The courts of this country should not be the place where resolution of conflict begins. They should be places where disputes end, after alternate methods of resolving disputes have been considered and tried.
– Justice Sandra Day O’’Conner
United States Supreme Court (1981-2006)
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Most civil disputes do not occur in a vacuum. Concerns often extend beyond the conflict to ongoing professional or contractual relationships and public good will. Traditional methods of conflict resolution are end game negotiations based on posturing and incremental compromise, or in the event of a fail, reliance on judicial intervention. Those limited approaches can have significant cost in time, money, and people and still not achieve the desired resolution. The Collaborative Law process is uniquely designed to efficiently identify and address relationships, good will and other forward-looking interests.
What are some examples of resolution?
In the construction industry it is important that owners, general contractors, sub-contractors, suppliers, architects and engineers maintain good relationships, as the next project is just around the corner. Working in the collaborative process, disputes are quickly resolved, and the projects can be completed on time and within budget.
Hospitals have found that questions of medical error can be settled privately and efficiently. Positive relationships and good will can be maintained with patients and health care providers.
What other civil disputes benefit from the Collaborative Law process?
- HOA & Neighbor
- Faith Based
- Family Business Succession
- Real Estate
- Vendor & Supplier
- Medical Error