in legal settings: how to keep my cool when dealing with a liar?
March 26, 2012 10:41 AM Subscribe
In legal settings: how to keep my cool when dealing with a liar?
posted by ThiefOfSweets to Human Relations (33 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm representing myself in a personal matter -
I'm being sued by a lawyer I had to fire for neglecting a personal injury claim. He's suing for percentage of the claim, EVEN though I'm doing all the work he was supposed to do. My former lawyer is misrepresenting facts, stooping at nothing AND he's doing it while I'm busy trying to save the claim he neglected.
The lying and manipulations, together with the suit itself, make me so angry, I have a hard time thinking straight. This not only happens in court , but even when writing pleadings at home. I get so mad, I have a hard time writing (which means I might even lose). And this is taking precious energy and time I desperately need, which makes me even angrier.
Any tips on how keep my calm? I'm even open to juvenile tactics if that's what it'll take to get over the feelings of anger, injustice and contempt (I'm not kidding. I thought a graphical voodoo doll would sooth my anger, but turns out I'm not good enough at graphics to get a decent picture to push tacks in...).