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Collaboration and Teamwork (Weinstein/Morton)
Learning from Practice: A Professional Development Text for Legal Externs (2015)
  • Linda H Morton, California Western School of Law
  • Janet Weinstein, California Western School of Law
Abstract

Below are a series of videos that illustrate the importance of teamwork and various stages in the teamwork process. These videos accompany a chapter written by Profs. Janet Weinstein and Linda Morton titled Collaboration and Teamwork in LEARNING FROM PRACTICE: A PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TEXT FOR LEGAL EXTERNS. (Leah Wortham, Susan Brooks, Nancy Maurer, & Alexander Scherr eds., 3rd ed., forthcoming 2015).

The first three videos offer statements by a law firm attorney, a judge, and a non-profit attorney on the important roles teamwork and collaboration play in today’s law practice.

The next three videos, Forming, Norming, and Storming, illustrate the first three typical stages of team interaction.

Dialogue 1 and 2 show the Reforming phase of team interaction, illustrating how teammates can resolve issues through a collaborative dialogue.

The final video summarizes the importance of teamwork and collaboration. Teamwork Videos:

Teamwork - What Employers Want

Attorney and Managing Partner Abbas Kazerounian describes the teamwork attributes he is looking for in the lawyers he hires for his Consumer Law Practice.

The Role of Teamwork in Today's Law Practice

United States District Judge Anthony J. Battaglia discusses his perspective on the necessary and expanding role of teamwork in law practice today.

The Value of Teamwork in the Non-profit Sector

Attorney Anne S. Bautista, Legal Program Director for ACCESS, Inc., describes why teamwork is critical in non-profit work.

Teamwork Stage 1 - Forming

Teammates discuss their individual strengths and desired roles on the team.

Teamwork Stage 2 - Norming

The team’s work is underway. Some friction arises.

Teamwork Stage 3 - Storming

Anger, resentment, and blame dominate the team’s interaction.

Collaborative Dialogue 1

Teammates discuss concerns and resolve issues collaboratively.

Collaborative Dialogue 2

Teammates discuss concerns and resolve issues collaboratively.

Teamwork - Summary

Lawyers from private, non-profit, and judicial sectors provide additional comments on teamwork.

Disciplines
Publication Date
2015
Editor
Leah Wortham, Susan Brooks, Nancy Maurer & Alexander Scherr
Citation Information
Linda H Morton and Janet Weinstein. "Collaboration and Teamwork (Weinstein/Morton)" 3rd editionLearning from Practice: A Professional Development Text for Legal Externs (2015)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/linda_morton/17/