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Innovative Approaches to Law to be Discussed Oct. 28-29
For release: October 11, 2007
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According to Harvard Law School, a “new conception of law practice” and what it means to be a lawyer is taking hold within the legal profession. Attorneys are considering innovative approaches to the practice of law, including collaborative law, restorative justice, therapeutic jurisprudence, holistic law, and problem-solving courts.

Lawyers in the Mid-South and Southeast will be introduced to this trend at a conference Oct. 28-29 at the Holiday Inn and the Fogelman Executive Center at the University of Memphis.  The registration deadline is Oct. 26.  Registration is available online at www.memphisbar.org.

“Lawyers as Peacemakers, Lawyers as Problemsolvers” will include such topics as “Collaborative Law: Resolving Disputes Respectfully,” “Restorative Justice and Victim-Offender Mediation,” “Spiritual Intelligence and Ethical Responsibility,” “Restorative Justice: Healing Justice in Crimes of Severe Violence,” and “Innovative Justice: Problem Solving Practices in Civil Courts.”

Continuing Legal Education credits are available for attendees. Fees range from $50 for the Sunday dinner only to $175 for the full conference. For more information on registration, call Lesia Beach at 901-527-3573.  For other questions, call Maureen T. Holland at 901-278-8120.

Sponsors include the U of M’s Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law and Center for the Study of Higher Education, the Association of Women Attorneys, the Memphis Bar Association, the Renaissance Lawyer Society, and Memphis Area Legal Services.

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