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Lawyers as Peacemakers: Practicing Holistic, Problem-Solving Law

Lawyers as Peacemakers: Practicing Holistic, Problem-Solving Law
Product Code: 1620434
Author: J. Kim Wright
Publication Date: April 15, 2010
ISBN: 978-1-60442-862-9
Page Count: 528
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Sponsoring Entities: ABA Book Publishing
Topics: Law Practice Management, Management / Organizational Skills, Pro Bono
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About Lawyers as Peacemakers: Practicing Holistic, Problem-Solving Law

Law is an adversarial business--it can be difficult to find ways of successfully practicing while also providing balance and well-being to your clients and yourself. Lawyers as Peacemakers can teach you new ways of finding satisfaction in your job and providing comprehensive, solution-focused services to clients; sometimes it's not about winning, it's about finding the best possible answer for everyone involved. These practices focus on a more holistic, humanistic, solution-based approach to resolving legal problems, an approach that many clients want and need:
  • Collaborative Law
  • Restorative Justice
  • Problem-Solving Courts
  • Therapeutic Jurisprudence
  • Community Lawyering
  • Humanizing Legal Education
  • Transformative Mediation
  • Preventive Law
Lawyers as Peacemakers is an overview of these approaches and how they're being applied right now, as well as instruction on ways, big and small, you can incorporate them into your work.

What Others Are Saying...

"This book is a must read just for its tips how to balance important, stimulating careers while maintaining a meaningful personal and home life. This book can truly help make peacemaking your life's work."
-- Forrest (Woody) Mosten, author of Collaborative Divorce Handbook, Mediation Career Guide, Unbundling Legal Services, and Complete Guide to Mediation 

"J. Kim Wright's remarkable book will surely be seen as a defining event.  Wright's information-rich book illuminates and provides guidance not so much about what lawyers do as about who we are and who we can be"
-- Pauline H. Tesler, co-founder of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, co-editor of the journal The Collaborative Review, fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, author of Collaborative Law: Achieving Effective Resolution in Divorce without Litigation

"The depth and breadth of Wright's work cannot be overstated. As I grew into my position on the bench I attempted to research resources and like-minded colleagues, and it was no mean task. Wright pulls the information together skillfully, and envisions this tome as a tool in bringing integrity, balance and peace to the practice of law; I agree. And it is a tool both for the attorney, and for the judge. The practical guide she provides for the professional moving in that direction is icing on the cake."
-- Kathryn Carter, Retired District Magistrate Judge, District Court of Cloud County, Kansas, and President, Renaissance Lawyer Society

"J.Kim Wright has crafted a balanced template of possibility for those lawyers who feel ready to bring an enheartened awareness into their lives and their work. This book points the way to a new paradigm for lawyers, one that is meaning-based and congruent with the burgeoning consciousness movement in society-at-large. It should be mandatory reading in law school and beyond. Wonderful."
-- Jeff Brown, LL.B., author of Soulshaping: A Journey of Self-Creation

"By the time I had read the first chapter, I knew that this would be a book that I would keep with me at all times as an attorney.  And it is a book I will keep giving out to my attorney friends as well."   
-- Amanda Hibler, Sandra Day O'Connor School of Law, Arizona State University
"Kim Wright has produced a meaty and readable resource on how an ethic of care can become a canon of legal practice. Some, like myself, will be attracted by its emphasis on Therapeutic Jurisprudence--humanizing the law through reliance on insights from psychology and related social sciences. Others will be attracted by the book's holistic approaches and its spiritual side. The end result, however, should be a bench and bar that better serves society, and a legal profession composed of counselors, leaders, and peacemakers."
-- David B. Wexler, Professor of Law and Director, International Network on Therapeutic Jurisprudence, University of Puerto Rico, and Distinguished Research Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology, University of Arizona

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