I started my career in the law many years ago as a commercial shipping lawyer working for 2 large city law firms. After 12 years in shipping & 2 children I moved to what was then perceived by many at the time as the ‘soft ‘option… family law. How wrong was that ?
Having always lived with the mantra ‘if you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen’ I was lucky enough to end up as a Director of a family law firm which provided supervision for all members of staff. There was a particularly trying day where I seemed to be going round in ever decreasing circles struggling not only with the other side & the Court staff ( when I could get them to answer the phone ) but my own client as well . So, with a certain amount of scepticism & trepidation I took advantage of the opportunity for a supervision session…& it was transformative.
Being a family lawyer is tough.
Life now very often seems to be a constant series of demands requiring an immediate response. The family lawyer has competing demands from all sides . It is all too easy to get caught up in the frenetic atmosphere which can easily spiral out of control. Supervision helps the Supervisee & in turn their clients & their colleagues to regain a sense of equilibrium.
Try it & see !