I usually try to focus my news feeds on stories that have an obvious connection with the legal system but this one is an exception. This is a powerful use of circle process in community in Memphis, where they really must be putting something in the water!
The Memphis Daily News ran this article about Linda Warren Seely:
The article mentions CuttingEdgeLaw.com and our coverage of Memphis at:
Memphis Daily News reports:
The Memphis Bar Association will host a seminar titled “Effective Representative for the 21st Century: Therapeutic Jurisprudence in Civil and Criminal Practice” Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the University of Memphis Fogelman Executive Center, 330 Innovation Drive. David Wexler, a distinguished research professor of law in the Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona, will lead the seminar. The seminar offers 3.25 dual continuing legal education hours. To register, visit www.memphisbar.org.
Memphis doesn't necessarily seem like the kind of place where a legal movement would take hold and flourish, the heart of a new paradigm of law. But that is exactly what seems to be happening.
Effective Representation for the 21st Century:
Therapeutic Jurisprudence in Civil and Criminal Practice
Join us for a seminar on exciting new innovations in the practice of law. At this seminar, you will learn the principles of therapeutic jurisprudence and how you can integrate them into your civil and/or criminal practice. Experience how this movement is changing the practice of law, resulting in better representation of clients and greater professional satisfaction on the part of attorneys.
Therapeutic jurisprudence focuses our attention on humanizing the law and the legal process and asks whether the law can be applied in a more therapeutic way so long as other values, such as justice and due process, can be fully respected. It is a framework for asking questions that might otherwise go unaddressed.
Memphis is joining this national movement, which is being practiced by both judges and attorneys across multiple areas of criminal and civil law, in various court jurisdictions, and with both juveniles and adults.
When: Tuesday, April 7th from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m
Where: The Fogelman Executive Center, University of Memphis