Martinsburg, WV, June 22, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- Attorney-Mediators, Elliot Hicks and Brenda Waugh traveled to Stonewall Resort in Roanoke, West Virginia to present their workshop: "How to Make Your Law Practice Look Less Like a Cage Match and More Like Mediation" as part of the West Virginia University's "summer school" CLE. During the workshop, attorneys earned three ethics credits discovering ways to improve their mental wellbeing by incorporating traditional mediation skills into their law practices. Over thirty experienced attorneys attended the workshop. During the workshop, participants examined the "adversarial assumption" that many lawyers use when they approach many cases and how that assumption may impair the ability to reach a prompt and fair settlement. Attorneys looked at the skills that they picked up in law school and refined in their practices, that need to adapt in order to negotiate win-win solutions successfully. Brenda presented further material on how restorative justice and collaborative law may be included in ordinary law practice to improve client outcome and lawyer satisfaction. The summer school series was offered to help lawyers meet the upcoming June 30 CLE deadline in West Virginia. Brenda and Elliot entered into their mediation practices after successful careers as attorneys.