We hope to see this forum facilitate discussion and inspire mainstream lawyers to add new conflict resolution tools to their kits, while bridging the gap between legal academicians, judges and practitioners.
Asheville, NC (PRWEB) September 9, 2008
Legal Trends Network, a user-driven information resource and collaborative exchange for lawyers, judges, academicians, and social justice professionals, has just launched its new social network for those professionals to facilitate interactivity relative to peaceful and therapeutic means of conflict resolution and dispensation of justice.
Gina Drew, CEO of Legal Trends Network, says, "I began to notice how lawyers are using social networks to form connections within their disciplines and cultures. But those connections were spread across many different social networking sites, and there has been minimal cross-over conducive to conversation or collaboration between groups. At the same time, professional associations, while effectively promoting their members, have done very little to facilitate networking among their members in a web-based environment."
Legal Trends Network is designed to meet this challenge by providing a useful niche network for legal and social justice professionals.
With the addition of the new social networking aspect of the Legal Trends Network site, like-minded lawyers can now form and join groups where they can engage in discussion, collaborate on articles, broadcast email messages to their group members, and maintain group event calendars, among other common functionalities.
The Legal Trends social network will provide services to professional organizations and organic groups alike. Ms. Drew adds, "We hope to see this forum facilitate discussion and inspire mainstream lawyers to add new conflict resolution tools to their kits, while bridging the gap between legal academicians, judges and practitioners."
Legal Trends Network is an information resource and collaborative exchange that allows lawyers, judges, law professors, and students to share articles, news, and other resources focused on therapeutic jurisprudence, peacemaking and social justice. Legal Trends Network covers new modalities in:
- Social Justice
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Collaborative and Cooperative Law
- Transformational Mediation
- Problem Solving Courts
- Therapeutic Jurisprudence
- Technology in the Courtroom
- Restorative Justice
- Criminal and Prison Reform
Other topics covered include sections on law practice management and components centered on lawyer satisfaction and well-being. The site is organized so that each topic of discussion has its own resource page as a starting point for those individuals interested in a specific discipline.
Legal Trends Network is a free resource for legal professionals. "Legal Trends Network needed to be accessible to lawyers and judges all over the globe, making subscription memberships impractical," said Drew. "We've put a lot of focus into building a universally friendly user-interface, in a professional format. We are a hands-on company and are available to assist members and encourage feedback for making improvements to our site."
Professional organizations interested in hosting groups at Legal Trends should visit the website to create their group. The staff at The Network is happy to assist wherever possible.