Hi, I’m A Recovering Attorney

This morning I sat through what turned out to be a crossover between a mediators’ meet and the little I remember of anti-natal classes before the birth of our first child.

[Where, all those years ago, we sat on the floor in our stocking feet after a hot day at the salt mines and introduced our eager first-time-parent-selves; “Hi, I’m Martin – I’m a struggling artist, my passion for art comes before everything” (ha! say goodbye to that, buddy); or “Hi, my name’s Jo – I’m a foreign correspondent, just back from covering the war in Eritrea…” – ohhh’s and ahhh’s from the group.

Then “I’m Geoff, I’m a lawyer, sorry about my socks” – silence]

Oh yeah, the mediator meet.

Well, two mediators, TWO! introduced themselves as ‘recovering lawyers’.


That’s so offensive – to both professions.

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Geoff Sharp

Geoff Sharp is a Commercial Mediator from Wellington, New Zealand. Geoff works in the Asia Pacific region, including New Zealand, Malaysia, Thailand and Pacific Islands. He is a mediator resolving business problems. He is a fellow of the International Academy of Mediators and mediates complex and hotly debated litigation covering… MORE >

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