New Book: Relationship-Centered Lawyering
Bob Madden and Susan Brooks have announced that Relationship-Centered Lawyering: Social Science Theory for Transforming Legal Practice, is now available through Carolina Academic Press. Here’s the link to CAP’s web page, which will allow you to see the Table of Contents and other information:
According to author Susan Brooks, "The book presents an innovative framework for approaching legal practice [and education] organized around three competency areas we believe are essential to all lawyers 1) contextualized understandings of human development (including family systems and attachment theory); (2) just and effective legal process; and (3) affective and interpersonal matters. This approach builds upon and enhances the foundation of the “Comprehensive Law Movement”, as described by Susan Daicoff, or, as our Australian colleagues have come to refer to many of these perspectives, “Non –Adversarial Justice.” Many of the authors will be familiar to members of this [TJ] listserv, including Wexler, Winick, Dauer, Stolle, Braithwaite, Tyler, Petrucci, and Silver."
David Wexler and Bruce Winick contributed a Foreword in which they describe the book as a ‘transformational tweak’ on the core concept of client centered counseling: “This book offers a dramatically new and improved version of the traditional concept, a version that is far more robust, holistic, and psychologically, sociologically, and culturally aware.”