Monthly Archives: April 2011

Advocacy and the pursuit of interests, without the fighting

We can fully engage in advocacy without engaging in an adversarial approach. It sounds counter-intuitive, but when you think about it, the most clearheaded advocacy comes when the advocates are not shackled by a narrow focus on winning a positional bat… Continue reading

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We are looking for one good town (legally speaking)

Now, take that same concept – a commitment of an entire town to practicing health wellness – but apply it to legal wellness. For one year, what if town officials agreed that if there were any kind of municipal disputes, neither side would sue or g… Continue reading

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