Join DCACP for the presentation:
"I Say Advocate? You Say Collaborate? Let's Work the Whole Thing Out!
Collaborative attorneys are very familiar with tough cases, and tough moments, when they feel strongly pulled to "advocate" for - and even align with - their client, yet they want to remain "collaborative" with their teammates. Robin and Erin will be responding to questions lobbed by Lisa, to encourage a free flowing conversation about these issues. We will explore questions such as:
- What sorts of situations, and what client-characteristics, might pull for strong alignment and make the "paradigm shift" hard to hold onto?
- What does it feel like for Collaborative attorneys when they feel caught between a dedication to Collaborative principles and a worry that they may not be a strong enough advocate for their client?
- How can attorneys hold both clients' perspectives in mind WHILE strongly advocating for their own client?
- How does sharing a case with a colleague who does NOT understand the paradigm shift make these challenges even harder? What suggestions do you have for attorneys caught in this bind?
- How can attorneys successfully navigate these difficult moments in general?
This March program will build on our discussion with Barb in February about "Collaborating with the Enemy".