Tuesday, August 10, 2010

In Defense of Justice Over "Conflict Resolution"

Any time someone tells me that I need to see my role as a lawyer as a “problem solver,” I roll my eyes. You know:
“Eric, you need to stop litigating everything and be a problem solver”;
“Eric, we [meaning the opposing attorney and I] need to focus on solving our respective clients’ problem and stop the fighting between them”;
“Eric, I don’t have to justify my positions to you. Now, do we have an agreement or not?”
“If we remember that we are professionals working together to solve a dispute between two third parties [sic], we are more likely to behave like professionals.” (Diana Hagan, Bar & Bench (Salt Lake County Bar Association), Winter 2009) [1]

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