Collaborative Practice is being utilized in 25 different countries, in every state of the Union of the United States, and in every province in Canada. It is the wave of the future!
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KNOWING WHICH VIDEOS TO MAKE
Appreciate the opportunities that lockdown offers us.
I wrote this article a while back and recognize how relevant it is today, not only for our clients but for us as Collaborative Professionals. As we work our way through this pandemic, we are prompted to value the simple things. We are also called to notice the local and larger impact of adversity.
Like most Collaborative Professionals, I have found myself working almost exclusively from home. Though I had worked from home in the past, I always had the option of going into the office to access needed equipment (such as an industrial scanner) that made life easier. Now, not so much. Fortunately, I had some software in place that made the transition to an at-home practice easier, and I have had to quickly learn new software.
Managing a Collaborative Case Thousands of Miles Away
In the era of COVID-19, everyone is just now clamoring to use Zoom and other virtual meeting software to conduct business. However, my Collaborative Divorce colleagues and I were already doing it.
I'm not an active Facebook user. In fact, my generation tends to stay away from it altogether. Baby Boomers are a bit put off by all these social media choices. And Millennials tend to use Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. But, nonetheless, most of us (my husband excluded; go figure!) do have a Facebook account, and sometimes I give in to the temptation to scroll. For hours.
I recently had a professional Team debrief of a Collaborative case that terminated after two four-way meetings, the second at which we signed the Participation Agreement.
Known forever in family law is litigation, the often-quick fallback to failed lawyer-managed negotiation. Negotiations fail (if attempted at all), then go to court and duke it out in front of the judge and may the best parent win.
Then along can Stu Webb from Minnesota in the early 1990s and he changed all that.
With a simple letter, he indicated he would no longer litigate yet continue to take on family law cases. The proviso was, he wouldn’t go to court.
Let us imagine some typical settlement meetings.
I looked at her with a stunned look on my face when my client said, “Yes” to the offer her husband had proposed. Just moments before, she said, “No way in hell.” What had changed?