Points of Light/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

Posted on December 9, 2018


Jon Meacham, historian, and biographer of President George H. W. Bush, had this to say at the memorial service for the late President, last week:

“Abraham Lincoln’s ‘better angels of our nature’ and George H.W. Bush’s ‘thousand points of light’ are companion verses in America’s national hymn, for Lincoln and Bush both called on us to choose the right over the convenient, to hope rather than to fear, and to heed not our worst impulses but our best instincts.”

This is advice that applies to us all. If you are involved in a bitter dispute with an opposing party, question whether litigation is the way to achieve any of this most desirable results. Follow your “better angels”. Mediate don’t litigate.