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Convincing Clients Not to Sue: Advocacy & Negotiation Techniques to Avoid Litigation

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Produced on December 18, 2020

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Course Information

Time 1h
Difficulty Intermediate
Topics covered in this course: Litigation

Course Description

In popular media, all lawyers are litigators, and all litigators want to go to trial. Oftentimes, clients wait to call an attorney until a situation is so extreme that they are convinced that they must immediately file a lawsuit in order to be made whole. But good lawyers know there are many reasons to avoid litigation - the cost, the time, the damage to relationships, and more. A great deal of litigation practice is spent avoiding the courtroom - through negotiations, arbitrations, administrative hearings, disciplinary proceedings, and probate chanceries. 

This program, taught by Luke Young, will look at the role of the lawyer as an advocate and counselor when considering litigation as an option, with suggestions for alternate avenues when a full-blown lawsuit is not appropriate for a client’s time, budget, or personal well-being.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the cost of litigation in time and money
  2. Analyze the psychological effect of litigation on dispute resolution
  3. Review common alternative dispute resolution strategies and when they are appropriate
  4. Review Model Rules of Professional Conduct sections regarding advocacy, the lawyers as a counselor, and in negotiations

Credit Information

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Luke Young

Law Office of Luke Young, PLC

Luke is a graduate of Georgetown University, Walsh School of Foreign Service, where he earned his B.S. in Foreign Service. He received his Juris Doctor from Pennsylvania State University and was admitted to the Virginia State Bar in 2005. He also is an Honors Graduate of The Cannon Trust School. He has handled insolvent estates, family inheritance disputes, and multi-million dollar multi-generation trusts.

Luke serves in leadership roles for many civic and charitable organizations, including the Kiwanis Club of Roanoke, the Virginia Children’s Theatre (formerly the Roanoke Children’s Theatre), and the Roanoke Valley Estate Planning Council. His is a 33rd Degree Scottish Rite Mason and a member of First Christian Church of Roanoke.


William T.

Good program.

Marlon S.

Excellent! Esp. since my main practice is ADR.

Mary S.

truly enjoyed this course.

Tamika S.

Been very happy with other courses. Gentleman is clearly knowledgeable but not necessarily a great presenter.

Thomas B.

Thank you!

Justin F.

Great presenter. Bring him back for more.

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