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~A podcast where we celebrate each lawyer's uniqueness.~ The Resilient Lawyer podcast is inspired by those in the legal profession living with authenticity and courage. You'll meet lawyers, entrepreneurs, mentors and teachers successfully bridging the gap between their personal and professional lives, connecting the dots between their mental, emotional, physical and spiritual selves. This podcast is about ordinary people making an extraordinary difference.
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Mar 27, 2015

We welcome listener's questions or comments. Talk to us at questions@resilientlawyer.com or leave a vm at 336.543.2101

 

We're also on Twitter.@jeena_cho and Keith is at@associatesmind.

 

In this show, I interview my new partner in crime and co-host, Keith Lee! I am so happy to have Keith as a collaborator. He’s a regular contributor atAbove the Law andAssociate’s Mind.

 

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Mar 20, 2015

We welcome listener's questions or comments. Talk to us at questions@resilientlawyer.com or leave a vm at 336.543.2101

 

We're also on Twitter. @jeena_cho and Keith is at @associatesmind.

 

In this show, I introduce my new partner in crime and co-host, Keith Lee! I am so happy to have Keith as a collaborator. He’s a regular contributor at Above the Law and Associate’s Mind.

 

Our guest today is Will Meyerhofer has a degree from Harvard and NYU Law School. He started his career at Sullivan & Cromwell - a BigLaw job that would be envious to many lawyers. Yet, he left behind the prestige, the paycheck in exchange to become a psychotherapist and writer. As he puts it, he chose to become comfortable with poverty and humility then took the leap to follow his dream.

 

We talk a lot about authenticity and courage on this show but Will truly embodies and models this. You can just tell from listening to him that he truly loves his life and is doing the work he was meant to do in the world. It took many years of struggle, hard work, and suffering but he’s tapped into genius and is now doing something that gives him joy everyday.

 

In this episode, we covered a lot of topic, including his story, problems with law school education, student loan debt, what it takes to succeed in BigLaw, why so many lawyers are so miserable, just to mention a few.

 

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Mar 6, 2015

Eileen Barker is a forgiveness teacher, forgiveness coach and a leader in the movement to integrate emotional healing and forgiveness in conflict resolution. She has led numerous trainings on forgiveness, provided forgiveness coaching for both individuals and organizations, and is the author of the Forgiveness Workbook and Forgiveness Meditation CD.

Eileen has taught at the University of California Berkeley School of Law, University of California Hastings College of Law, John F. Kennedy University Graduate School of Professional Psychology, Sonoma (CA) State University, and Creighton University, Werner Institute. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Georgetown University Law Center and also holds an honors degree in psychology from Indiana University.

Here are the highlights of my conversation with Eileen:

02:03 : Eileen's background from being a mediator up to the work she does in the field of forgiveness including the retreats and activities she organizes throughout the year,

02:52 : What a neutral mediator is and how she transitioned from commercial litigation to exploring a better livelihood for herself after being disillusioned with the system,

04:57 : Her observations over the years of how people behaved after a mediation which sparked her interest and quest in exploring forgiveness to help people get closure, acceptance and peace,

06:48 : The types of cases she had mediated and her thoughts about lawyers lacking training in handling conflict, the essentials about emotional intelligence, and communication and listening,

13:01 : Sharing some of the tough cases she had handled before to stress the importance of how lawyers can lead their clients towards healing and being at peace with themselves,

16:46 : About an article she wrote in Pepperdine highlighting the importance of forgiveness through citing of examples from commercial cases,

17:53 : Defining forgiveness the correct way and it?s distinction from condoning and reconciling,

20:09 : The negative physical and emotional impacts of carrying emotional baggage such as anger for both lawyers and clients,

24:42 : How she facilitates forgiveness through the 4 levels of conflicts, 4 levels of forgiveness, and 4 levels of healing -- all processes and steps includes the mental, emotional, spiritual and physical levels,

35:05 : Overviews of the types and examples of conflicts which she has handled, the distinction of bilateral and unilateral forgiveness,

38:37 : Eileen shares a beautiful story about a case where forgiveness has shaped the resolution of an employment termination dispute and why lawyers should remember their ethical obligation and consider the value of intangible aspects when handling cases,

49:41 : Why forgiveness should also happen between strangers and how we can hone our competency on forgiveness more, and

54:04 : What a resilient lawyer means to Eileen.

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