Sep 17, 2021
As many of us know, too many lawyers tend to treat mediation as if it were a trial and try to be as persuasive as possible to the opposing party. While a lawyer should always be an advocate for their client, this zealous approach is more likely to lead to an expensive and time-consuming trial. It’s been 20 years since Jack Russo started The Foundation for Creativity in Dispute Resolution which promotes the use of zealous creativity over zealous advocacy so both parties can cocreate a solution with a less controversial outcome. Can the future of lawyers be more peacemaker instead of advocate and can we be creative enough to make it a reality?