Linda Warren Seely
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!
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!
The Memphis Daily News ran this article about Linda Warren Seely:
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This Wednesday, the MidSouth Collaborative Divorce Alliance will meet to adopt a logo, a marketing plan and start working towards creating a new way to divorce in Memphis. I have been working with a couple that originally contacted me about doing a mediation and asked them if they could commit to not litigating. Listening to them work through to the place where they need to be has been interesting.
Memphis doesn't necessarily seem like the kind of place where a legal movement would take hold and flourish, the heart of a new paradigm of law. But that is exactly what seems to be happening.