Keeva to be Honored in Chicago
Steven Keeva has been a beloved member of the legal transformation community for many years. His columns in the ABA Journal highlighted and opened up new opportunities for lawyers. As author of Transforming Practices: Finding Joy and Satisfaction in the Legal Life (an ABA Journal Book published by Contemporary Books, 1999), he opened up possibilities in law that few had ever conceived. He told many stories that connected with the heart and soul of law and comforted and inspired many.
In the past few years, Steve has been ill. Various diagnoses attempt to name the neurological condition that has interfered with his ability to communicate. "Early Alzheimers" is the label that helps many of us understand it but we pray for a diagnosis which is treatable and returns the Steve we know and love to wellness. For now, his body is healthy but he is unable to remember simple details like phone numbers. He cannot read or write and email has been impossible for a long time. Dialing the telephone is difficult but he enjoys talking when people call him. His long-term memory for names and voices seems in tact.
This year, the tenth anniversary of Transforming Practices, the IAHL is honoring Steve at a dinner on Saturday night, June 13, 2009, as part of its 17th Annual Holistic Law Conference, “Voices of the New Lawyer,” in Chicago. IAHL will be presenting him the First Annual Transforming Practices Award. Barring unforeseen circumstances, Steve will be in attendance.
CuttingEdgeLaw.com is a sponsor of the Keeva dinner and has put together a special tribute of video clips of leaders in our movement, recognizing Steve's many accomplishments. Last summer, Kim Wright and Michael Matthews visited Steve on their cross-country tour and showed him a preview of the video. He was moved to tears. His life now is so different and he was touched that people remembered him and valued him.
We invite you to join us in Chicago to show Steve how much he does and has meant to us all.
The dinner honoring Steve is just one of the programs in a conference packed full of value. To view 17th Annual Conference details or to register, go to: www.proplannersinc.com/IAHL
You may register for the conference or the dinner program
The tentative Saturday night program (please check back for updates):
Registration for guests not attending conference
(Reservations and pre-payment are REQUIRED)
6:30 Welcome by IAHL President, Carl Michael Rossi
6:35-7:30pm Plated Dinner
7:42pm – 7:44pm CMR introduction of J. Kim Wright, Publisher of CuttingEdgeLaw.com
7:45pm – 8:10pm Kim introduction to the CuttingEdgeLaw.com Video honoring Steve Keeva
8:10pm-8:12pm CMR intro: John McShane
8:30pm – 8:40pm CMR Presentation of Award to Steven Keeva
8:40pm- 10:15pm Circle Ceremony
Attendees will have an opportunity to share their acknowledgements of Steve and discuss how we have integrated Keeva's work into our own practices. We will also inquire about where we go from here, the next decade.
10:15pm – 10:30pm Closing Ceremony
CuttingEdgeLaw.com will lead a closing ceremony recognizing and honoring Keeva.