I am always working to improve myself as a lawyer, so I can better help my clients and achieve the best possible outcomes for them. As of July 21, 2017, I have completed an Executive Certificate in Conflict Management through the Stitt Feld Handy Group in association with the University of Windsor Law School.
The certificate involved in-class training and workshops focused on advanced negotiation skills, dispute resolution skills, dealing with difficult people, and successfully navigating difficult situations. Through a combination of lectures, demonstrations, videos, and coached case studies, as well as group discussions and exercises, participants emerge with immediately applicable, practical skills. Read more about this certificate here.
Successful conflict resolution is a critical skillset for any personal injury and long-term disability lawyer, particularly during litigation and when securing a fair settlement. As you may expect, my client’s position will often be strongly opposed to the insurance company’s position; and my role is to successfully mediate and guide the interaction between these conflicting viewpoints to ensure my client receives a beneficial settlement.
Likewise, my clients themselves have often gone through a traumatic experience and may be suffering from chronic pain. They are anxious, uncertain, and stressed about the outcome of the settlement. My role also includes understanding my clients and helping them as they cope with the difficult situations they are faced with.
As I have detailed previously, I frequently attend workshops, seminars, and courses in order to become more knowledgeable and update my skills. I believe this is an essential duty for any personal injury lawyer, as it allows them to provide their clients with the best possible support.
Roger R. Foisy is an Ontario Personal Injury Lawyer with extensive experience in personal injury, long-term disability, and brain injury. Please contact us for immediate support and a free consultation.
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