Welcome to new visitors and hi to old friends,
I've been on a travel sabbatical in 2016 while taking care of some tasks that needed my focus. The travel sabbatical apparently turned into a sabbatical from updating the website.
Among many other things, I have sent my latest book off to press at the ABA. See www.lawyersaschangemakers.com for more info about that. Our expected date of publication is August, 2016.
The travel sabbatical has come to an end. I am writing this from New York and the ABA ADR Conference is just wrapping up. Later this month, I will be off to Dayton, Ohio for the Transformative Mediation conference and a flurry of other travel.
I hope to write a long catch up email and post soon.
Happy New Year!
Take a look at this article featured in Law Practice Today, January issue.
(Kim will be back from under the to-do pile soon. Here is a photo she took in Florida last week. That is an alligator in the right corner.)
Last night, I wrote an eloquent report of my last circumnavigation of Earth, complete with links and photos and inspiring updates. Just as I was about to save it, something went "Blip!" and it was lost. In a few words: The trip was awesome and I am hopeful and inspired! I'll overcome the angst of losing the other post and recreate it soon.
However, a part of my post was time sensitive and so I am sending this as a special announcement.
Have you noticed how legal documents often take the soul out of agreements?
Would you like to learn to write documents that create sustainable relationships?
Do you want to connect with conscious businesses and work with clients who value your input?
The most popular workshop I lead is Conscious Contracts. It has been a big hit in Europe and Australia and has had significant traction and interest in the US, South Africa, and India. The evaluations have praised the course with scores of 3.75+ on a scale of 4.0. The comments have included statements about how it changed the lives of the participants, far beyond any CLE/CPD they've ever taken.
Here is one of the descriptions of the course:
Many businesses are now focussing on creating value-based cultures. This workshop will discuss how lawyers can assist companies align their legal documents with their company values, creating long-term sustainable relationships in all legal documents
And the 3.5-minute Sketchvideo about Conscious Contracts can be seen at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30coypdjTwE
While I have been off leading workshops, Linda Alvarez has been writing the book on the topic. A description of the book from Linda:
The manuscript for Lawyers as Changemakers, The Emerging International Integrative Law Movement has gone to the publisher! Now the ABA wheels turn toward copyediting, fine-tuning, layout, cover art, and perhaps even tweaking the title before it is released next March-ish. The final manuscript had 248,993 words. There are examples of the movement in action on six continents.
Writing and editing was an organic process. Many of you wrote your stories and then I looked to see how that demonstrated integrative law. I learned a lot and the book that has gone to the publisher reflects what I learned from all the contributors and others I've encountered on my journey.
Below is a collage of the contributors to the book. I daresay there is no finer-looking, heart-centered group of lawyers anywhere... until we get together another group of us at some point.
[If you contributed and don't see your photo, please be in touch. It means I don't have a photo for you!]
I have a few loose ends to tie up (like doing everything that I have postponed for the last several months!) and the next chapter will begin.
North Carolina >Netherlands>South Africa>India>Australia>TEDx in New York, here I come!