Advice for Helping Your Client and Witnesses With the Emotional Side of Employment Law Litigation
by Michael Fox
Dr. Joni Johnston's article An Emotional Defense: Guiding Your Defendant Through Employment Litigation on the ABA litigation website offers some advice covering an area that doesn't get a lot of attention. Most experienced management lawyers will nod knowingly as they recognize many of the client responses Johnston describes. One that particularly surprised me, less so now, is how little many business people know about the legal system and all that is involved in litigation. Upon reflection, it actually is not so surprising since absent having been through it, probably more than once, there is no real mechanism for an executive to get that information.