Miranda Lam, McCarthy Tetreault
Kent Thomson, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
Opposing counsel refuses to respond to emails, letters or phone calls. Opposing counsel says one thing on the phone, but says something completely different in writing. Opposing counsel tries to bully you repeatedly during examinations for discovery.
We've all been there. Just because you are on opposite sides of a contentious file does not mean counsel should give civility a pass. And just because you are a junior counsel, does not mean you have to put up with it.
In this first installment of the Dealing with Difficult People Series, you will learn practical strategies for dealing with difficult counsel and managing the relationship throughout the lifecycle of a file. Receive tips for how to handle bullying counsel and how to keep your cool when negotiations get heated. Find out when zealous advocacy crosses over into sharp practice and when it’s time to report the misconduct or seek a remedy from the Court. Walk away with the skills and confidence you need to defuse conflict and effectively manage difficult personalities.
To learn more about the Dealing with Difficult People series, click here.
Registration includes electronic materials, which will be provided prior to the program. Registration also includes access to the live webcast recording for 30 days from the date the link is sent to you.
*Due to current concerns with COVID-19, we will be offering this program fully remotely via webcast only.
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