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Australian lawyers unfortunately often share the trait of discourteous communication described by Mark Baer in his excellent article in the Huffington Post  At a recent Adelaide Collaborative Practice Group meeting time was spent sharing stories about needlessly aggressive communication by lawyers.
The practice of the law does remain a profession and in my experience most lawyers are committed to their duty the administration of justice, most lawyers are honest they just need to learn not to feel they have to be a gladiators.
The Australian Best Practice Guidelines for lawyers doing family law work provide that lawyers should show courtesy and be professional in all their dealings. Perhaps some of my aggressive colleagues could share why they act as they do? My view is aggressive communication by lawyers leads to unnecessary hostile exchanges which needlessly increase the cost and harm of the separation process.

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