ILI has an ambitious plan: to offer a Certification in Integrative Lawyering, in connection with comprehensive training in all the vectors that together constitute Integrative Law.
Law Practice and the Human Brain: NeuroLiteracy 101 is our first 6-hour program, taking place on January 12, 2013 in San Francisco’s financial district. Click here for a full description:
There is only meager evidence that we Americans recognize the urgent task confronting us — to shift the emphasis from “bigger” to “better,” from the quantitative to the qualitative, and to give significant form and beauty to our environment. An evolution of this kind would add moral authority to material abundance, would open up frontiers that we have been slow to explore.
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?
Our goal-oriented society is full of political platforms, strategic plans, long-range plans, position papers, white papers, proposals, action memos, and self-study reports.
How many of them feature human dignity as a framing theme and objective?
Oh sure, we talk plenty about growth, outcomes, opportunities, profits, “measurables,” and the like.
But as for “dignity”? Well, we’ve got our work cut out for us.