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Rethinking Harm in Personal Injury and Negligence Cases: Using Psychosocial Evaluations to Uncover Harm

Produced on July 25, 2019

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Course Information

Time 64 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

Course Description

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 the lawyer useful and humanistic tools to better conceptualize and understand the harms that a client has suffered. Consequently, the lawyer in question can advocate for their client in a more informed and holistic manner with a consideration for a broad range of harms that require just compensation.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Acquire a new tool to add to a personal injury (or medical malpractice) practice to evaluate the harms clients have suffered for evaluation purposes
  2. Identify the possible psychological effects of harm from an injury in a much broader manner
  3. Recognize how to advocate for your client by understanding a broader range of harms

Credit Information

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Faculty

Mark Silver

Psychiatric Social Worker

Mark S. Silver is a lawyer and New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with a doctorate in psychology and the author of Handbook of Mitigation in Criminal and Immigration Forensics: Humanizing the Client Towards a Better Legal Outcome. Revised Sixth Edition. (2018). Since 2002, 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. He has worked with thousands of 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.