March 01, 2016

First-Time Lawyer: I’m a Lawyer, Not a Fighter: Conquering Lawyer Bullies

Kelley Barnett

The word “bully” conjures up many images. There’s the playground bully. The teen bully. The workplace bully. And in the new millennium, there’s the cyberbully. But what about the lawyer bully?

Litigation by nature is adversarial. But the lawyer bully is one who preys on younger or less experienced lawyers. The lawyer bully yells. Interrupts. Belittles. Harasses. The lawyer bully often strikes during depositions or communications when no judge is present to put the bully in her place. But fear not. With a little preparation, the following tips should help any lawyer conquer the lawyer bully.

Premium Content For:
  • Litigation Section
Join - Now