TRANSFORMING THE LEGAL PROFESSION
Welcome! We’re glad you found us. We’re a team of collaborators who are working to create a new kind of legal system, one built on values like Authentic Integrity, Contribution, Compassion, and Love. We are leaders in a movement that transforms the core of the legal profession, from isolation and adversarialism to connection and resolution.
For many years, lawyers have been creating new models and approaches to legal issues. Most of us have been seen as unusual or even weird by our colleagues. We’ve often heard, “I thought I was alone!” when we’ve connected with these courageous trailblazers. We recognize and embrace innovators!
Cutting Edge Law Enterprises, Inc. brings together practitioners, creating teams with diverse skills and experience to manifest our vision. We offer a wide range of services, information, and support.
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Our Vision for the Legal System: 2045
The seeds of the late 1990s and early 2000s have flourished. We are grateful to our trailblazers and pioneers who held this vision and brought it to fruition.
Lawyers are now recognized for our true purposes: peacemaking, problem-solving and healing the wounds of the community. We are agents of transformation with our clients, helping each to use conflict as an opportunity for transformation and to access greater synergy and creativity. We create sustainable agreements and resolutions. Trials are rare and civil. Collaboration, prevention, and compassionate listening are the lawyers’ stock in trade.
Lawmakers serve, conscious of all stakeholders, and of our interconnectedness with Nature and each other. They are inclusive as they work on common goals and shared values to benefit everyone.
Law enforcement focuses on Right Relationships, working in partnership with the community to foster strong, empowered and safe communities.
Judges are wise leaders who help to balance competing values, hold everyone accountable, and deliver fair results with love, compassion and empathy.
Prisons are a part of our past. Now we focus on rehabilitation, healing, and reconnection for all members of society. Criminal behavior is seen as a symptom of brokenness that needs to be healed and we know that sometimes the brokenness belongs to us all.
Law students still learn the focused, analytical thinking that is known as thinking like a lawyer. Now they are also trained in holistic thinking and wellness. Art is part of the balanced core curriculum.
Our history of restorative practices and nonviolent communication in schools has helped to produce citizens who tell their truths, take responsibility, and accept accountability.
The Legal System Works for Everyone.
There are no more lawyer jokes. They’re not funny anymore.