Author Archive | Amanda

Lawyers as Peacemakers Conference at UNISA October 2015

How things are unfolding in the South African world of Integrative Law               In September 2012 after my first Skype conversation with Kim Wright, author of Lawyers as Peacemakers, events happily transpired to bring Kim to South Africa so that I could learn about the global Integrative Law Movement […]

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Encouraging women to find new ways to lead in law

Convened by the UCT Law @ work Professional Development Project and the Centre for Integrative Law, the recent summit entitled, ‘Finding New Ways for Women to Lead in Law’, evidenced that the old traditional way of practicing law is undergoing an exciting transformation. Companies with names such as Whipping the Cat and Cognia Law were […]

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A New Way of Practising Law

A New Way of Practising Law Amanda Boardman aims to put heart and soul into the legal profession. “In my noisy family, it’s hard to get a word in,” laughs Amanda Boardman, who admits she probably became a lawyer to be heard. As a wide-eyed law student, it also seemed a glamorous and empowering career […]

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Rock the Virtual Meeting World:

Coming Soon: A 6 session ONLINE course in leadership and management skills for digital leaders. Participants learn to conduct negotiations and meetings online. The course will be facilitated by UK expert in web-conferencing, videoconferencing, telepresence, rapid-authoring e-learning, facilitation in virtual worlds & micro learning on smart phones. Highly recommended for younger associates in law firms.

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ANNUAL INTEGRATIVE LAW CONFERENCE

In 2012 the CIL held the first South African Integrative Law Conference, attended by 40 legal professionals. This was just an appetizer. In 2015 the CIL is proposing a somewhat radical multidisciplinary Integrative Law Conference and we are aiming to get 500 brilliant minds under one roof. More and more lawyers in South Africans are […]

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INTEGRATIVE LAWYER FEATURE: ROBERT DEROOY

1.     What makes your soul sing? The short answer is spending time with my 8 month old son. The long answer is working with kind people who employ their intellects collaboratively to solve problems. 2.     What led you towards the Integrative Law Movement? By 2006 I had practised for nearly 10 years, most […]

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COLLABORATIVE APPROACHES TO LAW

“Collaborative Law is practiced in forty countries; it’s not only an American phenomenon. It is about having such a strong settlement focus that the parties and their attorneys sign an agreement saying that, if they don’t resolve, the attorneys will withdraw and they have to start over. That basically defines collaborative law.” ~Kim Wright, talking […]

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SAILA LAUNCH SEPTEMBER 2014

        We know that lawyers don’t do touchy feely. We also know that there are a lot of lawyers in South Africa trying to do things differently and feeling like they’re alone. So we have created SAILA, Southern Africa’s Integrative Lawyers Association. It’s a community of integrative lawyers supporting each other to […]

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KNOW WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW

“Any problem presented by a client may be amenable to a variety of types of solutions of differing degrees of efficacy; a lawyer cannot competently represent or advise the client or other entity unless he or she has the breadth of knowledge and skills necessary to perceive, evaluate, and begin pursue each of the options. […]

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