Paradigm Shift

Paradigm Shift…

For an inspirational defi nition of the “paradigm shift” see Pauline Tesler, shift refers to the alteration in consciousness whereby lawyers retool themselves from the adversarial to collaborative lawyers. The paradigm first requires the lawyer to become aware of unconscious adversarial habits of speech as well as automatic adversarial thoughtforms, reactions, and behaviors. The second step of the paradigm shift is to adopt the beginner’s mind, learning new ways of thinking, speaking and behaving as a collaborative lawyer.” (pp 79-80).Collaborative Law, 2nd Edition (ABA 2008): “The paradigm

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