Nov 20, 2021
When I speak to lawyers about the changes they would like to make in their careers, there are a number of repeating themes. One theme I often hear from litigators is that they are tired of the conflict and petty discovery disputes. They are frustrated in having to deal with opposing counsel who seem more interested in winning than in justice.
One path for these lawyers is alternative dispute resolution.
So where is mediation today and what are the career opportunities for lawyers who want to shift their careers in that direction? In this episode, Amy Mariani answers that question. Amy Mariani is someone I would trust unequivocally if I were involved in a conflict. She is practical, knows how to take the temperature down in a conflicted situation and is someone who knows how to quickly build trust and rapport.
For twenty years, Amy tried cases in the areas of employment, personal injury, and breach of contract. She began, mediating part time in 2014 and since 2016, she has done it full time.