In my travels around the country, I've had thousands of conversations with lawyers. Most have told me that they went to law school hoping to make a difference in the world. Whether it was to save the environment, create social justice, or world peace, they had dreams about what being a lawyer could help them do.
Steven Keeva wrote Transforming Practices, Finding Joy and Satisfaction in the Legal Life. It and the holistic lawyer columns he wrote as a senior editor at the ABA Journal were a turning point in our movement. Steve was diagnosed with early Alzheimers while barely 50 years old.
Previous Steve Keeva post: http://cuttingedgelaw.com/blog/steven-keeva
Integrative Law Week in NY Metro Area April 3-6, 2012
The Integrative Law Movement: The Emergence of Law as a Peacemaking, Healing and Problem-Solving Profession at Touro Law School
Tuesday April 3rd for Touro Law community 12:30-1:20 in the FCR
Register now to attend the live call where you can ask questions!
(If you can't make the live call, make sure to register for access to the recording of this and future calls!)
Did that headline get your attention? Are you looking for the magic formula to earn more money? Or do you think any such claims are hype and schemes?
I think you'll find that this is a lot different from that. Sean really did increase his income by 60% by expressing his passion in his law practice. How did he do that? How could you do that, too?
The next call series will begin on February 27! Register at
In our last series, we explored a wide range of what it means to be a lawyer who is an agent of evolutionary social change. Well over 100 lawyers registered and participated in the call so I know this group is inspired to make a difference in the world.
Monday morning, February 6 at 8 Pacific/11 Eastern.
Those of you on our calls have heard the insightful and wise questions and comments of Linda Alvarez. Today, we get to spend the whole hour with her.
Join us in learning about her Discovering Agreement model, an approach to contracts that builds a foundation of love and trust. And let's ask her about the upcoming Esalen event:
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I live a blessed life. I spend my days with inspiring lawyers and leaders who are making a difference in the world. They're young lawyers like Seth Weiner. Barely 30 years old, he is teaching restorative justice to law students at Loyola-Los Angeles. They're people like Laurel Kaufer who helps prisoners make peace and Alisa Gray, a shareholder at Tiffany and Bosco in Phoenix who teaches yoga in addition to practicing probate law.
Gretchen and I are working on some major changes in CuttingEdgeLaw.com over the next few weeks. Among them, we're launching a new public education "branch" of Cutting Edge Law, specifically for the Integrative Law Movement. The new branch will provide resources for the general public, as well as educating lawyers about this movement. Cutting Edge Law will continue to be the community of lawyers involved in the Integrative Law Movement. The sites will be integrated, too, sharing some content while also having their distinct content.