Training: Two key counseling skills of the Integrative Client-Centered Model for effective and ethical lawyering: Integrative listening and Equipoise
Two key counseling skills of the Integrative Client-Centered Model for effective and ethical lawyering: Integrative listening and Equipoise
KCBA Solo Section
February 14, 2018
Sponsored by Darcel Lobo
Presentation by Mark Baumann
- RPC 1.2: Clients chose the objectives of litigation, but what if their choice seems unwise or thoughtless?
- Five minutes of relevant neuroscience
- Integrative Listening. The 10 essential elements of the listening skill, and how to use them to enhance client decision-making
- Equipoise: The art of empathizing and getting close to the client’s story while maintaining professional distance
Handouts to be provided include two articles:
Integrative Listening: A 10 Element Model for Lawyers Informed by Interpersonal Neurobiology (CUP of COCOA RNV)
Equipoise: A Touchstone to Help Lawyers Balance Interests and Emotions While Remaining Flexibly Poised for Action
Speaker bio: Mark Baumann has practiced law for 30 years, mostly as a solo or in a 2-person firm. He is a litigator and mediator focusing on high conflict family law and interpersonal-oriented disputes. Also, he has been studying the science of conflict for 20 years, is a professional consultant, the director of the Integrative Client Counseling Institute, and developer of the Integrative Client-Centered Model (ICCM). The ICCM guides counseling, negotiation, litigation, and lawfighting™, and is based on neuroscience, attachment theory, relational and other sciences. In 2013 he obtained a graduate credit certificate in Interpersonal Neurobiology (the functional equivalent of an LL.M. in client science.) Mark has recently completed several years of intensive training in adult attachment theory, and is developing the Conflict Model of personality in conflict, a model in large part informed by adult attachment which describes the patterns of how clients tend to behave and think in the face of danger. More information is available at www.ICC.Institute. Mark may be reached at Mark@MarkBaumann.com, 360-452-8688.