FAQ: What Is the Focus of Your Practice?

At The Law Studio, our focus is on complete and effective resolution. It’s about integrity, or what works, for as many people as possible in a process, understanding that we might not know how well something is working until long after it has been implemented. We’re not necessarily going to provide you with a quick fix that makes you feel better in the short term and leaves you empty and dissatisfied in the long term. That means we are going to look a little deeper at what you are truly trying to achieve in a situation, how it aligns with your Core Values, and whether there is a more powerful way to set yourself up for the future you want. We allow you to be human. Feel hurt. Be angry. Want vindication. Throw a tantrum. But once the emotions have been released, we will get down to business and create an action plan that gets you results beyond a dollar amount or blocked action. We might even repair some relationships along the way, too. That’s what’s possible with a holistic, integrative approach to law. Wherever possible, we will use whatever tool we have to co-create resolution that gives you more than you might expect–if you’re willing to work with us toward that result.

Nance L. Schick, Esq. is an attorney, arbitrator, mediator, and conflict resolution coach based in New York City. She is the founder of The Law Studio of Nance L. Schick, where she and her team of employees, vendors, and strategic partners deconstruct conflict and re-create it as opportunity, using a holistic, integrative approach. Nance resolves conflict and cultivates leaders, using her EEOC training, as well as her proprietary Third Ear Conflict Resolution process, which is described in more detail in her first book, DIY Conflict Resolution: Seven Choices and Five Actions of a Master. She is also an award-winning entrepreneur, who has been acknowledged by the New York Economic Development Corporation/B-Labs (Best for NYC 2015 finalist), U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2015 Blue Ribbon Small Business), Enterprising Women Magazine (Honorable Mention, 2014 Woman of the Year awards), and Urban Rebound NY/Count Me In (2013 Pitch Competition finalist). Most recently, she was appointed ICERM Representative to the United Nations and will attain her certificate in Ethno-Religious Conflict Mediation in March.