Spirituality and law practice may seem like an oxymoron, but a quiet quest to find deeper meaning in life and work as a lawyer and to cure the ailments of today's cutthroat law firm environment is well underfoot within the legal community. Transforming Practices is the first book to explore this movement toward bringing one's soul to the practice of law and returning to lawyering from a healing perspective, rather than an adversarial one. Author Steven Keeva, Senior Editor of the widely read ABA Journal, skillfully examines how lawyers can find deeper meaning in their work, practice more compassionately, and enjoy what they do more, all by developing a greater awareness of and respect for their inner lives. Filled with inspiring stories, interviews, and profiles of lawyers from a broad spectrum of practice areas who have successfully changed their work habits and attitudes, this book makes it clear that the opportunity for transformation exists for every lawyer, in every kind of law practice and that it is okay for a lawyer to be human, to care, to let the values and priorities that matter at home also matter at work.
Steven Keeva is assistant managing editor of the ABA Journal/The Lawyer's Magazine, the official publication of the American Bar Association and the most widely read legal publication in the world. His articles have been used as instructional materials by bar associations and law schools nationwide. He lives in Evanston, Illinois.