Part 1: Linda Warren Seely's first foray into practice of law was a class action and she stayed with legal services. Funding cuts led to a brand new idea of enrolling private attorneys into providing legal services and Linda began recruiting private attorneys to provide legal services for the poor. She tells about her career path in private practice, part-time work as a lawyer during early years of motherhood, and her return to legal services and training lawyers to provide pro bono services. In Part 1, she also talks about becoming a mediator and her evolution into being a "different person as an attorney" and the role her faith played in her work.
Linda talks about her role at the Lawyers as Peacemaker conference and discovering how huge a movement had developed. Seeing the role that legal services could play, she brought the collaborative law training to Memphis. Her group is looking at ways to have collaborative law be mainstream for everyone. She found the funding and created a successful training. In this video, listen to her story and see where you can map her experience onto your own community. Don't miss Linda talking about the highest calling of the law at the end of this video!