The past month has been a tough one. I spent the last week of April in Destin, Florida at a conference. I had the chance to talk about collaborative law practice and that was good, but the weather was terrible and while I was in Florida, my husband was trying to deal with extensive flooding around our home and at his office. Just today, we finally got the last bits cleaned up around the house (the 22nd of May)and my next task is applying for FEMA.
For the first time in a month, I made it to my pilate/yoga fusion class and I am so very grateful. That hour of stretching and focus revitalizes me in so many ways, though I suspect I may be a little sore tomorrow!
A mediator friend of mine, Deb House, and I presented a workshop at last week's ABA conference. The focus of the workshop was on the changing ways we practice law and I had the chance to talk to legal services advocates and a few law student about preventive law, therapeutic jurisprudence, community lawyering and a host of the other change vectors featured in Kim's book. The bulk of the workshop was the discussion about mediation and collaborative law but I was sure pleased by the reaction to our overall presentation and plan to tweak it a bit and use a power point slide show to jazz it up a bit.
I was pleased at several workshops to hear a lot of talk about working collaboratively and holistically as well as interdisciplinarily and heard many attorneys discussing making better use of unbundled or limited scope representation.