Many attorneys, particularly in the fields of personal injury and medical malpractice, struggle to understand the injury their clients have suffered. In this course, attorney and forensic expert Mark Silver provides for the lawyer a useful and humanistic tool to better conceptualize and understand the harms that the client has suffered, such that the lawyer in question can advocate for the client in a more informed and holistic manner with a consideration for a broad range of harms that require just compensation.
I. Understand a new tool to add to a personal injury (or medical malpractice) practice to evaluate the harms clients have suffered for evaluation purposes
II. Identify the possible psychological effects of harm from an injury in a much broader manner
III. Recognize how to advocate for your client by understanding a broader range of harms
This course originally appeared as a part of our December 2015 Bridge the Gap Event.
MARK SOLOMON SILVER is a New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker. He has a Combined Specialist Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Science from the University of Toronto and a Master of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Western Ontario. He has also completed a Master of Social Work at the University of Toronto, a post-graduate Certificate Program in Family Therapy at Smith College, and a Doctor of Psychology at the Southern California University for Professional Studies. In addition, Mark holds a Juris Doctor from the City University of New York, Queens College, and is admitted to practice law in the states of New York and New Jersey and the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.
Additionally, Mark has published more than a dozen papers on forensic social work and mental health practice in criminal and immigration consultation for attorneys in various academic and practice journals, and has lectured on various aspects of these subjects. Mark is the author of Handbook of Mitigation in Criminal and Immigration Forensics: Humanizing the Client Towards a Better Legal Outcome. Revised Fifth Edition. (2015).
For the past ten years, Mark has worked as a consultant for law firms throughout the United States conducting psychosocial evaluations and writing formal reports in forensic and mitigation immigration and criminal cases. To date, Mark has worked on more than 1000 such cases in forensic immigration and criminal practice and consultation. He has worked with clients from about forty countries throughout the world on various individual, family, and mental health issues related to criminal conduct and deportation. He has also provided expert testimony in several dozen of these cases.
Very interesting speaker.
Truly enjoyed the presentation
I was a victim in a personal injury case long before I became an attorney. This course further perpetuated my sediment that it is difficult to understand what a client has gone through unless you have a walked in their shoes. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and took away several good ideas. Thank you.
A sadly overlooked area of concern for clients.
good speaker. raised some good things to think about during a PI case.
This course was very interesting.
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