As a little girl, I always said I wanted to be a writer, a teacher, and a world traveler. I’ve done it all and then some!
Some of Kim’s Writing
Since my work gets published several times a year and I have a life, I’m not always on top of updating this page. I didn’t start a list of publications until a couple of years ago, so some of my early work had timed out. Sometimes I had links which are live when I find them, only to discover that the periodical archived them and the links aren’t good any more. So, please just look at this as a representation of my writing, not the whole list, not even all of the most recent. I sometimes write and send off an article in an afternoon and then forget I even did it. I also publish articles on this website or on LinkedIn, so you can look there, too.
Books & Chapters
THE BEST LAWYER YOU CAN BE: A Guide To Physical, Mental, Emotional and Spiritual Wellbeing, Stewart Levine, Editor. American Bar Association Publishing. August, 2018.
Lawyers as Changemakers, The Global Integrative Law Movement [ABA Publishing, December, 2016]
Kim’s book, Lawyers as Peacemakers, changed the course of my life. I no longer felt out of place in the legal profession. I began to see that I held great power for change, and I found a group of people like myself – committed to using the law to heal. Years later Lawyers as Changemakers came out and my heart was again uplifted to see lawyers deeply impacting the world. These books should be required reading for all 1Ls and are life preservers to lawyers drowning in our adversarial system. –Kelly McGrath, Tallahassee, Florida, USA
The Conscious Coach: Legal and Ethical Issues for the Professional Coach, Legal Toolkit, for the Conscious Coach, 2001. E-Book/Workbook. Part of the Coachville Expert Series.
Amplifying the Evolution of Organizations and Social Systems
Are You a Relational or Transactional Practitioner?
Just Resolutions E-Newsletter, American Bar Association Dispute Resolution, February, 2018. Expected out in July, 2018.
How integrative law can benefit your practice and your clients
ABA Journal, May 2017
A healing response to ‘The Lawyer, the Addict’
Op-Ed in ABA Journal, July 27, 2017
Integrative Law: Evolution of the Legal System, Law Practice Management, January, 2016.
Early 2000s: Regular columns in the following coaching journals [many of which were co-authored with Allison Tiffany]: Coachville Coaching Scoop; International Coach Federation Organizational Coaching Journal; Coaching World; Coaching Zone.
1995-1996 Co-author, weekly column in the Burlington, NC Times-News on legal issues for consumers. (Also ghostwrote several columns attributed to Bob Martin who shared the column with me).
Integral Leadership Review, August, 2018: VALUE SYSTEMS AND LEGAL SYSTEMS:Perspectives of Law, Justice, Rights, and Peace by Kim Wright and Luemara Wagner (with special thanks to Don Beck)
What is Integrative Law? [LinkedIn, Mediate.com]
The Emergence of the Integrative Law Movement, AMED Network, 2013 Winter edition e-O&P,
‘Conscious Business’ Conscious Law: Lawyers as Peacemakers, [Conscious Connection: The Ultimate Lifestyle Magazine for Cultural Creatives. July, 2013]
It’s a Balancing Act, Lawyers Weekly [Australia], July, 2012
New Breed of Integrative Lawyers, Lawyers Weekly [Canada]
Selected Articles in Professional Journals
Should Law Enforcement Agencies Apologize for Mistakes? Chief of Police Magazine, with Randy Means (Police Legal Advisor) February, 2006.
Several articles in The Collaborative Review, the publication of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, including Honoring Conflict as an Opportunity for Transformation, Spring, 2006, with Marty Price; Seven Steps to Transforming Your Life and Coaching Skills for Lawyers, (two articles) Collaborative Review, Fall, 2003.
Should You Advise Clients to Apologize? Printed in North Carolina Bar Journal, Summer, 2005 and Spring; 2005 Bar Briefs, 28th Judicial District Newsletter; and revised and reprinted for a newsletter for nursing home professionals, for CuttingEdgeLaw.com, and revised and included in Lawyers as Peacemakers.
Transformational Law: New Approaches Expand Choices in Law Practice by J. Kim Wright, J.D.; Dolly M. Garlo, R.N., J.D., P.C.C.; and Marty Price, J.D. February, 2004 Washington Bar News [cover article]
Law as a Healing Profession, New trends are expanding choices in law practice; Oregon Bar Bulletin, April, 2003 [cover]
Transformational Lawyering: New Approaches to Expanding our Choices in Law Practice,North Carolina Bar Journal, Winter, 2003
Visionary Law: New Approaches Expand Choices in Law Practice, By: J. Kim Wright, J.D. and Dolly M. Garlo, R.N., J.D., Journal of Nursing Law, Fall, 2002 and August, 2001: ABA Law Practice Management Quarterly, Vol. 2, No. 3.
Selected Publications for the public
Stop Being Scared of Your Legal Documents, Conscious Company Magazine, January, 2017.
Are your business agreements in writing? Start Up Growth Expert, August, 2010
Turning crisis into opportunity, Kosmos Journal, May, 2010
Creating a Vision of Home, Itineraries, Envisioning Community, Winter, 2010 issue.
A week in the life of Kim Wright of Cutting Edge Law, Guest blogger, Professional Hobo, December, 2009 (on being location independent)
Open Democracy Project Ethical Politics Wikipedia Entries for: Apology, Collaborative Law, Comprehensive Law, Contemplative Law, Holistic Law, Mediation, Problem-solving Courts, Restorative Justice, Therapeutic Jurisprudence
Honoring Conflict as an Opportunity for Transformation, Western NC Woman, April 2006.
A New Paradigm in Family, Creations Magazine, January, 2005 http://www.creationsmagazine.com/articles/C99/Wright.html
Conscious Law & Conscious Divorce, Alternatives Magazine, March, 2004 (With Marty Price as co-author.) Revised and reprinted in Spirit in the Smokies Journal of New Paradigm Living, October, 2004 http://www.alternativesmagazine.com/29/wright-price.html
An Exploration of Discourse, co-authored with Will Nash and Lani Soules, The Journal for the Conference on Global Transformation, Landmark Education, 2003
Arranging Life for an Impossible Promise; the Journal for The Conference for Global Transformation: Transformation, A New Realm of Possibility; Landmark Education, 2001