2022 marks Family Lawyer Magazine’s tenth anniversary. To celebrate this milestone, we decided to focus on thought leadership – highlighting changes in the culture and practice of family law over the last 10 years, and shedding light on what the future may hold.
To create the Thought Leadership Interview Series, Family Lawyer Magazine’s Editorial Director Diana Shepherd and former Publisher Dan Couvrette have been recording video interviews and podcasts with thought leaders in family law this year.
For the tenth anniversary edition of the magazine, we also invited one of our Advisory Board members, Sharon Klein, to conduct a Roundtable with past and current AAML presidents to discuss advancements in family law.
Here are links to the current interviews (below); watch this page for more videos and podcasts over the next few weeks and months.
WATCH: Why Family Lawyers Burn Out – and How to Avoid it
Attorney coach Gray Robinson discusses why lawyers burn out and offers strategies for creating a successful practice – without sacrificing your health or happiness.
WATCH: Brian Pearlstein Discusses Reuniting Mother & Daughter in Paris After a Child Abduction
Maryland family lawyer Brian Pearlstein discusses a complicated pro bono case in which he helped reunite a mother & daughter in Paris after a child abduction. Watch his interview with Family Lawyer Magazine’s Publisher, Dan Couvrette – or read this extraordinary story – here.
PODCAST: Racism and Discrimination in Family Law
Family lawyer Kiilu Davis discusses racism and discrimination in family law past and present – and looks to the future with hope for true equality.
WATCH: Advancements in Family Law – A Roundtable with 3 AAML Presidents
Current and past AAML presidents Cary Mogerman, Maria Cognetti, and Peter Walzer discuss notable changes in family law – and some predictions about how the future may unfold – with moderator Sharon Klein, a divorce financial expert.
WATCH: Business Valuation in the Past, Present, and Future
In this interview, business valuation expert Jay Fishman discusses the changes, improvements, and challenges of valuation for marital dissolution with Family Lawyer Magazine‘s Diana Shepherd.
WATCH: Be Careful (and Sparing) with Your Words in Court
Joy Feinberg discusses changes in the practice of family law – and why you need to be more careful with your words and actions these days.
WATCH: The Forensic Psychologist’s Role in Custody Evaluations
Child custody consultant and forensic psychologist Robert Simon, Ph.D., discusses the proper role of forensic psychologists in family court – and ways to detect if an evaluator is trusting their gut more than the objective data.
WATCH: Mediation and the Good Karma Divorce
Judge Michele Lowrance (Ret.) discusses writing The Good Karma Divorce, leaving the bench for mediation, and why lawyers now have to be skilled at mediation to stay relevant.
WATCH: Why Lawyers Must Keep Up with New Technology
Family lawyer and technology guru David Lederman discusses the rapid growth in tech, and why it’s unconscionable for lawyers not to adopt tech that meets his “4S” criteria.
WATCH: Embracing Technology & the Future of Family Law
Noted family lawyer Randy Kessler discusses embracing technology as a crucial strategy as the business and practice of family law evolves.
WATCH: Technology & Automation to Streamline Law Firm Operations
Family lawyer and LawPay Practice Advisor Jordan Turk discusses the trend to streamline law firm operations while adapting to clients’ changing needs and expectations.
Cybersecurity Strategies for Family Lawyers
Social engineering, phishing, and hacking pose a real danger to your practice. Diana Shepherd recently spoke with cybersecurity lawyer Bill Sosis about the steps family lawyers should take to protect their data – and firm.
WATCH: The Past, Present, and Future of Collaborative Practice
In this video, IACP president Lori Gephart discusses the growth of Collaborative Practice & how it reduces conflict & minimizes negative impacts on individuals and families.
WATCH: How Empathy Contributes to a Family Lawyer’s Success
How do you maintain boundaries while empathizing? Can empathy help with a “client from hell”? Family lawyer Christopher Melcher offers tips and tools for building your empathy muscle while explaining why this is crucial to your success.
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