ORATORIK Principles and Values

Manifesto and method ADE©️

ORATORIK is a law and media firm specializing in defense
and mediation. three main activities:

Defend your customers and resolve their disputes with the ADE©️ method (Argumentation - Law - Empathy)

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Disseminate the principles of procedural in internal investigations and disciplinary procedures.

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Practicing and transmitting the art of advocacy, developing tools for defending litigants and resolving disputes.

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ADERA Manifesto and Method

Why the ORATORIK motto " Just with words, law and empathy "?

ORATORIK's motto reflects its multi-disciplinary ADERA method, based on an alliance of the Arts, Law, Empathy (a term referring to the human and behavioral sciences), Rhetoric and Argumentation. We use this method because it has proven its effectiveness in the defense of litigants and the positive resolution of disputes.

ORATORIK uses this method to offer services as lawyer, mediator or arbitrator for the resolution of crises and conflicts. Our practice focuses on criminal and disciplinary law, art and media law, compliance and due diligence.

For each of our missions, we draw on legal, ethical, rhetorical, anthropological, psychological and cultural resources.

Let's start with the beautiful motto of Pierre DRAI, former First President of the French Supreme Court, "Tojudge is to like to listen, to try to understand and to want to decide."

When speaking to a judge or arbitrator, the lawyer must use all his resources to enable the judge or arbitrator to listen, understand the case he is defending, win over the client, persuade him of the soundness of the solution he is proposing, and obtain the best decision for his client.

When we act as mediators, our role is to help the parties find an amicable solution. Psychological and rhetorical resources take precedence over mastery of the law. The mediator is not an arbitrator and cannot give legal advice to the parties. However, the mediator's knowledge of the law is also an asset in discussions with the parties' lawyers.

If we act as an internal investigator, we apply an internal investigation methodology that is impartial and respectful of the rights of the defense, in line with the prescriptions of the Conseil national des barreaux and the Ordre des avocats de Paris.

With the Advocacy workshop, we are developing the ADERA method in order to consciously and thoroughly apply this global approach to all the cases in which we intervene.

How is this method applied?

The ADERA method can be applied to all types of litigation, including business disputes, as cognitive and emotional biases also play an important role in decision-making in such disputes.

In amicable processes such as interest-based negotiation or mediation, psychology and emotional intelligence are already well taken into account. We also apply the tools of emotional intelligence and discoveries in experimental psychology and neuroscience on decision-making processes to jurisdictional procedures (judicial or arbitral).

ORATORIK works with all professionals (lawyers and other legal professionals, mediators, arbitrators, communicators, psychologists, behavioral science professionals, etc.) who are experts in crisis and conflict management and resolution.

How does this approach fit in with the digitization of procedures and artificial intelligence?

Our ADERA method offsets the negative effects of the dematerialization of justice and online dispute resolution tools. Algorithms cannot yet replace the effectiveness of our method for your defense or dispute resolution.

We use digital tools and artificial intelligence to access information and to facilitate the logistical, organizational and communication necessities of our business. However, technology must be at the service of people, not the other way round. It cannot be a tool for enslavement and isolation.

We are trained to use the latest digital technologies in a humanistic spirit

In partnership

ORATORIK works in a network with equally independent professionals: other lawyers, mediators or arbitrators, law professors, experts, judicial commissioners, notaries, court-appointed agents, chartered accountants, psychologists and scientists. Reflection is shared, and work is divided between the specialties and skills of each.

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