Nurturance Lawyering Pt. 2: Legal ethics in an interdependent world
Recent decades have revealed countless insights about what people, communities, and ecosystems need to thrive. People everywhere are building more participatory, adaptive, equitable, interdependent, trauma-informed, and heart-centered organizations, drawing on insights from Indigenous culture, racial justice movements, ecosystem science, and more. How can lawyers support clients to inhabit this transformed world when our profession is stuck in old paradigms? Rules of professional ethics, in particular, reveal a worldview steeped in separation, transactions, and adversarialism. During this workshop and discussion, we’ll explore ways that lawyers can navigate the ethical rules while supporting clients who are building an interdependent world.
This activity has been approved by the California Bar for 1.0 hour of MCLE specialty credit for competence issues (what used to be called substance abuse prevention).