This article will consider the two dramatic changes that collaborative practice [CP] brings to law practice: a change in the mental attitude of lawyers and clients toward the conflict and a change in lawyers' counseling techniques. Part II defines CP and compares it to traditional negotiation-pending-litigation. Part III considers the change in attorney and client mental attitudes wrought by CP, where both lawyers and clients take responsibility for identifying a resolution that will meet the needs of all of the parties. Part IV considers the type of client-counseling that is often generated by CP-lawyers in CP may strongly encourage clients to find a resolution that meets the needs of all of the parties. I conclude with a consideration of the possible future of CP.
Robert F. Cochran Jr.,
Collaborative Practice's Radical Possibilities for the Legal Profession:"[Two Lawyers and Two Clients] for the Situation" ,
11 Pepp. Disp. Resol. L.J.
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