RGHL Workshop: Listening for Lawyers


Chancellor Day Hall NCDH 316, 3644 rue Peel, Montreal, QC, H3A 1W9, CA

The McGill Research Group on Health and Law is pleased to invite you to its first workshop of 2013, which will deal with active listening skills.

Speaker: Dr. Abraham Fuks, Professor, and former Dean of Medicine (1995-2006), Faculty of Medicine, McGill University.

Space is limited: kindly RSVP to rghl.law [at] mcgill.ca.


The enormous power of listening, language, and cultivation of the physician-patient relationship in healing has strong parallels to an attorney’s relationship with the client. This workshop will analyze the critical role that active listening plays in overcoming obstacles and building trust within the client-advocate relationship. We will explore the societal, professional and personal barriers to skillful listening and examine the vital role that listening plays in effective client centered advocacy. Finally, we will review the different forms of listening and discuss the value that listening can bring to an advocacy that is based on trust, hope, and respect, permitting the counselor to understand and effectively tell the client’s unique story.