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    How to politely refuse the case of one of my clients?

    I am a lawyer by profession. One of my clients is asking me to defend him in a case where he is guilty. But I have always been very honest and always fight for the truth. He is one of my very old clients. So I donít want to be rude to him. How to politely refuse him?

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    Rituja Array
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    Re: How to politely refuse the case of one of my clients?

    Hello, I can understand your situation.This has to be handled bit smartly yet in a polite manner.You dont want to go against your principle.So you have to handle this situation tactfully.You have two options available to you- 1.You can negate your clients offer by saying that you are already overburdened with some other cases. 2.Or,you can convince him saying that you are not the perfect one to fight this type of case.You can refer him to any of your colleague.

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    Re: How to politely refuse the case of one of my clients?

    Hello sir
    Somewhere we have to face this type of problem in our life in which we are unable to refuse the work of another person. Now what you have to do is that as you are saying that he is your very old client. So said ti him in a very politely way that at that time I am to bust thatís why the reason I am unable to take your case right now. May be by listing these type of word is hearts your client. but I am definitely sure he will be come to you next time because he think that may be my lawyer was too busy thatís why he refused to take my case never mind I will be always take my lawyer to him..
    Thanking you hope you like my suggestionÖÖ

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    Re: How to politely refuse the case of one of my clients?

    See this is a great thing that you always stand for the truth no matter who is it. As you know that your client is guilty in the case you need to tell him

    the same thing. Tell him that as you have never fought such case where you have to defend a person who is guilty, you cannot fight the case as you

    don't feel confident in fighting such case as you have never fought such case before. So fighting his case would not help him. Tell him that as he is

    your old client so you don't want to put him into trouble by fighting the case.Tell him that as you are not able to speak lie so you think that there are

    high chances that you will loose the case.



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    Re: How to politely refuse the case of one of my clients?

    It is not proper duty of you to refuse fully to your client.

    As your client is telling you to file the case in which he is in guilty.

    But you have to tell him that you have done guilty then you have to pay for that.

    But as your own layer I will try to save you by taking minimum actions aganist you.

    In this way you will do your legal duty and also save your client by doing the job of a good friend.

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    Re: How to politely refuse the case of one of my clients?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    I am a lawyer by profession. One of my clients is asking me to defend him in a case where he is guilty. But I have always been very honest and always fight for the truth. He is one of my very old clients. So I donít want to be rude to him. How to politely refuse him?
    Hello Aspirant,

    As your client is very old to you,he trusts you to defend himself.Since you are not able to take up his case,you can refer him to some of your known lawyer who can defend him.But since the client is a culprit ,he must be punished for sake of society.Now so many crimes are happening due to culprits not being punished by court.

    There seems only few professional like you work with the principles of honesty like you.Most of them work in order to fetch more & more money,setting aside the principle of a particular profession.

    So if it is possible,refer her case to some good lawyer.

    Good luck.

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    Re: How to politely refuse the case of one of my clients?

    Hi aspirant

    I am sure that you believe in truth and thus want to follow the same. You don't want to lose your values and thus ofcourse you don't want to fight the case of your client who is guilty and wants you to save him. You should not be afraid in telling him the truth and thus should starightaway tell him what is in your mind. You should always stand by your values and should not be afraid in telling your client what you think.

    So you should call your client to your office and tell him that you are really sorry but you can't defend him in this case. You have been always folowed the truth and will not sacrifice your morals and values this time too. You hope that he will be able to understand you and thus will go and find some other lawyer to fight his case.

    I am sure that your client will have no doubts about your honesty anymore. Good luck

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