On Wednesday, June 7, 2017, I had the pleasure of speaking to members of the Pasadena South Rotary Club. My presentation was entitled Rotary’s Polio Plus Campaign and the Collaborative Law Process: Therapeutic Healing for the World.
As of April 2017 there were only five cases of polio in the World limited to Pakistan and Afghanistan. This is in sharp contrast to the 48,000 cases in America when I had polio in 1954. The work that over 5,000 Collaborative Professionals do in 27 countries around the globe will never prevent conflict as Rotary eliminates polio. However, conflict in relationships with others can be resolved in a peaceable, client-centered, private and interest-based resolution process. Children around the world will be less victimized by adversarial divorce. Prevention from harm and healing of relationships go hand in hand.
Imagine a world in which no child knows what polio is.
I dream of a world in which peaceable resolution of interpersonal conflict is selected before resort to adversarial litigation.
Pictured here with me are Charles Davis and Linda Nagel, Rotarians.
Jack H. Emmott is a Senior Counsel of Gray, Reed & McGraw, LLP, a 120 lawyer full service firm in Houston, Texas, a Board-Certified Family Law and Master Credentialed Collaborative Law Professional Divorce Attorney, Mediator, Author, Entrepreneur and Inspirational Speaker. For more information about Jack or his latest book, Bending Angels: Living Messengers of God’s Love, go to BendingAngel.com.