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Bullying from the bench: How to cope in court

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When attorney Roula Allouch got involved with Bullyproof, an anti-bullying initiative with the ABA Young Lawyers Division, she quickly saw that many members’ complaints were about judges.

Complaining about judges is hard, Allouch tells the ABA Journal’s Stephanie Francis Ward, and for the most part it’s a bad idea to raise it in court while the behavior is occurring.

But how should you respond? Listen to this episode for advice and information about tactics you can use to protect yourself without hurting your client’s case.

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<p>Roula Allouch</p>

Roula Allouch

Roula Allouch is a trial attorney with experience in employment law, civil rights and general civil litigation. She currently serves as chair of the National Board of Directors of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. She is a member of the board of directors of the American Bar Association’s Rule of Law Initiative and serves as a Kentucky delegate to the ABA House of Delegates. Allouch was recently recognized as a Daughter of Greatness by the Muhammad Ali Center and serves on the center’s board of directors. She was recently named a faculty member with the Islamic Seminary of America.

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