Portland Lawyers as Changemakers Event — Friday, September 22

 In Office Practice is Life Practice, Redefining a Successful Lawyer

I’m honored and excited to be a speaker and sponsor for Portland’s first Lawyer’s as Changemakers event.

We hear lots of legitimate complaints about the legal system and not enough ideas about how to bring about needed transformation. This has been my mission with Tipping the Scales from its inception, and what the “Lawyer’s as Changemakers: Redesigning the Relationship Between Law, Business and Community” workshop is all about.

During the day-long, dynamic event, we’ll share innovative ideas with practical advice about how to start making a difference right where you are now — a difference that will improve your relationship with your clients and the attorneys you work with and their experience within the legal system.

Kim Wright, the keynote speaker, is a tour de force and the godmother of the Integrative Law Movement. She has published two books— Lawyers as Peacemakers and Lawyers as Changemakers, a book that I’m proud to be a part of.

Kim has literally been circumnavigating the world since 2009 with the mission to bring businesses and lawyers together for social change and legal innovation. She writes for Conscious Company Magazine and Enlivening Edge. She speaks at bar associations, law schools, and universities across the country. She has also spoken at TEDx event at New York University School of Law called  “Practicing Change”.

During lunch, I’ll be delivering a talk about simple steps that lawyers can take to improve the quality of the relationship they have with their clients. One of the biggest complaints clients have is their attorney’s failure to effectively and meaningfully communicate. When the attorney-relationship is suffering, the attorney’s effectiveness is diminished and the client’s frustration is multiplied.

There are several inspiring presenters and panelists participating in the workshop and I look forward to sharing more with you about the ideas, concepts, and opportunities that were brought forward from the day’s events, discussions and exercise in my next Tipping the Scales blog post.

This kind of law and business community gathering is just the kind of conversation and opportunity for positive change and impact that has inspired me to speak and collaborate in facilitating workshops.

If the idea of positively transforming the practice of law and how your experience in practicing law is of interest to you, please consider joining us.

The workshop is being held tomorrowFriday, September 22nd, at The Immix Law Group offices. The address is 600 NW Natio Parkway, Suite G, Portland, Oregon, 97209.

Here’s the link to The Lawyers as Changemakers — PDX Facebook Page for more information about the workshop and speakers and here is the link to register for the event.


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