Richard DiLiberto Speaking at Protection of Children Seminar at Delaware Law School

August 6, 2019In The News

Personal Injury Section partner Rick DiLiberto is one of the speakers at the Trauma Institute Conference August 6-7 at Delaware Law School, sponsored by the Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children and Delaware Survivors of Abuse in Recovery. Much of Rick's practice has involved helping children, including victims of their parents' wrongful death, auto accidents, assaults, animal attacks and sexual abuse.

Rick's topic is:

Interviewing & Counseling: Preparing the Trauma Survivor for Trial

For some survivors, criminal and civil cases may arise out of the events of their trauma. Some are asked to identify and testify against their attackers in the criminal setting, then pursue protective orders in the civil setting. Some may take it a step further to file civil lawsuits against their attackers to bring the issue to light and seek compensation for their physical and mental injuries. This breakout session will teach attorneys how to communicate with both adult and child trauma survivors, guide them through the process, and prepare them to testify at hearings and trials.

Participants will be able to:

  • Learn how to ask questions in a trauma informed way to identify facts and other information that may be relevant to the case.
  • Identify issues that may be raised upon cross examination of a survivor, and how to   prepare that witness for testimony at a hearing or trial.
  • Address issues unique to trauma victims that may arise ahead of a stressful event, such as a hearing or trial."

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