International Alliance of Holistic Lawyers Conference
Attended a great conference last week in Chicago. Very interesting attorneys and speakers. Really enjoyed the program featuring John McShane and hope to get to know more about him and his practice! Seems to me there is alot of overlap with the recovery communities and holistic or humanized legal practice. Since I am slightly active in the Wellness Committee of both the Memphis and Tennessee Bar Associations (will meet today with ED of our Tennessee Lawyers Assistance Program) in bringing some changes to the practice, I found the confluence of Mr. McShane's practice of domestic, restoration of attorney's to the practice of law and criminal law very interesting indeed.
I was lucky enough to chair the Bench/Bar Committee for the TN Bar and the TN Administrative Offices of the Courts this past year. Our CLE program yesterday featured a great video called "Before Atticus Said Yes". The video was a taping of a play put on by the Knox County Bar Association and featured a segment of the characters of the Judge, the Macon County Bar Association President, the Sheriff and Atticus Finch from "To Kill a Mockingbird". They discussed a number of issues including pro bono work and representation. The discussion segment which included comments from judges and practitioners in TN took some interesting turns but wasn't as lively as I had hoped. Nonetheless, the Chief Justice of the TN Supreme Court, Janice Holder, told me some of the judges thought it was one of the best CLE programs they had had!