MLK, Jr. said, “the time is always right to do the right thing.” This is a principle at the very core of why CDT exists and why I’m involved in this process – to add value to our professional platforms and to efficiently make progress every time we connect with those we serve.
As we have witnessed extreme styles of political and social polarization of late, it’s possible some of it may have also spilled over into the lives of our clients, and thus …into our practices. My hope is that CDT can always be an organization that promotes a better path, even through the hardest places. I believe there are specific and practical ways we can do that.
Like you, I have witnessed many styles of legal posturing during my 30-year career (to date). Most all attorneys are serious and appropriate advocates; some we might even characterize as scorched-earth advocates, but each one is coming to the table with their best effort to help settle the issues of the day. Considering the diversity of our clients, clearly, each and every style has its unique place in the family law continuum.
As we all work, inviting new and expanded groups of litigators into the CDT fold, the fact that clients have a stronger voice in the process, only in tandem with the essential experience of a good attorney, will ring true to those best suited to this process. Of course, it is a paradigm shift from traditionally litigated family law, like more transparency and open dialogue; but the collaborative process is well worth having in every attorney’s arsenal of tools for settlement.
The tools we offer for this matrix include education, conferences, training, newsletters, network, community connections, and credentialing. Details are available in the newsletter so you can review all of the ways we can advance the mission and vision of CDT.
May we all continue to invite other attorneys to join CDT…