Just watched Dave Shearon's video. Great guy, great topic. I have seen Dave on a number of occasions and really appreciate how he points out in his comments on the war of values lawyers face when trying to solve problems the loss of one of humankind's key intelligences, emotional. When you take that out of the equation, it's no wonder disputants are so dissatisfied with Court outcomes.
There isn't room in a courtroom for emotion, and how do you effectively problem solve if you don't engage your emotion?
Great video, Dave, Mike and Kim!!
Yesterday afternoon, Scott Crosby and I along with a woman named Amy Amundsen appeared on a local access TV show in Memphis called 'A Question of Law' hosted by Judge Kay Robilio to discuss Collaborative law process. Cindy Pensoneau was there but did not appear on the show. Amy is the former president of the Memphis Bar Association who became familiar with collaborative process about ten years ago thru her work at the ABA and the Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. She was the 'con' to collaborative practice but I think we won her over!
I am very excited that Vanderbilt University in Nashville is working with the Mediation Group in Tennessee to try to bring a collaborative law training to us in late August. Information about the training is on my facebook page and I am hopeful we will have the brochure available to send out via email soon.
Attended a great conference last week in Chicago. Very interesting attorneys and speakers. Really enjoyed the program featuring John McShane and hope to get to know more about him and his practice! Seems to me there is alot of overlap with the recovery communities and holistic or humanized legal practice. Since I am slightly active in the Wellness Committee of both the Memphis and Tennessee Bar Associations (will meet today with ED of our Tennessee Lawyers Assistance Program) in bringing some changes to the practice, I found the confluence of Mr.