Walking the Gender Tightrope

Debra will be presenting a session at the Greater Houston Society for Healthcare Risk Management Conference.

“Gender Differences at Work: Successfully Walking the Tightrope”

Friday March 8, 2013

The Houstonian Club and Spa

111 North Post Oak Lane

Houston, 77024

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Picking the Wrong Clients? You Can’t Blame the Wreck on the Train


Debra L. Bruce, JD, PCC.

Lyrics from the song:  “You Can’t Blame the Wreck on the Train”  by Terri Sharp:
                             

“When the gates are all down
And the signals are flashing
And the whistle is screaming in vain,
And you stay on the tracks, ignoring the facts
Well then, you can’t blame the wreck on the train.”

Almost all lawyers have rued their decision to take on some client, and with hindsight can recognize the warning signs that they disregarded. Many of us learned our lessons the hard way, but you don’t have to. Well…you probably will learn the hard way that a difficult client can cause you a lot more harm than the lost fees you wind up writing off. But after one such experience, if you ignore these warning signs, then you can’t blame the wreck on the train.

Here are 10 flashing signals that your new potential client may be a train wreck waiting to happen.  Read more «Picking the Wrong Clients? You Can’t Blame the Wreck on the Train»