Collaboration is gaining ground in legal areas aside from family law, and that’s heartening for all who seek a healthier, more successful method of dispute resolution.
In the Sept-Oct issue of Dallas CEO Magazine, respected Dallas attorney John G. Browning writes about the benefits of Collaboration, offering an insightful and lucid discussion of the process.
Noting that the Collaborative Law movement has been transforming family law for 20 years, Mr. Browning says that Collaboration serves clients “fed up with the raw emotions, uncertainties and financial demands of a system too often characterized by a lawyer-driven ‘scorched earth’ approach to cases.”
Browning goes on to detail how Collaboration is beginning to be successfully applied to a wide range of civil issues, including probate, construction litigation, sexual harassment and employment, and other business disputes.
Collaborative Law is “…a voluntary process that reduces legal costs, eliminates court intervention, and puts the clients’ interests first…” writes Browning.
He closes his article with this challenge to colleagues: “A lower cost, less combative approach that eschews ’scorched earth’ in favor of preserving business relationships? No wonder most lawyers are slow to embrace collaboration.”
Collaborative Divorce Dallas joins John G. Browning in encouraging Texas attorneys to consider their clients’ interests and look first to opportunities for Collaborative solutions.