In episode 28 of Trial Lawyer view, host and Synergy CEO, Jason D. Lazarus, J.D., LL.M., CSSC, MSCC had an engaging conversation with female powerhouse trial lawyer, Margaret P. Battersby Black from Levin & Perconti Attorneys at Law. They discussed her specialty in nursing home cases and the impact the case of Grauer V. Claire Oaks made on the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act. In addition, they talked about her transition from a successful business finance career to becoming a trial lawyer along with the challenges she had encountered by being a female trial lawyer.
In episode 28 of Trial Lawyer view, Jason D. Lazarus, J.D., LL.M., CSSC, MSCC, had a fascinating conversation with Margaret P. Battersby Black, a female powerhouse trial lawyer from Levin & Perconti Attorneys at Law. During the episode, they delved into Battersby Black’s specialty in nursing home cases and the impact that her groundbreaking case, Grauer V. Claire Oaks, had on the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act.
Battersby Black talked about her experiences representing clients who have been harmed by nursing home neglect and abuse. She explained how her legal work has been driven by her passion for justice and her desire to protect some of society’s most vulnerable members. The Grauer V. Claire Oaks case was a watershed moment in her career, as it helped to establish new legal precedents and to ensure that nursing home residents in Illinois have the right to receive quality care and treatment.
Throughout the conversation, Battersby Black and Lazarus also discussed the challenges that women face in the legal profession. Battersby Black shared her own experiences of being a female trial lawyer and the obstacles that she had to overcome in order to succeed. They discussed the importance of diversity and inclusion in the legal profession, and the need for more women and people of color to pursue careers in law.
One of the most interesting parts of the conversation was when Battersby Black talked about her transition from a successful business finance career to becoming a trial lawyer. Overall, the conversation between Battersby Black and Lazarus was a powerful exploration of the intersection between law and social justice. It highlighted the important work that trial lawyers do to protect the rights of society’s most vulnerable members and to effect positive change in the world. Viewers who missed the episode are encouraged to check it out and learn more about the impact of nursing home abuse cases and the importance of diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.
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