Withdrawing representation of a client is one of the hardest issues legal services’ attorneys face, but a 15-year veteran in the field urged colleagues to think twice before parting ways.

“Our clients are on the edge,” said Justine A. Dunlap, director of clinical programs at Southern New England School of Law. “Life is chaotic for them. We have to give our clients a little extra time to comply with what we want. We don’t just want to throw the client out. … We’re the lawyers of last resort for these clients.”

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