March 9, 2017

The Importance of Seeing Both Sides

I just had a most unpleasant conversation with another attorney. This individual was extremely hostile and never budged from his strident position. He was either unwilling or unable to consider my client's side of the dispute.  It was obviously an unproductive conversation. I felt angry that he was preventing the problem from being appropriately resolved.

It is rare that one party is completely in the right.  I pride myself on making every effort to see the other person's point of view, and many clients have complimented me on my ability to do so. This allows me to help community associations avoid lengthy legal conflicts.