Laura Bernero
Biblical Conflict Resolution

This post originally appeared on the blog of Anderson Allen LLC, a Christian Mediation firm based in Denver. Founders Rachel Anderson and Shannon Allen share their perspective on how the Bible informs and instructs believers in relational conflict, and how that guides their practice as attorneys and mediators. Check back on the blog later this […]

Tim Weinhold
It’s What Works

A few years back, Matt Levine was working crazy hours as a young attorney at a premier New York law firm.1 On more than a few occasions he would work until 3:00 or 4:00 in the morning, slide under his desk for a couple hours of sleep, then be right back at it come 6:00 […]

Rachel Moran
Bringing Light to the Darkness

I grew up as a white child raised by middle-class parents in a suburb so idyllic that it was named the safest city in America for three years running during my elementary and middle school years. After I graduated from high school, I went to a small Christian college in an area so rural and […]

David Hyams
From Big Law to (Very) Small Law

One Lawyer’s Journey from Practicing in Armani Suits in a High Rise Tower to Sweatpants in His Bedroom (or, from Billing Machine to Whole-Hearted Solopreneuer) June 1, 2014. That’s when I decided. I was walking the 1.2 miles home at 3:00 in the morning from the train station (my connector bus ran its final route […]

Alex Wenzel
“A Christian and a Lawyer?”

A college student at my church once approached me after a service and asked, “Do you think it’s possible to be a Christian and a lawyer?” I think I masked the offense I felt pretty well. While his question was fairly general considering the vast types of law practices there are, I understood the thrust […]

Is Our Criminal Justice System Broken?

The Atlantic asks this question in a short video interview of law enforcement professionals, academics, and people on the receiving end of enforcement. While the question is broad, the responses focus on two key components of the system: policing and incarceration. The arguments among criminal justice professionals are essentially that policing is over-militarized and that […]

Jeff Haanen
Lincoln on Being a Lawyer

I came across this quote while reading the late Dallas Willard’s The Divine Conspiracy Continued, and it was so rich I wanted to pass it on to you: There is a vague popular belief that lawyers are necessarily dishonest. I say vague, because when we consider to what extent confidence and honors are reposed in […]

Jeff Haanen
A New Way to Practice Law

“I want to leave you with two practical things that changed the way I practice law and changed my life.” It was with these words that Judge Hegarty capped off the panel discussion at the law forum on February 25. The panel brought together a unique mix of wisdom, professional experience, theological insight and humility. […]

Jeff Haanen
What is Justice?

“I don’t remember talking much in law school about justice actually was,” said Steve Thompson, Executive Director of the Justice and Mercy Legal Aid Clinic (JAMLAC). “And I don’t remember coming out of law school understanding what justice was.” Steve gave a short yet powerful talk at the 2014 law forum on the theme of […]

David Hyams
Fear and the Legal Profession

“Do not be afraid,”  (Matt. 1:27).  “Fear not,” (Is. 41:13).  “Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid,”  (Jn. 14:27).  Repeatedly throughout Scripture, we are exhorted to have no fear except the reverent fear of God  (Prov. 1:7).  Yet the legal profession is rife with fear. We attorneys fear judges; malpractice suits; […]

Dave Strunk
Law, Downstream From Culture

A trial in France recently sent off cultural waves with strong moral and cultural implications. A group of Roma (also known as gypsies) was accused of selling child brides and training them to steal. One of the intriguing aspects of the case was the legal defense offered on behalf of the Roma: they simply were […]

David Hyams
Exposing the Idol of “Tough Guy” Lawyering

Whether from law school, pop culture, or the actual practice, we learn that lawyers are tough, confident, and strong. We are “sharks,” the “hired guns” who will destroy the adversary, get the deal done, make stuff happen. With one dial of the phone, click of the mouse, or swipe on a screen, we can assert […]

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