Case briefing, legal researching, exam writing, white-glove editing, and public speaking are the major skills that we, law students are expected to master by graduation. But, what can we do to distinguish ourselves and highlight the practical skills
The concept of bringing victim and offender together for dialogue - and possibles peace - is one more countries are adopting.
Remember your grandmother’s old adage – If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again? And it’s so true for being relational. Especially for lawyers.
Most civil disputes settle or are resolved out of court, which creates space for more young lawyers and law students to pursue careers in alternative dispute resolution (ADR). There is also a need to increase opportunities for diverse lawyers to serve as neutrals and represent people in ADR processes. This article explores the barriers to inclusion for diverse attorneys in the legal profession and means to overcome them. It also discusses practical steps diverse young lawyers and law students can take to access opportunities in mediation practice. Discussions on these topics will continue during the Section on Dispute Resolution’s 20th Annual Spring Conference April 4-7 in Washington, DC.
We have all heard of the 3 Rs – reading, writing and ’rithmetic – which are commonly seen as the foundation of a basic education. Effective mediation skills must similarly be based on three fundamentals. I propose that mediation is most effective and simultaneously most meaningful and satisfying for disputants when