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Brooke Delaney-Goldfarb discusses her journey as a mediator, mother and lawyer. She shares insights into balancing multiple roles and developing a successful career. The article finishes with her advice from hindsight on parenting and being an effective mediator.
Love Is Never A Mistake
When you came together at the time it was meant to be. It was not a mistake. Your children are not a mistake. The life you built together was not a mistake. If it is time to move on, then let's move on, but let's honor the past as we look to the future
A mediator talks about the process of owning up to her own issues, which is helpful for her as well as her clients. 2 Comments
The Upward Spiral—Getting Lawyers From Daily Misery To Lifetime Wellbeing
My brother quit the law this week. Just hung it up. The sad thing is that he was one of the greatest trial lawyers I ever met. His clients loved him. They knew he would fight for them. The juries loved him. He really knew how to captivate a courtroom. Of course, it was—and still is—impossible to win an argument with him, a trait that often affected the quality of his relationships. 1 Comment
Pursuing Peace On One Foot
I am 41 years old, thank you very much, and I must admit that at mid-life I have a few regrets. One is that when I was a kid I dropped out of Hebrew School and did not have my Bat Mitzvah at 13. Another is that I quit the piano. Still another that I never got to be a member of the Mickey Mouse Club. Well, some things we have control over and some things we don't. I may have missed the Mickey boat and perhaps I'll get back to the piano some day. For now, with my husband and children's encouragement, I am going back to get the religious school training I missed out on as a kid. 1 Comment
Finding Purpose In Your Practice
Today I changed my intake sheet. I just had to do it. Although I am a practicing member of the Florida Bar, I most enjoy working as a certified family mediator with pre-suit pro se couples.
A Review Of Lawyers As Peacemakers: Practicing Holistic, Problem-Solving Law
According to Ms. Wright, there is a rapidly expanding like-minded legal community out there, actively practicing the concepts of peacemaking, problem-solving and conflict-healing. Ms. Wright has been instrumental in telling these lawyers’ stories and bringing them together. Over a dozen years of her findings are culminated in her new ABA publication, Lawyers as Peacemakers: Practicing Holistic, Problem-Solving Law. 2 Comments
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