Amanda Lamond is passionate about sharing the developments in the global Integrative Law Movement with anyone interested in the cutting edge of law!
Having worked as an attorney, a law lecturer, a director of a non-profit college for impoverished students, a facilitator of corporate leadership programs and an organizational development consultant, Amanda has an expansive and multi-disciplinary way of viewing the legal system. Although the Integrative Law Movement is gaining traction and followers globally, in South Africa it is still a relatively new concept, making it a rather lonely path. So for now, Amanda finds herself occupying a very niche area of expertise, hoping this will change as the movement grows.
In 2016 Amanda launched WOLELA, Women Leading in Law, a national network of women lawyers who attend monthly facilitated sessions. WOLELA was created to support individual women lawyers and on a larger scale, to support the advancement and retention of women in law. Finding New Ways for Women to Lead in Law is WOLELA’s annual conference. Amanda has run FNW almost single-handedly 3 times in Cape Town and twice in Johannesburg, with feedback always exceeding expectations. For the 2017 FNW conferences Amanda was particularly excited that she was able to inspire Leslie Richards-Yellen, the President of the National Association of Women Lawyers in the US and Dr Artika Tyner, head of Diversity and Inclusion at St Thomas University in Minnesota, as well as the new Concourt Judge Leona Theron, to attend as keynote speakers. Running WOLELA has taught Amanda a lot about the challenges women in law currently face.
Currently, through consulting, facilitating, speaking, designing courses, coaching and writing, Amanda inspires people to see new possibilities for themselves as individuals, new possibilities for their organization and new possibilities for the legal system.
Amanda believes qualifying as a lawyer was simply the first step in her journey to understanding the legal system from within. It is the intellectual, emotional and spiritual journey she’s been on in the twelve years since admission as an attorney that has equipped her to bring about change in the legal system, one lawyer at a time.
Amanda’s mission is to bring healing, higher levels of thinking, awareness and consciousness to those lawyers who want to be part of transforming the legal profession. Amanda speaks at various events about the global Integrative Law Movement with the dual goals of improving public perception of lawyers and inspiring lawyers to view their roles in a new light.
If this thinking resonates with you, please send Amanda a mail.
Below is an example of some speaking engagements:
- Commencement Address to all first year students and parents, Varsity College, 2017
- Keynote address to the AGM of the Cape Law Society, 2017
- Finding New Ways for Women to Lead in Law, Sep 2015, Sep 2016, Oct 2017
- “Culture as a differentiating factor for marketing your firm”, Practice Management for Attorneys Conference, Law Society of South Africa, August 2015,
- Considering a different perspective on the legal system and the legal profession: creating a new culture of law
- Examining new ways of perceiving your role as an attorney and developing your personal awareness, personal management and personal mastery abilities
- Understanding how attorneys can practise law differently: introducing new soft skills and techniques
- Looking at how to minimise the incidence of stress, anxiety, depression and burnout amongst practising attorneys
- At Court: a facilitated leadership process where leadership delegates challenge their company’s leadership strategy in a mock trial process, as part of Duke Corporate Education leadership development courses. (Amanda has facilitated this process 6 to 8 times)
- “The Future of Law” at UNISA’s Visionaries for Law & Justice Series, August 2015
- “The Future of Law” at Wellness Warehouse 24 Slides Series, November 2013
- Speaker at the Women’s Conference 22 & 23 August 2013, held by Law Society of the Northern Provinces
- “Humanizing Legal Education”, a presentation to LEAD (Legal Education & Development arm of the Law Society of South Africa) January 2013
- “Values-Based Legal Contracts”, Co-presentation with J Kim Wright at Barrett Values Centre Conference, September 2012
- “The Integrative Law Movement” Co-presentation with J Kim Wright at UNISA Law Faculty, September 2012