The Lawyer As Healer
By BROOKE DERATANY GOLDFARB, Special to CFLJ.com
The Lawyer as Healer:
“Doctors…still retain a high degree of public confidence because they are perceived as healers. Should lawyers not be healers? Healers, not warriors? Healers, not procurers? Healers, not hired guns?”
--Warren Burger, Chief Justice, U.S. Supreme Court (1969-1986)
Lawyers were originally intended to be healers of societal rifts, not zealous courtroom adversaries. We as lawyers should bear this in mind as we conduct our legal practice, regardless of what our area of focus may be. However, in no aspect of the law is such consideration arguably more appropriate than in that of divorce and family law.