J. Kim Wright, is Publisher of Cutting Edge Law, author of Lawyers as Peacemakers, Practicing Holistic, Problem-Solving Law, coach, consultant, legal changemaker, and world traveler.
Meanwhile, here are some upcoming events:
Gathering at University of Toronto on May 23
Events in London area from June 17 to 27.
London flyer (June 18 and 25)
From June 29 to July 11, events in the Netherlands.
Other upcoming trips:
Montreal in late July
Montana in early August
California in late August and early September
Australia in late September.
India in October?
South Africa in November through January.
What does Kim do on these trips?
My travels tend to be focused on connecting people who recognize that they are part of the integrative law movement plus those who are interested in the topics but aren’t aware there is a movement.
I gather restorative justice practitioners with collaborative lawyers with transformative mediators with TJ scholars with contemplative lawyers with innovators who are incorporating new billing practices designed toward happiness. Contract drafters who help their clients align their plain language documents with their purpose and values find they are often interested in the same topics as the collaborative lawyers who are looking out for the well-being of their clients and the children. We have much more in common than differences.
I am the storyteller who finds the outliers and helps them see that they are trailblazers and pioneers, not just weirdos. I write about them in their national papers, like Lawyers Weekly, giving them recognition and increased credibility for their innovative work and ideas. I tell them about each other. I knit them together into communities.
Last year, I was part of the founding of the Centre for Integrative Law in South Africa. We used my visit to meet with one of the Constitutional Justices, among many other leaders in SA. UNISA Professor John Faris then returned the favor of the visit and attended the Lawyers as Peacemakers and Healers conference. A similar Centre is being developed in Australia and I am talking to several energetic Europeans who are excited about the possibility of law as a healing profession based upon love.
In the EU, I am connecting with the www.earthlawyers.org who are environmental advocates who are working on environmental issues, including an effort to have Ecocide declared a crime against peace.