Family Diplomacy managing attorney Adam B. Cordover recently spoke at the Reimagining Advocacy conference held at Stetson University in Gulfport, Florida. Cordover spoke on the topic of “Training Divorce Lawyers to Become Peacemakers.”
Center for Excellence in Advocacy
The conference was sponsored by Stetson University Law School’s Center for Excellence in Advocacy. According to the Center’s website:
The Center for Excellence in Advocacy promotes the continuing development of unparalleled advocacy skills through teaching, scholarship and research.
Stetson Law’s Advocacy Resource Center offers instruction to a worldwide audience through online video presentations by experts in the field of advocacy.
The Stetson Law community is committed to the concept of the complete advocate – one who commands a superior understanding of the law, the ability to persuasively present evidence, and the humanity to know when to do the right thing.
Experiential Learning in Advocacy
Cordover spoke on a panel highlighting Experiential Learning in Advocacy. His co-panelists included the following:
- Julie A. Baker of University, of Massachusetts School of Law, who spoke on “Social Justice Advocacy – Shifting the Balance;”
- Holly L. Coats, of the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, who spoke on “Exploring Opportunities for Advocacy within the Administrative State;”
- Margaret Hahn-Dupont and Stevie Leahy, both of the Northeastern University School of Law, who spoke on “Social Justice Lawyering;” and
- Kele Stewart, of University of Miami School of Law, who spoke on “Teaching Policy Analysis in an Individual Representative Clinic.”
Teaching Divorce Lawyers to Become Peacemakers
Below is the brochure description from Cordover’s topic on “Teaching Divorce Lawyers to Become Peacemakers:”
As divorce rates are hitting 50% and the scars of court battle permeate deeply within families, divorce lawyers are in a position to change the culture of family law. But they just need the tools. The skills and techniques for courtroom advocacy are very different than those needed for consensual dispute resolution methods such as Collaborative Practice. With the proper training, divorce lawyers have the opportunity to go beyond mere settlement and help families reach durable agreements, guiding families from a mere transactional process to a comprehensive transformational process.
Adam B. Cordover is a Collaborative Lawyer and Florida Supreme Certified Family Law Mediator who handles cases in Tampa, Brandon, Lutz, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Land O Lakes, New Port Richey, Bradenton, Sarasota, Orlando, and throughout the State of Florida. Adam has trained divorce lawyers how to practice Collaborative Divorce throughout the U.S., Canada, Israel, and France. Cordover is co-author with Forrest S. Mosten of Building A Successful Collaborative Family Law Practice, published by the American Bar Association in 2018.