J. Kim Wright's blog
Many practice groups have purchased the training DVD that I produced, demonstrating how a full interdisciplinary collaborative team handles an increasingly complex divorce involving an apparently high functioning couple whose dysfunctional family secrets explode during the collaborative process.
Readers of this blog know that I just finished a cross-country tour, ending in Salt Lake City about a month ago. I was going there for a particular purpose. There is no need to share the details but suffice it to say that the purpose disappeared unexpectedly and somewhat mysteriously, leaving a lot of unanswered questions and a big gap in my schedule.
At the end of the tour, I was in Boise, Idaho and the project I'd planned the next several months of my life around was no longer viable. I was thousands of miles from where I'd started and I wasn't sure where to go or what to do next.
Note: Since our last blog, Kim led a training for the Guardian Ad Litem program in Salt Lake City - an interdisciplinary group of about 300 people. They looked at how to respectfully solve problems together, learning several problem-solving approaches together. They also bought an orange for $112 in an auction. (Inside joke for those who've been in trainings with me or Barbara Davis.)
Kim met and stayed with CEL Member Sindy Smith in Salt Lake City and enjoyed an amazing homemade African stew, along with Sindy's hospitality. Sindy is working on a program for training clients to be in mediation in the most effective way and contacting Utah lawyers to set up classes. She's is working with the very engaging Professor Jim Holbrook of University of Utah Law, who Kim also met before taking a day to travel to Boise and catch up on a few things.
September 21, 2010
Cheryl: Kim, I have missed you a couple of days. Share with me some of the recent highlights?
A: I blogged on my own yesterday so I can catch up on yesterday and today with you.
Cheryl: So what happened yesterday?
A: I was at Colorado University School of Law, CU. Yesterday morning, I met with one of the law professors and then went to a lunch talk with a group of law students who all thought that we alone. Each had come to law school, hoping to collaborate and helping others. Some met resistance from others who thought this motivation was unusual. I met some neat folks. One man, a former divinity school graduate, thought he was alone and had to suffer by himself. It was a good conversation with more than half a dozen students. They were engaged.
Cheryl: Did you speak to any classes?