Husband who bullies and is intimidating
Exact terms of the offence are yet to be defined, but it could involve humiliating, frightening or intimidating a partner, keeping them away from friends or family or restricting their access to money.
“It’s especially difficult for lawyers who are litigators because we are in a very adversarial culture to begin with,’’ Enriquez says.
Enriquez, a partner with Bates Carey LLP in Chicago; and Judge Michael P.
Donnelly, Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court in Cleveland, Ohio.
Indeed, in a study published in Lawyers Weekly Australia, half of the women lawyers and one-third of men lawyers surveyed reported they have encountered bullying in the workplace.
“It’s a fast-paced profession; it’s adversarial in nature; litigation brings a winner and loser; and even alternative dispute resolution, whose conduct is designed for compromise, can find counsel and parties jockeying for position,” says Fershtman, who serves as moderator of the recent ABA webinar, “Bullying by and of Lawyers: Why It Happens and What to Do About It.” Panelists include Peter Graham, Ph D, co-director and vice president of Acumen Assessment LLC in Lawrence, Kan.; Maria G.