This topic includes reviews of books that have influenced Lainey Feingold's thinking about digital accessibility, Structured Negotiation, disability, negotiations generally, or about being an advocate with more cooperation and less conflict.
If you are looking for reviews of Laineys book, Structured Negotiation, A Winning Alternative to Lawsuits please visit the Praise for Structured Negotiation page on this website.
Chapter 16 of Structured Negotiation, A Winning Alternative to Lawsuits is about traits like patience, trust, and optimism that lawyers need to resolve problems without litigation. I have now discovered Soft Skills for the Effective Lawyer – a book that is like my Chapter 16 on steroids plus so much more. It should be mandatory reading for every lawyer, law student, law professor, and CLE provider.
Read more… Lawyers Need Soft Skills: A Book Review
The New York Times ran a powerful obituary on July 26, 2017 about Scharlette Holdman, an unsung woman who devoted her life to inmates on death row. The obituary described those who sought to emulate Holdman’s career by saying “Many mitigation specialists who followed in her footsteps are journalists and social workers. ‘It’s the antithesis of being a lawyer; it’s all about human feeling and connection..'” Is that true? Is human feeling and connection the “antithesis” — the opposite — of being a lawyer?
Read more… Lawyers as Changemakers: The Global Integrative Law Movement
The book review posted here was first published in the Book Review Thursday section of the San Francisco-based on-line publication BeyondChron. The book, written by lawyer J. Kim Wright and published by the American Bar Association, is titled Lawyers as Peacemakers: Practicing Holistic, Problem-Solving Law. The cover graphic shows a white dove of peace, olive…
Read more… Lawyers as Peacemakers: ABA Publishes Comprehensive Resource