How to Deal with Bullying Behavior from Opposing Counsel

Shawn Healy, PhD
Shawn Healy, PhD | Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, Massachusetts

Shawn Healy is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and a member of the clinical staff at Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers in Boston, Massachusetts where he provides individual clinical consultations and groups to law students, lawyers, and judges.

On-Demand: June 17, 2021

$95.00 1 hour CLE

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Program Summary

How do you deal with bullying behavior from opposing counsel without becoming a bully in return? Does the adversarial nature of law require aggressive behavior to be successful? There is a difference between being a zealous advocate for your client and being a bully.

In this program you will learn about how to identify; your reactions to aggressive opposing counsel, the potential goals of aggressive/bullying tactics, strategies within your direct control to increase your resilience to such tactics, and techniques for reinterpreting such tactics as to significantly decrease their effectiveness.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • Aggressive/bullying tactics
  • Bullying/disrespectful
  • Your professional behaviors
  • Professional resilience

Date: September 27, 2022

Closed-captioning available

Speakers

Shawn Healy, PhD_Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers in BostonShawn_myLawCLEShawn Healy, PhD | Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, Massachusetts

Shawn Healy is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and a member of the clinical staff at Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers in Boston, Massachusetts where he provides individual clinical consultations and groups to law students, lawyers, and judges. He regularly presents and publishes on all manner of mental health topics germane to the legal community.

Dr. Healy is also the coauthor of the book The Full Weight of the Law: How Legal Professionals Can Recognize and Rebound from Depression (ABA Publication, 2017). He can be reached via email at shawn@lclma.org.

Agenda

I. Ways to recognize aggressive/bullying tactics and to respond in more effective ways.
II. How to know when to confront bullying/disrespectful behavior to push for change and when to maneuver around it to benefit your client.
III. The importance of letting your values guide your professional behaviors, as opposed to your reactions to the aggressive behaviors of others.
IV. How your personal wellbeing can increase your professional resilience.