Collaborating During Divorce
I am reflecting on a busy week working collaboratively with clients who are in different stages of separation. They have been variously distressed, sad, brave, angry, remorseful, forgiving, generous, but overwhelmingly respectful of each other and those supporting them. It is a great privilege to work with people in this way, and with my collaborative colleagues.
On the other side of the ledger, this week I have had a few dispiriting encounters with lawyers where ego won out. Not the ego of the client! It is a problem for me when telephone calls and emails from another lawyer are so shaped by the ego of that person, that the point of the communication is lost. This has been my week. My hope is that next week I have the good fortune to communicate exclusively with lawyers who have better balance.
“No doubt we can all do with ‘a little humility and a little diffidence” ~ Ghandi