The beginning of a new year; a traditional time for new ideas and new ventures. I would like to share my new idea for 2016.
Over the past 13 years, The Likeable Lawyer has designed and presented CLE programs to lawyers across the United States. Our programs teach models of persuasion and negotiation that have proven effective towards achieving better results for clients. Our unique negotiation model facilitates creative brainstorming towards expansive resolutions that increase the size of the pie and get more of everyone’s needs met. As opposed to the polarized approach suggested by zealous representation, our methodology results in more cooperation and innovative resolutions.
Beginning in 2016, The Likeable Lawyer is going to take it a step further and offer mediation services. Facilitated by Likeable Lawyers with ten or more years of teaching and employing our unique models, we will be available to facilitate negotiations, relationship issues, and help resolve conflict in a variety of areas. Think of it as Likeable Lawyer Mediation, in fact that is what we are calling it. Whether for a dispute already in litigation, or for parties who would benefit from seeking creative facilitation to put a deal together or resolve a conflict, we will help discover a creative win-win solution.
As we teach in our classes, the best solutions are achieved after the parties have undertaken a process to clarify the full range of their needs and objectives. We will take the parties through a process to do just that, and then create the conditions to find ways for everyone to achieve more of their objectives than they would have without Likeable Lawyer Mediation. Our goal is to help the sides discover ways to expand the size of the pie and walk away with a deal that everyone is happy with. The only requirement for hiring our services is that all sides to the situation must have the desire to work together to get everyone’s needs met.
We are in the process of adding pages to our website to explain more about Likeable Lawyer Mediation. In the meantime, if you would like to talk about our new service, send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or give me a call (512) 448-9528.
This new venture is in addition to the CLE programs which we will continue to deliver uninterrupted. For more information about our upcoming CLE programs, please visit: www.likeablelawyer.com.