To read John Sarratt’s firm bio is to know he has four children, none of whom are even thinking about being lawyers. If you’ve read that far in John’s bio, then you know he’s a Morehead Scholar; a Phi Beta Kappa member (translation: Bs were an outlier); a Senior Warden at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church; an adjunct law professor; a recipient of the Chief Justices Commission on Professionalism award; and the list goes on and on and on . . . . But, guess what, that wasn’t enough? Ask John.
For the greater part of the last five years, John has championed a new cause: collaboration. He is North Carolina’s lynchpin for collaborative law, having shepherded a group of believers to a temporary finish line, defined by Governor Cooper’s passage of the Uniform Collaborative Law Act. At some point, enough became enough for John. We’re here to talk inflection points and how John bears witness to humanity empowered through the collaborative process.
If COVID-19 has accelerated outcomes, disparate or otherwise, it’s also accelerated collaboration via virtual platforms. Lawyers are here for it. John is to be thanked.