfaction as a lawyer.
6:00   Adjourn

 

Brian Hammer

Brian Hammer, M.A., J.D., is the founder and a facilitator for The Likeable Lawyer. Brian practiced law for over ten years before starting The Likeable Lawyer in 2003, and has designed and delivered thousands of highly-praised programs to law firms, corporations and organizations nationwide. He is a frequent speaker at bar conventions, law firm events and other professional association meetings. Brian is a graduate of the University of Texas School of Law, the University of North Carolina School of Business, and holds a Masters of Psychology degree from the University of Santa Monica.


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"You will negotiate better after taking this course. I liked the seamless relation of Aristotelian principles to the neuroscience of what gets people to agree."
Marie Jordan,
Attorney, JP Morgan Chase



"This class is valuable because it helps you get outside your own head and gives you ways to see things from the other side's perspective, which is how true persuasion begins."
Robert Jackson,
Portland Superior Court



"The Likeable Lawyer's programs are dynamic and valuable, focusing you on the essence of how to achieve your professional goals."
Robert Converse,
Fulbright & Jaworski



"The program exceeded my expectations. I found the speakers very engaging and maintained strong group participation. The Likeable Lawyer programs offer flexibility in meeting CLE requirements combined with the ambiance of a discussion among a small group of peers."
Dale Clemence,
Booz Allen Hamilton



"Class content exceeded my expectations. I signed up merely to check off required professionalism credits, and came away with several practical tips that will be useful in my practice."
Louann Bronstein,
Stites & Harbison