As interprofessional healthcare takes holds in the birth arena, midwives need to better understand the interface of clinical care with legal processes. This understanding becomes critical in the event of an adverse outcome resulting in litigation occurs. A multi-media presentation with the use of a mock trial will engage the audience in understanding legal terms and principles involved with litigation. In this session an attorney, and midwife with direct experience of deposition and trial will enact and then debrief with the audience to describe what is involved and the impacts on the midwife professionally and personally. Pearls for prevention and risk reduction will be reviewed.
Room: Catham Ballroom B, Second Floor