Lawyers As Peacemakers, Lawyers as Problemsolvers will be held Sunday, October 28, 2007 and
Monday, October 29, 2007, in Memphis Tennessee. From the conference brochure (PDF) . . .
According to the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, a “new conception of law practice” and of what it means to be a lawyer is taking hold within the legal profession. The legal academy and the legal profession are considering innovative approaches to the practice of law-including diverse paths such as collaborative law, restorative justice, therapeutic jurisprudence, transformative mediation, holistic law, and problem-solving courts. These opportunities offer attorneys broader dimensions in pursuing their professional responsibilities in client counseling and advocacy, conflict resolution and the promotion of social justice.
National speakers are . . .
- David Hall, J.D., LL.M., S.J.D., is Professor of Law and former Dean at Northeastern University School of Law. He lectures nationally and writes on issues of social justice, diversity, affirmative action, equal justice, and educational transformation. The author of The Spiritual Revitalization of the Legal Profession: A Search for Sacred Rivers (Edwin Mellen Press, 2005), David Hall is known for his power as an orator and as an inspiration to lawyers about what is possible when they are true to themselves and the calling of the profession. Named Outstanding Dean of the Year by the National Association of Public Interest Lawyers, he has received the National Conference of Community and Justice Humanitarian Award and serves on the national Legal Services Corporation Board. For more information.
- Susan Daicoff, M.S., J.D., LL.M., is Professor of Law at Florida Coastal Law School in Jacksonville, Florida. She has worked as an attorney and a psychotherapist in private practice. Susan is a prominent voice in the emerging “comprehensive law movement.” She is considered by many to be the leading national expert on the topic of expanding choice for legal professionals in order to return meaning, purpose and satisfaction to their lives. She is a noted author of articles and books on the psychological health and well being of lawyers, including Lawyer Know Thyself: A Psychological Analysis of Personality Strengths and Weaknesses (APA Books, 2004). Susan taught this summer in the Harvard Negotiation Insight Initiative. For more information.
- Marty Price, J.D., is the Director of the Victim-Offender Reconciliation Program Information and Resource Center. He is a pioneer in mediation/dialogue in crimes of severe violence and has trained and consulted for juvenile victim-offender mediation programs in the U.S. and abroad. This spring, on a Fulbright grant, Marty taught restorative justice in a Ph.D. law program in Buenos Aires and trained victim-offender mediators in Argentina and six other South American nations. In 2006 he made a South American speaking tour sponsored by the U. S. State Department Democracy and Human Rights International Information Program.
- J. Kim Wright, J.D., is the managing attorney of the Healers of Conflicts Law and Conflict Resolution Center and Publisher of the Cutting Edge Magazine. Kim founded the Renaissance Lawyer Society (http://www.renaissancelawyer.org) and served on its Board from 2001 to 2006. Kim has trained collaborative lawyers across North American and teaches Restorative Justice at Warren Wilson College. A consultant to law firms and court systems, she also coaches other attorneys, serves on several boards and committees, and is an active speaker, writer, trainer and advocate for law as a peacemaking profession. For more information.