The Art and Craft of Deep Peace: Collaborative Practice Beyond the Four Corners of the Law
March 31 - April 1
This workshop shines a light on collaborative team practice through the lens of human conflict resolution, encouraging more powerful ways of distinguishing collaborative practice from other ways of conducting negotiations. Expect to clarify your own thinking about the unique value to clients of choosing collaboration and to strengthen how you communicate that value proposition. We will put meat on the bones of the paradigm shift in ways that support stronger alignment of purpose with colleagues and encourage clearer core messaging in collaborative practice groups. Particular attention will be paid to what changes for lawyers when our job description expands beyond legal dispute resolution. Workshop content will range from broad historical/philosophical perspectives, through human needs theory, evolutionary psychology, and restorative practice, to practical exercises and role plays – all aimed at exploring how potentialities for clients and their children expand when we place collaborative practice in the broader domain of human conflict resolution.