Over the years, I’ve come across some true leaders in this movement. These leaders are the ones who create the visions and then, rather than just talking and delegating, they make sure that everything gets done. They’re always looking for what to do next that will make a difference. They’re on the cutting edge of ideas and projects. They tend to be people of broad interests, deep compassion, and solid intelligence in all the senses of that word: intellectual, emotional and spiritual intelligence. They are the changemakers who help society evolve. They are passionate about what they do and can’t imagine being any other way. They are integrators, renaissance lawyers, and collaborators.
We are sad to report the passing of another pioneer: Steven Keeva. Steve was a good friend and the author of Transforming Practices, Finding Joy and Satisfaction in the Legal Life. For many of us, Steve's book and columns in the ABA Journal were our first indication that we were not alone.
Steve died on December 7, 2012 with his wife, Jan, holding his hand.
We are sad to report the loss of yet another of our pioneers: author of Transforming Practices, Finding Joy and Satisfaction in the Legal Life (ABA, 2011), columnist for the ABA Journal for several years, and dear friend to many of us, Steven Keeva passed away on December 7. His wife, Jan, was at his side and holding his hand.
We created this video series to honor Steve at the 2009 IAHL conference.
Becoming an Integrative Lawyer
“Studies show that top-performing lawyers outstrip other lawyers in competencies such as stress management, independence, self-knowledge, general mood, problem solving, and interpersonal competencies.” Susan Daicoff, author of “Lawyer, Know Thyself”
The idea was a rose in winter, and David Lerman was the perfect man to make it bloom.
Lerman was an assistant district attorney when he came to his boss, District Attorney E. Michael McCann, with a novel concept he'd heard about: rather than just sending criminals off to prison, why not try to repair the harm?
It has been a hard week. I guess when your flock gets big enough, it is bound to happen. We lose people we love, bad things happen to good people.
Do you know anyone in South Africa I should meet? I'm going to Cape Town and Jo'burg, South Africa next month. I am speaking at this conference:
In case you missed this because you wisely took the weekend off.....or if you prefer a version that has no typos (or at least fewer), here is something I posted earlier.
(Note the June 1 deadline)
I’ve been quiet for a while – too busy living life to write about it. In the last few weeks, I’ve met dozens of lawyers, spoken to hundreds, and have learned so much more about this movement and the courageous lawyers who are leading it. There is a lot to report about Canada, Australia and the Conscious Capitalism conference.
For now, I want to tell you about something I heard at the conference. One of the speakers said that that behind every cynic is a broken-hearted idealist.