“Discourage Litigation. Persuade your neighbours to compromise whenever you can. Point out to them how the nominal winner is often the real loser – in fees, expenses, and waste of time. As a peacemaker the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man (or woman). There will be business enough”.
Notes from Abraham Lincoln’s Law Lecture, 1851.
At Corish & Co discouraging litigation is the cornerstone of how we attempt to conduct our family law practice.
When you visit our office, you’ll find framed on our walls Abraham Lincoln’s words from over 160 years ago, which still ring true today.
Abraham Lincoln gave this lecture to fellow lawyers prior to becoming President of the United States. As he suggests, lawyers can do their best work by being peacemakers and resolvers of problems, rather than promoting conflict and adversarial disputes.
We make every effort to keep you out of Court and to resolve family law matters quickly and effectively.
We deliver client-focused legal representation through Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) such as collaborative law services, negotiation, round-table conferences and mediation.
Contact us for an obligation-free consultation to understand your best course of action in achieving the outcome you want.