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Indeed, in a study published in Lawyers Weekly Australia, half of the women lawyers and one-third of men lawyers surveyed reported they have encountered bullying in the workplace.
“It’s a fast-paced profession; it’s adversarial in nature; litigation brings a winner and loser; and even alternative dispute resolution, whose conduct is designed for compromise, can find counsel and parties jockeying for position,” says Fershtman, who serves as moderator of the recent ABA webinar, “Bullying by and of Lawyers: Why It Happens and What to Do About It.” Panelists include Peter Graham, Ph D, co-director and vice president of Acumen Assessment LLC in Lawrence, Kan.; Maria G.
Graham says there are things a person being bullied can do to combat the bully, but he cautions against losing your cool and “getting into the snake pit” with the bully.
“Bullies have power when they get people derailed from their professional task-focused relationship,’’ he explains.
Exact terms of the offence are yet to be defined, but it could involve humiliating, frightening or intimidating a partner, keeping them away from friends or family or restricting their access to money.
It comes after the Government unveiled a “Cinderella” law earlier this year which will see parents who starve their children of love and affection being prosecuted for “emotional cruelty”.
Or he’d make a statement and then say ‘Oh, but you’re too young to know that.’”Words like “dear,” “honey” and “sweetie” are ways male lawyers try to bully women lawyers, she says.
“It may be that it’s their manner to use those terms but it may also be a demeaning thing.” Fershtman advises women lawyers to tell the opposing lawyer to stop being condescending or inappropriate, avoid confrontation and to “remain a consummate professional at all times.”Seeking legal recourse is the best way to deal with a bully attorney.
TECH TRANSLATORSHow I use wearable technology in my practice AROUND THE ABA Lawyer bullies: What to do about it Closing a law office after a death or incapacity Work pro bono or simply donate money?He ordered her to go to the garage to buy cigarettes for him, and to bring a receipt to show how much of his money she had spent.When she returned without the receipt, he shouted obscenities at her and ordered her to get on her knees to beg his forgiveness, which she did immediately to avoid being hit.The consultation paper acknowledged that domestic abuse was already partly covered by stalking and harassment laws, but it said a new offence might be necessary because some experts had argued that “the law is ambiguous and perpetrators are … A new offence would strengthen protection for people in relationships with each other, and could also cover abuse between family members and ex-partners.The consultation, which is open for eight weeks, defines domestic abuse as “a pattern of acts of assault, threats, humiliation and intimidation or other abuse that is used to harm, punish or frighten their victim”.