The Power of Conversation

“The greatest single antidote to violence is conversation” – Jonathan Sacks I heard the quote above a couple weeks ago, and it has stuck with me. As I’ve been mulling it over, I have seen parallels to what I do as an attorney and as a mediator. In both...

Let’s “Get Artisan” – Workshop with Neil Denny

I attended a training with Neil Denny, a solicitor (lawyer) from the UK, presented by the Collaborative Law Institute of Minnesota last Thursday and Friday. Over the course of the two days I learned and experienced so much, but one thing that has been stuck in my mind...

Do I Need A Will?

I think there is a common misconception that a will is only necessary if you have feuding family members and a very large estate. Since we don’t often discuss wills, our exposure to estate planning in popular culture is usually limited to the dramatic reading of the...

I’m Getting Divorced, What Are My Options?

I spend a lot of time educating my clients about the various processes available to them. There are always more options than they are aware of. Below is an outline of (only some!) of the options available for resolution: Neither party has retained an attorney: Self...