Lawyers be Heroes
A Hawaii mediator tells lawyers why they can still be the hero, even if (or especially because) they go to Mediation instead of trial.
Abe Lincoln said: “As a peacemaker a lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good person.” As lawyers, when mediation’s done just right, we get a special feeling that we’ve been a good person, maybe even a little like Atticus Finch. It’s one of those moments we strive for as lawyers. It’s the secret reason we became a lawyer in the first place: to be a hero.
And it's all true -- scratch a lawyer, find Gregory Peck. The rest, with some great tips for lawyers on how to plan, approach, and conduct mediations as the client's hereo, here: http://www.tomcrowley.com/note.htm