Category Archives: The Need for Integrative Law

Healing What Ails the Legal Profession

[This post is adapted from a longer article by Pauline H. Tesler in the Winter 2014 issue of the Collaborative Review, the journal of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.. You can read it here.] We lawyers suffer dangerously  high … Continue reading

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Why Integrative Law Matters for Divorcing Couples: A Conversation With A Psychotherapist

  Kate Scharff,a  Washington D.C. psychotherapist, wrote this comment after reading a recent article of mine about Neuro-Literacy for Lawyers, published  in Family Lawyer Magazine: Kate Scharff on August 6, 2013 at 2:54 pm said: Pauline: I’m a mental health … Continue reading

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Outstanding Jurist Joins Integrative Law Institute Advisory Board

Kevin Burke’s official title is  District Judge in Hennepin County, Minnesota, but he is much more than that:   one of the most recognized leaders within the American judiciary today.  During Judge Burke’s  four terms as Chief Judge and three … Continue reading

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Why Seek Out Certified Integrative Lawyers?

The Integrative Law movement is gaining traction and is reaching out to lawyers who may not yet see the need for changing business as usual.  ILI’s workshops and programs for certifying integrative lawyers are unusual in that they aim to … Continue reading

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Program for Certifying Integrative Lawyers Announced by Integrative Law Institute

PROGRAM FOR CERTIFICATION IN INTEGRATIVE LAW ILI’s program for certifying integrative lawyers has two purposes: to encourage and recognize lawyers who engage in significant continuing education study aimed at developing the skills and understandings that support practicing law as a … Continue reading

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When Gandhi was a lawyer: Integrative Law Milestones

Mohandas Gandhi is well known and even revered for pioneering the  use of non-violent passive resistance for large-scale political purposes.  Less well known is his early career as a London-trained lawyer, captured in this remarkable photograph. He rejected “business as … Continue reading

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Narrative, Stories, Emotion and Meaning in Conflict Resolution Law Practice

For the past three days, I’ve been a participant-observer in a workshop for healthcare professionals presented by Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen, a member of the faculty at University of California Medical School in San Francisco and a fellow program director … Continue reading

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Clients Want Integrative Lawyering

Michael Lerner, an early MacArthur fellowship winner, founder of Commonweal, and founder of The New School at Commonweal, spoke in March with Pauline Tesler, director of the Integrative Law Institute.  Michael is an extraordinarily gifted interviewer whose questions and comments … Continue reading

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