The Dutch Bar has recognised that criminal defence attorneys who have clients behind bars can face pressure, threats and possibly even manipulative behaviour and is organising special resilience training to their members facing this challenge.
Special attention is paid to manipulative behaviour and how this can lead to undesired influence on lawyers. The course covers how one can recognise a manipulator, the different forms of manipulation how to act to counteract manipulative behaviour.
It also covers the type of information collected by a manipulator and why and how best to assess the information about a person’s behaviour and routine is available and easily accessible This often concerns public information, but also information that is relatively easy to obtain, for example via posts on digital and social media.
Read the full story in Dutch here or read a translated version.