The 2017 PLUS Conference will feature a new learning format, Spark Sessions. These fast-paced, 20-minute educational opportunities focus on unique and provocative topics. Attendees will gain critical insight that will inspire new ideas and approaches. 

O'Meara headshotFrances O’Meara, a managing partner at Thompson Coe, will host a Spark Session at the 2017 PLUS Conference titled “Managing Diverse Cultures in US Litigation.”

The Spark Session will focus on working with people across different cultures during litigation. O’Meara said that witnesses or clients who come from diverse cultural backgrounds may see things from a different perspective, have a different way of dressing or a different way of expressing personality and/or “goodness”, which can make communicating effectively more difficult and can affect how the witness or client is perceived.

The session will be beneficial to any professional who works with people from a range of backgrounds and cultures. O’Meara said the point of the session is for attendees to recognize that these cultural differences exist and learn effective ways to interact and communicate across cultures.

“The takeaway from this 20 minute presentation is to realize and better appreciate potential cultural differences in order to establish better and more effective skills in representing and communicating with the insured, client or litigation witnesses,” O’Meara said.

Learn more about Frances O’Meara here.

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