The Problem with Formality
"Formality is artificial. It's just creates barriers. Irrespective of our beliefs, we are all the same human beings. We all want a happy life." from The Book of Joy by The Dalai Lama and Archbishop Tutu.
The formality of the law often stands in its own way. Simply talking to one another often avoids the complications of applying a formal procedure for determining "truth" when truth really is simply perspective. My goal today as attorney is to informally explain my clients perspective so that the formality of a hearing is avoided. Talk to one another in order to understand - empathy begins there.