Stu had so much to say, we had to break his interview into two parts!
We were thrilled that Stu Webb came to join us on the Three Wisemen of Divorce. The Grandfather of Collaborative Divorce, Stu is probably the original and wisest Wiseman of all! A Zen Buddhist and Jazz Musician, Stu brings characteristics you wouldn't expect in a lawyer. Stu has mastered the understanding of using love, kindness, and collaboration to bring about better legal outcomes.
A veteran matrimonial lawyer in 1990, Stu had the audacity to leave litigation to try something new. He wrote a now-famous letter to a Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court describing his thinking on a new concept, Collaborative Law, where attorneys would agree to work on a case collaboratively towards settlement and pledging to withdraw from the case if litigation became inevitable. That letter together with Stu's amazing spirit and shining example sparked a worldwide movement for Collaborative Practice.
Listen to Part 2 of our two-part series. Part 1 is the episode from last week. If you haven't already, be sure to give it a listen.