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Talking about transition matters (£)
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Tony Whatling Mediator Consultant and Trainer
To what extent are trainee and novice lawyer mediators exploring the complex transitional process involved in moving from legal practice to that of mediation - and should it matter?
This article raises issues about the extent to which trainee and novice mediators are aware of and being helped to articulate the experience of making the transition from practicing as a lawyer to that of a mediator.
The importance of this transitional journey cannot be overstated and yet surprisingly it is rarely ever discussed neither have any references to it been found in mainstream mediation literature.
Drawing on over 30 years experience as a trainer and practice consultant the author identifies potential ‘blockers’ to exploring with trainers colleagues and practice consultants what can often be a discomforting and challenging experience.
He provides examples...
Read the full article here.