How to Navigate a Court Proceeding when the Opposing Party Is a Sociopath or Cluster-B Disordered Individual

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About this course

In your dealings with a personality-disordered individual, you’ve learned that this person lies, blames and exaggerates. In court, despite swearing an oath to tell the truth, he or she will continue to lie, blame and exaggerate.

How do you protect yourself? How do you make your case?

In this webinar, you’ll learn how the traits and tactics of disordered individuals typically play out in court. This will enable you to anticipate what your opponent will do so that you will not be blindsided — you’ll be prepared.

You’ll learn remedial tactics that you can take against your opponent, such as educating your attorney about the disorder and using third parties. You’ll also learn how to gather evidence so that you can undermine your opponent’s credibility and show a pattern of abuse.

Finally, you’ll learn strategies to prepare yourself emotionally for your day in court, so that instead of feeling victimized, you’ll feel empowered to pursue the justice that you deserve.


  • Typical tactics employed by disordered individuals in court cases
  • Measures you can take to combat your opponent’s tactics
  • How to expose your opponent’s abuse
  • Why you don’t need to prove that your opponent is disordered
  • How to prepare yourself for the court battle

About the instructor

Megan M. Lyons, Esq., is an attorney based in Florida, with offices in Orlando and Miami. In her practice she handles bankruptcy, family law, child support, post-conviction criminal matters and business litigation. Having had her own run-ins with personality disordered individuals, when her clients have opponents who exhibit the traits, Ms. Lyons recognizes and defuses their tactics and strategies.

Ms. Lyons recognizes the stress and despair that legal problems creates, especially when her clients are suffering from narcissistic abuse. She advocates holistic healing through meditation, yoga, art and other forms of creative expression, and believes that these techniques can empower clients in their court battles.

Ms. Lyons holds a Juris Doctor (JD) degree from the University at Buffalo Law School. Before opening her own office, she launched the bankruptcy and foreclosure defense practice at Borack and Associates, handling thousands of files. She is a member of the American Bar Association and the Florida Bar Association.

Cost and credits

The cost for this course is only $37.50 for 90 minutes of instruction. Once you purchase the course, you can access it online as long and as often as you want.

Although this course does not award continuing education credits, you will be able to download a certificate of achievement upon completion.

Learning objectives

After this course, you should be able to:

  • Predict what the adverse party may do or say in court
  • Take control of your case with assertiveness and strategic thinking
  • Choose a lawyer who understands your case and exemplifies the traits you need
  • Avoid pitfalls inherent in e-mails and social networking
  • Gain confidence and assume the position of power instead of victimization

Program Agenda:

85 minutes of instruction

  • Course objectives and promises
  • Examples of civil cases
  • Parties in a civil case
  • Steps in a typical civil lawsuit
  • Choosing your attorney
  • Common personality traits of Cluster B individuals
  • Emotional persuasion: Why it is effective
  • Your opponent’s tactics
  • Exposing the abuse
  • How to prepare for the court battle
  • Gathering evidence about your blamer’s private persona
  • What to expect during the case
  • Protecting yourself
  • Remedial measures against tactics

5 minutes questions and answers

Here’s a preview of this webinar:

Personality disordered individuals lie, blame and exaggerate in life — and do the same in court. By anticipating what your opponent will do, you will not be blindsided; you’ll be prepared. Here’s how to overcome their tactics and prove your case.

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