ATTORNEY

J. Kim Wright

Author, Coach, Consultant, Integrative Lawyer

Background

A Legal Visionary and Systems Designer. Author of three American Bar Association Books. Professor. Trainer. Consultant. Coach. Integrative Lawyer. Collaborator. Mediator. Restorative Justice Practitioner. Trainer on Leadership, Trauma and Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity, and Belonging. Activist in Housing Issues.

EXPERIENCE IN LEGAL EDUCATION

2022
2020
2020
1999
2016
2012
2012
2006
2007
1995

LAW PRACTICE & LEGAL CONSULTING

2023
2008
2012

PRACTITIONER, MANAGER, AND TRAINER, CONSCIOUS CONTRACTS® MODEL

2012

Selected Publications

BOOKS

TRAUMA-INFORMED LAW, A PRIMER FOR LAWYER RESILIENCE AND HEALING
[Co-Editor and Contributor] American Bar Association Law Practice Management, March, 2023. Trauma-Informed Law discusses the many intersections of trauma and law where it is often denied, ignored, covered up, or avoided. The book is intended for lawyers, law students, legal educators, and judges, as well as decision-makers, administrators, staff, and anyone impacted by the court. It is a collection of cases and situations with practice implications for other cases impacted by trauma, whether those cases and situations involve race, class, gender, different physical or mental abilities (or disability), sexual orientation, or other diverse factors including the impact of developmental health issues, addiction, substance abuse, poverty, access to opportunities, community safety or belonging and more. Each scenario holds useful implications for both practice issues within the same area of law and even in other areas of law or the legal system. (Description from the ABA website.)
LAWYERS AS CHANGEMAKERS: THE GLOBAL INTEGRATIVE LAW MOVEMENT.
Originally published by The American Bar Association In December, 2016. Second edition due out in 2024, to be published by the Integrative Law Press.
This ABA flagship book covers the global expansion of the Integrative Law movement, including emerging approaches such as Earth Jurisprudence, Sharing Law, Conscious (Values-Based) Contracts, Purposeful Estate Planning, and others. It includes contributions from over 100 lawyers from six continents. It sets out examples of the values of the emerging movement including listening, compassion, dignity, inclusivity, being relational, happiness, well-being, and love. The book also explores the tools of leadership and systems change. This book (and excerpts of the previous one) is being translated into Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and French. We are using a reflective, community model where several translators pick a PASSAGE they especially like, translate it, and write about why it is meaningful and how it applies to law practice in their culture.
LAWYERS AS PEACEMAKERS: PRACTICING HOLISTIC, PROBLEM-SOLVING LAW.
Originally, published by The American Bar Association In April 2010. Second edition due out in 2024, to be published by the Integrative Law Press.
An ABA Flagship book and frequent ABA best-seller, this book is an overview of the holistic practice of law, including peacemaking, healing, and problem-solving approaches to law practice, describing the paradigm shift and offering practical skills for practicing.

CHAPTERS & FORWARDS

THE BEST LAWYER YOU CAN BE: A GUIDE TO PHYSICAL, MENTAL, EMOTIONAL AND SPIRITUAL WELL-BEING.
Published by The American Bar ASSOCIATION in July 2018. (Edited by Stewart Levine)

50 LESSONS FOR WOMEN LAWYERS BY WOMEN LAWYERS, CAREER & LIFE LESSONS FROM 50 SUCCESSFUL WOMEN LAWYERS.

Published by Berroco Canyon Publishing, 2019. (Edited by Nora Riva Bergman).
FROM FIGHTING TO UNDERSTANDING, BECOMING AN EFFECTIVE MEDIATION ADVOCATE.
By Mario Dotti and Maria Claudia Perego. (2020, in Italian)
S0-STARE NEL CONFLITTO [SO-STAY IN THE CONFLICT].
By Laura Pirotta and Maria Claudia Perego. (2021, In Italian)

ARTICLES

LAW REVIEW ARTICLE
Teaching from the Integrative Paradigm: The Negotiation Clinic at Quinnipiac University School of Law; by Jacqueline Horani, Carolyn Wilkes Kaas, and J. Kim Wright. Washington University Journal of Law and Policy
LAW REVIEW ARTICLE: INTEGRATIVE LAW.

The University of Western Australia Law Review. Volume 46 Issue 2, Nov. 2019.
https://www.able.uwa.edu.au/centres/uwalr/issues/2019-volume-46,-issue-2

SYSTEMS AND LEGAL SYSTEMS: PERSPECTIVES OF LAW, JUSTICE, RIGHTS, AND PEACE, WITH LUEMARA WAGNER.

Journal of Integral Leadership (now known as Transdisciplinary Leadership Journal)
https://transdisciplinaryleadership.org/16354-value-systems-and-legal-systems-perspectives-of-law-justice-rights-and-peace/

MAGAZINE ARTICLES
Regular Columns in Conscious Company Magazine & Enlivening Edge. Frequent contributions to The Conscious Lawyer Magazine, The ABA Journal, ABA DR Section’s Just Resolutions, ABA Law Practice Management Section’s Law Practice Today.
For more examples, see my publications page.

BOARD MEMBERSHIPS AND LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES

2023
2010

ADVISORY BOARD, PROJECT FOR INTEGRATING SPIRITUALITY, LAW, & POLITICS

The Project for Integrating Spirituality, Law, and Politics (PISLAP) is an international network of lawyers, law professors, law students, legal workers, and others who are seeking to develop a new spiritually-informed approach to law and social change. We believe that law can help bring a world into being where people can fully recognize and affirm each other’s humanity and that through new legal processes, we can foster empathy, compassion, and mutual understanding. I serve on the Legal Education Committee and will be the host of the fall, 2024 annual retreat (in North Carolina.)
2020
2016
2020
2018
2017

ACTIVITIES IN LEGAL EDUCATION