12 07, 2019

Civility Precedes Empathy!

By |2019-07-08T10:58:48-08:00July 12th, 2019|Conflict resolution|0 Comments

There can be no empathy where there is no civility. I was at a conference  recently during which one the presenters made this statement. It struck me as I had never thought about these concepts as being connected. But, indeed, they are. “Civility” is defined as “…the act of showing regard for others by being [...]

14 03, 2014

“It’s All about the Relationship, *&^#@! “

By |2017-05-13T07:28:49-08:00March 14th, 2014|Actual Mediations|Comments Off on “It’s All about the Relationship, *&^#@! “

In 2000, I decided to move away from practicing law because I got tired of fighting with opposing counsel and being labeled and treated as the "bad guy" simply because I was representing an allegedly "bad guy". It seemed that civility and professionalism among lawyers no longer existed, and I and my clients were continuously [...]