Peacemaker Signature: Compassion
The word compassionate is all over my website.
Compassion is an important trait for a client because divorce can be so emotional. You want somebody who will understand your feelings, hear what you’re saying, and know how that translates for their case.
Some clients claim they don’t want emotion to enter into the case. A compassionate attorney can gently bring to light that emotion is a natural part of the process and in fact, hiding from the natural flow of emotion might make it hard for us to achieve the right outcome in the case.
When we bring compassion to a case, we help our clients see what they need to see. Here’s a great article about compassionate divorce.
I will not carry a client who can’t pay my bill. I will not make exceptions for unreasonable requests. I have to have compassion for myself as much as for my clients. I’m compassionate enough to speak up when a situation is not as it should be.
When I feel something is necessary or right, I stay on it. I’m determined to compassionately represent my client, as far as I need to go to do so.
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This blog first appeared on the website for the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. Read the original blog here. In the era of COVID-19, everyone is using virtual meeting software to conduct business.