Tonight’s post about demonstrating committment to family law was written by one of our Marietta divorce attorneys, Naomi Lumpkin.
Last Wednesday, I ventured out to Amelia Island for some fun in the sun and “Family Law Boot Camp” of sorts. This was my first time attending the conference and I will definitely be back. The conference included both work and play although I have readily made a lifelong commitment to that kind of work.
The best part about the conference was seeing opposing counsels, mediators and judges out of their gladiator suits. After all, we are all just people who ultimately want the same things: what is best for our clients and what is best for the children in these cases. We may not agree often in the courtroom. However, this conference gives us an opportunity to listen to our own advice about communicating effectively and take the emotion out of certain situations.
During the intense three day “boot camp,” we learned about case law that has changed in family law over the last year as well as techniques to make us better lawyers and better advocates for our clients.
What I took away from this conference is anyone who is serious about being the best family law advocate for their client was there. When you think about picking a lawyer, pick one that cares enough about you to commit to these sorts of events and conferences. It’s not about the beach and the sand (though a much added bonus). It’s about a lawyer that is committed to the practice and growth of family law. The more knowledgeable your advocate, the better your outcome will be for both you and your children in the long run.
I’m in. Our firm definitely walks the walk.