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Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Welcome to the my blog and today’s topic: “Transparency between Lawyers in an ADR process: what a novel idea!”

In my 32 years of practice as a traditional family law lawyer, collaborative family lawyer and mediator, I have been struck by how challenging it is for lawyers, including myself!, to be transparent and open with their fellow lawyers in a case, even when engaging in an Alternative Resolution (ADR) process. It is an ongoing challenge for lawyers  to “change hats” and  be open and transparent when engaging in an ADR process, whether as a lawyer or as a mediator. There are often good and historical reasons for this. Having experienced just such a transformation recently in a collaborative family law case, I would like to share my thoughts with you. For my full article please read on….!  http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs184/1109067048578/archive/1113606605200.html

Until next time!


Anne Freed holds a BA (Honours Sociology), JD (Juris Doctor, Law Degree), Master of Laws Degree (LL.M.) in Alternative Dispute Resolution, Advanced Training in Mediation, Arbitration and Collaborative Practice, Certification in Collaborative Practice

 © Anne E. Freed, November, 2013