Peacemaking, Mediation, and the Future of the Legal Industry with Peacemaker Doug Noll
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Pacifico talks with attorney turned peacemaker Doug Noll about the framework of peacemaking and mediation and how technology will reshape the practice of law.


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Books Mentioned:

Thinking Fast and Slow

How Emotions Are Made

Anxious: Using the Brain to Understand and Treat Fear and Anxiety

The Deep History of Ourselves

Synaptic Self: How Our Brains Become Who We Are

The Emotional Brain

Social: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect

Feeling & Knowing: Making Minds Conscious


Show Notes

00:00 Show Intro


01:24 Guest Intro – Doug Noll

02:10 What drove Doug to Law school

02:41 What Doug enjoyed most about practicing law

03:12 Doug’s transition to mediation and peacemaking

04:43 Getting schooled in peacemaking

06:01 What Doug would change about the legal system and industry

08:33 Myths and lies in the legal profession

10:39 Brainwashing and dehumanization in the legal profession

11:49 Doug’s advice for current and prospective law students

14:39 Mental health of lawyers

16:14 Course choice in law school

17:55 The bar exam and how to license attorneys

19:27 How technology will change the legal industry

24:33 The importance of negotiation skills

26:49 Doug’s work with Prison of Peace

31:34 Doug’s favorite failure

35:05 Doug’s heroes

36:13 The books that have most influenced Doug’s life

37:13 Doug’s go to self care strategies

39:45 Doug’s billboard

42:28 The importance of emotional education

46:37 The kindest thing anyone has done for Doug

47:21 Outro

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