Have you ever observed how people try to change their behavior and become increasingly frustrated while they keep on doing the same thing over and over. It’s no easy task to change an individual’s behavior. Prochaska and DiClemente prepare us for the story of change –that it can be a spiral and that there are specific processes that support an individual in moving through each stage.
Law schools are beginning to take seriously the challenge to produce lawyers both capable of good lawyering and good relationships, skilled advocacy, and without the fuel of anger, contempt, derision, scorn, and humiliation. Further, we are finding that many practicing lawyers both want to change and can change.