Dec 14, 2022
Loretta P. Merritt to speak with the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association
Loretta P. Merritt will be speaking on a panel with the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association entitled "Trauma Informed Lawyering."
Every personal injury victim has undergone a recent life-altering traumatic experience. Litigation further revictimizes every plaintiff through court processes such as cross-examination where the victim becomes the subject of blame-shifting when facing tactics such as discrediting the Plaintiff or downplaying the magnitude of the traumatic event. This event will be an in-depth discussion on trauma, resilience, compassion, empathy, humility, boundaries, vicarious trauma.
Our guest speakers Loretta Merritt and Claire Wilkinson will share invaluable practical tips for providing personal injury clients the service they need and deserve during the various stages of litigation, including the following:
- Establishing a client-solicitor relationship of compassion and empathy from the initial Intake stage
- Building rapport with opposing counsel in our virtual court system
- Effectively navigating common defense tactics
- Trauma-Informed preparation for Examinations for Discovery and Trial Cross-Examinations
- Mediation and Pre-Trial strategies of client engagement, collaboration and agency
Loretta Merritt, Torkin Manes LLP
Claire Wilkinson, Martin & Hillyer Associates
Gerry Antman, Koskie Minsky LLP
Antonia Hristova, Avanessy Giordano LLP
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