Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Mediation should be emphasized in law school - all law schools

I conducted a great mediation this morning. It would seem that there would be no negotiated settlement at many points during the mediation, but in the end, I was able to assist the parties towards a negotiated settlement. What a great feeling of satisfaction. The parties shook hands and smiled at each other afterwards. Success!

It got me to thinking that mediation should be a mandatory course at Canadian law schools. It should also become part of the designation of a lawyer. Just as we all become Notary Publics upon completion of law school, we should all become certified mediators upon graduation. It would save our court system bundles, and would result in a much less litigious society. What do you think?

3 comments:

Dure said...

I absolutely agree with you on this. I am interested in a law career, but want to start of with paralegal and mediation courses just to get me accustomed slowly .... I have looked through the LSAT test books and find it very intimidating ... thus this specific route I want to take ....

great to read your blog thanks
Dure

BA2LLB said...

Mediation and negotiation skills would serve the legal community and the public equally well. Similar to Dure I am contemplating entering the legal profession as a law clerk before attempting law school. However, with an undergraduate degree completed I will be writing the LSAT in June 2009 to gauge my aptitude.

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