Talk back to us! PARTICIPATE!
Publisher's Note: I sent this out as a newsletter a little while ago and I'm reposting it here in case there is anyone in the known universe who is not already on my mailing list. ;)
"We must let our voices be heard for our ideas and our ideals are important; it doesn't take a great deal of intellect to solve problems that confront us everyday. Some of our greatest ideas came from ordinary people trying to make things right." David Tanguay
"The thing about growing up with Fred and George," said Ginny thoughtfully, "is that you sort of start thinking anything's possible if you've got enough nerve." J. K. Rowling
Summer is almost over and it is our six-month anniversary! So far, over twenty-thousand people have visited CuttingEdgeLaw.com. On average, they aren't one-time visitors and in each visit, they explore 4 or more pages. Ode Magazine featured us in their on-line newsletter a couple of weeks ago and traffic seems to be increasing even more. It is time for all our voices to be heard!
So far our participation is mostly passive and not as interactive as I'd like for it to be. Only a handful of folks have commented on the content there. Oh, many have written to me and said how much they appreciate it but we're looking for something more interactive, more public than that.
Please take a moment to visit the site and COMMENT. Pick out something and say you like it, or that you hate it, were inspired or turned off. Let us know what you think! What are you up to? What are your challenges? What are you beginning to believe is possible? What do you stand for?
[Yes, if you haven't already, you must actually register as a standard user to comment. If you're registered, you must sign in. Standard membership is free and the worst that can happen is that you get on our mailing list.]
Check out the Forums where some of our visitors have asked legal questions. Show off your expertise! Or start or continue a discussion. We're still collecting testimonials for Steve Keeva. http://cuttingedgelaw.com/forum
If you're a blogger, a writer or have been interviewed by us, please send a note to your own mailing list with the same invitation for others to read and comment on the content and ideas espoused on the site. Use this as an opportunity to toot your own horn and draw attention to the movement - show you are on the Cutting Edge of Law! One of our new members actually sent out a press release to brag about her new association with us. (We can help you with that.)
And if you're not already a premium member, become one! BLOG! Post your Profile for the world to see how cutting-edge you are!
Check out some of our newest content additions:
Videos: Judge Tracy McCooey: Maverick in Problem-Solving Courts and Restorative Justice
Blogs: Harvey Hyman: Mindfulness Meditation and the Use of Taoist
Concepts and Practices to Help Lawyers Relieve Chronic Stress
News: Tennessee MCLE Recognizes Values, Well-Being, Optimism in Credit Courses
Articles: Forgiveness: A Case of Mistaken Identity
News Feeds: http://cuttingedgelaw.com/law-news-feeds
* New Blog: Thriving in Law School
* 'Feeling the Love' (or Anger): How Emotions Can Distort the Way We Respond to Advice
* Keeping veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder out of jail
* St. Regis awarded grant to implement Tribal Healing to Wellness Court
* Portsmouth Community Wellness Court graduates first class
* Transformative Mediation: Taking a Risk and Letting Go
* Program gives young women 'a voice
* On Listening in Transformative Mediation
* Collaborative Divorce Can Save Money
If you've thinking about becoming a Premium Member or just making a donation to the cause, this would be a particularly good time. We got news this week that the grant we'd been waiting for had been vetoed in the final review. You can even get a tax deduction! See http://www.cuttingedgelaw.com/page/how-get-involved
Thanks for all you do!
J. Kim Wright
Publisher & Managing Editor