What Were Your Dreams About Being a Lawyer?
In my travels around the country, I've had thousands of conversations with lawyers. Most have told me that they went to law school hoping to make a difference in the world. Whether it was to save the environment, create social justice, or world peace, they had dreams about what being a lawyer could help them do.
For too many lawyers, those dreams were stopped. Often, we call it the "reality" of law practice, but I've met a lot of lawyers who refused to believe that reality was real. They chose to believe the dreams they had, they created new ways of practicing law, and somehow found the courage to take the steps necessary to design their own success.
Who are those people? Where did that courage come from? Where do they get the inspiration and hope? How have they blazed those trails? How can each of us blaze our own trails?
It is so easy to see what is wrong. How do we create a new legal system, a new career, a new life? Where do we start? How do we get from here to there if we don't know where there is? There are a lot of questions - and many of the answers are yours to discover. They don't live in a book, they live in our hearts and dreams. They live in the inquiry with others and the sharing of experience.
Join me, Practicing on Purpose's Gretchen Duhaime and Dream Teacher, Robert Moss, as we explore the Dreams and Transformed Reality of Law Practice in an event in Manhattan on April 5 and 6: Lexsomnia: Remembering Your Dreams to Make a Difference, Make a Living and Have a Life.
April 5: On Thursday night, Gretchen and I are so thrilled to have Robert Moss with us. We're inviting everyone who is a stakeholder in the legal system - and who isn't? - to join us in Dreaming a Conscious Community.
On April 6, Friday morning, 9 to 11 a.m., we're going to explore the Integrative Law Movement - what is it? How do we create sustainable law practices that fulfill us, our missions and our need to make a living? I promise it will be inspiring. I will be sharing about this movement, what is happening, how we can each take positive and powerful steps from wherever we are. This event is for lawyers and we have applied for CLE credit. We offer this as a gift to the community, no charge.
At 11:30, a self-selected group of lawyers will stay for more in-depth personal work on their own dreams for their lives and legal careers.
Register at www.lexsomnia.com. Registration is required and the deadline to register is March 28. The website and attached flyer have more information.
Please share this with your lawyer friends in New York!