Equal Justice Conference: A Moment of Revelation
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.
Though the venue was not my favorite (a resort in Phoenix, AZ) it appears that at least at the ABA Equal Justice Conference, many forms of the comprehensive law movement have found a home.