Introduction to the Siben & Siben Lecture and Commentary: Interdisciplinary Teamwork in the Family Practice

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Family Court Review

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My favorite philosopher, Yogi Berra, reminds us that “[t]he future ain't what it used to be.” The Siben Conference and this symposium make me more confident and optimistic about the future of divorce practice than I was before. We are moving in the right direction of supporting families through difficult reorganizations through collaboration and teamwork between disciplines for the Global Case. That model will always be in conflict with the adversarial thinking/sole representation that animates the litigation process, but it is gaining support from the professions, from research, and from parents and children. The court system and our collective sense of community will benefit as it takes firmer and firmer hold. This mini symposium is a small thank‐you to those who are making that future possible.


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