How To Avoid Burning Bridges When An Attorney Leaves

By Aebra Coe (February 5, 2018, 2:24 PM EST) -- Sending a lawyer away in a less than desirable fashion can hurt a law firm's reputation, cut off the possibility of a future relationship with the individual attorney, and create anxiety and even discontent among those who remain.

When an attorney leaves a law firm but has a substantial notice period, typically in the case of a pink slip, the firm has a chance to make an impression on the attorney who will almost certainly be asked about the firm in the future. And what those former employees have to say will likely be considered an authoritative opinion to outsiders, according...

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